Australia Helps Curb Illegal Pacific Fishing

Press Release
Thursday, May 17, 2012

Operation RAI BALANG, against illegal Pacific commercial fishing, involved a multi-national force

The Australian Defence Force mission against illegal fishing in the Pacific is progressing well after the successful completion of multi-national Operation RAI BALANG.

Operation RAI BALANG is the first of four annual regional monitoring, control and surveillance missions involving Pacific Island nations.  The operation counters illegal, unregulated and unreported fishing activities in the area.

Chief of Joint Operations Lieutenant General Ash Power said an Australian AP-3C Orion provided surveillance of 60 per cent of Palau’s exclusive economic zones in an eight hour sortie.

“This intelligence, once analysed by the Regional Fisheries Surveillance Centre, allowed Palau’s Pacific class patrol boat PSS Remeliik to assess suspicious vessels in their exclusive economic zones,” Lieutenant General Power said.

“Of the 73 fishing vessels identified during the operation, the AP-3C reported 27 inside Palau’s exclusive economic zone providing PSS Remeliik with many targets to board and investigate.”

The Australian Defence Force also provided operations and surveillance staff, and supported Pacific class Patrol Boats, which Australia gifted to some Pacific countries.

“These Pacific class Patrol Boats enable our partner nations to protect their exclusive economic zones,” Lieutenant General Power said.

He said Operation RAI BALANG was one of the regional monitoring, control and surveillance missions, involving Pacific Island nations – also supported by France, New Zealand and the United States. Such operations are conducted in the exclusive economic zones of 15 Pacific Island Forum Fisheries Agency members in the western and central Pacific Ocean.
 

Maritime Reporter June 2014 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Legal

Panama's Alfonso Castillero Moves to Liberian Registry

The Liberian Registry informs that Alfonso Castillero, former Director-General of the Panama Registry, has joined their organization as Vice-President. Castillero

BV Group Launches Maritime Pilot Phase

Bureau Veritas Group Launched Maritime Pilot Phase for its Single Window for Foreign Trade in Togo. The ceremony took place in Lomé, under the patronage of the President of the Republic,

PMA & ILWU Talks Recessed until Aug. 4

The International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) and the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) today issued the following statement:   After several days of productive contract talks,

Navy

Russian Navy Expansion Gathers Momentum

The Russian Navy celebrates its professional holiday by putting two new submarines into service and expects a new warship in the fall and several additional ships

Three Share in Navy US$96.8-M Twin-Ship Modernization Contract

The U.S. Department of Defense informs that AMSEC LLC; CDI Marine Co. LLC; and Q.E.D. Systems Inc., (all located in Virginia Beach, Virginia) are each being awarded a cost-plus-fixed-fee/cost-only,

Today in U.S. Naval History: July 25

Today in U.S. Naval History - July 25 1779 - Amphibious expedition against British in Penobscot Bay, Maine 1863 - U.S. Squadron bombards Fort Wagner, N.C.

Maritime Security

2 Rescued Near Humber Bridge by Maritime & Coastguard Agency

Humber Coastguard received a call just after 10am this morning reporting two people in the water after their powered canoe had capsized just west of the Humber Bridge.

NAVSEA Receives 3 DoD Value Engineering Awards

Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) was recently announced as the winner of three fiscal year 2013 Department of Defense (DoD) Value Engineering Achievement Awards.

Clacton to Holland-on-Sea Coastal Defence Scheme

A major £36 million coastal defence scheme from Clacton Pier to Holland Haven is to get underway this week. The first phase of works will begin with demolishing

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Standards Pipelines Port Authority Salvage Ship Electronics Ship Repair Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Sonar Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | terms and conditions | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.1101 sec (9 req/sec)