Authorities meet to combat pirate problem in waters of Southeast Asia

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Authorities have curbed pirate attacks in the busy Strait of Malacca between Malaysia and Indonesia, so pirates have shifted their focus elsewhere in the region. Rian Maelzer filed this report from Malaysia.

Authorities meet to combat pirate problem in waters of Southeast Asia

Authorities meet to combat pirate problem in waters of Southeast Asia

Authorities have curbed pirate attacks in the busy Strait of Malacca between Malaysia and Indonesia, so pirates have shifted their focus elsewhere in the region. Rian Maelzer filed this report from Malaysia.

Highlights:

  • 1/3 of the world’s trade passes through the waters off Southeast Asia.
  • Malaysia’s Maritime Enforcement Agency deploys dozens of vessels to patrol Malaysia’s coastal waters each day.
  • New piracy hot spots have emerged in the waters between Singapore and nearby Indonesian islands. Malaysia’s east coast in the South China Sea has also seen an increase.
  • In 2014 there were some 140 incidents of piracy in this region and 16 cases of pirates successfully hijacking vessels.
  • Malaysia is using undercover officers to try to infiltrate pirate groups.
  • Malaysian authorities have caught and jailed some six groups of pirates in recent years.

Pottengal Mukundan of International Maritime Bureau discusses global maritime piracy

CCTV America interviewed Pottengal Mukundan, director of International Maritime Bureau, ICC-Commercial Crime Services.

Pottengal Mukundan of International Maritime Bureau discusses global maritime piracy

Pottengal Mukundan of International Maritime Bureau discusses global maritime piracy

CCTV America interviewed Pottengal Mukundan, director of International Maritime Bureau, ICC-Commercial Crime Services.