ReCAAP issues 2014 piracy report

Despite fall, violent incidents on the rise.

ReCAAP ISC reports 50% piracy incident fall in Indonesia

Titus Zheng

Singapore-based anti-piracy watchdog ReCAAP Information Sharing Centre (ReCAAP ISC) stated in its annual report for 2014 that there was a 50% decrease in the number of incidents occurring at ports and anchorages in Indonesia.

A total of 39 incidents were reported as compared with 78 recorded in 2013. The drop in the number of incidents was attributed to the increase in patrols and presence of the Indonesian Navy in areas renowned for crime. In addition, Indonesian law enforcement agencies stepped up their efforts to target the perpetrators behind those who indirectly caused an overall deterrence to sea robbery and piracy.

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