Piracy and Sea Robbery Conference 2023



Piracy and Sea Robbery Conference 2023

Organized by ReCAAP Information Sharing Centre


27 April 2023 (0900 – 1200 hrs), Begonia Main Ballroom 3001AB-3004, Level 3, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore


The ReCAAP ISC, supported by BIMCO, INTERTANKO and RSIS is organising the ReCAAP ISC Piracy and Sea Robbery Conference 2023 on 27 April 2023 during the Singapore Maritime Week. The conference will discuss the trends and analytics of piracy and sea robbery incidents in Asia, address emerging and potential concerns, developments in issues of concern and discuss collaborative and cooperative efforts by all stakeholders to ensure safe and secured seas for the maritime community. Tentative Programme of the event is as follows-


         Time                                        Event
0800 hrs Registration
0830 hrs

Opening Address
CG Admiral Artemio M. Abu
Commandant, Philippine Coast Guard / Chairperson, ReCAAP ISC Governing Council

0840 hrs

Keynote Address (Pre-recorded video)
Dr. Heike Deggim
Director, Maritime Safety Division, International Maritime Organization (IMO)

0850 hrs

Tackling Piracy and Armed Robbery at Sea – Shipping Industry & Law Enforcement
VADM (Retd) Pradeep Chauhan
Director General, National Maritime Foundation, India

0905 hrs Partnerships to Ensure Safe and Secure Seas
Panel 1: Sharing by Shipping Industry
Moderator: Ms. Jane Chan, S.Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS)
Panellists:   Mr. Ashok Srinivasan, Manager, Maritime Safety & Security, BIMCO
                     Mr. Elfian Harun, Regional Manager Southeast Asia & Environment Manager, INTERTANKO
                     Singapore Shipping Association (SSA) [TBC]
1020 hrs Coffee/Tea break
1040 hrs

Panel 2: Engagement with Regional Enforcement Agencies
Moderator: Ms. Jane Chan, S.Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS)
Panellists:   COL Augustine Lim, Commander Maritime Security Task Force (MSTF) /MARSEC Command,
                     Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN) [TBC]                       
                     BAKAMLA [TBC]
                     Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) [TBC]
                     CG COMMO Jay T Tarriela, Deputy Chief of Coast Guard Staff for Personnel (CG-1), Philippine Coast Guard

1155 hrs Closing Address
Mr. Krishnaswamy Natarajan
Executive Director, ReCAAP ISC
1200 hrs End of Conference