Assertion of regional autonomy over control of navigation in the Strait(s) of Malacca appeared at one time to threaten the maritime security of this vital sea route. The resolution to date of the environmental and safety concerns of the coastal states of the Straits illustrates the effective working of international law to resolve the conflicting claims of such coastal states and major outside users.
Finn, Daniel P.
"The Marine Environment and Maritime Security in Southeast Asia: Controlling Oil Tanker Traffic in The Strait of Malacca,"
Naval War College Review: Vol. 34
, Article 7.
Available at: http://digital-commons.usnwc.edu/nwc-review/vol34/iss6/7