Ship attacks in Asia up 22% in 2014

ReCAAP holds meeting of governing council.

Ship attacks in Asia up 22% in 2014

Crystal Chan

More ships were the targets of pirates and armed robbers in Asia in 2014, as the number of incidents involving fuel siphoning grew.

Regional piracy reporting centre ReCAAP ISC revealed at its ninth governing council meeting on 19 March that 183 incidents, comprising 168 actual incidents and 15 attempted incidents, were reported.

Of the 183 incidents, 13 were Category 1 (very significant) incidents, 41 were Category 2 (moderately significant) incidents, and 114 were Category 3 (less significant) and petty theft (minimum significance) incidents.

Singapore, where ReCAAP ISC is based, has reaffirmed its commitment to regional counter-piracy efforts.

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