Continued Piracy Activity in Singapore Strait

Gard has warned members that the majority of all piracy and armed robbery incidents in Asia during the first half of 2021 occurred in the eastbound lane of the traffic separation scheme in the Singapore Strait, with bulk carriers the most frequently targeted ship type, marine insurer Gard has informed its members.

Global piracy and armed robbery numbers decreased in the first half of 2021, according to the International Maritime Bureau’s Piracy Reporting Centre (IMB PRC). Its latest Q2-2021 report listed a total of 68 actual and attempted attacks in 2021, down from 98 during the same period in 2020…