On 14 October 2021, the 39th SAM (shared awareness meeting) was held, co-organized by the Information Fusion Centre (IFC) Singapore and the Singapore Shipping Association (SSA). More than 240 participants from 30 countries, comprising key stakeholders from the shipping industry and maritime security agencies, took part in this event.
The objective of this virtual meeting was to review the maritime security situation in the IFC’s area of interest (Southeast Asia), but also in other regions of the world. CDR Eric Jaslin, commanding officer of the MICA Center, had the opportunity to give an update on the Gulf of Guinea, and to remind shipowners of the advantages of joining the Voluntary Naval Cooperation (VNC).
Link to the IFC press article: https://www.mindef.gov.sg/web/portal/navy/pressroom/articles/2021/14oct21_article