For the period of 24 – 30 Jan 17, two incidents were reported to the ReCAAP ISC. The location of the incidents as shown in the map below; and detailed descriptions are tabulated in attachment.
As a Contracting Party to ReCAAP and host to the ReCAAP Information Sharing Centre (ISC), Singapore today reaffirmed the instrumental role ReCAAP has played in anti-piracy and armed robbery against ships in Asia
ACCORDING to ReCAAP ISC, a total of three incidents of armed robbery against ships were reported in Asia in February 2016.
Malaysia and Indonesia are deploying rapid reaction teams to combat a soaring number of piracy attacks on merchant vessels in one of the world’s busiest shipping chokepoints, a Malaysian admiral said.
In recognition of the advances in information technology, and the importance of timely dissemination of reports, sharing of updated information, and reaching out to a wider shipping community, the ReCAAP ISC has created a Mobile Application (‘App’ in short), making the prevailing use of mobile smartphones by many.