Armed Pirates Abduct Two Crew Members in Sulu-Celebes Seas

Pirates armed with M16 rifles boarded the fishing trawler F/B Sri Dewi 1 while the vessel was underway off eastern Sabah, Malaysia, and abducted two Indonesian crew members on September 11, 2018. The perpetrators then headed towards Sitangkai, Tawi-Tawi in a motorboat with the two abducted seafarers, identified as the boat master and assistant boat
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product tanker anchored in Conakry Anchorage, Guinea, was boarded by four armed robbers on September 17, 2018, IMB’s Piracy Reporting Centre said. The vessel in question has been identified as oil/chemical tanker STI Hammersmith, which is listed as part of  Monaco-based Scorpio Tankers’ fleet, based on the vessel’s AIS data. The Handymax ship was built in
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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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