Timely and accurate information sharing between ReCAAP ISC, ReCAAP Focal Points, regional authorities, and the maritime community enable timely response and accurate analysis, and promote situation awareness among key stakeholders.
This allows incidents to be properly classified and more robustly analysed. Timely as well as accurate reporting and analysis also enables Coastal States to take law enforcement actions, and ship owners as well as ship masters to take risk mitigation measures.
The tools for information sharing include:
When the situation warrants, ReCAAP ISC publishes Special Reports to bring focus to a specific topic. Following the Special Reports, ReCAAP ISC has been working closely with the shipping community, government agencies, international organisations and ReCAAP Focal Points to share situation updates, highlight best practices, reflect on lessons learned and encourage positive action by respective agencies in addressing the situation collectively.
The ReCAAP ISC produces the details of incidents reported by ReCAAP Focal Points on a weekly basis. The IMO includes this information in its monthly reports accrediting the ReCAAP ISC as the source of the information.
To keep stakeholders informed of trends and developments on piracy and armed robbery against ships in Asia, ReCAAP ISC publishes monthly, quarterly, half-yearly and annual reports. The reports are designed to provide stakeholders with situation awareness, insights into the modus operandi of perpetrators, share lessons and best practices, and to provide recommendations to the shipping industry as well as enforcement agencies.
Regional Guide to Counter Piracy and Armed Robbery against Ships in Asia:
In response to requests from the shipping industry, ReCAAP ISC has produced “The Regional Guide to Counter Piracy and Armed Robbery against Ships in Asia” in collaboration with stakeholders to promote safer and more secure seas for ship owners and mariners operating in the region.
ReCAAP ISC organizes workshops and meetings aimed at building the capacity of ReCAAP Focal Points to operate effectively within the ReCAAP framework.
These activities enhance the capabilities of the ReCAAP Focal Points in timely information sharing, strengthen cooperation among the Focal Points, and foster trust and collaboration between the Focal Points and the shipping community.
ReCAAP ISC designs specific capacity building programs tailored to the roles and responsibilities of its Focal Points. These include:
- Capacity Building Executive Program
- Focal Point Senior Officers’ Meeting
- Capacity Building Workshop
- Cluster Meetings
As an inclusive International Organization, ReCAAP ISC promotes cooperative arrangements with Contracting Parties, governmental agencies, International Organizations, and the maritime community.
ReCAAP ISC has signed cooperation agreements with:
- International Maritime Organization (IMO)
- Baltic and International Maritime Council (BIMCO)
- Asian Shipowners’ Association (ASA)
- International Association of Independent Tanker Owners (INTERTANKO)
- Oil Companies International Marine Forum (OCIMF)
- Information Fusion Centre (IFC)
- Djibouti Code of Conduct (DCoC)
To foster collaboration and dialogue between governmental agencies and the shipping community, ReCAAP ISC also organizes forums which bring together diverse stakeholders to discuss issues of common interest. Among these events are:
- Nautical Forum
- ReCAAP ISC Piracy and Sea Robbery Conference