The Mozambique channel: an emerging maritime security hotspot

The waters off Mozambique are becoming a major security hotspot in the Western Indian Ocean. On 24 March, militants linked to the Al Sunna group orchestrated a bloody ambush in the coastal town of Palma, in Cabo Delgado province. During the attack, dozens of foreign contract workers and locals were besieged at the Amarula Palma Hotel, while…

Inauguration of IORIS, the information sharing platform developed by CRIMARIO

The official launch of IORIS took place at the Eden Blue Hotel in Mahé, Seychelles, in the morning of 4 September. During the launch, CRIMARIO experts provided a thorough description and explanation of the creation, development and use of the IORIS platform. Initiated by CRIMARIO, the new secure information sharing and incident management tool will…

IMO supports a project to increase maritime security awareness in Mozambique

According to this article, on 1 December a project to provide a single display maritime surveillance system for Mozambique has been commissioned and handed over to the country’s Government in Maputo. The project, supported by the International Maritime Organization (IMO), is set to boost maritime situational awareness for all concerned agencies in Mozambique and enhance…