ReCAAP ISC guides are developed in agreement with the maritime industry and law enforcement to prevent and deter piracy and armed robbery on ships in Asia. The Regional Cooperation Agreement for Combating Piracy and Armed Robbery Against Ships in Asia (ReCAAP) is the first agreement between the government and the government that encourages and strengthens cooperation in the fight against piracy and armed robbery against ships in Asia. The agreement entered into force on September 4, 2006. To date, 20 countries (14 Asian countries, 4 European countries, Australia, United States) have become contracting parties to ReCAAP. ISC ReCAAP provides accurate and timely information on cases of piracy and sea-flying. ISC ReCAAP operates a 24-hour information exchange network with the contact points of the contracting parties. Through this exchange of information, ReCAAP ISC can issue alerts and alerts to the marine industry and facilitate the response of coastal state enforcement agencies. Based on detailed information on incidents collected, verified and compiled, ReCAAP ISC provides statistics and accurate analyses of the situation of piracy and theft in Asia in its periodic reports (weekly, monthly, quarterly, semi-annual and annual reports). In order to strengthen its information exchange network, ReCAAP ISC is conducting capabilities-building activities at the focal points of the parties by training their communication capabilities, exchanging best practices and updating the situation of piracy and armed robbery. It also facilitates the promotion of cooperation with other government agencies and the shipping industry. ReCAAP is the first agreement between the regional government that encourages and strengthens cooperation in piracy and armed robbery against ships in Asia.
ReCAAP ISC`s regular reports help the maritime community combat piracy and sea flying in Asia by exchanging detailed information on incidents such as locations, modus operandi and best practices to raise risk awareness and strengthen security measures. The Regional Cooperation Agreement for Combating Piracy and Armed Robbery Against Ships in Asia, abbreviated ReCAAP or RECAAP, is a multilateral agreement between 16 Asian countries in November 2004 that includes the RECAAP Information Sharing Centre (ISC), an initiative to facilitate the dissemination of piracy-related information.  ReCAAP ISC encourages cooperation with other regional and international organizations (government and maritime organizations) to exchange information and best practices and improve its network to jointly combat piracy and armed robbery. It has signed cooperation documents with like-minded organizations such as IMO, INTERPOL, BIMCO, INTERTANKO, ASA, IFC and DCOC. . To date, 20 countries have registered for ReCAAP.  The 20 parts of ReCAAP: (situation in April 2017) Current incidents: 93 Attempts Incidents: 2 CAT1 Incident Categories: 1 CAT2: 4 CAT3: 18 CAT4: 70 Click here for a full list of incidents in 2020 Search by date, The ReCAAP Information Sharing Centre (ReCAAP ISC) was established as part of the agreement and was officially launched in Singapore on 29 November 2006.