(News) INDIAN OCEAN- Navy’s largest war game, TROPEX, on in Indian Ocean Region

https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/navys-largest-war-gametropex-on-in-indian-ocean-region/article33802252.ece The exercises that began in early January will culminate in February third week. The Navy’s largest war game, the biennial Theatre Level Operational Readiness Exercise (TROPEX-21), with the participation of all its operational units...

(News) WORLD- Maritime Satellite Communication Market Overview by New Technology Development 2018 to 2023

https://thechronicleindia.com/maritime-satellite-communication-market-overview-by-new-technology-development-2018-to-2023/ The global maritime satellite communication market was valued at USD 2.39 billion in 2017, and is expected to reach a value of USD 3.96 billion by 2023, at a CAGR of 6.90%, during the...

(News) INDIAN OCEAN – China may deploy aircraft carrier in Indian Ocean region

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/china-may-deploy-aircraftcarrier-in-ior-says-navy-commander/articleshow/73113710.cms China will deploy its aircraft carrier to the Indian Ocean region (IOR) in the coming years, the commander-in-chief of China's Southern Naval Command said Sunday.

SAOUDI ARABIA- Houthi leader says could target Saudi oil tankers

https://www.maritimeprofessional.com/news/houthi-leader-says-could-target-309355 Yemen's Houthi leader Abdel-Malek al-Houthi said on Thursday his group could target Saudi oil tankers should Saudi Arabia attack Yemen's main port at Hodeida. "We could target Saudi oil tankers and we could do...

(News) INDIA/RED SEA- Launching a new container service to India

http://www.seatrade-maritime.com/news/asia/new-services-to-india-red-sea.html Wan Hai Lines has announced the launch of a new China-India Service, while RCL has entered a slot exchange arrangement with Inter Asia Lines (IAL) on its new China to Chennai service. Wan Hai...

(News) INDIA-Port Integrity Campaign launched to tackle corruption in Mumbai ports

https://www.itln.in/port-integrity-campaign-launched-to-tackle-corruption-in-mumbai-ports-shipping The Maritime Anti-Corruption Network (MACN), alongwith the support of the government of India, international organisations, and local industry stakeholders, launched the Port Integrity Campaign in India to tackle corruption in the maritime industry. The...

Significant progress in the operationalization of the RMIFC and the ROCC

Mauritius, April 29, 2018: Regional agreements for exchange and sharing of maritime data, renewing the establishment of the Regional Maritime Information Fusion Center (RMIFC) hosted by Madagascar, and coordination of interventions at sea as...

(News) REUNION- The (possible) reform of the Coastal Law worries the defenders of the...

http://www.ipreunion.com/actualites-reunion/reportage/2018/07/20/petition-loi-littoral,87357.html A municipal councillor from Lavandou (Var), Jean-Laurent Felizia, launched a petition to send the following message to elected officials: "Do not touch the Coastal Law". As a reminder, this law passed in 1986 is...

(Activity) RED SEA: MV VOS THEIA reported to have been attacked by a skiff.

Source UKMTO mercury MV VOS THEIA (IMO 9585742) was attacked by a skiff with 6 POB at 18:12UTC in position: 14°57.1N 042°05.8E. Shots fired at the vessel and returned by onboard AST. Skiff retreated. Vessel...

(News) INDIAN OCEAN-Indian Ocean is a high focus region in global trade

https://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/puducherry/indian-ocean-is-a-high-focus-region-in-global-trade-experts/article26368144.ece The geo-political and geo-economic power shift from the west to east raises new challenges in the Indian Ocean Region and international relations, said experts who spoke at a recent two-day international conference hosted by...