(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) 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 in Asia. The ReCAAP Information Sharing Centre posted a its February Report concerning piracy and armed robbery against ships in Asian waters. A total of five reports were received (three actual and two attempted). This compared favorably with the seven such reports received in February 2017.
A total of five incidents of armed robbery against ships¹ were reported in Asia in February 2018. No piracy incident was reported. Of the five incidents, three were actual incidents² and two were attempted incidents.
Of the two attempted incidents, one was an attempted incident involving the abduction of crew from a container ship at approximately 4.4 nm southwest of Sibago Island, province of Basilan, Philippines.
There is no actual incident of abduction of crew and no incident of hijacking of ship for theft of oil cargo reported in February 2018.
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