Tag: Maritime Security Task Force

  • ReCAAP reports on Singapore Strait

    Since 2019 through 2020, there is a sharp increase in the number of incidents of robbery and theft against ships while underway in the Singapore Strait (SS), compared to the […]

  • USS Barry returns to the South China Sea

    By: Lt.j.g. Samuel Hardgrove, USS Barry SOUTH CHINA SEA – After conducting its fourth routine transit through the Taiwan Strait this year, Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Barry (DDG 52) […]

  • ‘Time to ease tensions in South China Sea’

    Alexis Romero MANILA, Philippines — President Duterte has called for the easing of tensions in the South China Sea, describing the longstanding dispute as a “dangerous game” where no one […]

  • ASEAN eyes code of conduct for disputed South China Sea

    37th ASEAN Summit opens with focus on South China Sea, COVID-19 pandemic Pizaro Gozali Idrus The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) on Thursday expressed its hope for an “effective […]

  • Asian Piracy Is on the Rise

    Piracy and armed robbery against ships is on the rise in Asia, ReCAAP ISC reveals in its latest monthly report. In October, nine incidents of armed robbery against ships and […]

  • Port of Cebu destroys 8 containers of smuggled fake cigarettes

    by Betheena Unite Eight containers of seized smuggled cigarettes worth P374 million were disposed of in Cebu City recently, the Bureau of Customs said Tuesday. The smuggled cigarettes were condemned […]

  • Incidents against ships in the eastbound lane of Singapore Strait

    During 8 – 9 November 20, three incidents of armed robbery against ships occurred on board ships while underway in the eastbound lane of the Traffic Separation Scheme (TSS) in […]

  • China drafts law to expand coastguard’s powers over islands and foreign vessels

    Liu Zhen China has drafted a coastguard law that authorises its maritime law enforcers to demolish foreign constructions on Chinese-claimed reefs and allows the use of weapons against foreign ships. […]

  • Philippines Shelves Plan for South China Sea Fishing Militia

    There were fears that the plan to assemble civilian militias to defend maritime claims could be “misconstrued” in Beijing. By Sebastian Strangio The Philippine government has reportedly backed down on […]

  • Germany to Deploy a Frigate to Patrol the Indo-Pacific

    The commitment comes amid growing skepticism about China across key European capitals, including Berlin. By Abhijnan Rej In an interview with the Sydney Morning Herald on November 2, German Defense […]