News of maritime domain

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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Questions and answers: a background for the Strategic Compass

[Source: European External Action Service] The European Union and its Member States face multiple threats and challenges that are rapidly evolving and increasing in magnitude and complexity. To tackle them, the EU has strengthened its work in the field of

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EU actions in maritime security with ASEAN countries

[Source: EU Delegation to ASEAN] In the ASEAN-EU Plan of Action 2018 – 2022, the European Union (EU) committed itself to enhance maritime security cooperation with ASEAN. In celebration of World Maritime Day on 30 September 2021, the EU Delegation

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Exercise Cutlass Express 2021 Kicks off in Mombasa

[Source: Kenya Defence Forces] Commander United States Africa Command (USAFRICOM) Gen Stephen Townsend officiated the opening ceremony of Cutlass Express 21 (CE21) at Bandari Maritime Academy in Mombasa on 26 July 2021. Cutlass Express (CE) is a USAFRICOM directed annual

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PCG solidifies resolve as third armed service of the Philippines

[Source: Philippines Coast Guard] The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) has solidified its resolve as the third armed service of the Republic of the Philippines with the signing of the tripartite mechanism to further enhance interoperability of the Armed Forces of

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Indo-Pacific: Council adopts conclusions on EU strategy for cooperation

[Source: European Council] The Council approved conclusions on an EU strategy for cooperation in the Indo-Pacific, setting out the EU’s intention to reinforce its strategic focus, presence and actions in this region of prime strategic importance for EU interests. The

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‘Document Verification Manual: Vessel Identity’ is published

[Source: Stop Illegal Fishing] Faked, false or forged documents linked to vessel identity are widely used by illegal operators. They are used to hide fishing and operational history and activity, reduce costs, misinform and confuse licensing, flagging and inspection authorities,

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Boost for blue economy as President Kenyatta commissions Bandari Maritime Academy

Nairobi, 8 July 2019 – Kenya’s efforts to position the blue economy sector as a key driver of the country’s transformation today received a major boost with the commissioning of the Bandari Maritime Academy in Mombasa County. President Kenyatta led

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Kenya elected to chair Contact Group on Piracy off the Coast of Somalia

20 June 219- Kenya has been elected the chair of the Contact Group on Piracy off the Coast of Somalia (CGPCS) for a period of two years beginning January 2020. The chairmanship will afford  Kenya the opportunity to coordinate regional

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Madagascar will host the 1st forum on maritime security

15 June 2019 – Madagascar will host the first regional forum on maritime security, to which several neighboring countries of the Big Island will participate, among others, Kenya, Mozambique, Mauritius, Comoros, Reunion and Seychelles. At the military award ceremony to

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