Strait of Malacca: Accident Waiting to Happen?

Growing concerns over maritime safety in SOMS. 

Increasing traffic in the Strait of Malacca in the contested South China Sea region is causing much concern over the safety of the vessels, reported The Jakarta Post.

Participants of a tripartite forum are looking to initiate control measures which they hope will prevent more accidents from occurring, as more than 62,000 vessels had passed through the strait back in 2007 and the number is expected to have more than doubled in the next four years.

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