Singapore Strait robberies continue

Incidents involving ships while underway in the eastbound lane of Singapore Strait

On 18 January 2020, two incidents occurred within an interval of five hours to the same barge carrying scrap metal while underway in the eastbound lane of the Singapore Strait. In both incidents, the perpetrators stole some scrap metal. There was no confrontation between the perpetrators and the crew. With these two incidents, a total of three incidents have been reported in the Singapore Strait since January 2020. [The first incident in 2020 occurred on 8 January 2020 to tanker, British Mariner while underway in the eastbound lane of the TSS in the Singapore Strait.]

In 2019, the ReCAAP ISC had issued five Incident Alerts on incidents occurred to ships while underway in the eastbound lane of Singapore Strait. A total of 31 incidents have been reported in the Singapore Strait in 2019. Of these, 15 occurred to ships while underway in the westbound lane of the Traffic Separation Scheme (TSS) in the Singapore Strait and 16 incidents in the eastbound lane of the Singapore Strait.

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Source: http://www.recaap.org

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