News of maritime domain

Ten AIS technology myths busted

Lloyd’s List Intelligence AIS experts take a look at the truth behind the myths surrounding the vessel tracking technology. It is time to set the record straight about AIS — what it is, what it is not, and whether it can

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Brussels and Delhi’s shared interests in the Indian Ocean

Congruent with the EU’s CRIMARIO project, an EU project on maritime security in the Indian Ocean, in recent years India has … to connect the Indian Ocean region and strengthen links between Mozambique, Mauritius and Malaysia.

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Seychelles & Kenya enhance cooperation in information sharing

NAIROBI, 6 April 2017 (PSCU) – Seychelles President Danny Faure flew home from Nairobi today after a three-day State visit that triggered landmark agreement with Kenya ranging from fisheries to aviation. […] In fisheries, Kenya and Seychelles agreed to enhance cooperation

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EU Naval Force Confirms Fuel Tanker Has Been Pirated off North Coast of Somalia

The EU Naval Force, which is currently operating off the coast of Somalia, has received positive confirmation from the master of the Comoros-flagged tanker, Aris 13, that his ship and crew are currently being held captive by a number of suspected armed

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Information sharing – the need for standards and open interfaces

Ulf Siwe, Communications Officer of the STM Validation Project, Swedish Maritime Administration suggests to support industry initiatives that aim to ‘containerise information’ which means that instead of requesting information in different shapes, weight and packaging, let the industry define the

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Indo-French agreement on maritime information exchange

The second Dialogue between France and India on Maritime Cooperation in the Indian Ocean was held in Delhi on 19th January 2017 at the invitation of Deputy NSA Dr Arvind Gupta. France was represented by a high-level delegation comprising civil

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The Western Indian Ocean’s blue economy can thrive

Few readers will have heard the term “Western Indian Ocean”. Yet, this 30 million square km of ocean off the coasts of ten east and southern African countries supports some 60 million people living within 100 km of the shore. The annual economic output

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Solution for global geospatial analytics

Automatic Identification Systems (AIS) are used by ships and vessel-tracking services to provide real-time awareness of locations for safe navigation and routing and historical analysis, similar to what air-traffic control systems do for aircraft. The data services company exactEarth uses a constellation of

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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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