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piracy was a menace in the area for centuries, but increased patrols by regional countries were credited with bringing a sharp decline in attacks in recent years.

"While Gen. Martin Dempsey's recent visit to Ho Chi Minh City was a good indicator that full normalization of ties are on the horizon, how soon remains a question," said Darling.
The incident took place yesterday near the Malaysian resort island Tioman in the South China Sea as the tanker was travelling from Singapore to Thailand, the International Maritime Bureau's piracy Reporting Centre said. The ship's crew were locked in ...
Armed pirates commandeered a Thai tanker off Malaysia's east coast and pumped out its cargo of oil, a maritime watchdog said Friday, adding to a series of hijackings that has raised fears of a growing Southeast Asian piracy menace. The incident took ...
... Malaysian resort island Tioman in the South China Sea, the international maritime bureau's (IMB) piracy Reporting Centre said.

pirates hijack Thai ship, steal oil. Malaysia: Armed pirates commandeered a Thai tanker off Malaysia's east coast and pumped out its cargo of oil, adding to a series of hijackings that has raised fears of a growing South-east Asian piracy menace ...
The Vietnam Coast Guard (VCG) has used its resources to expel more than 4,500 foreign vessels that illegally entered Vietnamese waters over the past 16 years, leaders of the VCG's Zone 3 have said.
Kuala Lumpur: Armed pirates commandeered a Thai tanker off Malaysia's east coast and pumped out its cargo of oil, a maritime watchdog said on Friday (Aug 29), adding to a series of hijackings that has raised fears of a growing Southeast Asian piracy ...
Istanbul - The alliance between Indonesia and Turkey dates back to the 16th century when Portuguese pirates started attacking Indonesian boats while traveling to Mecca to fulfill their religious duty. In response, the Ottoman Empire sent a navy to ...
The EU has been supporting national and regional cooperation in the investigation and prosecution of terrorism cases in both The Philippines and Indonesia. In order to deny terrorists technologies and equipment ... Here again the EU and the Philippines ...
So this is an integral part of a SIM boxer's strategy - to attract "pirate" operators among legally licensed carriers.
"Islamic countries like Malaysia or Indonesia, for example, still manage to have commercial banking sectors." In private, some officials voice the suspicion that a ... Is it the pirate, the terrorist, or the poor man?" *Update, Aug. 26, 2014: This ...
Jakarta, Aug. 27 (Xinhua) -- Indonesian and Singaporean authorities have agreed to extend cooperation between the two neighboring countries to improve capabilities of resources working in their maritime sector, an Indonesian official said on Wednesday.
GIO guitars are made in Indonesia and while they aren't world class, they are decent enough to get you through the learning patch and even perform a little.
"Islamic countries like Malaysia or Indonesia, for example, still manage to have commercial banking sectors." In private, some officials voice the suspicion that a ... Is it the pirate, the terrorist, or the poor man?" *Update, Aug. 26, 2014: This ...
China is already starting to lose manufacturing operations in light industry to countries like Sri Lanka, Cambodia and Indonesia, where wages are a quarter to half of those in China. China is not going to lose its manufacturing dominance anytime soon ...

Two vessels were seized and their crews arrested over an alleged illegal fuel transfer off the coast of Malaysia last week, Malaysian newspaper the Star reports.
"Islamic countries like Malaysia or Indonesia, for example, still manage to have commercial banking sectors." In private, some officials voice the suspicion that a ... Is it the pirate, the terrorist, or the poor man?" *Update, Aug. 26, 2014: This ...
No Roads Expeditions are trailblazers in the Indonesian adventure market. Their inaugural trip was in Indonesia 11 years ago, ... Luckily, however, Garuda Indonesia is opening up spectacular attractions such as these all over eastern Indonesia, with a ...
Indonesia's outgoing leader should hike oil prices. He'd be doing his successor a big favor by lifting fuel subsidies.
The US Navy (USN) and naval forces from six Southeast Asian countries - Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, The Philippines, Singapore, and Thailand - have concluded the 13th 'Southeast Asia Co-operation and Training' ('SEACAT') exercise.
At another point where the video appears to show a victim being shot a second time, a man speaking in Bahasa Indonesian says: "He has died twice.
The Indonesian navy's (Tentara Nasional Indonesia - Angkatan Laut, or TNI-AL's) Western Fleet Command (Komando Armada RI Kawasan Barat - KOARMABAR) will receive an additional four KCR-40 missile attack craft by the end of 2014 to strengthen its ... by ...
Kerry pointed to a recent settlement of a 20-year maritime boundary disagreement between Indonesia and The Philippines, as well as a fishing agreement last year between Japan and Taiwan, as examples of how these disputes can be resolved through good ...
As investigation in the Bali, Indonesia murder of Chicago academic Sheila von Wiese Mack continues - with her 18-year-old daughter Heather Mack and the girl's 21-year-old boyfriend Tommy Schaefer in custody as suspects - the girl's appointed ...
Tommy Schaefer and Heather Mack Friday were charged in Bali, Indonesia in connection with the murder of Mack's mother Sheila von Wiese-Mack, after the woman's half-naked remains were recovered from a blood-soaked suitcase in a taxi parked in front of ...
The Regional Cooperation Agreement on Combating piracy and Armed Robbery against ships in Asia (ReCAAP) has released a report for July 2014 showing that the number of incidents of piracy and armed robbery against ships in Asia has decreased from 21 ...
Maritime forces from the US, Singapore, Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, The Philippines and Thailand, have started the annual multilateral exercise South East Asia Cooperation and Training (SEACAT), at the Republic of Singapore navy's (RSN) Multinational ...
The chief of the Indonesian navy (Tentera Nasional Indonesia - Angkatan Laut, or TNI-AL) has confirmed that the Klewang-class stealth patrol ship programme has resumed and that the service will operate a class of at least four vessels.
After that, they journeyed down to the Panama Canal, crossed the Pacific, toured Australia and New Zealand and travelled through Indonesia to India. They have spent the past few years in the Mediterranean. The pair encountered turtles, stingrays and ...
After heading North to Canada they journeyed down to the Panama Canal, crossed the Pacific to Australasia, then up through Indonesia to South East Asia, over to India and through the Suez Canal to the Mediterranean where they have spent the last couple ...
Jane and Clive Green, lifelong sailors now in their 60s, visited some 56 countries, travelled in waters off the coast of Somalia - known for its pirates - met a Sei whale bigger than their 35ft yacht, Mrs Green, swam with seals off the Galapagos ...
In that time they have sailed pirate-infested seas, watched volcanoes billow, and studied Komodo dragons. All while learning how to become ... Their biggest scare was being followed by a boat in waters inhabited by Somali pirates. But it turned out to ...
Singapore - Sailors from the Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN)'s Maritime Security Task Force are participating in an annual maritime exercise called Southeast Asia Cooperation And Training (SEACAT) with navies from Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, the ...
The external affairs minister said the Asian security was beset with challenges of terrorism, WMD (Weapons of Mass Destruction) proliferation, territorial and maritime disputes, cyber crime and piracy, energy insecurity and environmental degradation ...
Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar - Today in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar, Secretary of State John Kerry led the United States' delegation to the 21st Meeting of the ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF), an annual gathering of foreign ministers and senior officials representing 26 ...
The training syllabus included amphibious operations, gunnery, missile, anti-submarine and air defense exercises as well as military medicine, humanitarian assistance and disaster response, counter-piracy, mine clearance operations, explosive ordnance ...
8 (Xinhua) -- The Indonesian authorities, along with their Singaporean and Malaysian counterparts, are highly expected to intensify sea patrols in Malacca Strait due to escalating piracy activities lately that cost international and national shipping ...
Meantime, there are people fully dressed as pirates roaming the area, ostensibly hiding treasures that a gathering group of youngsters will seek out and plunder.
Forty-two ships and submarines representing 15 international partner nations maneuver into a close formation during Rim of the Pacific 2014.
JACKPOT was registered by N.V. Sumatra Tobacco, an Indonesian cigarette company quite well known for registering other tobacco brands around the region.
Southeast Asia has been now touted as a piracy hotspot after activities off the coast of Somalia slowed down recently, Aug 3, 2014.
Since 2010, there has been a steadily increasing trend of piracy attacks in Southeast Asia, according to a report released by UNITAR (UN Institute for Training and Research), with 150 separate incidents just from last year alone.
"A maritime patrol boat gave chase but lost them in the waters off a neighbouring country," he said, adding that initial investigations revealed there were seven Indonesian pirates. Amran said the injured sailor was warded at the Kota Tinggi hospital ...
Robberies in Indonesian ports and along that nation's coastline also dropped, a decline that ReCaap - the Regional Cooperation Agreement on Combating piracy and Armed Robbery against Ships in Asia - also attributes to the Indonesian government's policy ...
Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore straits, Bangladesh and Nigeria contributed 70% of the total incidents reported in H1 this year, it said.
Even the small percentage of people who are aware of the importance of shipping can't imagine the dangers that hundreds of ships and crew face from piracy. Between 2008 and 2011 hundreds of ships were attacked off the ... Their networks remain intact ...
The Regional Co-operation Agreement on Combating Piracy and Armed Robbery against ships in Asia (ReCAAP) has also warned that pirates in the region are shifting focus to larger vessels such as bulk carrier and tankers. Cdr Gagliano told IHS Jane's that ...
Indonesian Muslim clerics have accused an English-language newspaper of blasphemy for publishing a cartoon critical of the Islamist group ISIL, wreaking havoc with its bloody Iraq offensive.


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