ReCAAP issues its ISC's Single Sheet Summary for Annual Report 2015
Showing a 7% Increase in incidents compared with 2014
12 incidents reported; of which 2 were foiled by authorities.
STRAITS OF MALACCA AND SINGAPORE
• More than 50% incidents reported in 2015 occurred in the Straits of Malacca and Singapore on board ships while underway
• Improvement with no actual incident reported since November 2015
PORTS AND ANCHORAGES
• Situation at most ports and anchorages in Asia has improved in 2015 compared to 2014, except Vietnam
The efforts of various regional enforcement agencies in enhanced patrols and agility, had led to the quick apprehension of the perpetrators. With more perpetrators being put to task, the overall situation in Asia is heading for improvement.
However, there is no room for complacency. Cooperation and collaboration among the ReCAAP Focal Points, shipping industry and regional authorities are key towards combating piracy and armed robbery against ships in Asia.