Piracy-related incidents rise in Singapore Straits: ReCAAP
Author Sameer C. Mohindru
Singapore — There has been an increase in sea robbery and piracy related incidents around the Straits of Malacca and Singapore, or SOMS, as well as lingering concerns over abduction of crew in the Sulu Sea-Celebes Sea region, anti-piracy watchdog, ReCAAP said.
There has been a 60% on the year increase in such incidents on barges towed by tug boats in the Singapore Straits to eight in the first-half of 2019, ReCAAP’s executive director Masafumi Kuroki said in its report released late Wednesday.
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