Asian piracy down, kidnaps up
Crew kidnaps still on the rise in region.
Asian Piracy Incidents Drop to Four-Year Low
The Regional Cooperation Agreement on Combating Piracy and Armed Robbery against Ships in Asia (ReCAAP) has issued its half yearly report saying there has been an improvement in the piracy and armed robbery situation in Asia.
The period January to June saw the largest decrease in number of incidents compared to the same period in the past four years of 2012-2015. The number of incidents reported decreased by 64 percent compared to the same period in 2015, with only 41 incidents reported compared to 114 in 2015.
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