Krishnaswamy Natarajan, executive director of Singapore-based piracy watchdog ReCAAP, had a lot to be pleased about when he gave a briefing about attacks on ships in Asia during the first months of his tenure at the organization on Wednesday. There have been no serious piracy incidents reported in the region so far this year.

According to figures released by the Singapore-based organisation officially known as the Regional Cooperation Agreement on Combating Piracy and Armed Robbery against Ships in Asia, there have been no such malicious incidents reported for the past two years.