Posts From CRIMARIO Watch

Tanzania Closes its Open Registry

Tanzania has temporarily closed its maritime registry to foreign vessels while it reviews the status of all ships flying its flag. President John Magufuli announced the suspension on Friday in response to a string of arrests involving Tanzanian-flagged vessels for drug smuggling

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Seychelles, India sign new version of Assumption Island military deal

Seychelles and India signed a 20-year agreement on Saturday that will enable the construction of military infrastructures on Assumption Island. The agreement was signed for the second time after revisions were made to the previous one that the Secretary of

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East Africa’s ivory smuggled out of Mozambican ports

After tighter monitoring was applied recently at the Dar es Salaam harbour in Tanzania, East African ivory smugglers moved their export hub to northern Mozambique ports. Tanzania remains the logistical centre from where the smuggling networks access money and equipment,

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SRT Marine Systems Wins UN Contract To Help Curb Piracy In Somalia

SRT Marine Systems PLC said on Friday it has won a fishing boat monitoring contract from a United Nations agency as part of an initiative to curb piracy in Somalia. SRT will supply specialist automatic identification system Class B transceivers

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Blue Economy In Africa: Initiatives, Prospects And Issues

Harnessing the oceans’ resources in a sustainable manner is the ‘new frontier of the African renaissance’ according to the African Union (AU). This ‘blue growth’ will only be achieved if ocean’s health and security at sea are won back. The

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Blue Economy course starts July 2017

The Commonwealth of Learning, in collaboration with the University of Seychelles’ James Michel Blue Economy Research Institute, is offering a free online course on the Blue Economy. The course, titled “Understanding the Blue Economy,” is aimed at individuals new to the

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Chinese trawlers snapped fishing in Djibouti’s protected waters

Six trawlers flying the Chinese flag were spotted off the coast of Djibouti in the past few weeks, flouting a ban and fishing in a protected coastal area near the town of Obock. Local fishermen, residents and activists immediately began

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Seychelles opens two maritime information sharing centres

On 1st July, Seychelles opened two information sharing centres to enhance maritime security.  The NISCC (National Information Sharing and Coordination Centre), being a national entity, will have its mission to co-coordinate and manage the ever increasing level of activities within

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Nacala port opening in Mozambique

The coal terminal at Nacala-a-Velha Port in Nampula province will formally enter into operation on 9 May 2017, marking the start of a new phase in the exploitation of the resources extracted in the Moatize basin in Tete province. Refurbishment

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India, Mauritius to firm up coop in maritime security

NEW DELHI, May 27:  India announced a USD 500 million line of credit to Mauritius as the two countries decided to firm up cooperation in the field of maritime security in the Indian Ocean region. The two sides signed a

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