Kenya wins accolades from France for establishing Coast Guard

Philip Mwakio

The French Government has commended Kenya for establishing a Coast Guard Unit to police its vast Coastal maritime waters.

President Uhuru Kenyatta late last year unveiled the Kenya Coast Guard Service (KCGS) and launched into service its first offshore patrol boat christened Doria in Mombasa.

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Source: standardmedia.co.ke

French authorities seize half-tonne of cocaine at Dunkirk

PARIS (Reuters) – French authorities seized half a tonne of cocaine worth around 40 million euros ($44.9 million) in the northern port of Dunkirk last month, Budget Minister Gerald Darmanin said in a statement on Tuesday.

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Source: reuters.com

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The United Kingdom lowers the European flag on Northwood

Maritime Security News note: This article has been automatically translated into English by Google. As such, errors may remain.

(B2) The European Union flag will be lowered at Northwood HQ. The United Kingdom loses control of the EU’s anti-piracy operation, which it has been commanding since the beginning, a good decade ago in December 2008. At issue: Brexit.

It will be effective March 29, 2019. And there, there is no postponement. Everything has already been decided and endorsed for several months already. The command returning to the Spaniards, with the French in support. Which is just a return of things. Since without Paris and Madrid, this operation would never have seen the day (Read: France and Spain decided to act on maritime piracy).

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Source: bruxelles2.eu

10,000 Personnel Arrive In UK For Exercise Joint Warrior

A total of 35 warships, five submarines and 59 aircraft, including helicopters, are also taking part. 

More than 10,000 military personnel from 13 countries have arrived in the UK ahead of Joint Warrior.

A total of 35 warships, five submarines and 59 aircraft, including helicopters, are also taking part in the NATO exercise.

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Source: forces.net

Port of Marseille experiments with blockchain

The Marseille-Fos Port in France is taking part in a pilot blockchain project for freight transportation on the Rhône-Saône transport corridor, launching in June 2019.

The focus of the project is to run a trial to evaluate the security of the digital transport chain. It will involve applying blockchain technology to supply chain logistics and freight forwarding, particularly where goods are transported in multiple ways such as sea and road.

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Source: ledgerinsights.com