Indian Coast Guard Increases Maritime Surveillance Following Sri Lanka Explosions

Published on April 26, 2019 by Johanna Loock   ·   No Comments April 21 – Present: The Indian Coast Guard has increased surveillance and deployed more ships and aircraft for patrolling following a series of devastating blasts in Sri Lanka on Sunday. This has been done to ensure that no element that could pose as a security threat sneaks into the country through sea, a senior Coast Guard official said. “We have…

April 26, 2019
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11 Unauthorized Persons Board Tanker at Visakhapatnam Anchorage

Published on April 23, 2019 by Johanna Loock   ·   No Comments April 13: At 10:06 UTC five boats with eleven persons approached a tanker during anchoring operations in Visakhapatnam, India. Upon anchoring, the boats came alongside, hooked on ropes to the ship’s rails and commenced boarding the tanker. Alarm raised, ships horn sounded, and crew mustered on deck. Port authorities notified. The unauthorised persons remained on deck as the crew…

April 23, 2019
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Heightened Risk, Security Measures, and Travel Disruptions Likely in Sri Lanka Amid Series of Bombings

Published on April 23, 2019 by Johanna Loock   ·   No Comments April 23: On the afternoon of 21 April 2019, explosions occurred at a hotel near the Dehiwala Zoo, located in southern Colombo, and along the Mahawila Udyanaya Road in Dematagoda, a suburb located in eastern Colombo. Authorities also discovered an improvised explosive device on a road near Colombo’s Bandaranaike International Airport (CMB/VCBI) in Colombo and placed the airport on…

April 23, 2019
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U.S. Imposes Entry Restrictions on Vessels Traveling from Seychelles Due to ISPS NonCompliance

Published on April 16, 2019 by Johanna Loock   ·   No Comments April 12: A report by the United States Coast Guard (USCG) has found that Seychelles is not maintaining effective anti-terrorism measures at its port.  The Seychelles Port Authority chair, Paul Hodoul, said the island nation wants to comply with the US standards but that “it is difficult for us to become ISPS compliant as there are many physical constraints at…

April 16, 2019
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Pakistan Navy Takes Command of Maritime Force CTF-150

Published on April 16, 2019 by Johanna Loock   ·   No Comments April 12: Pakistan Navy took over the command of Combined Maritime Task Force 150 (CTF-150) from Royal Canadian Navy at an impressive change of command ceremony held at Headquarters US NAVCENT, Bahrain. Commodore Alveer Ahmed Noor of Pakistan Navy took over the command of CTF-150 from Commodore Darren Garnier of Royal Canadian Navy. The change of command ceremony was…

April 16, 2019
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UN Yemen Envoy Says Redeployment in Hodeida Slow But Sure

Published on April 1, 2019 by Johanna Loock   ·   No Comments March 28: The U.N. envoy to Yemen said Thursday the redeployment of rival factions in the key port city of Hodeida is “slow” but will happen. A cease-fire agreed on in December in Sweden by the rival parties is holding, Martin Griffiths told The Associated Press. The city has been the focus of months of U.N.-brokered talks with the…

April 1, 2019
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Narcotics Seizures in the Maldives

Published on March 26, 2019 by Johanna Loock   ·   No Comments March 16: Maldives Police Service (MPS) has on Saturday arrested a 27-year-old Maldivian in a drug bust in Mahibadhoo island of Alif Dhaalu Atoll Upon being tipped off that the man was attempting to smuggle into Omadhoo island in the same atoll, officers of the Mahibadhoo Police Station had conducted an operation. Officers arrested the man from the harbor…

March 27, 2019
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