Tag Archives: ReCAAP

Rapid response team formed to fight SE Asian pirates


n response to the growing threat posed by robbers and pirates in the region the Malaysian and Indonesian navies have formed a joint rapid deployment team. The Malaysian side is based in Johor and includes a helicopter and the Indonesian side is based on Batam Island opposite Singapore. Continue reading

Piracy 2.0: The Net-Centric Evolution

Network-Centric Warfare derives its power from the strong networking of a well-informed but geographically dispersed force. – VADM Arthur Cebrowski, Proceedings 1998 Continue reading

Indonesian police detain three suspected tanker hijackers

Lily Bertha Kartika

North Sulawesi Marine Police have detained three alleged hijackers of the Indonesian-flagged tanker Rehobot. Continue reading

RM1.5mil fishing boat seized by robbers found on Thai island

ALOR SETAR: A Malaysian fishing vessel which was seized by gun-toting Thai pirates in the waters off Kedah last Saturday, was found anchored in Taratao Island, Thailand, three days ago. Continue reading

MMEA to scrutinise tanker’s navigation system


PETALING JAYA: MT Joaquim, which was reported missing on Saturday night and later found in Indonesian waters near Pulau Rupat, will be towed to Malacca before its navigation system is scrutinised. Continue reading

Hishammuddin: Further expansion of joint patrols to ensure safety of vessels

Aiezat Fadzell


HULU KELANG: Defence Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein today called for further expansion of joint patrols by Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and Indonesia at the South China Seas and Straits of Malacca. Continue reading

SE Asia pirates hijack another tanker

After taking a break in July, Southeast Asia’s pirates appear to have returned to form with the hijacking of a product tanker, Joaquim, on August 8th.  Continue reading