About ReCAAP Information Sharing Centre |combating maritime robbery, sea piracy

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 against ships in Asia.

The ReCAAP Agreement was launched in November 2006 with 14 Asian Contracting Parties including North, Southeast, and South Asian countries. It has 21 Contracting Parties today, including Europe (Norway, the Netherlands, Denmark, the United Kingdom and Germany), Australia, and the United States.

The ReCAAP Information Sharing Centre (ReCAAP ISC) was established in Singapore on 29 November, 2006.

At the 12th Governing Council Meeting in 2018, the Council announced that ReCAAP ISC has met the criteria to be a Centre of Excellence for information sharing in combating piracy and armed robbery against ships at sea.

Contracting Parties of ReCAAP


Republic of India

Republic of the Philippines

People’s Republic of Bangladesh


Republic of Singapore

Brunei Darussalam

Republic of Korea

Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka

Kingdom of Cambodia

Lao People’s Democratic Republic

Kingdom of Thailand

People’s Republic of China

Republic of the Union of Myanmar

United Kingdom

Kingdom of Denmark

Kingdom of the Netherlands

United States of America

Federal Republic of Germany

Kingdom of Norway

Socialist Republic of Vietnam

Partner Organisations