Focus on Maritime Security

Photo: Indian Coast Guard

Both naval and non-naval vessel reviews are featured as part of this month’s focus on the exciting maritime security sector. Featured vessels include RIBs for Philippine and Lebanese use and multiple patrol vessels for operators in Africa, Europe, and South America.

Assault Craft • Interceptors • Patrol • Police • Coast Guard • Naval

We also take a closer look into a new class of guided missile frigate for the Japan Maritime Self-Defence Force and the latest example of the US Navy’s 12-strong San Antonio-class amphibious ships for use in expeditionary missions and other related operations worldwide.

Vessel Reviews:

Features and Opinion:

COLUMN | Seabed warfare: a key element of any future maritime conflict [Naval Gazing]

– “This global network of undersea cables continues to expand, and it is emerging as a likely priority target in future conflict, particularly as the cables often lie the vicinity of strategic maritime chokepoints.”

– by Trevor Hollingsbee, former UK Royal Navy officer and Baird Maritime‘s resident maritime security expert and columnist

OPINION | Australia and Japan should lead the way in maritime law enforcement training

– “The proposed centre would encourage the emergence of long-term relationships between Indo-Pacific maritime law enforcement agencies and their counterparts in the region.”

– by Anthony Bergin, senior fellow at the Australian Strategic Policy Institute, and Lee Goddard, retired rear admiral in the Royal Australian Navy and former commander of Maritime Border Command and of the Joint Agency Task Force of Operation Sovereign Borders

News and Gear:

Recent Important Features:

OPINION | Stemming the tide of piracy in Southeast Asia

– “A large number of modern pirate attacks in the Strait of Malacca have occurred in the territorial waters of Indonesia and Malaysia – not on the high seas.”

– by Thu Nguyen Hoang Anh, graduate student at the European University Institute majoring in transnational governance

Remember to come back every day to see the latest news, opinion and vessel reviews!

Call for content!

Any news or views about the global maritime security sectors? Send it through to [email protected] ASAP (between now and July 8), so we can add it to this current edition of Maritime Security Week!

We are after:

  • Vessels – Orders, new deliveries, under construction
  • Gear – Latest innovations and technology in the maritime security vessel sector
  • Interviews – Owners, operators, water police, navies, coast guards etc.
  • Reminiscences – Do you have any exciting, amusing or downright dangerous anecdotes from your time in the maritime security world? (example here)
  • Other – Any other relevant news

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