On 16 March, the Chinese shipping company Cosco acquired 25% of the Egyptian port of Sokhna in the Red Sea for a period of 30 years, for a sum of … Continue reading Cosco Invest in Egyptian Terminal
Reminder on the Status of the Taiwan Strait in the Law of the Sea
The visit to Taiwan by the Speaker of the United States (US) House of representatives Nancy Pelosi on 2nd August 2022 led to a strong reaction from China, which organised … Continue reading Reminder on the Status of the Taiwan Strait in the Law of the Sea
IMO Bravery Awards Ceremony for 2022
Each year, the IMO Award for Exceptional Bravery at sea highlights acts of outstanding courage. This year, the Award will be presented to chinese chief officer. An exceptional act of … Continue reading IMO Bravery Awards Ceremony for 2022
Is the Freedom of Navigation Living its Last Days?
The Law of the Sea is built on a fundamental principle: the freedom of navigation. Already implemented in the Roman law through the idea of “commune omnium", it was especially … Continue reading Is the Freedom of Navigation Living its Last Days?
Suez Canal Ship Blocked, The (Real) Consequences
Ever Given and Suez Canal blocking Even with modern navigation system, the worst can happen On March 23 2021, while crossing the Suez Canal on her way to Rotterdam, the … Continue reading Suez Canal Ship Blocked, The (Real) Consequences
Tackling Illegal fishing in the EEZ
Fishing in the EEZ In 2020, no offences related to illegal fishing in the French Polynesia EEZ were reported. This can be seen in as a huge success in monitoring … Continue reading Tackling Illegal fishing in the EEZ