Posts From Isabelle Gachie Vinson

Madagascar: IORIS platform users strengthen their know-how

The CFIM (Maritime Information Fusion Center), brings together the State authorities involved at sea (Naval Forces, Port Authorities, Search and Rescue Centre, Fisheries Surveillance, Environment, Gendarmerie, Police, Customs, etc.). Created in 2015 under the authority of the Prime Minister, the

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Maritime Security: MICA Center Annual Review

[Source: MICA Center] For this new edition, the Maritime Information Cooperation & Awareness Center (MICA Center), in collaboration with its vast network of partners, provides an analysis of the threats affecting maritime security worldwide, documented with detailed statistics. 2021 saw

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India-EU Workshop on MDA and Interoperability

On 8 December 2021, over 150 participants from India, Sri Lanka, Maldives and Bangladesh attended the joint India-EU MDA & interoperability workshop hosted by CRIMARIO and IFC-IOR. The event was opened by Mr Seppo Nurmi, Deputy Head of EU Delegation

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Tuesdays Second Chance: Sea King & SAR Operations

This edition, held on 7 December 2021, discussed the events surrounding the sinking of the Fishing Vessel Sea King off the Columbia River Bar in January 1991. The event resulted in deaths of 3 persons, including a member of the

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Tuesdays Second Chance: Captain Winston & Narcotics Interdiction

This edition, held on 26 October, discussed the events surrounding the interdiction of the Fishing Vessel Captain Winston west of the island of Guadeloupe in the Caribbean Sea. A description was given of how this vessel had been identified as

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The Dutch frigate HNLMS Evertsen supports the utilisation of IORIS

The Netherlands warship, Evertsen, during a recent deployment into the Indo-Pacific region, while escorting HMS Queen Elizabeth on her maiden deployment during OP FORTIS 21, provided feedback on the access and use of the IORIS platform. “The IORIS platform offers

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Maritime exercises, a powerful training tool

Exercises are perhaps the most powerful training tool available to prepare personnel, administrations and governments to confront the vast spectrum of maritime safety and security challenges presented by today’s complex world. As the famous Russian Field Marshall Suvorov stated, ‘What

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Tuesdays Second Chance: Oil Spill Cases

Replay of the webinar held on 28 September in association with the National Maritime Foundation (NMF) EU CRIMARIO and National Maritime Foundation speakers have presented oil spill case studies for drawing lessons learnt and discussing with participants from the potential

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CRIMARIO – MASE Regional Maritime Exercise (CRIMASREX 21/1): Lessons Learnt

The CRIMARIO-MASE Regional Maritime Exercise 21/1 (CRIMASREX 21/1) debrief took place on Thursday 30 September 2021 with representatives from 17 participating agencies, belonging to 7 countries of the Western Indian Ocean. Participants reported on the positive outcome and lessons learnt,

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Kick-off of the CRIMARIO – MASE Regional Maritime Exercise: CRIMASREX 21/1

[CRIMASREX, 20 September 2021] Official launch of the 3-day CRIMARIO – MASE Regional Maritime Exercise – CRIMASREX on Monday 20 September 2021, held virtually in the presence of Mr Raj Mohabeer, Officer in charge at Indian Ocean Commission (IOC), and

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