Fifty-one Incidents of piracy and armed robbery against ships in Asia reported to ReCAAP Information Sharing Centre from January to June 2020

Number of incidents is almost double compared to the same period in 2019

ReCAAP Information Sharing Centre (ISC) today released its Half-Yearly Report 2020 (January to June). Highlights of the Report, whose information is verified by the respective government agencies, also known as ReCAAP Focal Points, and regional authorities, are appended:

Overall Situation
• A total of 51 incidents of piracy and armed robbery against ships (comprising 50 actual incidents and one attempted incident) were reported in Asia during January-June 2020

• This represents close to a two-fold increase in the total number of incidents and a two-fold increase in the number of actual incidents reported in Asia, compared to 28 incidents (comprising 25 actual incidents and three attempted incidents) during January-June 2019.

• Of the 51 incidents, 49 were incidents of armed robbery against ships and two were piracy incidents

• On the other hand, the severity level of incidents has not worsened during January-June 2020 compared to January-June 2019: o 1 incident of Category 1 (same as in 2019) o Decrease of Category 2 (from 2 to 1 which is the lowest among the past 14-year period of 2007-2020) o 74% of incidents were Category 4 (perpetrators not armed, crew not harmed)

To download the report summary, please click here.

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