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.
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
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