Gulf of Aden Current Affairs, GK & News

Gulf of Aden  Current Affairs, GK & News

New Natural Gas Reserves discovered in UAE

On February 2, 2020, the United Arab Emirates discovered shallow natural gas reserves of about 80 trillion cubic feet. The reserve was discovered between the Emirates of Abu Dhabi and Dubai. Highlights In November 2019, UAE announced the discovery of 7 billion barrels of oil. This raised the crude reserves of the country to 105 ..

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Al-Hamid rescued by INS ‘Sumedha’

A traditional wooden vessel called dhow named Al-Hamid, comprising of 13 Indian Citizens, was in distress and floating slowly near the coast of Somalia, Gulf of Aden. On 6th January 2020, Indian Navy Ship Sumedha, currently on an Anti Piracy Patrol in the Gulf of Aden, came to the rescue of the crew as Al-Hamid, ..

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Oman ships arrive to participate in Indo-Oman bilateral Naval Exercise “Naseem Al-Bahr”

On January 6, 2020, two Oman ships arrived in Goa to participate in “Naseem-Al-Bahr”, the Indo-Oman bilateral naval exercise. Highlights RNOV are Royal Navy of Oman Vessels. RNOV al Rasikh and RNOV Khassab arrived at Goa. Along with these ships, Indian Naval Ships Shubhadra and Beas will also participate in the exercise. The Indo-Oman Naval ..

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Apharan: Indian Navy’s largest anti-hijacking exercise

On Decebmer 18, 2019, the Indian Navy and Indian Coast Guard at Cochin port conducted large scale anti-hijacking exercise. The exercise was called Apharan. Highlights Multiple agencies participated in the exercise. It included 12 ships and helicopters of Cochin Port trust, Indian Navy and Indian Coast Guard. This is the first time an anti-hijacking exercise ..

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Anti-Maritime Bill introduced in Lok Sabha

On December 10, 2019, External Affairs Minister Jaishankar introduced the Anti-Maritime bill in parliament. The bill was introduced in days after the kidnapping of 18 Indians aboard in Nigeria. It aims at ensuring safety and security of India’s maritime trade and the crew members Key Features The bill is framed in accordance with the UNCLOS ..

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