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Friday, July 19th, 2019

No immediate threats to ships transiting Straits of Malacca and Singapore

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by July 5, 2019 General

SINGAPORE, July 5 (NNN-BERNAMA) Singapore has not received any information on immediate threats to ships transiting the Straits of Malacca and Singapore (SOMS) or to Singapore registered ships.

Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) said the Port of Singapore will maintain the current security level 1 as per the International Ship and Port Facility Security (ISPS) Code and Singapore’s security agencies will continue to be vigilant.

Regardless of the security level, all ships transiting the SOMS are advised to be vigilant and implement the relevant security measures as per ISPS ships security plan, it said in response to media queries.

On Wednesday, China reportedly raised the security level for its vessels heading through the Strait of Malacca, a key Asian trade route.

MPA said it will closely monitor the situation and provide updates to ships traversing the SOMS and Singapore registered ships.

Source: NAM News Network

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