The Robotic Experimentation and Prototyping of Maritime Unmanned System (REPMUS) is a NATO annual naval exercise meant to test unmanned underwater, surface and air vehicles. Lately hosted by Portugal in mid-September 2022, it was more particularly the opportunity for NATO forces to show up their capability to operate unmanned aircrafts from high sea combat vessels. … Continue reading REPMUS 22: The future of Unmanned Aircrafts operated from high sea combat vessels.
On September 24, the Portuguese nature protection association Oceanum Liberandum welcomed 700 divers for the largest seabed clean-up in history. The French demining diver group together with the Portuguese Navy deployed on the NATO exercise REPMUS 2022 from September 12 to 22 in Portugal, participated in this event. The event took place under the supervision … Continue reading Guinness World Records for the largest seabed clean-up.
What is happening in the Baltic Sea ? Since last Monday, three gas leaks have spotted out on the Nord Stream 1 and 2 undersea gas pipelines. Accident or sabotage, the Danish Prime Minister, Mette Frederiksen, is leaning over “deliberate acts" and "not an accident". Out of service because of the Ukraine war, the NordStream 1 … Continue reading Gas Spill In Danish Waters : The Anonymous Sabotage
September 24, 2022 Sudanese Navy intercepted a boat and four Yemenis on board inside its territorial waters of the Red Sea smuggling weapons and ammunition from Yemen. According to the statement, the boat was loaded with 90 Kalashnikov rifles, 162 boxes of Grinov submachine guns and 182 boxes of various calibres of ammunition, 43 cartons … Continue reading Sudanese Navy Seized a Smuggling Weapons Boat
The International Maritime Organization (IMO) Sub-Committee on Carriage of Cargoes and Containers held its 8th session, a hybrid one (CCC8), at IMO HQ from Wednesday 14 through Friday 23 September 2022. It agreed on the need to continue work on adapting the codes on the safety of ships using gas or low-flashpoint fuels, and on … Continue reading The 8th session of IMO CCC Sub-Commitee
On Wednesday, an estimated 230 whales stranded near the town of Strahan on Tasmania’s western coast, just days after at least 14 sperm whales died after beaching on King Island in the Bass Strait, roughly 170 miles to the north. Officials said many of the whales did not survive after becoming stuck in the remote … Continue reading 230 Whales Stranded on Beach in Tasmania
EMASoH_AGENOR ships Thaon di Revel (P430) and FS Guépratte (F714) with the support of a Maritime Patrol Aircraft & Rafale fighter squadron of the French Forces are training together on the High Sea in northern Indian Ocean. As the French fregate begins its return to its base port of Toulon, she will be replaced by … Continue reading Joint Coordination with EMASoH_AGENOR Ships
Named after the czar who ruled Russia from 1682 to 1725, Peter the Great Bay near the Sea of Japan was declared a « historic bay » on 20th July 1957 by the Soviet Union. The USSR later claimed it as its internal waters in 1984, drawing a 106 nautical mile line from its adjacent coast to … Continue reading Peter the Great Bay and Freedom of Navigation
The Vistula Spit Canal - opened Sept. 17- Poland opened a canal that allows vessels to sail from the Baltic Sea to its Elblag port without passing through Russian territorial waters. Indeed, Elblag in northern Poland, is separated from the Baltic Sea by a thin strip of land called an isthmus. Until now, the only … Continue reading A New canal Bypassing Russian Territorial Waters
With regards the Grain Deal balance sheet as at September 17, 165 vessels had exported 3.7 million tonnes of grain from Ukraine under grain deal reached on 22 July between Turkey, Russia and Ukraine. Last week, 9 grain vessels including the IKARIA ANGEL (flag: Panama) left Ukraine. These have left the Ukrainian port of Chornomorsk … Continue reading Ukrainian Grain Deal