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Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines praise ‘zero kidnapping’ anti-piracy naval patrols

Malaysia, Indonesia and the Philippines have lauded the success of a 2017 agreement to conduct joint patrols and share intelligence about activities in waters in their region once prone to..

House approves Philippines’ maritime zones

The house committee on foreign affairs chair Ann Hofer says the bill’s approval 'marks an important step towards consolidating maritime jurisdiction as declared in the historic Arbitral Award'.

Philippines promises to ignore China maritime law as tension spikes

Amid China's growing military assertiveness, the Philippines has promised that it will ignore Beijing's amended maritime law, which now requires foreign vessels sailing in the South China Sea to..

Warning of armed attacks on ships at anchor in Manila Bay

On 17 July at 0125 hrs the Maersk Njussfjord was boarded and the perpetrators point a homemade handgun at the duty watcher’s head and tied him to the ship’s railing. Seven more perpetrators boarded..

Abu Sayyaf restarts kidnap-for-ransom at sea campaign

Sam Chambers Splash247 The Philippine Coast Guard is warning a faction of the terrorist group Abu Sayyaf is hunting vessels in Southeast Asia again looking for kidnap-for-ransom targets.