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Indonesia piracy rises
21- November - 2012

INDONESIAN piracy accounted for most incidents reported to the ReCAAP Information Sharing Centre last month.

INDONESIAN piracy accounted for most incidents reported to the ReCAAP Information Sharing Centre last month. 
There were seven incidents in the Indonesian ports and anchorages of Belawan, Pulau Batam, Samarinda and Taboneo in October; there was just one incident in the same month of 2011. 
Meanwhile, there was an improvement in the Straits of Malacca and Singapore, with no incident reported in October this year compared to four incidents year on year. 
Overall, piracy and robbery incidents in Asia decreased in October 2012 against 2010 and 2011, particularly in the ‘petty theft’ category. 
However, there has been a slight increase in the Category 2 incidents or those that are moderately significant. 
“In most of the Category 2 incidents reported during October 2012, the robbers operated in groups of three to six men and were armed with knives, parangs (long knives) or sticks,” ReCAAP explained. 

© 2012 IHS Global Limited.

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