Denmark Joins the ReCAAP

Denmark has become the seventeenth Contracting Party to the Regional Cooperation Agreement on Combating Piracy and Armed Robbery against Ships in Asia (ReCAAP) on 20 November 2010.

Though Denmark is geographically located outside Asia, the State has intrinsic interests in combating piracy and armed robbery against ships in Asia
as a significant number of Danish ships ply in Asia. The latest addition to the ReCAAP signifies the growing strength of ReCAAP’s credibility and
demonstrates the importance of the international cooperation to effectively address the challenges in combating piracy and armed robbery against ships
in Asia.

Ms. Birgit Sølling Olsen has been appointed as the ReCAAP Information Sharing Centre (ISC) Governor for Denmark. She is currently the Deputy
Director General for the Danish Maritime Authority. Ms. Sølling Olsen is responsible for maritime policy in the Danish Maritime Authority.
The Danish Maritime Authority has been designated to be the Focal Point of Denmark.

A ReCAAP ISC Team led by its Deputy Director, LTC(Retd) Nicholas Teo, visited the ReCAAP ISC Governor and the key officials of the Focal Point of
Denmark. In addition to operationalise the Information Network System (IFN), the team gained an insight on the inter-ministry co- ordinations/processes in


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