Chennai, Nov 18: Inaugurating advanced maritime security training for the ASEAN Regional Forum on Monday, Nov 17, Commander Basra, Inspector-General SPS Basra, Commander, Coast Guard Region (East) said, "The maritime economic scenario worldwide is in the middle of revolutionary changes". He also said that these changes and the emerging sea dependent trade pattern of the world would, undoubtedly, have a significant impact on Asia's maritime and economic growth in the next decade or so.
The present maritime security environment was international, in which not only the countries of the region but also those of the immediate regions were dependent on safe and secure shipping routes.
Of late, under the light of modern technology, the region was emerging as the most imperilled zone owing to the rise of many non-military threats. Despite the international laws and regulations, the seas remained full of changes and concerns, he said.