Protecting the vast waters of Indonesia

As yesterday’s hijacking demonstrates, sea lane security is crucial.

Protecting the vast waters  of Indonesia

Kresno Buntoro, Lecturer at Indonesia Defense University, Jakarta

The new government has to design a national system of sea-lanes that links domestic and international routes

From 2012 to mid-2014, reports showed piracy and robbery at sea in Southeast Asia were fluctuating, which is alarming.

Data from the International Maritime Bureau (IMB) and the Regional Cooperation Agreement on Combating Piracy and Armed Robbery against Ships in Asia (ReCAAP) indicated that these incidents took place mostly in Indonesian waters and the Strait of Malacca and Singapore.

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Source: thejakartapost.com

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