ReCAAP ISCCombating Piracy
and Sea Robbery in Asia

Number of Incidents in 2020
(as of today)

Actual Incidents: 43
Attempted Incidents: 1
Categories of Incidents
CAT1: 1
CAT2: 1
CAT3: 8
CAT4: 33
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Number of Incidents in 2019

Actual Incidents: 72
Attempted Incidents: 11
Categories of Incidents
CAT1: 2
CAT2: 6
CAT3: 14
CAT4: 50

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Presentation on the Latest Situation

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  • 29 incidents of armed robbery against ships reported in Asia during January-March 2020
    This accounts for a three-fold increase in the total number of incidents reported over the same period in 2019
  • Executive Director's Report 2019
    In 2019, the ReCAAP Information Sharing Centre (the Centre) has continued its efforts to play a pivotal role in combating piracy and armed robbery against ships in Asia
  • ReCAAP ISC Piracy and Armed Robbery against Ships in Asia Annual Report 2019
    A total of 82 incidents of piracy and armed robbery against ships (comprising 71 actual incidents and 11 attempted incidents) were reported in Asia in 2019
  • Guidance on Abduction of Crew in Sulu-Celebes Seas & Waters off Eastern Sabah
    Produced by ReCAAP ISC in collaboration with the Philippine Coast Guard with the support of the Asian Shipowners' Association and the Singapore Shipping Association

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