28 February 2023
155 Vietnamese fishing vessels operate in the zone of overlapping Indonesian and Vietnamese EEZ claims in the North Natuna Sea

  Based on AIS, as many as 155 Vietnamese fishing vessels were observed operating within the overlapping EEZ claims of Indonesia and Vietnam in the North Natuna Sea in February 2023. IOJI predicts intrusion by Vietnamese vessels in the same area will increase in the coming months. A[…]

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30 January 2023
In the North Natuna Sea, KIA Vietnam Moves Closer to the Outer Islands

Towards the end of 2022 in the North Natuna Sea, a number of Vietnamese fishing boats were seen moving further south. As they approached Natuna, their presence was successfully recorded by Natuna fishermen to a distance of about 20 nautical miles from Laut Island, Indonesia’s outermost island in[…]

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25 January 2023
(Opinion)How free is the freedom of navigation, right to sail?

Author: Andreas Aditya Salim, The Jakarta Post, 25 January 2023   The year 2022 concluded with a great achievement in the law of the sea, namely an agreement on an exclusive economic zone (EEZ) boundary between Indonesia and Vietnam. Unfortunately, while the international communities are celebrating it, the[…]

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