Staying nimble amid maritime threats

Eleven countries have come together in an exercise to share information about maritime security challenges in the region. Called South-east Asia Cooperation and Training (Seacat), the two-week maritime security exercise co-hosted by Singapore and the United States has the largest number of participants this year. To continue reading, please click here. Source: http://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/

MMEA finds millions in cash stashed in boat

By Zarina Abdullah KEMAMAN: The Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) today discovered RM3.32 million cash in Malaysian Ringgit and Singapore Dollar worth RM326,000, stashed in a boat, some 126 nautical miles, from Kuala Kemaman. The cash found was believed to be proceeds from the sale of smuggled fuel. The MMEA’s enforcement team made the find during […]

Sri Lanka navy eyes increased sea marshals business

Sri Lanka’s new navy commander Wednesday announced plans to secure a greater role in providing anti-piracy security cover for international merchant shipping as the island emerged from a decades-long war. Vice Admiral Travis Sinniah said Sri Lanka as a conflict-free nation in South Asia was well placed to protect international shipping between the pirate-infested gulf […]

MMEA seeks two motherships to boost maritime surveillance

PUTRAJAYA: The Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) is in need of two vessels to function as motherships to beef up security control and surveillance in the country’s waters, especially to curb intrusion by foreign fishing boats and smugglers. MMEA director-general Maritime Admiral Datuk Zulkifli Abu Bakar said these vessels, which would be able to carry […]