rss icon Subscribe
desktop mobile

SE Asian Ship Piracy Levels Steady

ReCAAP ISC has reported a total of eight incidents of piracy and armed robbery against ships in south-east Asia during August 2019. (Photo © Adobe Stock / VanderWolf Images)

Tom Mulligan

ReCAAP ISC has issued the August 2019 Report on the situation of piracy and armed robbery against ships in Asia which notes that a total of eight incidents was reported in Asia in August and that of these eight incidents, two were piracy incidents and six were incidents of armed robbery. There wer no reports of the abduction of crew in the Sulu-Celebes Seas and waters off Eastern Sabah; and there were no hijackings of ships for the theft of oil cargo but the abduction of crew for ransom in theSulu-Celebes Seas and the waters off Eastern Sabah remains a serious concern. ReCAAP ISC is also concerned about the increase in the number of incidents on board tug boats towing barges in the Singapore Strait; and has produced a Special Report on this subject.

Compared to August 2018, a total of nine incidents was reported in August 2018 compared to eight incidents for the same month this year, three iof which occurred on board ships while underway in the Singapore Strait, and five on board ships at anchor/berth in Indonesia, the South China Sea and Vietnam.

(Source: ReCAAP Information Sharing Centre)

Sep 13, 2019

 

Maritime Security

Cyber Hack: Fortifying Maritime, Port Security

© denisismagilov/Adobe Stock

The United States Coast Guard Marine Safety Alert 06-19 (USCG MSA 06-19) outlines a February 2019

Iran President: Video Footage of Attack on Iranian Tanker

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani said an Iranian tanker damaged in the Red Sea on Friday had been hit by at least two rockets, and there is video footage of the incident.

Wrangling Big Data Into Actionable Intel

Photo by Randy Montoya

Social media, cameras, sensors and more generate huge amounts of data that can overwhelm analysts

Casualties

Ukrainian Captain to be Charges over Danube Disaster

Hungarian prosecutors are expected to charge the captain of a cruise ship that struck and sank a small tourist vessel on the River Danube, killing 28 mostly Korean tourists

Japan Cancels Maritime Fleet Review after Typhoon

Japan has cancelled a maritime fleet review planned for Monday, a spokesman for the Maritime Self-Defence Force said, after a fierce typhoon pounded Tokyo and surrounding regions

Cargo Ship Found Sunk near Tokyo after Typhoon

A Panama-registered cargo ship was found sunk in waters near Tokyo on Sunday after authorities lost track of it as Typhoon Hagibis lashed Japan, the transport ministry said

Maritime Apps