Although there were five reported armed robbery incidents against ships in Asia in February 2018, no piracy incident was reported, ReCAAP ISC has stated in its monthly report.
Of the five armed robberies, three were actual incidents and two were attempted incidents. Of the two attempted incidents, one involved the abduction of crew from a container ship at approximately 4.4 nm southwest of Sibago Island, Basilan, Philippines. The other four incidents occurred while vessels were either berthed or at anchor, in Bangladesh, India and Vietnam
The five incidents in February compared with eight reported in January.