• Regional Cooperation Agreement on Combating Piracy and Armed Robbery against Ships in Asia (ReCAAP) is the first regional Government-to-Government agreement to deal with piracy and armed robbery at sea in Asia.  
  • It is a multilateral agreement between 16 countries in Asia, concluded in November 2004 and includes the RECAAP Information Sharing Centre (ISC), an initiative for facilitating the dissemination of piracy-related information.
  • Information sharing, capacity building and mutual legal assistance are the three pillars of co-operation under the ReCAAP agreement.  
    • An ISC has been established at Singapore to collate and disseminate the information among the contracting parties and the maritime community.  
    • India played an active role in the setting up and functioning of ReCAAPISC along with Japan and Singapore.  
  • Capacity building workshop is organized annually by the ISC and is co-hosted by one of the contracting parties.  
    • The main objective of this workshop is to share updated situations of piracy and armed robbery against ships in Asia and best practices of Asian countries.  
    • The capacity building workshop for 2019 held in Delhi, India.
  • Member countries

Source: Wikipedia