20 Years of Coordinated Patrols between Singapore and Indonesia

Chief of Defence Force of the Sin­ga­pore Armed Forces (SAF) Lieu­tenant-Gen­er­al (LG) Neo Kian Hong and his coun­ter­part Com­man­der-in-Chief of the Indone­sian Nation­al Defence Forces Admi­ral (ADM) Agus Suhartono offi­ci­at­ed dur­ing the 20th anniver­sary of the Indone­sia-Sin­ga­pore Coor­di­nat­ed Patrol (ISCP) in the Chan­gi Com­mand and Con­trol Cen­tre at Chan­gi Naval Base this morn­ing.

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Sea demon­stra­tion of ISCP oper­a­tions con­duct­ed by assets and per­son­nel from the RSN, TNI AL, PCG and POLRI.
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The ISCP was estab­lished in 1992 to com­bat sea rob­beries in the Sin­ga­pore Strait and Philip Chan­nel, through col­lab­o­ra­tive efforts by the Repub­lic of Sin­ga­pore Navy (RSN), the Sin­ga­pore Police Coast Guard (PCG), the Indone­sian Navy (TNI AL) and the Indone­sian Nation­al Police (POLRI). These efforts have result­ed in a sig­nif­i­cant decrease in the num­ber of sea rob­beries from 27 inci­dents in 1992 to eight in 2011.

As part of the event, ADM Suhartono and LG Neo wit­nessed the sign­ing of the revised ISCP Stan­dard Oper­at­ing Pro­ce­dures, which is designed to strength­en the coop­er­a­tion of the var­i­ous stake­hold­ers against sea rob­beries. ADM Suhartono, LG Neo and the chiefs of the Sin­ga­pore and Indone­sian navies also presided over the launch of the SURPIC II infor­ma­tion shar­ing por­tal, an enhanced ver­sion of the orig­i­nal SURPIC sea sur­veil­lance sys­tem which was set up in 2005 to pro­vide a com­mon mar­itime aware­ness of the Sin­ga­pore Strait to the Indone­sian and Sin­ga­pore navies. There­after, they observed a demon­stra­tion of ISCP oper­a­tions com­pris­ing a sim­u­lat­ed cross-bor­der pur­suit and inter­cep­tion of sea rob­bers, con­duct­ed by assets and per­son­nel from the RSN, TNI AL, PCG and POLRI.

The 20th anniver­sary of the ISCP under­scores the close and long-stand­ing coop­er­a­tion between the Sin­ga­pore and Indone­sian navies. Both navies inter­act reg­u­lar­ly in a range of activ­i­ties that include pro­fes­sion­al exchanges, exer­cis­es such as the bien­ni­al Exer­cise Eagle, as well as col­lab­o­ra­tions such as the bilat­er­al socio-civic pro­gramme Indo-Sin Bhak­ti Sosial, and the mul­ti­lat­er­al Malac­ca Strait Patrols. These inter­ac­tions have enhanced the inter­op­er­abil­i­ty and mutu­al under­stand­ing between the two navies.
Source:
MINDEF, Sin­ga­pore

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