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ReCAAP ISC Weekly Report 17-23 October 2017

During the period of 17-23 Oct 17, four incidents were reported to the ReCAAP ISC. One was an attempted incident of piracy and the other three were armed robberies against ships in Asia. The location of incidents are shown in the map below; and detailed descriptions tabulated in attachment. Also included in this report was an incident that occurred outside Asia (at Anchorage No.2, Puerto Jose, Venezuela) on 19 Oct 17. The incident involved Nashwan, a Singapore-registered container ship was reported to the ReCAAP ISC by ReCAAP Focal Point (Singapore).

The ReCAAP ISC urges ship master and crew to report all incidents of piracy and armed robbery against ships to the nearest coastal State and flag State, exercise vigilance and adopt relevant preventive measures taking reference from the Regional Guide to Counter Piracy and Armed Robbery Against Ships in Asia. The ReCAAP ISC reiterates its advisory issued via the ReCAAP ISC Incident Alert dated 21 November 2016 to all ships to re-route from the area, where possible.

Source: RECAAP