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ICG to co-hosts 12th ReCAAP ISC capacity building workshop

Date: 19 June 2019 Tags: International Organizations

Indian Coast Guard (ICG) co-hosted 12th Capacity Building workshop with Regional Cooperation Agreement on Combating Piracy and Armed Robbery against Ships in Asia (ReCAAP) Information Sharing Centre (ISC) in New Delhi. This will be third time India hosting this workshop and earlier it was held in November 2011 and December 2017 in the National Capital.

12th Capacity Building workshop

It will witness active participation from total of 31 International delegates from 19 countries. It will also see participation of officials from National Stakeholders such as State Maritime Boards, major ports, State Marine Police, Directorate General of Shipping and Indian National Ship-Owners Association .

Regional Cooperation Agreement on Combating Piracy and Armed Robbery against Ships in Asia (ReCAAP)

  • It is the first regional Government-to-Government (G2G) agreement to deal with piracy and armed robbery at sea in Asia. It was concluded in November 2004.
  • India had played key role in the setting up and functioning of ReCAAPISC along with Japan and Singapore.
  • Presently 20 countries (14 Asian countries, 4 European countries, Australia, USA) are its members. Union Government has designated Indian Coast Guard (ICG) as the focal point within India for ReCAAP.
  • Three pillars of co-operation under ReCAAP agreement: Information sharing, capacity building and mutual legal assistance.
  • Information Sharing Centre (ISC): It was established at Singapore to collate and disseminate information among the contracting parties and the maritime community.