Japan to help in latest Malacca Strait survey

Singapore: Japan and three Southeast Asian nations will jointly survey the Strait of Malacca for hazards to shipping next year.

Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore will map five priority locations in the congested channel. Japanese shipping companies will provide funds and technical personnel.

The survey will look for wrecks and issues created by shifting seabeds.

Japan is reliant on the strait for almost all its energy supplies.  [19/12/14]

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