Maritime piracy on the rise in Asia

OFFSHORE ENERGY | Asia is seeing an increase in incidents of piracy and armed robbery against ships, according to a recent monthly report published by ReCAAP. The abduction of crew for ransom in the regional waters also remains a serious concern.


A total of eleven incidents — of which one was a piracy incident and ten armed robbery incidents — were reported in Asia in May 2020.


Two of the incidents occurred on board ships while at berth, six on board ships while at anchor and three of them on board ships while underway.


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