Making the Straits Safe and Secure

25 Jun 20

(Caption of photo above) MAJ Eric Ang (pictured right) conducting an After-Action Review with the exercise participants, both in IFC and via video-teleconference.

(Pictured from left to right) The International Liaison Officers (ILOs) in IFC participating in the exercise are CDR Pratum Yamsungnoen from the กองทัพเรือ Royal Thai Navy, LCDR Mohd Syaifful Hanif Bin Jamaludin from the Tentera Laut Diraja Malaysia, and CDR Benedictus Hery Murwanto from the Tni AL.

(Photo courtesy of ME3 Ruan Qin Yuan, Information Fusion Centre)


Did you know that one of the most important maritime trade route - the Straits of Malacca and Singapore - in the world is right at our doorstep? Thus, we all have a responsibility to keep it safe and secure!

This week, our Information Fusion Centre (IFC) located in Changi Naval Base hosted and led a command post exercise to enhance maritime security in the straits. This exercise was conducted on IFC's Real-time Info-sharing System (IRIS) with navies from Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, and Thailand.

Deputy Commander MSTF / MARSEC Command COL Sean Wat (picture left) having a commanders' huddle via video-teleconference with the Malacca Straits Sea Patrol (MSSP) Joint Working Group (JWG) Co-Chairmen.

COL Wat was also the Co-Exercise Director for the exercise.

(Photo courtesy of PTE Arron Koh, Navy Information Centre)

During the scenario-driven exercise, participants were required to respond to realistic injects that were based on past incidents.

They were able to strengthen information-sharing processes and collaborate operational responses with their respective monitoring and action agencies in their home country.

(Photo courtesy of CPT Anand S/O Sasangan, Navy Information Centre)