ReCAAP: 11 Piracy and Armed Robbery Against Ships In Asia During November

In November 2020, 11 incidents of armed robbery against ships┬╣ were reported in Asia. No piracy┬▓ incident was reported. With these incidents, the total number of incidents from January to November 2020 was 95 incidents, which represents an increase of 36% compared to the same period of 2019 (70 incidents).The ReCAAP ISC is concerned with the overall increase of incidents in Asia, particularly the continued occurrence of incidents (robberies and thefts) in the Singapore Strait. Six incidents were reported in the Singapore Strait in November 2020.

With these, a total of 34 incidents were reported in the Singapore Strait during January-November 2020 comprising 30 incidents occurred in the eastbound lane of the Traffic Separation Scheme (TSS), two incidents in the precautionary area, one incident in the westbound lane of the TSS and one incident just outside (south) of the TSS.

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