Key anti-piracy personnel in Asia and Africa attend inaugural meeting and workshop to foster closer ties and information sharing

The inaugural Meeting of Anti-Piracy Contact Points and Workshop on Piracy and Armed Robbery against Ships involving participants from Africa, Asia and Europe was held in Singapore today. Organised by the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) and the Regional Cooperation Agreement on Combating Piracy and Armed Robbery against Ships in Asia (ReCAAP) Information Sharing Centre (ISC), the two-day meeting gathered about 20 participants to foster closer linkages amongst anti-piracy contact points to enable more effective information sharing and communication. Timely sharing and dissemination of information can often play a decisive role in deterring incidents of piracy and armed robbery against ships.
The Meeting and Workshop is part of Singapore’s continued contributions to international efforts to counter piracy and sea robbery in vital shipping lanes in Africa and Asia. As a maritime nation and a hub port, Singapore places high priority on safe, open and secure shipping lanes. The meeting was also attended by International organisations such as the International Maritime Organization (IMO), International Maritime Bureau (IMB) and NATO Shipping Command.
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