South East Asia

  • AFP beefs up WPS marsec

    by  Macon Ramos-Araneta Armed Forces chief Gen. Gilbert Gapay on Tuesday described the situation in the South China Sea as “volatile and uncertain,” adding the military would install one of […]

  • PH Navy militias?

    Navy militias to patrol PH waters, protect Filipino fishers amid dispute with China By: Frances Mangosing MANILA, Philippines—The Philippine Navy is building up its own maritime militia force to keep […]

  • MMEA ship detentions

    Malaysia: MMEA Johor detains two vessels in illegal ship-to-ship bunker transfer The Johor state division of Malaysia Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) on Tuesday (6 October) said it detained two vessels […]

  • Covid piracy surge?

    by Theo Locherer The last quarterly report from the International Maritime Bureau shows the negative effects of the Covid-19 on maritime security. There tend to be significant upswings of piracy […]

  • ASG hostage killed

    An Indonesian fisherman held hostage by the Abu Sayyaf group has died following a shootout between the Philippines security force and militants in the coastal town of Patikul in Sulu […]

  • Indonesia and IUU fishing

    by Julia John In late July, a high-speed chase stirred the waters northeast of Indonesia’s Natuna Islands, as patrol officers pursued a Vietnamese vessel suspected of illegal fishing. Having fled […]

  • Indonesia vessel protest

    JAKARTA: Jakarta has protested against the intrusion of a Chinese coast guard ship into the Southeast Asian archipelago’s waters, Indonesia’s Foreign Ministry said Monday. The Chinese vessel, identified as CCG […]

  • Malaysian Police Arrest Suspect For Smuggling RM1mil of Methamphetamines From Indonesia

    March 14: A suspected narcotics trafficker ferrying over RM1mil in drugs hidden inside tyres of a boat was arrested by the Bukit Aman Internal Security and Public Order Department. “A […]

  • Malaysian Authorities Arrest 2 Suspected of Petrol Smuggling Near Southern Kg Kenali

    March 14, 20:00: The Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) prevented two Filipino nationals attempting to smuggle 980 litres of petrol to the Philippines on Saturday. Lahad Datu Maritime Zone Director […]

  • Sri Lankan Navy Seizes 485kg of Cannabis in Manalkadu and Maradankeni in Two Operations; 2 Suspects Arrested

    March 14: The Sri Lankan Navy has seized 485kg of Kerala cannabis during two search operations carried out in the northern seas on March 14 2020. Previously, the Sri Lanka […]

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