ReCAAP ISCCombating Piracy
and Sea Robbery in Asia

Number of Incidents in 2020
(as of today)

Actual Incidents: 67
Attempted Incidents: 2
Categories of Incidents
CAT1: 1
CAT2: 3
CAT3: 15
CAT4: 48
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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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  • Six incidents of sea robbery reported in Asia in Aug 2020
    During Jan-Aug 2020, 65 incidents of piracy & sea robbery were reported in Asia, representing an increase of 38% compared to the same period in 2019
  • A total of 51 incidents of piracy and sea robbery reported in Asia during January-June 2020
    This accounts for close to a two-fold increase in the total number of incidents reported during JanuaryJ-une 2020 compared to 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
  • 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
Alert on Maritime Piracy

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Piracy Incidents

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What is Piracy & Armed Robbery against Ships?
What to do if you encounter an incident?

ReCAAP ISC's periodic reports help the maritime community combat piracy and sea robbery in Asia by by sharing detailed information of the incidents such as locations, modus operandi and good practices, in order to raise awareness on the risks and strengthen safety measures.

The ReCAAP ISC guidebooks are developed in consultation with shipping industry and maritime law enforcement agencies to help prevent and deter piracy and armed robbery against ships in Asia.