A total of 11 piracy attacks, comprising eight actual incidents and three attempted incidents were reported in Asia in August 2014, Information Sharing Centre of piracy watchdog ReCAAP said in the latest report.
According to the report, the situation of piracy and armed robbery against ships in Asia continues to improve in August 2014, with a decline in the number of incidents from 21 cases in June 2014 to 14 cases in July 2014 and 11 cases in August 2014.
“Although there has been a continuous decline in the number of incidents over the past three months, the ReCAAP ISC is concerned about incidents involving the siphoning of fuel/oil from small tankers and therefore urges all shipowners and master to continue to exercise enhanced vigilance while operating in the region, and adopt appropriate precautionary measures,” ReCAAP said.
Of the 11 incidents reported in August 2014, five of them occurred at ports and anchorages in Indonesia, three in the Straits of Malacca and Singapore (SOMS), two in the South China Sea (SCS) and one in Malaysia, the report shows.
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