Indo to join ReCAAP?

Country has yet to sign up to regional anti-piracy agreement.

Indonesia called on to join ReCAAP in combating piracy

Liza Yosephine

Indonesia may get stronger support for its fight against piracy by joining the Regional Cooperation Agreement on Combating Piracy and Armed Robbery against Ships in Asia (ReCAAP), a US official has said.

“If Indonesia joins ReCAAP and coordinates with this multilateral agreement and the International Maritime Bureau [IMB], it’ll get even bigger coordinated patrols.  You’ll have better assets, better awareness, better targeting capacity and that will start to drive piracy down,” the senior advisor to the assistant secretary for borders, immigration and trade of the US Department of Homeland Security’s policy office, Sean Moon, told The Jakarta Post on Wednesday.

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