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Bakamla, USCG hold workshop amid discovery of suspected Chinese UUVs

  • Novan Iman Santosa

    The Jakarta Post

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Jakarta   /   Thu, January 21, 2021   /  04:41 pm
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Indonesian Maritime Security Agency (Bakamla) officers participate in a workshop held in cooperation with the United States Coast Guard (USCG) on maritime operational threats. (Courtesy of Bakamla/-)

The Maritime Security Agency (Bakamla) held a virtual workshop with the United States Coast Guard (USCG) that focused on maritime security and how to “swiftly and properly” handle maritime incidents. The workshop was conducted just several weeks after several incidents related to maritime safety and security took place in Indonesian waters. Held virtually at Bakamla’s office in Rawamangun, East Jakarta, on Tuesday, the workshop took the theme Maritime Operational Threat Response (MOTR) 2021, Bakamla said in a media statement on Wednesday. “The training’s aim is to prepare all Bakamla personnel on how to act swiftly and properly,” said Bakamla chief spokesman Col. Wisnu Pramandita. “It is not only seen from the perspective of security and safety of a ship and its crew but also oftentimes, overlaps with state sovereignty.” Baka...