Tackling S-E Asia piracy

South-east Asia’s pirates are back in the headlines.

Tackling S-E Asia piracy from all angles

Eric Frecon

South-east Asia’s pirates are back in the headlines. Some of them hijacked the tanker Budi Mesra Dua on June 7 when it was on its way from Singapore to Labuan.

And early Sunday morning, a combined force of Malaysia, Singaporean and Indonesian navies fought off the attempted hijacking of a tanker in the South China Sea off Malaysia’s east coast.

In recent years, this kind of news has mainly come from the Horn of Africa, where the Singapore Navy has been busy fighting piracy as part of the multinational Combined Task Force 151.

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Source: straitstimes.com


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