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UK Joins the ReCAAP

UK became the eighteenth Contracting Party to the ReCAAP. On 2 May 2012, the United Kingdom (UK) became the eighteenth Contracting Party to the Regional Cooperation Agreement on Combating Piracy and Armed Robbery against Ships in Asia (ReCAAP).This cements this Government's firm commitment to tacking the scourge of piracy across the globe: protecting the trade-routes that are vital to our economy, protecting the livelihoods of seafarers who ply these waterways, and preventing criminals from profiting from piracy.Though UK is geographically located outside Asia, it has a strong interest in the regional maritime economy and supports fully the ReCAAP aims of enhancing multilateral cooperation among its members. The latest addition to the ReCAAP signifies the growing strength of ReCAAP network and demonstrates the importance of the international cooperation to effectively address the challenges in combating piracy and armed robbery against ships in Asia.UK's Minister for Africa Mr Henry Bellingham said: "I am delighted that the UK has applied to join ReCAAP. Piracy is a scourge that needs to be tackled and the protection of UK shipping around the globe remains a priority for this government." The Minister stressed that international cooperation is the most effective way to tackle piracy, as demonstrated ...

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ReCAAP issues incident alert re pirate attack on board tanker

Pirates threatened the crew, stole money and then escaped in a boat - no one was injured The ReCAAP Information Sharing Centre issued an incident alert stating that a tanker en route from Singapore to Vietnam was boarded by seven pirates late on the night of 15 April while 20 miles northeast of Horsburgh Lighthouse.The pirates, armed with guns and knives, threatened the crew, stole money and personal possessions, and escaped in a boat. The crew was not injured.For more information, click here.Source: ReCAAP

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ReCAAP issues its Quarterly Report re piracy and armed robbery against ships

For the period January - March 2012 The ReCAAP Information Sharing Centre issued its Quarterly Report for the period January - March 2012.It notes that there has been a decrease in the number of reported incidents in this quarter as compared with the same quarter in 2011.While the incidents involving ships underway has decreased, there has been an increase in the number of incidents involving ships at anchor or in port.For more information, click here.Source: ReCAAP

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Piracy remains key concern in Asia despite progress

Singapore's Transport Minister Lui Tuck Yew says Singapore's Transport Minister Lui Tuck Yew said piracy remains a concern even though there has been progress in the fight against the threat.Mr Lui said recent events suggest an upswing in piracy incidents in Asia, but said on the positive side, the situation is not like that off the coast of Somalia.Most of the incidents in Asia are less serious and usually involve the theft of ship stores, spares and personal valuables.Mr Lui said Singapore does not take the threat of piracy lightly, and will continue to work closely with its partners in the international maritime community to combat this scourge.One of its most important partners is the Regional Cooperation Agreement on Combating Piracy and Armed Robbery against Ships in Asia (ReCAAP) Information Sharing Centre (ISC).Mr Lui said it is the primary platform for anti-piracy cooperation between regional governments for the timely exchange of information and sharper operational capabilities.He said the ISC's value in countering piracy has been recognised with new members coming on board. From the original 14, ReCAAP now has 17 members.The United Kingdom will soon be on board, while other countries have also expressed interest in joining ReCAAP.Mr Lui made ...

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Singapore to host the ReCAAP ISC for another five years

Commitment to combat piracy and armed robbery Singapore MPA reaffirms its commitment to international co-operation to combat piracy and armed robbery against ships in Asia, as Mr Lam Yi Young, Chief Executive of the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) and Mr Yoshihisa Endo, Executive Director of the Regional Co-operation Agreement on Combating Piracy and Armed Robbery Against Ships in Asia (ReCAAP) Information Sharing Centre (ISC) signed a Headquarters Agreement by which Singapore renewed its commitment to host the ReCAAP ISC for another five years.The signing of the new Headquarters Agreement took place on the sidelines of the 6th ReCAAP ISC Governing Council Meeting this morning. It was witnessed by Mr Lui Tuck Yew, Minister for Transport and Second Minister for Foreign Affairs, and VADM Edmund Tan, Chairperson of the ReCAAP ISC Governing Council, Philippines Governor to ReCAAP ISC. VADM Edmund Tan is also the Commandant of the Philippine Coast Guard."As a global hub port and a major flag state, Singapore is committed to combating piracy and armed robbery at sea. This new Headquarters Agreement will enable the ReCAAP ISC to strengthen its partnership with government and industry towards safe and secure shipping in Asia," said Minister Lui.Launched here ...

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ReCAAP issues Report for January 2012

A total of 19 incidents were reported during the month The ReCAAP Information Sharing Centre (ISC) issued its Report for January 2012.A total of 19 incidents were reported during the month, comprising 16 actual incidents and three attempted incidents.A total; of twelve incidents were reported in January 2010 and eleven incidents were reported in January 2011.You may view the Report by clicking here.Source: ReCAAP

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Situation of Piracy and Armed Robbery against Ships in Asia for 2011

ReCAAP poster showing piracy activity during last year The ReCAAP Information Sharing Centre issued a poster concerning the Situation of Piracy and Armed Robbery against Ships in Asia for 2011.It includes a map showing where the incidents occurred and points out that most incidents happen between midnight and 0600 local time.You can view the poster by clicking here.Source: ReCAAP

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ReCAAP issues Report for November 2011

ten incidents of armed robbery against ships were reported The ReCAAP Information Sharing Centre posted its report for November 2011.A total of ten incidents of armed robbery against ships were reported during the month as opposed to 17 such incidents reported during November 2010.One incident of piracy was reported in November 2011 as opposed to three such incidents in November 2010.You can view the Report, by clicking here.Source: ReCAAP

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