Piracy and Sea Robbery Situation in Asia for January to September 2018

October 12, 2018

Summary A total of 64 incidents of piracy and armed robbery against ships (comprising 50 actual incidents and 14 attempted incidents) reported in Asia during January-September 2018 Of the 64 incidents, three were incidents of piracy and 61 were incidents of armed robbery against ships Compared to January-September 2017, there was a 3% increase in the total number of incidents reported during January-September 2018 The number of actual incidents reported…

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Piracy and Sea Robbery Situation in Asia in May 2018

June 9, 2018

A total of eight incidents of armed robbery against ships—comprising six actual incidents and two attempted incidents—were reported in Asia in May 2018 Compared to April 2018, the number of incidents reported in May 2018 has remained fairly consistent Of the eight incidents reported in May 2018, two incidents occurred on board ships while underway and six incidents on board ship at anchor Of the six actual incidents reported in…

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“Single Reporting Centre” for Piracy and Sea Robbery

May 17, 2018

ReCAAP ISC and RSIS Co-organises Maritime Roundtable on “Single Reporting Centre” for Piracy and Sea Robbery This is the first Maritime Roundtable co-organised by ReCAAP ISC and RSIS to discuss issues relating to the topic: “Is a Single Reporting Centre the Answer to Timely Reporting, and Prompt Response against Piracy and Sea Robbery?” The Regional Cooperation Agreement on Combating Piracy and Armed Robbery against Ships in Asia Information Sharing Centre…

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ReCAAP and OCIMF cooperate against piracy

July 25, 2017

Fight against piracy and armed robbery against ships given a boost with cooperation between ReCAAP information sharing centre and OCIMF The safety of navigation is vital to the safety, security and economic activities of all stakeholders traversing sea routes in Asia—the region with some of the busiest seas in the world. Recognising this shared interest, the Regional Cooperation Agreement on Combating Piracy and Armed Robbery against Ships in Asia (ReCAAP)…

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Don’t let your spouse see this…

January 5, 2014

The Rozen’s CE comforting the Cook I just finished watching a pretty powerful 2012 Danish film about piracy, called, A Hijacking (Kapringen) and I thought I’d share… Last year’s Hollywood block buster, Capt. Phillips, briefly introduced the general public to the very real problem that is modern day piracy. Obviously the message from Hollywood was the usual one, with easy answers found at the end of a gun, which, when…

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Hot Hot Hot

April 18, 2013

The Middle East – AKA hot unlivable zone Well, I am busy again, this time I find myself in Ajman, in the smallest Emirate of the United Arab Emirates, about 30 km away from Dubai – but driving there takes about 6 hours, due to traffic. I am in the busy Arab Heavy Industries shipyard, in, what feels like the middle of nowhere, assisting with some modifications and upgrades to…

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Turn for the worst

September 9, 2012

MV Orna, discharging in Canada Problems in my life seem so very trivial compared to the sad story I read about last week. I first read about it, amidst my “problems”; a hectic week, where the kids, after a long summer re-entered school, and I’ve returned aboard my ship. Somalian pirates have reportedly executed a crew member, in order to speed up the payment of a ransom for the pirated…

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Piracy in graphics

May 11, 2012

Courtesy www.travelinsurance.org Piracy is out of sight out of mind for most people, but it remains a major problem to worldwide trade and a very specific and real trauma for seafarers and shipowners. The fine folks at Travelinsurance.org have put together a couple of infographics, visually summarizing the scope of the problem. Check them out. They are large files, so be patient in downloading. For more information on Piracy you…

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