Vinalines urges its crews to remain vigilant against piracy

Hanoi: Vietnam National Shipping Lines (Vinalines) has warned its affiliates to remain vigilant against rising piracy in Southeast Asia.

All ships must strictly follow safety protocols and maintain frequent communications with their superintendents onshore, the state-owned corporation said in a statement.

The Regional Cooperation Agreement on Combating Piracy and Armed Robbery against Ships in Asia (ReCAAP) reported a total of 73 incidents of piracy and armed robbery at sea in Asia during the first half of this year.  [22/08/14]

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