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Recycling of Ships Bill 2019 becomes an Act

The Recycling of Ships Bill, 2019 has become an Act after it received the assent of President of India last Friday on 13th December 2019. The Act will provide regulation for recycling of ships under certain international standards and will lay the statutory mechanism for enforcement of such international standards in the country. India on ..

India’s Navy Day

December 4th is observed as the Navy Day of India. The Indian Navy is the marine arm of the Indian Armed Forces. The President of India is the Commander-in-Chief of the Indian Navy. The Navy organises a Beating Retreat ceremony on the eve of the Navy Day at the Gateway of India in Mumbai. The ..

Joint Exercise between the Qatari Emiri Navy and the Indian Navy Forces

Indian Navy Guided Missile Stealth Frigate INS Trikand and Patrol Aircraft P8-I arrived at Doha for the inaugural edition of the Bilateral Maritime Exercise Za’ir-Al-Bahr (Roar of the Sea) being conducted from 17 to 21 Nov 19 between the Indian Navy and Qatari Emiri Naval Forces. Za’ir-Al-Bahr 2019 would strengthen cooperation and enhance interoperability between ..

Cruise Ships arrives at Mumbai Port

For the first time, Mumbai Port has four cruise ships docked on 18th November 2019.  ‘Mein Schiff6’ came from Muscat, having 2500 passengers on board .Another ship “silver Spirit” also arrived from Muscat with 124 passengers. Karnika” having 800 passengers and Angria with 124 passengers arrived from Goa. This is a momentous occasion, having four ..

Sea phase of Singapore-India-Thailand Naval Exercise Concludes

The sea phase of the inaugural Singapore India Thailand Maritime Exercise (SITMEX-19) concluded in the Andaman Sea on September 19, 2019. About the Exercise SITMEX-19 trilateral exercise involved the participation of the Indian Navy, the Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN) and the Royal Thai Navy (RTN). Indian guided-missile destroyer Ranvir, Missile Corvette Kora and Offshore ..

Samudra Lakshmana Naval Excercise

India and Malaysia conducted a joint naval military exercise ‘Samudra Laksamana’ to test inter-operability of their navies in South East Asia and Western Pacific regions. Samudra Lakshmana Samudra Laksamana was the sea phase of the exercise. The harbour phase of the exercise will be held in coming days and it will involve official calls, social ..

Biometric Seafarer Identity Document (BSID)

India has become the world’s first country to issue a biometric seafarer identity document (BSID) to all its sailors and seafarers. What is the Biometric Seafarer Identity Document (BSID)? The Biometric Seafarer Identity Document (BSID) is a unique ID which captures the facial biometric data of the sailors and sea-farers of India.? This project has ..

Russia launches world’s first floating nuclear reactor into Arctic despite warnings

Despite environmentalists warning of serious risks to the region, Russia has launched the world’s first floating nuclear reactor – Akademik Lomonosov – across the Arctic. It was loaded with nuclear fuel from the Arctic port of Murmansk to begin its 5,000km voyage to voyage to Pevek in northeastern Siberia. The reactor’s trip is expected to ..