Posts From CRIMARIO Watch

Addressing Maritime Insecurity in the Horn of Africa

Some recent incidents involving vessels off the Horn of Africa do not seem to reflect traditional forms of piracy, and could signal major maritime disruptions if an effective response is not developed. OBP (Ocean BeyondPiracy) has highlighted and classified six of

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Djibouti Code of conduct broadened to maritime illicit activities

An international agreement (the Djibouti Code of Conduct) that has been instrumental in repressing piracy and armed robbery against ships in the western Indian Ocean and the Gulf of Aden has seen its scope significantly broadened to cover other illicit

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An AIS handbook

AIS vessel tracking and monitoring service, BigOceanData Online, has compiled a comprehensive handbook on AIS which covers a wide range of topics from specific AIS units to getting the most out of the data gathered. The guide also includes some

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EU invests in Mombasa port projects

The European Union is considering investing at least $200 million (Sh20 billion) on Mombasa Port projects including modernisation of berths. The European Investment Bank (EIB) has already received a request for funding from the Kenya Ports Authority (KPA), which is

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Blue Economy Committee implemented in Kenya

NAIROBI, Kenya Jan 14 – President Uhuru Kenyatta has appointed the Chief of Defense Forces Samson Mwathethe to chair the Blue Economy implementation Committee. In a notice appearing in the latest Kenya Gazette, Chief of Staff and Head of the

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Ex-Seychelles president has bigger fish to fry now

It may be a small country with a population of just under one million but Seychelles reckons it can punch above its weight in the international arena by leading the way in what is called the “blue economy”. The notion,

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Maritime crime increasing (BIMCO seminar)

Industry security experts have concluded that maritime crime will not be stopped any time soon – and that cyber incidents would continue to expand in frequency and severity. This was the consensus at BIMCO’s first ever Maritime Security Seminar in

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exactEarth for small vessel tracking in South Africa

ExactEarth Europe Limited, a U.K. subsidiary of exactEarth Ltd, the leading provider of satellite Automatic Identification System (AIS) data services, has been awarded a 1.1 million pound (approximately $1.3 million) grant from the UK Space Agency under its International Partnerships

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