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News ID: 70889 |
Publish Date: 00:58 - 16 December 2016

Asia: 10 Piracy Incidents in November 2016

ReCAAP ISC has published its monthly report on piracy and armed robbery against ships in Asia. In November 2016, a total of 10 incidents were reported, of which six were actual incidents while four were attempted incidents.

Asia: 10 Piracy Incidents in November 2016
Of the six actual incidents, five were incidents of armed robbery against ships and one was a piracy incident, MANA correspondent reported.
Of great concern was the continued occurrence of incidents involving the abduction of crew from ships while underway in the Sulu-Celebes Sea and off eastern Sabah.
A total of 77 incidents of piracy and armed robbery against ships were reported from January - November 2016 in Asia. 
This is a 60% decrease in the overall number of incidents compared to January - November 2015 when 193 incidents were reported.
ReCAAP ISC further advises that cases of abduction of crew from ships in waters off Eastern Sabah and Southern Philippines remain a concern.
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