ArrowArtboardCreated with Sketch.Title ChevronTitle ChevronIcon FacebookIcon LinkedinIcon Mail ContactPath LayerIcon MailPositive ArrowIcon PrintIcon Twitter
International relations

Indonesia, Malaysia and Philippines launch joint sea patrols

Mindanao siege serves as a wake-up call on terrorism

Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines will patrol the Sulu and Celebes seas, where they share maritime borders. (Photo by Bobby Nugroho)

JAKARTA/TARAKAN, Indonesia -- Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines on Monday began joint sea patrols meant to deter piracy and counter the growing threat of terrorism.

Defense ministers from the three countries kicked off the "Indomalphi" tripartite patrols aboard an Indonesian warship anchored at a port in the city of Tarakan, in the province of North Kalimantan. The ship then headed out to sea, where guests were presented with a display of force by around a dozen vessels and a drill that simulated rescuing hostages from pirates.

Sponsored Content

About Sponsored Content This content was commissioned by Nikkei's Global Business Bureau.

Discover the all new Nikkei Asia app

  • Take your reading anywhere with offline reading functions
  • Never miss a story with breaking news alerts
  • Customize your reading experience

Nikkei Asian Review, now known as Nikkei Asia, will be the voice of the Asian Century.

Celebrate our next chapter
Free access for everyone - Sep. 30

Find out more