Jakarta: The International Maritime Board (IMB) has told the Indonesian government it needs to up security at its ports and in its waters due to increased instances of armed robbery and piracy over the past few months.
“While seafarers continue to be on their guard against the threat of piracy, robbery is still a danger to shipping in many parts of the world. Indonesian authorities should pay greater attention and rapidly respond to increasing armed robberies at Indonesian ports. Otherwise, this will disturb national and international shipping,” the maritime watchdog said in a press release. [23/10/12]