The World Defence Shipbuilding: Major Trends

Naval News – Because it has been the world’s leading event for naval defence and maritime security for over 50 years, EURONAVAL wished to propose to its visitors and exhibitors a comprehensive study on the sector and the major trends of the world shipbuilding.

TIAR 21: Maritime Security, The TIAR, and IUU Fishing in the Western Hemisphere

CIMSEC – An international fishing fleet is currently sailing through international waters in the South Pacific, passing close to Ecuador and Peru, and it is currently sailing close to Chile en route to Antarctica The navies of these countries are on alert and governments are sharing information to monitor the fleet. In light of this development, what more can regional governments do to jointly combat illegal, unreported, or unregulated (IUU) fishing?

‘Machines set loose to slaughter’: the dangerous rise of military AI

The Guardian – Autonomous machines capable of deadly force are increasingly prevalent in modern warfare, despite numerous ethical concerns. Is there anything we can do to halt the advance of the killer robots?

How Warships Hunt For Enemy Submarines Down Below

War Zone – The cat and mouse game of anti-submarine warfare is very high-stakes. Heres’s how modern navies go about it with their surface fleets. 

Crippled Capacity: How Weak Maritime Enforcement Emboldened Answar Al-Sunna

CIMSEC – Two months ago, the insurgent group Ahlu Sunna Wal Jamaa(“Ansar al-Sunna”) attacked the strategic port of Mocímboa da Praia in Mozambique for the second time in six months. Unlike the day-long siege on March 23rd, Ansar al-Sunna has occupied Mocímboa da Praia since August 13th, indicating a significant escalation in insurgent capabilities.

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Ghost Gliders: Spanish Narco-Submarines

Small Wars Journal – We tend to think of (so-called) narco-submarines as a Latin American phenomenon. Properly speaking they are LPVs (Low Profile Vessels); alternatively SPSS (Self-Propelled Semi-Submersible—I do not use this term). Locally in Latin America they are known as ‘narcosubmarinos’ or ‘semisumergibles.’ Now we have another Spanish name to add to the list, ‘planeadora fantasma,’ meaning ‘Ghost Glider.’ This is because narco-submarines are not confined to the Americas. Similar methods being used elsewhere, most noticeably in Spain.

(Thanks to Alain)

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IMPLICATIONS OF HYBRID WARFARE FOR THE ORDER OF THE OCEANS

CIMSEC – Since Frank Hoffman coined the term “hybrid warfare” in 2007, numerous articles and books have been written on this theme from the perspective of military studies and international relations. Yet the existing legal literature has not so far focused on the challenges that hybrid warfare poses for the order of the oceans. One of the main current research gaps lies in the lack of clear understanding on how the law of the sea operates in hybrid warfare.

Maritime Crime During the Pandemic: Unmasking Trends in the Caribbean

CIMSEC – Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic the Caribbean’s maritime domain has garnered widespread attention on three fronts: cruise ships stuck at sea, both with Covid-19 patients onboard and crew unable to be disembarked; a major increase in U.S. naval presence focused on countering narcotics trafficking, particularly via semi-submersible vessels; and shipments of sanctioned fuel and goods from Iran to Venezuela.

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Fight Illegal Fishing for Great Power Advantage

CIMSEC – Illegal, unregulated, and unreported (IUU) fishing costs Asia billions of dollars a year and constitutes a third of the entire regional catch. It has strong links with sea slavery and unregulated migration – the Thai fishing fleet employs 50,000 foreigners annually, often criminally underpaid and held in poor conditions – along with other criminal enterprises, such as underage prostitution. Moreover, it leads to dramatic overfishing, damaging local economies and causing serious environmental damage. All countries in the region acknowledge it is a major issue with cross-cutting impacts, yet generally lack the capabilities to manage it.

Reflecting the Law of the Sea: In Defense of the Bay of Bengal’s Grey Area

CIMSEC – The UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), more than any other implement of international law, has underpinned the orderly delimitation and governance of the world’s oceans. Despite its status as an unparalleled accomplishment of diplomacy and international law, the treaty is not exhaustive or without ambiguities. One outstanding issue in delimitation arbitration is the relationship between the exclusive economic zone and continental shelf – specifically whether one state’s EEZ rights can overlap with another state’s continental shelf rights. What deserves greater attention is how recent court maritime boundary delimitations derided by some observers as legislation from the bench in fact follow the black letter of the law more closely than state practice or previous court decisions.

Unauthorized Flags: A Threat to The Global Maritime Regime

CIMSEC – The United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) specifies that all ships “have the nationality of the State whose flag they are entitled to fly.” Consequently, flag states exercise jurisdiction over their flagged vessels. A recent and quickly growing phenomenon, however, has put this basic tenet of the law of the sea in question: unauthorized flag use.

African navy orders two Israeli offshore patrol vessels

Defence Web – An unidentified African country has ordered two OPV 45 offshore patrol vessels (OPVs) from Israel Shipyards.

(Thanks to Alain)

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The hunt for the fish pirates who exploit the sea

BBC – For 10 years, a rogue fishing vessel and its crew plundered the world’s oceans, escaping repeated attempts of capture. Then a dramatic pursuit across the high seas finally netted the one that got away.

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The International Commanders Respond

USNI Proceedings – This year, Proceedings asked the commanders of the world’s navies, “What is your Navy and/or Coast Guard doing to monitor and enforce international maritime law and a rules-based order?” Their answers reaffirm how important navies and coast guards are to ensuring free and fair global trade and environmental protection.