ISC has informed in its weekly report for the period of 11-17 December that it
has not received any reports of incident of piracy or armed robbery in Asia;
however, it reported an incident of attempted piracy in the Arabian Sea.
that A number of
pirate skiffs have surrounded a crude oil tanker in a latest incident reported
in the Arabian Sea.
incident, which involved the 2017-built tanker Nord Lavender, occurred
southeast of Bab Al Mendeb Strait on December 13, 2018.
informed that about 15-20 skiffs approached the Philippines-flagged
tanker at high speed and surrounded the vessel.
about four to five persons in each skiff. The 74,260 dwt tanker fired warning
shots and the skiffs dispersed.
no reports of injuries to the ship’s crew members, and no items were stolen in
the incident, ReCAAP noted.
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.