Maritime Security Conference Underway in Abu Dhabi

By Edward Lundquist
Monday, December 09, 2013
Rear Admiral (R) Ahmed Al Sabab Al Teneiji, former chief of naval forces for the UAE Navy, welcomes delegates to OPV Middle East 2013 in Abu Dhabi. The event had attendees from all of the Gulf Cooperation Council naval or maritime forces, as well as Pakistan, Egypt, the U.S. U.K. and other nations. (Edward Lundquist photo)

Offshore Patrol Vessels Middle East 2014 examining maritime security challenges in region, world

As policy leaders wrapped up the Manama Dialog, an international security conference in Bahrain, maritime and naval leaders commenced their meetings in Abu Dhabi to discuss practical implementation of those policies and improving abilities of nations and partners to meet growing challenges to maritime security, safety and sovereignty.

The IQPC Offshore Patrol Vessel conference at the Jumeirah at Etihad Towers in Abu Dhabi is being attended by naval, coast guard, security, and other maritime and military professionals.  The conference is being chaired by Rear Admiral (R) Ahmed Al Sabab Al Teneiji, former chief of naval forces for the UAE Navy.

Taking place in a busy port city in the Arabian Gulf, the conference will be examining security challenges and priorities through the Middle East, Africa, and the world.

Three full days of speakers and presentations are planned, with one day focused on maritime surveillance.  Distinguished speakers include Commodore Keith Blount RN, Maritime Commander, UK Maritime Component Commander; Rear Admiral AtherMukhtar SI(M), Director General, Pakistan Maritime Security Agency; Vice Admiral Osama El-Gendy, Chief of Naval Forces, Egyptian Navy; Staff Commodore Ala’a Abdulla Seyadee, Commander, Bahrain Coast Guard; Major General Ahmad Yusuf Al Mulla, former commander of the Kuwaiti Navy and current Special Advisor to the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defence, Kuwait; and Marine Brigadier General Ghanem Mubarak Al- Hajri, Deputy Flotilla Commander, Qatar Emiri Naval Forces.

Also speaking will be Col. Martin Cauchi-Inglott, Armed Forces of Malta, Assistant Chief of Staff for External Relations for the European Union Military Staff; Captain Robert T. Hendrickson, Commander, Coast Guard Patrol Forces Southwest Asia; Piet Van Rooij, Manager Design & Proposal, Damen Shipyards; Fernando Tirado, Bunker and Lubricant Trader, International Bunkering; Daniel Fede, Technical Project Leader, CNS – Solutions & Support GmbH (Frequentis Group); Commodore Zain Zulfiqar, Commander, Patrol Squadron 10, Pakistan Navy; Captain EfthimiosMikros, Director, Plans and Policy Directorate, General Staff, Hellenic Navy.  Other presenters include Italian Navy Commodore (R) Michele Cosentino, a naval expert who writes for RivistaItalianaDifesa Magazine, and Captain (R) Edward Lundquist, Principal Science Writer, MCR Federal, who is serving as moderator for the event.

“This is the continuation of a series of very successful OPV conferences here in the Middle East,” said Michael Champion, conference producer for Defense IQ, a division of IQPC.  “Our hosts in Abu Dhabi are very interested on hearing the latest trends, developments and thoughts about maritime security in this region, as are all of our delegates.  What happens in the maritime domain here affects the entire world.”

“We have representatives from every GCC nation, including Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and UAE,” Champion said.

opvmiddleeast.com
 

Maritime Reporter April 2015 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Maritime Security

HMS Prince of Wales Bridge Sets Sail

The bridge section of the second Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carrier set sail today from Glasgow on its first sea voyage to Rosyth.   Upper Block 07 is where

Iran Moves Ships, Reducing Tensions Near Yemen

A flotilla of nine Iranian military and cargo ships that U.S. officials feared was carrying arms to strife-torn Yemen sailed northeast in the direction of Iran on Friday,

Russia, France Close to Deal on Mistrals

Russia and France are close to reaching an agreement for Paris to cancel a frozen contract on the sale of Mistral helicopter carriers and reimburse Moscow, a Russian

News

Goliat FPSO in Norway

The Goliat FPSO was successfully floated off the heavy-lift vessel, Dockwise Vanguard, in the fjord outside Hammerfest, says Eni Norge    The Goliat platform has arrived in Hammerfest,

BIMCO Welcomes EU Decision on Migrants

BIMCO has stated today that it appreciates the new efforts by EU leaders to reduce increasing reliance on merchant shipping to rescue the growing numbers of

Long Beach, Los Angeles ports host forum to gather input

More than 100 cargo owners, trucking firm leaders, longshore labor, marine terminals and other goods movement industry representatives turned out Wednesday for

Maritime Safety

BIMCO Welcomes EU Decision on Migrants

BIMCO has stated today that it appreciates the new efforts by EU leaders to reduce increasing reliance on merchant shipping to rescue the growing numbers of

Two Rescued from Sinking Shrimp Boat

Two fishermen were rescued from their sinking shrimp boat by a U.S. Coast Guard aircrew Friday off the coast of Saint Simons Island near Brunswic, Georgia.   Watchstanders

IMO: Making Ferries Safer

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) domestic ferry safety conference in Manila April 24 has adopted guidelines to aid the process of reducing the mounting

Middle East

Iran Moves Ships, Reducing Tensions Near Yemen

A flotilla of nine Iranian military and cargo ships that U.S. officials feared was carrying arms to strife-torn Yemen sailed northeast in the direction of Iran on Friday,

Rescue Ships Head for Libya, as Migrants Die Also in Balkans

British and German warships made ready to sail for waters off Libya as Europe ramped up rescue operations in the Mediterranean after up to 900 desperate migrants

Five Minutes with Halul Offshore CEO, Vivek Seth

Last month Maritime Reporter spent some time with Vivek Seth, CEO, of Qatar-based Halul Offshore  Services Company, for his insights on the impact of low oil prices in the Middle East and beyond.

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Contracts Maritime Standards Naval Architecture Pipelines Pod Propulsion Port Authority Ship Simulators Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | 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: 0.2005 sec (5 req/sec)