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Maritime Security Southeast Asia Malaysian Police Navy Counter Piracy

Maritime Security Southeast Asia Malaysian Police Navy Counter Piracy

Maritime Security Southeast Asia Malaysian Police Navy Counter Piracy. Ships plying the waters between Pengerang and Kuantan will be checked to put a stop to illegal fuel siphoning. Under Ops Padu, the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency, Royal Malaysian Navy and police will join forces to trace phantom ships carrying stolen fuel and subsidised diesel. The operation, […]
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Maritime Security Thai Tanker Robbery Suggests Return of Organised Crime

Maritime Security Thai Tanker Robbery Suggests Return of Organised Crime

Maritime Security Thai Tanker Robbery Suggests Return of Organised Crime. The attack on the Thai Tanker, CP41, off the eastern coast of Malaysia on the 23rd of June, shows signs of having been a highly-organised and carefully planned operation, the likes of which has not been seen in the region for about two years. The ship […]
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Maritime Security Southeast Asia Thai Tanker Robbed

Maritime Security Southeast Asia Thai Tanker Robbed

Maritime Security Southeast Asia Thai Tanker Robbed. A Thai oil tanker was attacked by pirates on Friday (June 23) and robbed of 1.5 million litres of diesel fuel after leaving Singapore, officials said. The ship, CP41, was loaded with 3.8 million litres of diesel when it was attacked by six armed men near Malaysia’s Kuantan while […]
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Maritime Security Southeast Asia Piracy Prolific

Maritime Security Southeast Asia Piracy Prolific

Maritime Security Southeast Asia Piracy Prolific.  Asia sees more kidnappings and armed robberies at sea than anywhere else in the world. Despite genuine improvements in maritime security by Asian littoral states in recent years, Asia remains the global number one hotspot for piracy on the high seas, according to reports from global maritime watchdogs and […]
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Maritime Security Southeast Asia, ISIS Sleeper Cells in Indonesian Provinces

Maritime Security Southeast Asia ISIS Sleeper Cells in Indonesian Provinces

Maritime Security Southeast Asia ISIS Sleeper Cells in Indonesian Provinces. According to Indonesia’s military chief, there are Islamic State sleeper cells in almost all of Indonesia’s 34 provinces. Militants, pirates, drug traffickers, gun runners – the waters between Borneo and the southern Philippines have them all, but as an Islamic State faction burst on the scene […]
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Maritime Security Southeast Asia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines to Patrol Sulu Sea

Maritime Security Southeast Asia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines to Patrol Sulu Sea

Maritime Security Southeast Asia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines to Patrol Sulu Sea. Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines will start conducting a joint maritime patrol in waters off the southern Philippines next week to curb rampant cross-border kidnapping-for-ransom activities in the area, Indonesia’s military chief said Monday. The move to patrol in Sulu Sea between eastern Malaysia and […]
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Maritime Security Southeast Asia ISIS Militants Threaten SE Asia

Maritime Security Southeast Asia ISIS Militants Threaten SE Asia

Maritime Security Southeast Asia ISIS Militants Threaten SE Asia. As the Indonesian defence confirms the presence of 1,200 ISIS-inspired militants in the Philippines, Malaysia Defence Minister, Hishammuddin Hussein, during the Security Summit in Singapore, strongly appealed for a joint security patrols in the Sulu Strait in anticipation of a possible spill off of ISIS violence into […]
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maritime security southeast asia abu sayyaf key criminal captured

Maritime Security Southeast Asia Abu Sayyaf Key Criminal Captured

Maritime Security Southeast Asia Abu Sayyaf Key Criminal Captured. A key operative who provided militant groups in the southern Philippines with marine transport and logistics to conduct kidnappings and terrorist activities in Sabah has been captured. Saidul Idul, who was among a list of prime suspects wanted by Malaysia for militancy, was arrested in rural Sipangkot […]
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maritime security escort urged for Celebes Sea vessels

Maritime Security Escort Urged for Celebes Sea Vessels

Maritime Security Escort Urged for Celebes Sea Vessels. LIPATA PORT, Surigao City—The business community in Mindanao plans to petition Malacañang to make the Navy and the Coast Guard to make escorting cargo vessels and cargo on roll-on, roll-off (Roro) trips a regular or routine service in the Celebes Sea. Several business leaders from the Davao […]
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Indonesian Militants Can Easily Enter Philippines

Indonesian Militants Can Easily Enter Philippines

Indonesian Militants Can Easily Enter Philippines. The discovery of an Indonesian passport by local authorities during a recent terrorism crackdown in the southern Philippines has raised concerns about maritime security and intensifying coordination between Indonesian militants and the Abu Sayyaf group, the leading pro-Islamic State (IS) group in the region. With resources to guard border areas limited, […]
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Maritime Security ISIS Terrorists Could Move To Philippines

Maritime Security ISIS Terrorists Could Move To Philippines

Maritime Security ISIS Terrorists Could Move To Philippines. Southeast Asian militants fighting under the banner of the Islamic State group, also known as ISIS, are likely to return to the Philippines to regroup, security analysts and officials said. Speaking at a conference Tuesday in Singapore, defense experts and officials discussed the possibility of ISIS veterans returning […]
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Maritime Security Abu Sayaaf Dumped Malaysian Hostages Whilst Fleeing

Maritime Security Abu Sayaaf Dumped Malaysian Hostages Whilst Fleeing

Maritime Security Abu Sayaaf Dumped Malaysian Hostages Whilst Fleeing. An overwhelming military presence in the rugged hilly jungle around a Jolo village forced notorious Abu Sayyaf gunmen to abandon the last three of their five Malaysian hostages. Intelligence sources believe that the gunmen, led by Abu Rami @Muammar Askali decided to leave the three sailors when […]
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Maritime Security Keeping Singapore's coastline secure amid changing threats

Maritime Security Keeping Singapore’s coastline secure amid changing threats

Maritime Security Keeping Singapore’s coastline secure amid changing threats. Not only have efforts to enter Singapore illegally by sea have become more organised, the nature of threats has also changed. Ninety-four people were arrested for trying to breach Singapore’s coastline in 2015 – a five-year high, and an average of one person every four days. As efforts […]
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Maritime Security Three Malaysians Rescued From Abu Sayyaf Rebels

Maritime Security Three Malaysians Rescued From Abu Sayyaf Rebels

Maritime Security Three Malaysians Rescued From Abu Sayyaf Rebels. 27 Mar 2017. Philippine troops have rescued three Malaysians held captive by Abu Sayyaf rebels, the military said on Monday, the second such operation in four days as security forces step up offensives against the notorious Islamist group. The three men were kidnapped from a ship eight […]
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