Hijackers increase attacks in Asia

US CG Rear Admiral to represent US within ReCAAP.

Hijackers Increase Attacks on Bulk Tankers in Asian Waters

US Joins International Anti-Piracy Effort

US – ASIA – The US has become the twentieth nation to join the Regional Cooperation Agreement on Combating Piracy and Armed Robbery against Ships in Asia (ReCAAP). 2013 saw a total of 150 incidents in Asian waters, 90 of which happened between January and September, many copying the Niger Delta model of robbing bulk tankers of their mineral oil cargoes. With upwards of 100 reported incidents so far this year, this partnership demonstrates the importance of international cooperation to effectively address the challenges in curbing the worrying trend of piracy.

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