A total of eight incidents of armed robbery against ships1 were reported in Asia in November 2019. No piracy2 incident was reported in November 2019. There was also no report of abduction of crew in the Sulu-Celebes Seas and waters off Eastern Sabah reported in November 2019. However, the abduction of crew for ransom in the Sulu Celebes Seas and waters off Eastern Sabah remains a serious concern. The ReCAAP ISC is also concerned about the continued occurrence of incidents on board ships while underway in the Singapore Strait.
Of the eight incidents reported in November 2019, five incidents (comprising four actual incidents and one attempted incident) occurred in the Singapore Strait.
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