A total of 11 incidents of piracy and armed robbery against ships were reported in Asia in February 2015. Amongst these, one was an incident of piracy and 10 were armed robberies against ships. No attempted incidents were reported in February 2015.
Compared to February of 2011-2014, the number of incidents reported in February 2015 is lowest among February of the five-year reporting period.
Of the 11 incidents reported in February 2015, two were Category 1 incidents, two were Category 3 incidents and seven were petty theft incidents. No Category 2 incidents were reported in February 2015. Chart 1 shows the significance level of incidents reported during February of 2011-2015.
Two-thirds of the total number of incidents reported in February 2015 were petty theft cases. However, of concern was the occurrence of two Category 1 incidents involving siphoning of ship fuel/oil from product tankers, Lapin on 13 Feb 15, and Phubai Pattra 1 on 20 Feb 15.