Military Capabilities

Australia, Singapore sign agreement to share white shipping information

30 September 2019

As part of wider efforts to strengthen nautical security in the region, Australia’s Maritime Border Command (MBC) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to exchange white shipping information with the Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN).

The MBC is a multiagency taskforce within the Australian Border Force (ABF). The agreement, which entails co-operation in the sharing and protection of information related to civil maritime security activities, was signed on 23 September, the ABF said in a statement on 27 September.

“Australia and Singapore face similar civil maritime security challenges and this agreement will allow our two countries to continue to build on a range of capabilities,” said Commander of the MBC Rear Admiral Lee Goddard.

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