A total of seven incidents of armed robbery against ships were reported in Asia in July 2018. No piracy incident was reported.
ReCAAP ISC released its Half-Yearly Report. Highlights of the report, whose information is verified by the respective government agencies, also known as Focal Points, and regional authorities, include:
ReCAAP ISC and WMU signed an MOU to strengthen the cooperation between the two organisations in the shared interest in increasing the knowledge of the evolving situation of piracy and sea robbery in Asia.
At the 12th Governing Council Meeting in 2018, the Council announced that ReCAAP ISC has met the criteria to be a Centre of Excellence for information sharing in combating piracy and armed robbery at sea.
The topic of discussion, “Is a Single Reporting Centre the Answer to Timely Reporting, and Prompt Response against Piracy and Sea Robbery?” draws on a feedback pertaining to the IMO MSC Circular MSC.1/Circ. 1334.
A total of 14 incidents were reported in Asia during January-March 2018 compared to 27 incidents during the same period in 2017.
The ReCAAP Information Sharing Centre (ISC), the first regional government-to-government agreement to promote and enhance cooperation against piracy and armed robbery against ships in Asia, today launched a new website and mobile app.
ReCAAP Information Sharing Centre and the Indian Coast Guard today commenced the 2017 Capacity Building Workshop in New Delhi, India.
A total of nine incidents of piracy and armed robbery against ships were reported in November 2017.Of these, seven were actual incidents and two were attempted incidents.