Regional navies commemorate decade of cooperation at event at Changi Naval Base

SINGAPORE - The commanders of the navies of Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand and Malaysia met on Thursday (April 21) at Changi Naval Base to commemorate a decade cooperation to keep the Malacca Straits safe.

On April 21, 2006, the four navies established Malacca Straits Patrol (MSP), a set of cooperative measures comprising the Malacca Straits Sea Patrol, the "Eyes-in-the-Sky" Combined Maritime Air Patrols, and established a group to exchange intelligence.

The ceremony on Thursday was attended by Indonesia's Navy Chief of Staff Admiral Ade Supandi, Thailand's Commander-in-Chief of the Royal Thai Navy Admiral Na Areenich, Malaysia's Deputy Chief of Navy Vice-Admiral Dato Anuwi Hassan, Singapore's Chief of Navy Rear-Admiral Lai Chung Han and Singapore's Chief of Defence Force Major-General Perry Lim.

The commanders also visited an ongoing MSP Exercise held at the naval base.