Commercial Vessel Compliance

9/22/2014: The United States joins Regional Cooperation Agreement on Combating Piracy and Armed Robbery against Ships in Asia

The United States becomes the 20th Contracting Party to the Regional Cooperation Agreement on Combating Piracy and Armed Robbery against Ships in Asia, or ReCAAP.

ReCAAP entered into force on September 4, 2006 and is the first regional government-to-government agreement to promote and enhance cooperation against piracy and armed robbery against ships in Asia.

The Information Sharing Center, or ISC, was established under the ReCAAP agreement. ISC roles include exchanging information among Contracting Parties on incidents of piracy and armed robbery against ships.

Rear Adm. Paul Thomas, assistant commandant for prevention policy, has been appointed as the ReCAAP ISC Governor for the United States.

View the ReCAAP website for:

Consolidated incident reports
Incident alerts and reports
Incident reporting for registered members
Roles of the ReCAAP ISC
Member registrati

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