Tag: Thailand

  • Indonesia hits illegal fishing

    Scuttled ships will form artificial reef. Indonesia sinks 34 foreign vessels to stop illegal fishing By John Stansfield Indonesia, the world’s biggest archipelago nation, sank 34 foreign illegal fishing boats in several places […]

  • ASEAN to discuss maritime security

    Ongoing hijackings highlight region’s issues. Special ASEAN meeting to discuss maritime security in South China Sea A special defence cooperation meeting involving ASEAN member countries, which will discuss the issues […]

  • On the trail of fuel oil pirates

    Latest ReCAAP report makes grim reading. On the trail of fuel oil pirates in Southeast Asia By Vincent Wee from Hong Kong The most recent ReCAAP ISC half yearly report has revealed the […]

  • Submarines for what? We face no maritime threats

    Thailand’s new subs raise questions. Submarines for what? We face no maritime threats SUPALAK GANJANAKHUNDEE BANGKOK: — THAILAND definitely needs equipment to build up its military strength – but submarines […]

  • Asia’s Lethal Naval Arms Race

    Regional maritime disputes increase tensions. Asia’s Lethal Naval Arms Race Sheryn Lee Claims that a destabilizing ‘arms race’ is underway in the Asia–Pacific have become commonplace and are supported by reports […]

  • Chinese airstrip on Spratly nearly ready

    Airstrip, helipads and satellite antennas spotted. Images show Chinese airstrip on man-made Spratly island nearly finished China has almost finished building a 3,000-metre-long (10,000-foot) airstrip on one of its artificial […]

  • Pirates overran us in minutes

    Ship’s cook shot in leg during hijacking. Pirates overran us in minutes, says Orkim Harmony skipper By Jonathan Edward PORT KLANG, June 26 —The crew of Orkim Harmony had no […]

  • SE Asia maritime build-up accelerates

    Overlapping claims to South China Sea. Southeast Asia maritime build-up accelerates, raising risks in disputed seas SINGAPORE: Southeast Asian nations are prioritising spending on their navies and coastguards amid rising […]

  • Royal Thai Navy: Where to, post-coup

    The future for Thailand’s navy. The Royal Thai Navy: Where to, post-coup Guest Post by Paul Pryce  With a coup d’état in May 2014 and the appointment of General Prayut Chan-o-cha as Prime […]

  • Migrants land in Malaysia

    Abandoned by people smugglers. Rohingya and Bangladeshi migrants land in Malaysia Malaysian officials say 1,018 Bangladeshi and Rohingya refugees have landed illegally on Langkawi island. They were apparently stranded at […]