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…

Nigeria Navy beats off pirates

August 19 – Carisbrooke Shipping’s Vectis Osprey, which is under the commercial management of the Zeaborn Group, has been rescued by the Nigeria Navy from attempted piracy, having been offshore of Bonny Island, Nigeria. According to the Nigerian Navy, the rescue operation was successful due to the timely alert by the International Maritime Bureau (IMB) to the Naval…

ReCAAP Piracy and Armed Robbery against Ships in Asia, Annual Report JAN – DEC 2015

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 2015, the following data regarding piracy and armed robbery against ships are discussed. Executive summary: A total of…

The continuing surge of piracy in South-East Asia

The surge of piracy in South-East Asia waters continues as ships passing the Straits of Malacca and Singapore are falling victim to acts of piracy. Whilst Singapore, Indonesia and Malaysia operate anti-piracy patrols in the area, it has limited resources. The sheltered coast and islands also makes it easier for robbers to operate. As piracy rampages…

Maritime Piracy: Revised definition of the High Risk Area

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has advised that the co-sponsors of BMP 4 have agreed to a revised definition of the High Risk Area. The boundaries of the High Risk Area are now defined as: In the Red Sea:                       Latitude 15oN In the Gulf of Oman:                Latitude 22oN Eastern limit:                           Longitude…