Sea phase of ADMM-Plus exercise concludes in Singapore

Source: Xinhua| 2019-05-12 21:50:56|Editor: Shi Yinglun
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SINGAPORE, May 12 (Xinhua) -- The sea phase of the ASEAN Defense Ministers' Meeting (ADMM)-Plus Maritime Security Field Training Exercise concluded on Sunday in Singapore, Singapore's Ministry of Defense said in a statement.

This is the fourth Maritime Security Field Training Exercise conducted under the ambit of the ADMM-Plus, and it will close with a ceremony on Monday.

The statement said the ADMM-Plus Maritime Security Field Training Exercise, held from April 30 to May 13, is co-organized by Singapore and South Korea under their co-chairmanship of the ADMM-Plus Experts' Working Group on Maritime Security.

The exercise commenced in Busan, South Korea and concludes in Singapore. During the exercise, participating navies conducted maritime security drills such as boarding operations and protection of key installations, practiced the Code for Unplanned Encounters at Sea, shared information to track vessels-of-interest, and conducted helicopter cross-deck landings and replenishment at sea drills as they sailed.

The ADMM-Plus comprises the ten ASEAN countries as well as Australia, China, Japan, India, South Korea, New Zealand, Russia and the United States.