(http://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 summary of incidents of piracy and armed robbery against ships in Asian waters during the third quarter of 2017.
A total of 50 incidents of piracy and armed robbery against ships (comprising 43 actual incidents and seven attempted incidents) were reported during January-September 2017 in Asia. Of the 50 incidents, seven were incidents of piracy and 43 were incidents of armed robbery against ships. The total number of incidents reported during January-September 2017 has decreased by 15% compared to the same period in 2016. A total of 59 incidents were reported during January-September 2016.
- Of the 50 incidents, seven were incidents of piracy and 43 were incidents of armed robbery against ships.
- The total…
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