Three incidents of armed robbery against ships in Asia last week

Three incidents of robbery on ships were reported to ReCAAP ISC during the period November 26th to December 2nd.

Two were incidents occurred on ships that were underway in the eastbound lane of the Singapore Strait; while the third occurred while the ship was at anchor in Batangas, Philippines.

In late November ReCAAP ISC said that, with the occurrence of seven incidents from September to November 2019 (now nine incidents) in the eastbound lane of the Singapore Strait (in both western and eastern sectors), it advised all ships to exercise enhanced vigilance, adopt extra precautionary measures and report all incidents immediately to the nearest coastal State.