Trends in Piracy and Armed Sea Robbery in Southeast Asia [chapter]

Jane Chan, Joshua Ho, Yang Razali Kassim
2008 Strategic Currents  
Regional Trends THE overall number of piracy attacks and armed robbery at sea in Southeast Asia appears to be trending downward. The 4 th quarter of 2006 -the latest record currently available --has shown the lowest number of piracy and armed robbery activities in Southeast Asian seas for the last five years. Theft and/or robbery remained the main types of attacks on ships transiting the sea lanes of Southeast Asia. This suggests that small-scale attacks remained the main challenge in dealing
more » ... llenge in dealing with the problem of piracy within the region, especially in Indonesia. These attacks often involve smaller boats with outboard motors that are easy to manoeuvre, and the perpetrators are usually armed with knives or small-arms.
doi:10.1355/9789812308849-027 fatcat:ojbqmjncuna35buvisfrozwmc4