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Growing number of pirate attacks on ships in Singapore Strait

In June, five pirate attacks have taken place on board dry bulk ships in the Singapore Strait off Bintan Island. "Concerned with the continued occurrence of incidents," Recaap lists 20 pirate attacks in the area in 2021.

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Five dry bulk vessels have come under attack from pirates in the Singapore Strait in June, with all attacks taking place off Tanjung Pergam, Bintan Island, Indonesia.

Recaap is "concerned" with the trend, the security organization notes in an update pertaining to maritime security in the Singapore Strait.

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