ReCAAP Information Sharing Centre (ISC) and World Maritime University (WMU) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) which ReCAAP said would strengthen the cooperation between the two organizations in the increasing the knowledge of the evolving situation of piracy and sea robbery in Asia.
ReCAAP will share with WMU its Asian experience in combating piracy and armed robbery against ships with postgraduate students at WMU’s campus in Malmö, Sweden, and in turn host visiting students of WMU at ReCAAP con their field studies to Singapore.
“ReCAAP ISC highly appreciates WMU’s shared interest in having their students gain a better appreciation of the piracy and sea robbery situation in Asia, and this MOU provides a framework to deepen our mutual cooperation,” said Masafumi Kuroki, Executive Director of ReCAAP ISC.
Dr Cleopatra Doumbia-Henry, President of the World Maritime University, said that “the threat posed by piracy and armed robbery against ships has been a focus of the IMO’s agenda from the early 1980s until today. This MoU with ReCAAP will advance the University’s commitment to supporting IMO’s work and strengthen our mutual effort with ReCAAP in fighting piracy at sea in Asia”.