Houthis target Vietnamese-owned tanker, threaten attacks in Indian Ocean

The situation in the Red Sea gets no calmer. Today brought a report from UKMTO of a Houthi attack on a merchant vessel 76 nautical miles west of Al Hudayah. While UKMTO initially reported the master as saying that the vessel had been struck and had sustained some damage, in a subsequent update, the master reported that, upon a daylight inspection, it was found that the vessel had sustained no damage and was proceeding on its voyage.


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European Council launches new maritime security initiative

The European Council has launched a new defensive maritime security operation with the objective of restoring and safeguarding freedom of navigation in the Red Sea and the Persian Gulf. Launched on Monday, February 19, Operation ASPIDES will ensure an EU naval presence in the area where numerous...


OPINION | “Same, same but different”: assessing ASEAN’s and the EU’s maritime strategies

The emergence of the Indo-Pacific concept shows the cardinal role oceans play in shaping international politics. While synergies are created by the notional confluence of the Indian and the Pacific Oceans, these waters contain some of the world’s most sensitive flashpoints for conflicts that could have monumental consequences. In that context, the South China Sea […]

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VESSEL REVIEW | Acila – Omani tuna seiner to operate in Indian Ocean

Fisheries Development Oman (FDO), via subsidiary Al Wusta Fisheries Industries (operating under the trade name Oman Pelagic), has taken delivery of a new tuna purse seining vessel designed for the sailing conditions prevalent in the Indian Ocean. Acila was built by Spain’s Zamakona Yards to a...


OPINION | Australia and India should cooperate in undersea search and rescue

India and Australia have an interest in addressing subsurface challenges in their shared maritime domain. As they and other countries in the region grow their submarine fleets, there’s a critical need to develop underwater search and rescue capabilities and considerable scope to work together. In...


OPINION | Sea robbery in the Singapore Strait

Since the beginning of 2023, sea robbery in the Singapore Strait has increased at an alarming rate. The 113-kilometre long, 19-kilometre wide strait that connects the Indian Ocean with the South China Sea is one of the world’s busiest commercial waterways through which approximately 1,000 ships...


Crew rescued after Taiwanese fishing vessel sinks in Indian Ocean

Taiwan News reports that all 16 crewmembers of a Taiwanese fishing vessel have been safely rescued after their vessel sank in the Indian Ocean off the coast of South Africa on Tuesday, September 12. The incident occurred at around 09:00 local time on Tuesday when the 100-tonne tuna longliner Der...


OPINION | Thinking through Britain’s forward-based submarine commitment to AUKUS

The pathway to Australia acquiring nuclear-powered submarines, under Pillar 1 of the AUKUS partnership, assigns a prominent role to the UK, as the designer and co-builder ..

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OPINION | Despite the excitement, India’s South China Sea policy remains unchanged

An India-Philippines joint statement last month has caused a stir. Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, India’s Foreign Minister, and his Filipino counterpart, Enrique Manalo, issu ..

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OPINION | How Australia can work with France in the western Indian Ocean

The western Indian Ocean – home to the island states of Mauritius, Madagascar, Seychelles and Comoros, as well as the French territories of La Reunion and Mayotte – o ..

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