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During 5-11 Oct 21, one incident of armed robbery against ships in Asia.

Namely, the CAT 4 incident occurred on 6 Oct to a tanker while underway in the Singapore Strait (SS) at approximately 3.3nm NNE of Nongsa Point, Batam Island (Indonesia).

As explained, the master sighted three unauthorised persons in the vicinity of the engine room of the ship. The ship alarm was raised and a search on board the ship was carried out. The crew was safe and some engine spares were reportedly stolen.

With this incident, a total of 27 incidents had occurred in the SS since January 2021. In light of the situation, 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.