ReCAAP Piracy and Armed Robbery against Ships in Asia, Annual report 2016

The Regional Cooperation Agreement on Combating Piracy and Armed Robbery against Ships in Asia (ReCAAP) is the first regional government-to-government agreement to promote and enhance cooperation against piracy and armed robbery in Asia. In its Annual Report for 2016, the following data regarding piracy and armed robbery against ships are discussed. Executive Summary: There has been…

IMO – regional piracy agreement expanded.

An international agreement that has been instrumental in repressing piracy and armed robbery against ships in the western Indian Ocean and the Gulf of Aden has seen its scope significantly broadened to cover other illicit maritime activities, including human trafficking and illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing. A high-level meeting of signatories to the Djibouti…

ReCAAP Piracy and Armed Robbery against Ships in Asia, October 2016 Report

The Regional Cooperation Agreement on Combating Piracy and Armed Robbery against Ships in Asia (ReCAAP) is the first regional government-to-government agreement to promote and enhance cooperation against piracy and armed robbery in Asia. The Information Sharing Centre posted its monthly report for October 2016 . Five incidents were reported during the month, the same as for September. In October 2016,…

African leaders sign ‘historic’ maritime deal against piracy and smuggling

African leaders have signed last week a deal to boost security off the continent’s economically crucial coasts, hoping to shore up development by tackling maritime crimes like piracy and smuggling. Congolese President Denis Sassou Nguesso hailed the African Union agreement as “historic”, while Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta said it showed Africa’s ability to put together a…