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India: Lord of the Seas
It was welcome news for those concerned with national security, especially the maritime one, that INS Vikrant 2, India’s first indigenous aircraft carrier had successfully completed its five-day sea trial or its maiden sea voyage. Built at a cost of Rs 23,000 crore, it finished sea trials ahead of its planned induction by August 2022... -India Legal
India: Conference on maritime security held
A one-day virtual conference on “Strategic futures: regional maritime security complexes” was organised on Wednesday by the Centre for Public Policy Research (CPPR), Kochi, in association with the Indian Council of World Affairs (ICWA), Delhi. Inaugurating the conference, Director-General of ICWA, Vijay Thakur Singh, said that the Indo-Pacific region held immense strategic, economic, diplomatic, and political significance... -The Hindu
India: Maritime bodies press for early second dose of Covid-19 vaccine for seafarers
Five Maritime bodies have appealed to the Directorate General of Shipping (DGS) to allow seafarers take the second dose of the Covid-19 vaccine earlier than the stipulated time frame in view of their safety and employability, a release said on Wednesday.
In early June, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare had issued an SOP allowing certain categories of citizens to get their second dose of vaccination earlier (after 28 days)... -Times of India
India: Mumbai Sea Cadet Corps perform Sailor’s Hornpipe, win praise online
A performance by girls of Mumbai Sea Cadet Corps has left netizens delighted after it went viral on social media. The undated 2.07-minute clip was shared by former Naval officer Arun Prakash. “Mumbai Sea Cadet Corps girls delight, once again, with a display of ‘sailor’s Hornpipe.’ Accompanied by their drummers and the band,” tweeted Prakash... -The Indian Express
Eaglestar Signals Equal Opportunity With First Female Malaysian Master
Malaysian ship management company Eaglestar has appointed its first female Malaysian master mariner as captain aboard one of its vessels. The new master of the LNG carier Seri Bijaksana, Capt. Eezmaira Sazzea, was among the first group of Malaysian women selected to pursue training at the Akademi Laut Malaysia (ALAM, also known as the Malaysian Maritime Academy)... -The Maritime Executive
Indian Coast Guard rescues ailing seafarer from Brazil-bound vessel
A 32-year-old Filipino national, serving as a crew member aboard a bulk carrier vessel MV Christina J, was rescued by the Indian Coast Guard and shifted to a private hospital at Dona Paula for further medical treatment.
The crew member, identified as Ervie Ferraren Dagpin, fell ill around midnight on Monday while the cargo carrier was en route Port of Tubarao in Brazil... -Times of India
AASTS launches first cartoon character for maritime sector in UAE
As part of its ongoing efforts to empower young Emiratis to join the maritime sector, the Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport Sharjah Branch (AASTS) has launched an Emirati cartoon character for the maritime sector. Through this innovative media awareness initiative, the first of its kind by a maritime academy in the Middle East, AASTS aims to raise awareness among the youth about the various educational and professional opportunities in the maritime sector... -Gulf News
First Omani captain serving aboard an LNG carrier
Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd and Asyad Shipping have announced the appointment of first Omani captain serving aboard an LNG carrier jointly owned by MOL and Asyad. MOL has played a key role in supporting the development of Oman’s shipping industry since 2003, when the Omani state-owned marine transportation company established as Oman Shipping Company (OSC), now rebranded under the name Asyad Shipping... -LNG Industry