ReCAAP ISC and Indian Coast Guard Hold Capacity Building Workshop

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The 12th ReCAAP ISC Capacity Building Workshop begins today in New Delhi, India, with 19 maritime law enforcement and regulatory authorities from Asia and beyond participating.

ReCAAP Information Sharing Centre (ISC), in cooperation with its India Focal Point, the Indian Coast Guard, today begins its 12th Capacity Building Workshop for 19 maritime law enforcement and regulatory authorities from Asia and beyond.

Held in New Delhi, India from 19 to 21 June 2019, this year’s Capacity Building Workshop emphasises on:

  1. Knowledge of the role and functions of ReCAAP Focal Points in combating piracy and armed robbery against ships
  2. Proficiency in operating the Information Network System (IFN) for timely incident reporting and sharing
  3. Presentation of case studies to share best practices and address challenges
  4. Grasp of international maritime laws and regulatory codes as the legal basis for anti-piracy and sea robbery actions

In addition to lectures, table-top exercises and group discussions, the Capacity Building Workshop will also incorporate dialogue with India’s shipping industry and visit to the facilities of Indian Coast Guard.

“One of the distinguishing features of ReCAAP as a government-to-government agreement is the strength of a network of ReCAAP Focal Points as well as our cooperation with the maritime community to collectively combat piracy and sea robbery in Asia,” said Mr. Masafumi Kuroki, Executive Director of ReCAAP ISC.

“The ReCAAP ISC Capacity Building Workshop provides a yearly opportunity to gather the Focal Points to pool our knowledge and experience, and we are grateful to our India Focal Point for being the host and co-organiser,” he added.

Sea News, June 19