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ReCAAP organises first Virtual Capacity Building Workshop to share information on maritime safety situation in Asia

The Singapore based ReCAAP information Sharing Centre has reported an increase of piracy and sea robbery incidents in Asia during January to July this year with 58 incidents. This is an increase of more than 50 per cent compared to the same period of last year (37 incidents)” said Mr. Masafumi Kuroki, Executive Director of ReCAAP ISC.

Participants of the Workshop confirmed their continued efforts

“Regardless of the COVID-19 pandemic, the participants of the Capacity Building Workshop confirmed their continued efforts for the enhancement of the safety of maritime transport in Asia so that vessels can transit unimpeded as they deliver vital supplies to the region and beyond,” added Mr. Masafumi Kuroki.

ReCAAP Information Sharing Centre (ISC)  held its annual Capacity Building Workshop virtually for the maritime regulatory and law enforcement authorities (also known as Focal Points) of its member countries on August 26th. The participants were from Asia, Australia and Europe.

During the virtual Workshop participants discussed the way to further improve the accuracy and timeliness of incident reporting

During the virtual Workshop, ReCAAP ISC and the participants shared the information and assessment of the latest situation of piracy and armed robbery against ships in Asia, in particular, in the areas of concern. They also discussed the way to further improve the accuracy and timeliness of incident reporting by Focal Points so as to provide the maritime community with useful information and analysis.

ReCAAP Focal Point officers from across Asia, Australia and Europe participated in the Capacity Building Workshop, which for the first time, was held virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Information Sharing Centre was established on 29 November 2006 with 14 Asian countries as Contracting Parties of the Agreement. To date, 20 States (14 Asian countries, 4 European countries, Australia, and the U.S.A) have become Contracting Parties to ReCAAP.


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