Asia shipping mishaps cause concern over sea safety; search expands

Two shipping collisions near the Singapore Strait in less than a week have caused serious concerns and brought into renewed focus the need for seamless movement of cargo traffic worth billions of dollars annually in the region, market participants said on Wednesday. Separately, Southeast Asia is already grappling with piracy and terrorism in the Sulu […]

Keeping Singapore's coastline secure amid changing threats

Not only have efforts to enter Singapore illegally by sea have become more organised, the nature of threats has also changed. By Leong Wai Kit and Dawn Karen Tan SINGAPORE: Ninety-four people were arrested for trying to breach Singapore’s coastline in 2015 – a five-year high, and an average of one person every four days. […]

Maritime Security Threats In Southeast Asia: A Collective Approach – Analysis

Being a small island-nation with busy and congested waterways, Singapore faces significant maritime security challenges, in particular maritime terrorism which is a common threat also faced by neighbouring states. Hence information sharing, international and inter-agency collaboration constitute the way ahead for a collective solution against such challenges. By Bernard Miranda* The arrest of six militants […]