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ReCAAP ISC Piracy and Sea Robbery Conference 2022



ReCAAP ISC Piracy and Sea Robbery Conference 2022 (Virtual)

The ReCAAP ISC Piracy and Sea Robbery Conference 2022 will be held on 5 April 2022, Tuesday (2:00 – 4:00 pm, Singapore time) as part of the Singapore Maritime Week.

Organised by the ReCAAP Information Sharing Centre (ISC), the conference will feature distinguished speakers from international organisations, regional coordination and information sharing centres and shipping companies who will be discussing the situation of maritime piracy and sea robbery in Asia and in Africa.  The event will be a platform for sharing best practices and challenges of anti-piracy efforts including capacity building.

Conference Highlights:

The Keynote Speaker is Mr. Kitack Lim, Secretary General of the International Maritime Organisation (IMO), who will be delivering a keynote address through a video message.

Recording: Video message from Secretary General, IMO

After the presentations of speakers, there will be a ‘Question & Answer’ session moderated by a distinguished member of the academia. The audience is welcome to ask questions to the speakers.

Presentation: ReCAAP ISC  |  HMM Ocean Service Co. Ltd  |  GoG-MCF / SHADE  |  UNODC

Programme line-up:



1345 hrs


1400 hrs

Opening Address

Ms. Laila Jesmin

Additional Secretary, Ministry of Shipping, Bangladesh /
Vice-Chairperson, ReCAAP ISC Governing Council

1410 hrs

Keynote Address (video message)

H.E. Mr. Kitack Lim

Secretary General, International Maritime Organization (IMO)

1420 hrs

"Situation of Piracy and Sea Robbery in Asia”

Ms. Lee Yin Mui

Assistant Director (Research), ReCAAP ISC


“Situation of Piracy and Sea Robbery in Asia – Shipping industry’s perspective”

Mr. Joo Sung-kuk

General Manager (Marine Superintendent), Tanker Management Team
HMM Ocean Service Co. Ltd

1450 hrs

“Countering the Piracy Threat in the Gulf of Guinea: A Collaborative Effort”

Mr. Simon Church

Special Advisor to the Chairs of the Gulf of Guinea Maritime Collaboration Forum – SHADE

1505 hrs

 “Needs and Challenges of anti-Piracy Capacity Building – UNODC’s perspective

Mr. Juan Marquez

Deputy Head of Country Officer, Global Maritime Crime Programme (GMCP) of United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)

1520 hrs

Q & A

Moderator: Professor Kentaro Furuya

Adjunct Professor, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS), Japan  / Professor, Japan Coast Guard Academy (JCGA)

1555 hrs

Closing Address

Mr. Krishnaswamy Natarajan

Executive Director, ReCAAP ISC

1600 hrs

End of Conference


Event registration:

To register, please email us your name, designation and organisation to the following email address: [email protected] by 25 March 2022.

The link for this virtual event will be sent to registered participants closer to the date of the event.