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Maldives ask for funds in risk of going underwater

The Maldives are facing the danger of going underwater, unable to build critical infrastructures, as sea-walls, and have therefore asked the United Nations for financing to deal with the climate change.

India gifts patrol vessel to Maldives Coast Guard

 On Wednesday, December 4, India gifted the indigenously made patrol vessel CGS Kaamiyaabu to the Maldives National Defense Coast Guard, in order to enhance maritime security in the the Indian Ocean archipelago. It is said that the vessel will be manned by eight Maldives personnel which will be trained in India other than establishing maritime security in the region, it aims to foster its blue economy and safeguard its tourism industry. The initiatives were formally announced during the past year and were launched through a video conference, earlier this week.

India signs MoU with Maldives for passenger and cargo lines

The Union Council of Ministers of India has given approval for the MoU between India and Maldives for the establishment of passenger and cargo services by sea, which was signed on June 8, 2019 during the visit of Prime Minister of India to Maldives.

Workshop to promote counter-terrorism treaties in South and South-East Asia

IMO and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), IMO security and counter-terrorism treaties, such as SOLAS Chapter XI-2 and the suppression of unlawful acts (SUA) instruments, conducted a cross-regional workshop in Bali, Indonesia to support the implementation of the treaties in South and South-East Asia for terrorist attacks. The workshop took place on 5 to 8 of February. 

LR classes first composite, personal submarine

Lloyd’s Register announced that it classed the first personal, composite submarine, the DeepFlight Super Falcon 3S, in accordance with its Rules for the Construction and Classification of Submersibles and Diving Systems. 

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