News of maritime domain

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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Maritime security conference in Mauritius

In order to mobilize national, regional and international partners in favor of maritime security and safety, the Indian Ocean Commission, mandated by its extraordinary Council of Ministers in October 2017, is organizing a Ministerial Conference on Maritime Security in the

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Maritime security & capacity building in Indian Ocean

SafeSeas project has just published the Best Practice Toolkit entitled Mastering Maritime Security: Reflexive Capacity Building and the western Indian Ocean Experience. The report presents the core results of the SafeSeas project drawing on 16 months of research and work with

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The Potential Use of AIS as a Fisheries Monitoring Tool

A new report from the FISH-i Africa Task Force, ‘The Potential Use of AIS as a Fisheries Monitoring Tool’ examines the value of using automatic identification system (AIS) as part of monitoring, control and surveillance (MCS) operations. AISs are very

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UN anti-drug body to return to Seychelles

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) will reestablish its presence in Seychelles as of April, while the island nation will increase cooperation with the U.N. body, said the office’s new Eastern Africa representative. Amado Philip de Andrés

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CTF 150 nets an enormous drugs haul in the Indian Ocean

International assets from Combined Task Force (CTF) 150, part of the Combined Maritime Forces (CMF), teamed up in a counter drugs operation in the Indian Ocean on January 24, 2018, seizing 834 bags of heroin weighing 915 kilograms. This is

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Indian Ocean Commission chairs the CGPCS

The Indian Ocean Commission (IOC) succeeds the Republic of Seychelles as the Chair of the CGPCS. Ambassador Barry Faure, Secretary of State of Seychelles and Chairperson-in-Office of the Contact Group, symbolically passed the baton to the IOC Presidency, represented by

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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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