ReCAAP observes change of pirates’ modus operandi in 1Q14

Posted on: April 29th, 2014 by Simon No Comments

The Regional Cooperation Agreement on Combat Piracy and Armed Robbery against Ships in Asia (ReCAAP) has released a quarterly report, showing significant improvement of piracy incidents occurred in Asia. Overall, 28 incidents were reported in the first three months of 2014. Of these, 70% involved pirates or robbers operating in groups of one to six men and only three cases reportedly having more than nine pirates involved in the attacks. The organization noticed that the severity of the attacks have dropped over the five-year period and there has been a decline in very significant (CAT 1) and moderately significant (CAT 2) incidents.

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