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17 countries and 13 agencies attending The 7th Maritime Security Desktop Exercise 2016
    2016-03-21  1652  Print

Semarang, 21/03/2016 – The 7th Maritime Security Desktop Exercise (MSDE) was the cooperation between Indonesia (represented by Badan Keamanan Laut) and Australia (represented by Australian Border Force), that was the form of regional best practice. The event was commenced by Chief of Bakamla, Rear Admiral Ari Soedewo, S.E., M.H. on Monday 21/03/2016 at Gumaya Tower Hotel, Semarang. This three-day event was intended to improve the coordination and information exchange among regional states in handling regional maritime security issues.

 

Soedewo conveyed that MSDE was a forum to actualize the solidarity of regional states in managing security of regional waters, which covers from South China Sea to Indian Ocean. All the problems in the area will also become regional attention.

 

Marine area has become an important resources to each country because it has been used as commerce lane since long time ago. Its role in commerce lane and international transportation gave multiplier effect in economic growth and people welfare. Therefore it became an important aspect to each country to protect their marine area, which became the basic of maritime security concept.

 

Chief of Bakamla got a chance to inform the plan to revive silk road that will be transformed into 21st century maritime silk road. This strategic inisiative was in accordance with Joko Widodo’s program in building world’s maritime pivot, which build maritime potency and maritime based economy by Indonesian people.

 

Maritime Security Desktop Exercise was intended to protect marine resource in the Asia and Australia from various maritime issues. The regional maritime issues discussed in MSDE 7th encompass armed robbery, maritime SAR and maritime diplomacy. Commander Maritime Mohd Zulfadli Bin Nayan (Principle Assistance Director, Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency) became the keynote on armed robbery topic, Genito B Basilio (Director of Action Center, Philippines Coast Guard) became the keynote on maritime SAR topic and Octaviano Alimudin (Director of Politic, Security and Regional Agreement, Directorate General of International Law)  became keynote on maritime diplomacy topic..

 

7th MSDE invited 4 facilitators namely Stuart Kaye and Dr. Chris Rahman from The Australian National Centre for Ocean Resources and Security (ANCORS), CAPT Kresno Buntoro, S.H., LLM, Ph.D (Secretary of NAVY Law), experts in maritime law, and academics from University of Defense as well as I Made Andi Arsana, S.T., M.E., Ph.D as lecturer at Gadjah Mada University.

 

The event was participated by 13 domestic agencies, encompasses Navy, National Police, Ministry of Foreign affairs, Ministry of Transportation, Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Law and Human Rights, Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries, Ministry of Environment and Forestry, National Drugs Agency, Nuclear Energy Regulatory Agency, National Anti Terorism Agency and National SAR Agency.

 

There were international participants from 17 countries, comprises of Australia, Sri Lanka,  Tiongkok,  Hongkong,  Maladewa, South Korea, Pakistan, Myanmar, Kamboja, Malaysia, Phillipine, Papua New Guinea, Timor Leste, Bangladesh, Brunei Darussalam, Thailand, and Singapore.

 

 Source : Bakamla Public Relation