News of maritime domain

Africa-Europe Alliance: Commissioner Mimica on official visit to Mauritius, a development success story

Brussels, 2 May 2019 : Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development Neven Mimica is on an official visit to the Republic of Mauritius, where he met Prime Minister Jugnauth and various Members of the Government. On this occasion, he announced

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After pirate attack off Somalia, judge orders that 5 suspects are held in Seychelles

Seychelles News Agency – Three out of five suspected pirates from Somalia who were transferred to Seychelles by EU NAVFOR last week were remanded until May 13 by the Supreme Court on Monday.   The EU NAVFOR Somalia Operation Atalanta transferred

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Maritime terrorism threats destabilize regional security: Saudi security workshop

JEDDAH 27 April 2019: A three-day maritime security workshop held at the Mohammed bin Naif Institute for Maritime Science and Security Studies in Jeddah has ended, the Saudi Press Agency reported. The workshop was organized by the Directorate General of

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Will a new treaty boost Africa’s fight against maritime crime?

The African continent stands to benefit significantly from a new high seas treaty; perhaps more so than any other region. The world’s largest crime scene is not part of any specific country, region or territory. Rather, it is the area

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Strengthening MDA in the Indian Ocean

Maritime domain awareness (MDA) is vital to combating illegal fishing and fisheries-related conflict, achieving maritime security, and developing the blue economy. Unfortunately, many Indian Ocean coastal states have low capacity to achieve MDA. They often have few law enforcement vessels

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Cutlass Express 2019 Comes to a Close

PEMBA, Mosambique — Maritime forces from East Africa, West Indian Ocean nations, Europe, and the United States concluded the eighth iteration of the annual multinational maritime exercise Cutlass Express 2019, Feb. 7. The conclusion of Cutlass Express brought several firsts

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France and Kenya sign two regional maritime security agreements

On the sidelines of the Sustainable Blue Economy International Conference held in Nairobi, France and Kenya have signed two regional maritime security agreements of which Comoros, Djibouti, Madagascar, Mauritius and Seychelles are signatories. November 28th, 2018, Nairobi, Kenya – Maritime

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Information Fusion Centre – Indian Ocean Region (IFC-IOR) is launched

Mrs. Nirmala Sitharaman, the Honourable Raksha Mantri, launched the Information Fusion Centre – Indian Ocean Region (IFC-IOR) on 22 December 2018, at Information Management and Analysis Centre (IMAC) Gurugram. Apart from representation by officials from the MoD, MEA, MHA, Ministry

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The first Blue Economy Conference

Kenya and its co-hosts Canada and Japan are inviting the world to Nairobi for the first global conference on the sustainable blue economy. Over 4,000 participants from around the world will meet from November 26 to 28, 2018 at the

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EU commitments during Our Ocean 2018

Our Ocean 2018 conference took place in Bali on 29-30 October. Our Ocean Conference is focused on generating commitments and taking actions to maintain the sustainability of our oceans. Since 2014, Our Ocean Conference has successfully generated commitments totaling around

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