A total of 64 incidents of piracy and armed robbery against ships (comprising 50 actual incidents and 14 attempted incidents) reported in Asia during January-September 2018. Of the 64 incidents, three were incidents of piracy and 61 were incidents of armed robbery against ships. Compared to January-September 2017, there was a 3% increase in the total number of incidents reported during January-September 2018. The number of actual incidents reported during January-September 2018 was the lowest among the 10-year period of January-September of 2009-2018. Of the 50 actual incidents reported during January-September 2018, one was a CAT 1 incident, five were CAT 2 incidents, 10 were CAT 3 incidents and 34 were CAT 4 incidents.
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Source: Maritime Shipping News