Step up sea patrols to combat hijacking

ReCAAP call for more patrols, surveillance.

Step up sea patrols to combat hijacking, says watchdog

PETALING JAYA: The Regional Cooperation Agreement on Combating Piracy and Armed Robbery against Ships in Asia (ReCAAP) believes an oil smuggling syndicate is behind the hijacking of vessels carrying ship fuel and oil in the area.

ReCAAP, the first regional government-to-government agreement to enhance co­­­opera­tion against piracy and armed robbery in Asia, said in its latest update that vessels were hijacked when it was dark and taken from shore to siphon off the fuel cargo.

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