PIRACY INCIDENTS INCREASE   Leave a comment

Piracy incidents increase

Singapore: A report just issued by ReCAAP, the regional piracy watchdog, shows that piracy incidents in the area increased by 12% last year, but the severity of incidents reduced with 77% of the crimes deemed petty theft or less significant.

In 2013, a total of 149 incidents comprising 140 actual incidents and nine attempted incidents had been verified by ReCAAP.
ReCAAP urges shipowners and masters to enhance vigilance and exercise anti-piracy watch activities while their ships are at ports and anchorages; and tug boats and barges should exercise close vigilance while underway in the Straits of Malacca and Singapore.

seashipnews.com

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Posted January 20, 2014 by rrts in -NEWS

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