Nigeria, Singapore Partner to Fight Waterways Piracy

By Taiye Elebiyo-Edeni Abuja –  Minister of Transportation Rotimi Amaechi says Nigeria is partnering with foreign companies to get rid of piracy on the Nigerian waterways. Amaechi said this when a delegation of Singapore’s Senior Minister of State on Trade and Investment paid a courtesy visit on him on Thursday in Abuja. According to him, […]

Singapore and Brunei may join sea patrols

KUALA LUMPUR: The Trilateral Maritime Patrol (TMP) involving Malaysia, Indonesia and the Philippines may soon include Singapore and Brunei, said Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein. The Defence Minister said the patrols on the Sulu Sea would certainly be more successful with the participation of the two countries. To continue reading, please click here. Source:

Presence of 1,200 ISIS militants threatens Southeast Asia

By Noel Tarrazona As the Indonesian defence confirms the presence of 1,200 ISIS-inspired militants in the Philippines, Malaysia Defence Minister, Hishammuddin Hussein, during the Security Summit in Singapore, strongly appealed for a joint security patrols in the Sulu Strait in anticipation of a possible spill off of ISIS violence into the region. Malaysia, Philippines and […]

Singapore ready to help in Sulu Sea patrols, says defence minister

Singapore: Singapore is ready to take part in joint patrols in the Sulu Sea in any way needed, Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen said. It also welcomes indications from Malaysia and Indonesia that they want it to play a bigger role in combating maritime crime in the waters off the southern Philippines, amid concerns that […]

Feature: Piracy spikes shipowners' demand for kidnap and ransom insurance

There is a marked increase in shipowners opting for kidnap and ransom insurance across Southeast Asia and the Gulf of Aden region because of recent attacks on merchant vessels, executives involved in the deals in Europe and Asia said during the recent Sea Asia conference in Singapore. A total of 20 incidents of piracy and […]

Singapore Supports ReCAAP ISC’s Roadmap for the Future

By Aiswarya Lakshmi Singapore endorsed the roadmap and strategies to strengthen Regional Cooperation Agreement on Combating Piracy and Armed Robbery (ReCAAP) Information Sharing Centre (ISC) as a Centre of Excellence for Information Sharing on piracy and armed robbery against ships in Asia by 2020. Singapore, as a Contracting Party to the ReCAAP and host to […]

Key anti-piracy personnel in Asia and Africa attend inaugural meeting and workshop to foster closer ties and information sharing

The inaugural Meeting of Anti-Piracy Contact Points and Workshop on Piracy and Armed Robbery against Ships involving participants from Africa, Asia and Europe was held in Singapore today. Organised by the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) and the Regional Cooperation Agreement on Combating Piracy and Armed Robbery against Ships in Asia (ReCAAP) Information […]

Staying on guard against piracy

The seas in Asia, and South-east Asia particularly, are getting a little safer. According to the Information Sharing Centre of ReCAAP, or the Regional Cooperation Agreement on Combating Piracy and Armed Robbery Against Ships in Asia, there has been a significant drop in piracy in the Straits of Malacca and Singapore in the year past, […]

Indonesia, Singapore discuss shipping security at Malacca Strait

Denpasar (ANTARA News) – Officials from Indonesia and Singapore met here on Wednesday to discuss shipping security in the Malacca-Singapore Straits. The head of the Sub-Directorate of Buoy Base and Workshop of the Ministry of Transportation, Soedirman Said, said the Malacca-Singapore Straits lane is very crowded as it is the meeting point for up to […]