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Tag: maritime security

Maritime chokepoints are critical to global energy security, EIA says

The U.S. Energy Information Administration has released a new report explaining why chokepoints, which are narrow channels along widely used global sea routes for oil transport, are critical to security. The inability of oil tankers to transit a major chokepoint, even temporarily, can lead to substantial supply delays and higher shipping costs, resulting in higher world energy prices.

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ReCAAP ISC, OCIMF join forces against piracy in Asia

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On July 24, the ReCAAP Information Sharing Centre and Oil Companies International Marine Forum signed a MoU in London, to boost the fight against piracy and armed robbery against ships in Asia. The cooperation aims to safeguard the interests of ships and seafarers operating in Asian seas, the busiest seas in the world.

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IMO focuses on maritime security strategy for Cameroon

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Work to assist the Government of Cameroon to develop a national maritime security strategy is underway in Yaoundé, from 5 to 14 July, IMO informed. Senior government officials concerned with maritime matters are attending meetings with an IMO consultant, with a view to setting up a maritime security committee.

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ISS:Better knowledge can improve security in Western Indian Ocean

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Although international donors have provided significant assistance, there are still no reliable regional maritime domain awareness structures in the Western Indian Ocean. In view of this, the EU Institute for Security Studies issued a policy brief identifying opportunities through low-tech solutions, human resources and collaboration for improvement of awareness in the region.

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US, Philippine navies complete coordinated patrol in Sulu Sea

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The US and Philippine navies completed a coordinated patrol in the Sulu Sea, at the invitation of Philippine government, on July 1st. The aim was to strengthen maritime security cooperation between the two countries' navies and to enhance their ability to respond to piracy and transnational criminal activity at sea, in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region.

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IMO: Maritime industry’s integrity can drive security

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At the Port Security Technology conference in London, IMO stressed that economic stability and sustainable development can be driven by an integrated approach to the maritime sector, including ports, maritime security and facilitation of maritime traffic. Joined-up government policies covering the whole of the maritime sector are critical for the port sector to flourish.

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Port of Charleston reopens after bomb threat

The Port of Charleston in the US is now open again following its evacuation due to a threat of a 'dirty bomb' onboard the Maersk Memphis container ship, USCG officials confirmed that no threat found. Also, the safety zone which had been established around the vessel for the investigation, has been lifted.

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