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Maritime Anti-Piracy Bill 2022

  • IASbaba
  • December 23, 2022
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In News: Parliament has passed the Maritime Anti-Piracy Bill 2022 with Rajya Sabha approving it.

  • In 2014 to 2022, 19 incidents of piracy happened in which 155 Indian crew members were involved.
  • More than 90 percent of trade taking place by sea routes

Aim:

  • Strengthen India’s credentials as a partner with other countries to make the world more piracy free.
  • Provide an effective legal instrument to combat maritime piracy, not only in India’s territorial waters in the Exclusive Economic Zone but also on the high seas.
  • Enhance India’s global credentials and strengthen maritime security.

About the bill:

  • The Bill defines piracy as any illegal act of violence, detention, or destruction against a ship, aircraft, person, for private purposes, by the crew or passengers of a private ship or aircraft.
  • The Bill enables Indian authorities to act against piracy on the high seas.
  • It applies to the sea beyond the Exclusive Economic Zone(EEZ)
  • EEZ is beyond 200 nautical miles from India’s coastline.

Source: NewsOnAir

 

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