Maritime Institute of Malaysia


MIMA was pleased to host the Director General of India’s Coast Guard, (DG ICG) Vice Admiral Arurag G Thapliyal, AVSM, the Commandant of the ICG, Commander HS Sherawat and the Defence Adviser, Colonel Praveen Chhabra on 9 Jul 2014 as part of their visit to maritime-security-related agencies in Malaysia.     


Col. Praveen, Vice Admiral Arurag,  Capt. Martin and Cdr Sherawat during the discussions

Capt. Martin A. Sebastian, Head, Centre for Maritime Security and Diplomacy attended to the visit. DG ICG was keen to discuss on several areas among them the Indian Ocean, Privately Contracted Armed Security...

Development of Joint HNS Standard Operating Procedures & Establishment of HNS Response Centres in the Straits of Malacca & Singapore

24 – 26 June 2014
Johor Bahru

The three-day workshop organized by the Marine Department of Malaysia sought to develop standard operating procedures on hazardous and noxious substances (HNS) among the littoral states of the Straits of Malacca and Singapore (SOMS). The workshop was facilitated by oil and chemical spill consultants Capt Patrick Ooi and Capt Ramu Naidu.

The workshop aimed to implement Project 2 on Cooperation and Capacity Building on HNS Preparedness and Response under the SOM’s Cooperative Mechanism on Safety of Navigation and Environmental Protection. The purpose of the project is to improve the marine...


A 15-man delegation from the Thailand Maritime Enfocement Coordination Centre (THAI-MECC), a 24-hour coordination centre based at the Naval Command Centre in Bangkok visited MIMA on 26 June 2014. Thai-MECC coordinates efforts among relevant Thai agencies in protecting the country’s national interests.

Led by Rear Admiral Pakorn Wanich, Naval Adviser to the Royal Thai Navy, the delegation comprised government law enforcement agencies, scholars, analysts and naval staff keen on learning from MIMA on maritime security policy issues.

Thai-MECC delegation  exhanging views on maritime security issues with CMSD

The delegation was briefed by Capt Martin A. Sebastian...

MIMA Maritime Security Brown Bag Discussion 6/2014

Responding to Complex Security Scenarios

The Centre for Maritime Security and Diplomacy (CMSD) hosted another round of monthly Maritime Security Brown Bag Discussion in MIMA. The objective of these discussions are to obtain a harmonised view on particular topics on security. This time, the discussion topic was on complex security scenarios. Complex in a sense that it will require  a multi faceted approach to either prevent or respond to it.  Dato Dr. Abu Bakar Jaafar, Adjunct Senior Fellow, Chaired the discussion attended by a small group consisting of the Royal Malaysia Police, Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency and the...

Enhancing Search and Rescue Performance

17-19 June 2014
Kuala Lumpur

The 4th ISAR 2014 gathered several national agencies, scholars, industry players, and regional and international SAR participants. The Chief Executive of the Malaysian Institute of Defence and Security (MiDAS), Lt Jen Dato' Pahlawan Dr William R. Stevenson delivered the welcoming remarks followed by the keynote address by Rear Admiral Tan Sri K. Thanabalasingham (Rtd).

Figure 1: ISAR 2014 Brochure and MIMA booth

MIMA participated actvely in the ISAR 2014 with a booth to showcase the thematic areas of policy research and the publications released thus far. Capt. Martin A. Sebastian’s presentation on...