ReCAAP report on SE Asia hijackings

Reporting agency issues special report on hijackings for fuel cargo theft. 

ReCAAP Special Report on Incidents of Siphoning of Fuel/Oil at Sea in Asia

THE TREND of incidents involving siphoning of fuel/oil from product and oil tankers at sea is not new. Statistics for Jan – Jul of 2014 reveal that the occurrence of such incidents took place more frequently compared to the annual numbers reported in the past three years (2011-2013).

Attributing to the surge in the number of incidents are various factors, including the market price of fuel/oil, the demand for fuel/oil in underground markets, the absence of authorities in locations where the siphoning occurred which in most instances, were outside areas of jurisdiction.

Objectives

The objectives of this report are: to provide an update on incidents involving siphoning of fuel/oil during 2011-2014 (up to mid-July 2014), to share the modus operandi of pirates/robbers involved in these incidents, to promote best practices and share lessons learned through case studies, and to recommend appropriate countermeasures to be adopted by authorities and shipping industry collectively.

To continue reading, please click here.

Source: oceanuslive.org

Previous Article
Next Article

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Events Calendar


« November 2020 »
Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa Su
            1
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
30