Vessels transiting the Singapore Strait remain safe and the overall risk from sea robberies has not increased, top Singaporean enforcement agencies say.

A joint statement issued by the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) and the country's defence ministry (MINDEF) said vessels remained safe despite figures reported by the Regional Cooperation Agreement on Combating Piracy and Armed Robbery against Ships in Asia (ReCAAP) showing that robbery attempts had risen to 47 incidents in 2021.