Originally Posted by fivecapes
The incidents to anchored bulk carriers in the Singapore Strait between Singapore and Batam made it to local news in 2018-19 as highly unusual. These have dropped and I've not heard further.
. I was there from August 2013 until January 2017 and travelled extensively around a lot of the Philippines
. But piracy got worse and worse so we quit, returned to Singapore and shipped the boat
I think/know matters have improved somewhat, but there is still some danger
, mostly in Sulu ares