The Royal Thai Navy, which is ReCAAP Focal Point for Thailand, and the ReCAAP Information Sharing Centre (ISC) completed a three-day cluster meeting in Bangkok, Thailand.
The participants discussed ways to strengthen regional cooperation and information sharing to combat Piracy and Armed Robbery Against Ships in Southeast Asia.
According to ReCAAP, the Thai authorities shared how they are stepping up cooperation with neighbouring countries to deal with emerging maritime security concerns through platforms such as the ASEAN Coast Guard Forum and ReCAAP ISC, and conducting security drills between law enforcement agencies and shipping companies to detect, deter, deny, and delay ship boarding by criminals.
Krishnaswamy Natarajan, executive director of ReCAAP ISC, commented, “Focal Points of ReCAAP Member States play a vital role in timely and accurate information sharing and swift response to reported incidents of piracy and sea robbery. ReCAAP ISC will continue to build the capability of our Focal Points to deal with maritime crimes for the safety of commercial vessels and the well-being of seafarers.”