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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 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.

Please click here to register your attendance at the Conference, no later than 21 Apr 2023 (Friday). Upon your submission, a confirmation email from the ReCAAP ISC coordinating team will be sent to you via the registered email to confirm your attendance.

Presentation: National Maritime Foundation, India


         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
                     Captain Geoffrey John Pearson, General Manager, Global Head of Security, BW Group

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)                        
                     Rear Admiral Bakamla Gregorius Agung W.D., M.Tr (Han), Deputy for Policy and Strategy, BAKAMLA
                     CG COMMO Jay T Tarriela, Deputy Chief of Coast Guard Staff for Personnel (CG-1), Philippine Coast Guard/                                   Maritime Security Adviser to CPCG

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