(News) IRAN – Pakistan Navy ship AZMAT visits port Bandar Abbas

https://nation.com.pk/07-Apr-2021/pakistan-navy-ship-azmat-visitsport-bandar-abbas-iran Pakistan Navy Ship AZMAT visited port Bandar Abbas, Iran during overseas deployment to Persian Gulf/ Gulf of Oman. Upon arrival, Islamic Republic of Iran Navy (IRIN) extended a warm welcome and PN Ship was...

(News) INDIA – Indian Navy welcomes 2 French Navy ships at Kochi Port

https://www.defenceaviationpost.com/2021/03/indian-navy-welcomes2-french-navy-ships-at-kochi-port/ The Indian Navy band welcomed two French Navy ships in Kerala on March 30. Assault helicopter carrier Tonnerre and Surcouf frigate was welcomed by Indian Navy staff at Kochi Port. These ships will sail...

(News) SUEZ CANAL – Update on the Suez Canal blockage

https://lloydslist.maritimeintelligence.informa.com/dailybriefing/2021/03-march/daily-briefing-march-26-2021l The overwhelming majority of the 230-plus vessels currently tailing back from the Suez Canal in the wake of the EVER GIVEN grounding will not be able to reclaim potentially sizeable out-ofpocket expenses, insurers have...

(News) UAE – French aircraft carrier CHARLES DE GAULLE arrives in Abu Dhabi

https://www.arabnews.com/node/1832001/middle-east The French aircraft carrier CHARLES DE GAULLE arrived in Abu Dhabi on Thursday as part of a deployment to “demonstrate freedom of navigation” in the region’s waters. The flagship of the French Navy docked at...

(News) PAKISTAN – Local fishers slam Mercantile Marine Department for registering 12 deep sea...

https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/809361-local-fishers-slam-mdd-forregistering-12-deep-sea-trawlers Local fishermen have expressed concerns on issuance of Mercantile Marine Department (MMD) certificates to 12 deep sea fishing trawlers, which await Sindh Fisheries Department permission to operate in provincial territorial waters of up to...

(News) INDIAN OCEAN- Two Chinese Survey Ships are Probing a Strategic Section of the...

https://news.usni.org/2021/03/23/two-chinese-survey-ships-are-probing-a-strategic-section-of-the-indian-ocean China is gathering data on the undersea environment in the Indian Ocean as evidenced by two government survey ships seen operating in the region via open-source satellite photos. These survey activities may be aimed at...

(News) OMAN – RNO Commander receives senior French official

https://timesofoman.com/article/rno-commander-receives-senior-french- official Muscat: Rear Admiral Saif Nasser Al Rahbi, Commander of the Royal Navy of Oman (RNO) received at Maritime Security Center (MSC) on Sunday Rear Admiral Jacques Fayard, French Joint Forces Commander in the...

(News) ARABIAN SEA/GULF OF OMAN – US, Belgium, France and Japan hold Mideast naval...

https://www.princegeorgematters.com/world-news/us-belgium-franceand-japan-hold-mideast-naval-exercise-3562514 The U.S. Navy said Sunday it will hold a major naval exercise alongside Belgium, France, and Japan in the Mideast amid tensions over Iran's nuclear program in the region. The Group Arabian Sea Warfare...

(News) IRAN – Iran reports 41% surge in wild shrimp catch

https://www.presstv.com/Detail/2021/03/17/647534/Iran-shrimp-catchincrease-fishery-authority A senior official at Iran’s fishery authority (Shilat) says shrimp catch has increased significantly this year boosting sales for fishermen living in deprived coastal regions in southern Iran