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Sunda Strait

, Soenda Strait
a strait between Sumatra and Java, linking the Java Sea with the Indian Ocean. Narrowest point: about 26 km (16 miles)
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An increasing number of couriers, however, are apprehended at smaller provincial airports and at various seaports, mostly in the areas bordering the Strait of Malacca and the Sunda Strait.
The collision and the following inferno raise international concern and cause shipping companies to divert their ships through the Lombok and Sunda straits.
In response, Naval VTS is activated in the Sunda Strait.
As some ninety ships a day are expected to be diverted through the Sunda Strait, time separation could cause severe congestion in the approaches; in addition, assembly areas cannot be used, due to the threat of deliberate collisions.
In apparent retaliation, Britain challenged Indonesia's maritime boundaries in September by passing a Royal Navy task force through the Indonesian-claimed Sunda Straits between Sumatra and Java.
This study first reappraises the historiography of the Sunda Straits Crisis.
The Sunda Strait is located between Sumatra and Java, and serves as a major sea link from the Indian Ocean to the Java Sea.
The earlier convulsive detonation created the islands of Sumatra and Java and left behind a gap that is now known as the Sunda Straits.
Chavalit said existence of the canal would enable ships that usually use the Malacca, Lombok or Sunda straits to considerably reduce the time of their journeys.
To access these areas, drug syndicates transport cannabis from northern to southern Sumatra via roadway, then across the Sunda Straits.
Looking ahead, maritime security remains a concern, particularly given the vulnerability of the Malacca and Sunda Straits.
Asiatic Fleet engaged the Japanese navy in exotic-sounding sea battles--Macassar Strait, Java Sea, Badung Strait and Sunda Strait.