Five ships were hit by armed robberies in Asia during July

In July, five ships were subjected to armed robberies in Asia, according to new figures from ReCAAP. The number of attacks is declining, but developments in the Singapore Strait are a cause for concern.

Tanker vessels in the Singapore Strait | Photo: Reuters Staff/Reuters/Ritzau Scanpix

Five commerciels vessels were hit by armed robberies in Asian waters during July, and none of them were clear cases of piracy, according to recent figures from the organization ReCAAP monitoring piracy against the global merchant fleet.

Two of the robberies took place against ships in the Singapore Strait, while two other attacks were launched against vessels anchored off the South Harbour Anchorage area in Manila, the Phillipines. The fifth attack took place on a ship anchored by Belawan in Indonesian waters.

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