ReCAAP: Rise in Number of Piracy And Armed Robbery Incidents Against Ships In Asia During Jan.-Aug. Period

A total of eight incidents of armed robbery against ships1 were reported in Asia in August 2018. No piracy incident was reported. There was also no report of abduction of crew in the Sulu-Celebes Seas and no hijacking of ships for theft of oil cargo reported in August 2018. AUGUST 2018 NUMBER OF INCIDENTS In
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A total of seven incidents of armed robbery against ships were reported in Asia in July 2018, Asian piracy watchdog ReCAAP ISC informed. During the month, seven actual incidents were reported. All have been verified and reported to the ReCAAP ISC by ReCAAP Focal Points and Contact Point. There has been an increase in the
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A total of seven incidents of armed robbery against ships were reported in Asia in July 2018. No piracy incident was reported. There was also no report of abduction of crew in the Sulu-Celebes Seas and no hijacking of ships for theft of oil cargo. JULY 2018 NUMBER OF INCIDENTS In July 2018, a total
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IMO is supporting countries from the Gulf of Guinea region (an area prone to piracy) in their plans to enhance maritime security. Participants from 10 countries last week took part in a workshop in Monterey, US, on developing and refining their work plans. This included introducing new topics directly related to the successful implementation of
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The European shipowners are pleased with the European Council’s decision of 30 July to extent the mandate of EU NAVFOR Somalia Operation Atalanta until 31 December 2020. The objectives of the Operation Atalanta is the deterrence, prevention and repression of acts of piracy and armed robbery off the Somali coast and the protection of the
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Seven Saudi tankers appear to have shut off their transponders that make their position visible to the world after last week’s Houthi attack on two VLCCs in the Red Sea, according to S&P Global Platts trade flow software cFlow. Two unnamed Saudi-owned VLCCs were attacked off the west coast of Yemen last week, prompting state-owned
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According to security firm EOS Risk Group, Nigerian pirates have kidnapped 35 seafarers from vessels in the Gulf of Guinea so far this year. This information was disclosed in their half year review of Nigerian piracy activity in the Gulf of Guinea. Nigeria continues to be the World’s epicentre for piracy activity. From January through
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Mauritius has become the 15th signatory to the Jeddah Amendment to the Djibouti Code of Conduct—the instrument developed and adopted by countries in the Western Indian Ocean and Gulf of Aden that has been a key factor in repressing piracy and armed robbery against ships operating in that region. The Amendment significantly broadened the scope
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Naval Dome CEO Itai Sela comments on COSCO cyber-attack: “Reports that cyber hackers have successfully attacked COSCO Shipping Line’s Long Beach customer service centre, is very worrying indeed. While COSCO shut down its connections as a precautionary measure, we have to emphasise that ships are not islands, they are not self-contained units. This is a
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An unspecified number of pirates attacked a merchant vessel at 1722 hrs local time off the coast of Baraawe. Further details of the incident were not provided. The vessel was reported safe in the port of Baraawe. PGI Analysis: Recent piracy incidents off the Somali coast have been concentrated in the Gulf of Aden and
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