Drop in serious incidents of piracy

TOKYO • Regional waters in recent years have seen fewer "severe incidents" of piracy and armed robbery cases against ships that result in casualties or the loss of valuable cargo.

But the "opportunistic robbery" of ships that have already docked remains a pertinent issue, said Mr Masafumi Kuroki, executive director of the Information Sharing Centre for the Regional Cooperation Agreement on Combating Piracy and Armed Robbery against Ships in Asia (ReCaap) on Wednesday.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 25, 2018, with the headline 'Drop in serious incidents of piracy'. Print Edition | Subscribe