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Tag: maritime security

ReCAAP reports decrease of piracy incidents in Asia

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ReCAAP ISC has issued its Quarterly Report, reporting a total of 50 incidents of piracy and armed robbery against ships in Asia, on January-September 2017. The overall situation in Asia continues to improve with the lowest number of incidents reported at this period, compared to the same period of 2007-2016. 

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New maritime transit corridors in effect

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The battle occurring in the southern Philippine city of Marawi between supporters of Islamic State and the Philippine’s government, has raised many fears for piracy, kidnapping and terrorism. SQE MARINE consulting company informs about the new security transit corridors which have been set in the aforementioned areas. 

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The maritime security index explained

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The index aims to measure and map a range of threats to maritime governance and the capacity of nations to counter these threats. By bringing diverse challenges like piracy, smuggling and capacity-building into one comprehensive analysis, industry can better identify areas for development and expanded cooperation.

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Another vessel robbed off Malaysia

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Four persons armed with a gun and knives boarded a LPG carrier, on September 7, around 35 nm off Pulau Aur, Malaysia, stealing crew and ship’s properties. The incident occurred only one day after 13 armed perpetrators boarded a Thai-flagged product tanker, off West Malaysia.

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OBP explains role of Vessel Protection Detachment

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In a recent white paper, OBP explores the model of Vessel Protection Detachments, uniformed military personnel embarked on a vessel with explicit approval of the Flag State. Unlike private security actors, VPD operators are trained to follow strict and defined rules of engagement through traditional military chain of command.

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