Indian Ocean

7th Indian Ocean Naval Symposium hosted by France

indian ocean naval symposium France became the new president of this forum for the next two years and decided to lean this seventh edition towards environmental security. Other issues such as Maritime Security, Humanitarian Assistance Disaster Relief, Interoperability and Naval Cooperation are involved. The Indian Ocean Naval Symposium, what is that? Created in 2008, the … Continue reading 7th Indian Ocean Naval Symposium hosted by France

CTF 150: Frigate Languedoc seized a large quantity of drugs

Narcotics in Indian Ocean: Over 400 kg Seized

Sunday the 6th of June, 2021, the boarding team of the French multi-purpose frigate (FREMM) Languedoc (D653) seized more than 400kg of narcotics on a cargo ship. On June 6th, 2021, during a surveillance flight, the French frigate's helicopter deployed to secure the Strait of Hormuz identified a potential narcotics smuggler.After initiating the boarding procedures, … Continue reading Narcotics in Indian Ocean: Over 400 kg Seized

Merchant vessel sailing in the Indian Ocean

The Meratus Jayakarta: a Ship of Misfortune

Drugs, broken labour laws or expired contracts: purgatory seems endless for the crew of the Indonesian-flagged container ship Meratus Jayakarta. It started on March 19 2021, with the seizure of 2.04 kilos of heroin (worth 30 million Rupees) by the Customs Anti-Narcotics Section (CANS) of the Mauritius Revenue Authority (MRA) while sailing off Mauritius’ coast. … Continue reading The Meratus Jayakarta: a Ship of Misfortune

Drug seizure by the french navy

One more drug seizure by the French Navy

Drug seizure in Indian ocean. French frigate FS Nivose, deployed into the combined Task Force 150 (a global coalition to fight against terrorism), seized once again drug this month. The 14th of April,the frigate found drug on a fishing boat sailing off Somalian coast. This the seventh time this month. The french boarding team, while … Continue reading One more drug seizure by the French Navy