ReCAAP (Regional Cooperation Agreement on Combating Piracy and Armed Robbery against Ships in Asia) Information Sharing Centre posted its Quarterly Report for the period January-March 2015.
Overall, 38 incidents were reported during this period, an increase over recent years. Notably, the number of incidents in the Straits of Malacca and Singapore during this quarter has doubled compared to the same period in 2014.
Incidents of piracy and armed robbery against ships in Asia reported during the 1st Quarter of 2015 (January – March 2015)
Analysis of incidents during the 1st Quarter of 2015 compared to the same period in past four years (January – March of 2011-2014)
Case studies of selected incidents:
• Incidents of robbery onboard vessels while underway in the Straits of Malacca and Singapore
• Incidents of siphoning of ship fuel/oil and hijacking
• Incidents at ports and anchorages in Vietnam
ReCAAP ISC Activities (January – March 2015)