The number of piracy and armed robbery incidents in the Asian region has increased to seven in May compared to preceding months.
In May 2019, six actual incidents of armed robbery against ships and one attempted incident of piracy were reported.
Compared to the same month last year, there was a 22% decrease in the number of incidents reported, however, compared to the past six preceding months the number of incidents reported in May 2019 has increased.
Between November 2018 and April 2019, a total of three incidents to four incidents were reported each month.
Of the six actual incidents reported in May 2019, one was a CAT 2 incident and five were CAT 4 incidents.