Maritime Support to NATO Quick Reaction Support Forces

10/30/2016
10/31/2016: Ships, submarines and aircraft all take part in large-scale exercises off the west coast of Scotland, performing anti-submarine warfare, mine counter-measures, maritime security, live fire and close air support. AT SEA 10/20/2016 Natochannel According to a Royal Navy press release dated October 7, 2016: Scotland will host elements of a…

An Update on Senegalese Maritime Security Challenge

07/25/2012
In common with much of the region, Senegal does not possess a large or modern navy and is unable to assert full maritime security presence over its coastal waters. However, counteracting this vulnerability is the involve­ment of the international community, particularly the EU, in policing Senegal’s waters. Although Senegal does…

Benin and Togo: Meeting the Piracy Challenges

07/25/2012
The upsurge in piracy attacks in the Bight of Benin in 2011 forced Benin to improve its maritime capabilities. Since late September 2011, joint patrols with Nigeria (Operation Prosperity) have significantly reduced the number of reported attacks within 40 nautical miles (nm) of Cotonou. Despite recent acquisitions of modern patrol…

The Territorial and Maritime Dispute between Japan and China in the East China Sea

05/20/2012
In late 2010 a collision between a Japanese Coast Guard (JCG) vessel and a Chinese fishing trawler in a disputed maritime area in the East China Sea saw Sino-Japanese relations enter into a deep freeze from which they are still recovering. The dispute itself, over not only a large maritime…

The Japanese Coast Guard: Japan’s “hidden navy?”

09/08/2011
By Tetsuo Kotani, Special Research Fellow, the Okazaki Institute, Tokyo Strategic Insights, No. 31, March 2011 09/08/2011 - Surrounded by the sea on all sides, Japan enjoys the benefits of the waters around it in the form of fishery and maritime trade with countries around the world. However, these waters…

A Spanish Approach to Maritime Security: The Role of Salvamento Marítimo

06/16/2011
06/16/2011: A very interesting presentation by one user of Airbus Military products at the Airbus Military Trade Media event was by Néstor Perales, Surveillance and Prediction Manager at Salvamento Marítimo. http://www.salvamentomaritimo.es/ The organization provided a different business model for the use of a fleet of planes and ships to deliver…

Maritime and Port Security in Pakistan

04/21/2011
By Mathias Hagstrøm, Stud. Scient. Soc., Roskilde University Strategic Insights No 27 October 2010 4/21/2011 - With a population of more than 180 million people and being a potential gateway for Central Asian and western Chinese trade, Pakistan is a very interesting developing market. But with problems of insurgency groups…