By Kwa. & Sk Guan

This publication confronts either the maritime protection demanding situations and responses. In Southeast Asia, maritime defense has, over the past 20 years, taken on a miles better value, a result of legislations of the ocean conference, which has led to a two hundred nautical mile particular financial Zones (EEZs). in addition to conventional protection threats to maritime protection, there has additionally emerged quite a number non-traditional risk, comparable to these emanating from piracy and overseas terrorism that spill over into the maritime area. occasions corresponding to September eleventh, and the designation of Southeast Asia as a 'second entrance' within the warfare opposed to terrorism, have led to the transforming into cognizance that multilateral protection cooperation is needed that allows you to greater deal with rising defense threats. specialist participants to this e-book establish the character of the maritime safety challenge and seriously evaluation a number of the responses with a watch to bettering the administration of winning and rising safeguard threats. This booklet might be a useful source to teachers, coverage analysts, legislators and scholars attracted to defense matters in Southeast Asia.

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Of passages No. of different ships Sunda Strait Tonnage carried Proportion of total tonnage Average DWT No. of passages No. 0% 48,783 1,320 2,278 Source: Study on passage through the Straits of Malacca and Singapore, 2001, Japan Maritime Research Institute, March 2002 fourth port, Tanjung Priok, is situated on the Sunda Strait. In addition, Singapore is a major transhipment hub located along the east–west main route within the global hub and spoke container network. 12 Because the Malacca, Lombok and Sunda Straits are so important to the transportation of oil and raw material, such as iron ore, as well as for the conveyance of container traffic, the free and safe navigation of commercial vessels in these sea lanes has become an important issue.

First, the littoral states – Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore – because of the threat of pollution and the possible risk of attacks on onshore facilities. Second, the user states, especially China, Japan and South Korea, which are dependent on the Malacca Strait for the smooth and efficient transit of cargo, especially energy supplies. Other user states are the major maritime powers, such as the United States, which are concerned about the possible threat to their naval vessels traversing through the straits.

Lau, ‘Malaysia’s new guardians of the sea’, The Sunday Times @ The Straits Times Interactive, 15 May 2005. R. Scott, ‘IMDEX: Singapore stresses counters to maritime terrorism’, Jane’s Defence Weekly, 1 November 2003. C. L. Goh, ‘Armed navy escorts for suspect ships’, The Straits Times Interactive, 28 February 2005. R. Go, ‘Singapore Strait patrols keep pirates at bay’, The Straits Times Interactive, 16 May 2002. ‘Radar to monitor S’pore Strait: Indonesia, S’pore co-effort to boost waterways security, prevent pirate attacks’, Today, 27 May 2005.

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