SE Asian navies to take fight to pirates

Kuala Lumpur: A joint patrol between Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam, Singapore and Thailand will be conducted soon to fight pirates who are attacking product tankers for fuel.

The Royal Malaysian Navy Chief Admiral Tan Sri Abdul Aziz Jaafar said earlier this week a discussion had been made between the countries.

There have been two recent hijackings in Southeast Asia with criminals targeting fuel being carried on small product tankers. Southeast Asia was the world’s most piracy prone region last year.   [06/02/15]


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