News of maritime domain

EUNAVFOR chases and captures suspected pirates

EU NAVFOR Somalia’s Flagship, the Italian vessel ITS Virginio Fasan, has apprehended six suspected pirates and seized their vessels. Six crew of a motor whaler, acting as mother ship, and a skiff have been detained following attacks on a 52,000

Read More

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

Read More

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

Read More

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

Read More

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

Read More

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

Read More

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

Read More

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

Read More

Inauguration of Doraleh multipurpose port

Djibouti has opened its new 690 hectare mega port with world-class facilities and equipment manufactured by Chinese firm ZPMC. The $590 million Doraleh Multipurpose Port project started in 2015 was jointly financed by Djibouti Ports and Free Zones Authority (DPFZA)

Read More

A Joint Maritime Information and Coordination Centre for Puntland

The progress of the Joint Maritime Information and Coordination Centre (JMICC) in Puntland was presented on 9 May 2017 in Garowe by the project team supported by EUCAP Somalia : purpose, provisional vision and mission statement of the future JMICC,

Read More