The Singapore-based ReCAAP Information Sharing Centre (ISC) held its Piracy and Sea Robbery Conference 2018 for the first time in Hong Kong, China, aimed at reaching out to the shipping community in China and beyond. 

Kidnappings at sea hit a 10-year high in 2016 despite piracy attacks as whole falling to their lowest level since 1998, according watchdog the International Maritime Bureau (IMB).