Modi Makes Waves in Indian Ocean
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has arrived back home after five days tour of three Indian Ocean countries. His tour has served to reclaim some of New Delhi’s lost footing in the area. New Delhi accepts that India can less afford its past passivity regarding its maritime backyard. Tangible evidence is Narendra Modi's three-nation Indian Ocean tour. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Indian Ocean sojourn -which took him to Seychelles…
Myanmar Ferry Sinking Kills About 50
About 50 people have died in the sinking of an overloaded ferry off the coast of western Myanmar police say. The boat had 209 people on board when it ran into high seas late on Friday on a voyage from the coastal town of Taunggok to Sittwe, capital of the west coast state of Rakhine, officials said. The "Aung Takon 3" went down after leaving the town of Kyaukphyu on its way to Sittwe in western Rakhine state, police said. The country's navy deployed three boats for the search-and-rescue mission.
Egypt Woos Investments in Suez Canal
With Legislative Reform Committee giving the go-ahead for the suggested Suez Canal Project regulatory legal frame work, Egypt is offering investors massive projects worth billions of U.S. dollars for the development of the Suez Canal region. The new Law allows authority to launch major development company, and completely own it or in co-operation with private sector, and cancel the requirement of owning at least 50%.
Singapore, Malaysia Conduct Maritime Exercise
The Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN) and the Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN) conducted a bilateral maritime exercise, reports Channel News Asia. The 12-day Exercise Malapura involved about 600 personnel from Singapore Navy and Malaysia. Both navies carried out joint planning and training at Changi Naval Base (CNB), and conducted drills in conventional naval warfare and maritime security in the Malacca Strait.
Britannia Sets Sail on Maiden Voyage
Britain's biggest ever cruise ship, the 141,000-ton Britannia, which was officially named by Her Majesty The Queen in Southampton has set off on its maiden voyage. Thousands of passengers will be among the first to experience the luxury, style and elegance of the largest ship ever built solely for the rapidly growing British market. The 3,600-passenger vessel Britannia left for Gibraltar on Saturday night.
Inside The New US Maritime Strategy
The US Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard have revised America's maritime strategy to add "all domain access" to its traditional sea-based defense functions, a Navy report says. "This [all domain access] function assures appropriate freedom of action in any domain -- the sea, air, land, space, and cyber-space, as well as in the electromagnetic (EM) spectrum," says the report, titled "A Cooperative…
Canada Ups Arctic Military Gear
Canada plans to spend billions of dollars on new patrol ships, polar satellites, transport upgrade, and winter gear for its troops amid rising demands for the Arctic’s riches. Both the Royal Canadian Navy and the Royal Canadian Air Force are set to receive some major equipment upgrades to help maintain the nation’s resource-rich northern regions. Prime Minister Harper insists that the area’s stockpiles of oil, natural gas, and minerals are critical to the Canadian economy.
Tanzania Dreams Big with Port Project
In its heyday, Bagamayo was a gateway to the heart of Africa for colonisers, with trade goods surging in from the Indian Ocean, and timber, ivory and countless slaves exported from the east coast harbour. Then Bagamoyo, which looks out towards the island of Zanzibar, fell on lean times for more than a century. Now Tanzania plans an $11 billion project to make it the region's biggest port and an engine of Africa's boom.
Cadets from "N. Vaptsarov" Take Part in Antiterrorist NATO Exercise
Second permanent naval group of NATO ships patrol / SNMG 2 / in stock ships from the US, Germany, Italy, Canada, Turkey, together with the frigate "Daring" in the composition of the Navy commander captain II rank Georgi Savov doctrine held in the Black Sea , leaving the port of Burgas on 10 March Then proceed to sea, northeast of Cape Kaliakra, ships SNMG 2 and Bulgarian frigate held teaching type PASSEX. The exercise involved eight cadets from the Naval Academy petokursnitsi "N.
Drydocks World Chief in Top 50 Maritime Greats' List
Khamis Juma Buamim, Chairman Drydocks World & Maritime world has been recognized by Tanker Shipping & Trade as being among the top 50 most influential people in the tanker industry worldwide & is one of only 4 Chairmen globally to be so recognized. The publications annual survey profiles 50 of the sectors most influential leaders whose range of achievements is broad, covering most, if not all facets of the industry.
Aker Delivers Tanker to SeaRiver Maritime
Aker Philadelphia Shipyard, Inc. (APSI) has delivered its second Aframax tanker to SeaRiver Maritime, Inc., Exxon Mobil Corporation’s U.S. marine affiliate. The 820 foot long, 115,000 deadweight ton tanker was delivered within the timeframe most recently reported by AKPS and will transport up to 800,000 barrels of Alaskan North Slope crude oil from Prince William Sound, Alaska to the U.S. West Coast.
HMAS Anzac Deploys for Gallipoli Commemorations
HMAS Anzac and the ship’s company of 192, departed Sydney today for a once in a life-time deployment, supporting the 100th anniversary of the ANZAC landings at Gallipoli. Family and friends were on the wharf to farewell the frigate, which will spend five months visiting ports around the globe. Commanding Officer HMAS Anzac, Commander Belinda Wood said the ship’s company was proud to represent Australia on this significant trip.
Promostudi, NATO Ink Deal for Maritime Research
On 13 March RAdm Hank Ort (Rtd), director of the NATO Centre for Maritime Research & Experimentation (CMRE) and Mr. Dino Nascetti, president of Promostudi foundation, signed a three-year framework agreement between the two entities. The protocol makes provision for joint innovation activities and research in the maritime environment with reciprocal exchange for educational and scientific purposes, both nationally and internationally.
NAVSEA Conducts Flyaway Saturation Dive Training
For the U.S. Navy's 40 saturation divers, requalification on the Fly Away Saturation Diving System (SATFAD) here this week ensures the Navy retains its deep water recovery capability. The Sailors train on the SATFAD system three to four times a year to retain their qualifications on the unique system that allows these Navy divers to execute missions such as deep ocean salvage, aircraft or black box retrieval.
USCG Search for Fishing Boat Near Majuro
The Coast Guard continues the search for an overdue 82-foot commercial fishing vessel near the Republic of Marshall Islands, Saturday. Fishing vessel Clear Water 02 reportedly went missing with nine people aboard while en route Majuro for offload, Thursday. A Coast Guard aircraft has searched approximately 14,000 square miles totaling eight search hours. Eight good Samaritan vessels are assisting with a total of 13,809 square miles searched since Thursday. At 5:26 p.m.