SEACAT underway

SEACAT kicks off.

US Navy leads regional maritime security exercise

Lim Min Zhang

SINGAPORE – Sailors and coast guards from the United States and eight Asian countries, including Singapore, are taking part in a two-week exercise to strengthen cooperation and training in tackling maritime security challenges, such as piracy, smuggling and illegal fishing.

The annual South-east Asia Cooperation and Training (Seacat) exercise, led by the US Navy, will also involve information sharing with the Maritime Operation Centre in Phuket, Thailand, for the first time.

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