The Information Sharing Centre (ISC) has released its Half Yearly Report 2022 for the period of January to June.

Atotal of 42 incidents (comprising 40 actual and 2 attempted) of armed robbery against ships (occurred in internal waters, archipelagic waters and territorial seas) were reported in Asia during January to June 2022.

This represents an 11% increase compared to 38 incidents reported during the same period in 2021.

The severity level of the actual incidents are as follows:

  • One Category 2 incident (same as in 2021)
  • 10 Category 3 incidents (same as in 2021)
  • 29 Category 4 incidents (25 incidents during same period in 2021)

Increase of incidents

  • 27 incidents were reported in SS (20 incidents were reported during the period of January to June 2021). The SS remains an area of concern.
  • Three incidents were reported at Chattogram Anchorages, Bangladesh (no incident was reported during the same period in 2021).

    Areas of improvement

    • No incidents were reported in Malaysia (one incident was reported during the same period in 2021).
    • Three incidents were reported in the Philippines (six incidents were reported for the same period in 2021).
    • No incidents were reported in Vietnam (two incidents were reported for the same period in 2021).