Taiwan's submarine programme continues to make progress, with the first keel laid last month.
Malaysia responds to pirates and China
The Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) and Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN) shadowed a hijacked oil tanker in the South China Sea, before a group of eight pirates managed to escape in a lifeboat on 18 June.
The vessel, Orkim Harmony, carried a cargo of nearly 6,000 tons of petrol worth US$5.6 million. The vessel disappeared en route from Malacca to Kuantan on 12 June, prompting the MMEA to activate a search.
The missing vessel was eventually discovered by a Royal Australian Air Force AP-3C Orion aircraft within the Cambodia-Vietnam maritime border on 17 June, with its name modified to …
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