US and UK Issue Warnings for Commercial Vessels in Persian Gulf and Surrounding Waters

Published on January 7, 2020 by Johanna Loock   ·   No Comments January 06: In response to recent US military action in Iraq, targeting a senior member of Iran’s military, the US and UK have both issued warnings to the maritime industry operating in and around the Persian Gulf. US Warning: The U.S. Maritime Administration (MARAD) released U.S. Maritime Alert 2020-001A: Threat Type: Threat to Commercial Vessels from Iran and its…

January 7, 2020

India & France to Start Joint Patrolling Mission of Indian Ocean Region

Published on December 16, 2019 by Johanna Loock   ·   No Comments December 09: After holding their biggest-ever Varuna naval exercise off Goa and Djibouti in May, India and France will soon launch a joint naval patrolling mission in the Indian Ocean Region to protect their strategic interests, said a top French military officer on Monday. The navies from the two countries will also early next year ink a pact to…

December 17, 2019

France Announces 3-Pronged Security Partnership with India for Southern Indian Ocean

Published on October 28, 2019 by Johanna Loock   ·   No Comments October 26: French President Emmanuel Macron announced a three-pronged security partnership with India in the southern Indian Ocean in the backdrop of China’s growing ambitions in the region. Macron stated that India and France were sharing the analysis of joint maritime security in the southern Indian Ocean, working on a joint maritime surveillance in the region and looking at possible deployment of an Indian Navy maritime patrol…

October 28, 2019

150kg Heroin Seized Off Coast of Kochi, India; Fifth Seizure in 3 Months of Narcotics Originating From Pakistan

Published on October 7, 2019 by Johanna Loock   ·   No Comments October 05: At least 150 kg heroin worth millions of dollars was seized on Saturday in a joint operation of coast guards of India, the Maldives and Sri Lankan from a boat on his way from Pakistan days after it was detected in international waters in the India-Ocean Region (IOR) off Kerala’s Kochi coast, according to officials aware of…

October 7, 2019