Seminar: Anthropogenic Noise and Its Impact on Marine Species – An Indian Perspective

May 24, 2013

A one day Seminar on “Anthropogenic Noise and It’s Impact on Marine Species – An Indian Perspective” is scheduled to be hosted by MILIT DIAT (DU), Pune on 05 June 2013. World Environment Day is celebrated every year on 05th of June. To mark this occasion, Military Institute of Training (MILIT), Defence Institute of Advanced [...]

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TULIP 2013: Conference on Technological Upgradation of Logistics & Improvement of Ports by CII and NMF at Chennai

April 22, 2013

A conference on “Technological Upgradation of Logistics & Improvement of Ports (TULIP)” was hosted by Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and National Maritime Foundation (NMF) at Hotel Hilton, Chennai on 20 April 2013. The Conference commenced at 1000 hours and finished by 1730 hours. Here are the highlights of the conference: Inaugural Session. Plenary Session [...]

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Chennai 2012: All Faith Memorial Service by National Maritime Foundation, Rotary Club and Ethiraj College

December 16, 2012

National Maritime Foundation (NMF) – Chennai Chapter, Rotary Club of Madras Central Aadithya and Ethiraj College for Women jointly conducted ‘All Faith Memorial Service’ for Martyrs of Uniformed Services of Independent India on December 15, 2012 at Chennai. Here are some photographs to describe the event. This Memorial Service was attended by representatives from all [...]

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Round Table Discussion: “Unveiling INSARFO and Coastal Security” by FICCI and NMF at Chennai

August 13, 2012

A Round Table discussion on “Security of Coast Line and Coastal Assets” by FICCI (Federation of Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry), TNSC (Tamil Nadu State Chapter) Maritime Strategies Panel in association with the Chennai Chapter of the NMF (National Maritime Foundation) was convened on 10 August 2012 at Seafarers Club, Chennai. This turned out [...]

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Conference on Coastal Shipping, Inland Waterways & Surveillance by CII and NMF at Chennai

June 25, 2012

A conference on “Coastal Shipping, Inland Waterways & Surveillance” was hosted by Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and National Maritime Foundation (NMF) at Hotel Le – Royal Meridian, Chennai on 23 June 2012. The theme of the conference was “Engaging Rivers – Exploring Coastlines – Enriching India”. The Conference started at 1000 hours and finished [...]

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Malabar 2012: India to Exercise with U.S. Navy in Bay of Bengal

April 6, 2012

Malabar 2012, the bilateral exercise between Indian Navy and United States 7th Fleet is expected to be held off Chennai, Bay of Bengal/west of Nicobar Islands from April 9 -16, 2012. Some interesting features of Malabar 2012 are: U.S. Navy – represented by Aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) Guided-missile cruiser USS Bunker Hill [...]

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Seminar on National Security by Indian Army and University of Madras at Chennai

March 27, 2012

   A one day National Seminar on “Challenges to India’s National Security in 21st Century” was conducted on 26 March 2012 by Area HQ ATNK & K (Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Kerala) of Southern Command of Indian Army and Department of Defence and Strategic Studies, University of Madras. The national seminar: Welcome address [...]

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Maritime Strategies Panel Formed to Explore Maritime Potential of Tamil Nadu

March 10, 2012

Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI), Tamil Nadu State Chapter has prepared an approach document to develop Tamil Nadu in the following five critical sectors: Energy; Agriculture; Social including health, housing, education, security; Industry and business; Infrastructure including roads, ports, airports, rail connectivity, multi modal transport. Development of Tamil Nadu can not [...]

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Chennai: Visit by U.S. Ports and Maritime Technology Trade Mission to India

February 22, 2012

The first-ever U.S. Ports and Maritime Technology Trade Mission is presently on visit (February 17 – 24, 2012) to Kolkata, Chennai, Ahmedabad and Mumbai to explore the opportunities in the Ports and Maritime Technology Sector in India. An interaction with the Trade Mission was organized by The Madras Chamber of Commerce & Industry (MCCI) in [...]

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Indian Coast Guard Celebrates 35th Anniversary

February 2, 2012

Indian Coast Guard was formally inaugurated on 18 August 1978 as an independent armed force of the union with the enactment of the Coast Guard Act 1978 by the Parliament. However an interim Coast Guard Organization came into being on 01 February 1977. The motto of Indian Coast Guard is `VAYAM RAKSHAMAH -which means `WE [...]

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Indian Coast Guard: Inshore Patrol Vessels by Hindustan Shipyard Limited

January 31, 2012

Indian Coast Guard decommissioned Inshore Patrol Vessels (IPVs) ICGS Ranijindan, ICGS Habbah Khatun and ICGS Avvaiyyar at Chennai on 06 January 2012. ICGS Ramadevi and ICGS Chandbibi were also decommissioned at Visakhapatnam on 19 January 2012. ICGS Jijabai and ICGS Kittur Chennamma were decommissioned on 27 June 2011. All these IPVs have completed more than [...]

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India: Shipping – Year End Review 2011 by Ministry of Shipping

December 31, 2011

Here is the reproduction of Year End Review 2011 of Shipping released by the Ministry of Shipping, India (Released through Press Information Bureau, Release ID: 79210 dated 26 December 2011). Maritime Agenda 2010-20 Launched Fund Requirement for Shipping Sector Projected Rs. 90,519 Crore in 12th Plan India Sri Lanka Ferry Service Launched Government Identifies 23 [...]

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Fire in Russian K-84 Yekaterinburg Nuclear Submarine in Dry Dock

December 30, 2011

Russian K-84 Yekaterinburg Nuclear Submarine in Dry Dock caught fire during repairs at a shipyard in the northwest Russian Murmansk Region on 29 December 2011. Fire was successfully contained without any loss of life and without any radiation leak. The K-84 Yekaterinburg nuclear submarine is one of seven Delta-IV class submarines, deployed in the Northern [...]

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Chennai: Track Cyclone Thane in Android Smartphone

December 29, 2011

Chennai is getting ready to face the very severe cyclonic storm ‘THANE’. Last year Chennai faced a similar severe cyclonic storm ‘Jal’ in November 2010. Cyclonic storm ‘Thane’ formed over southwest Bay of Bengal has moved west-southwestward and lay centered near latitude 12.00N and longitude 82.50E, at 0830 hrs IST on 29 December 2011. The [...]

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Round Table Discussion: National Objectives – STRategic Imperatives of the Far East (NO STRIFE) by NMF, UNOM, ORF

December 11, 2011

National Maritime Foundation (NMF), Chennai Chapter in association with the Department of Defence and Strategic Studies, University of Madras (UNOM) and the Observers Research Foundation (ORF), Chennai Chapter conducted a Round Table discussion on “National Objectives – STRategic Imperatives of the Far East (NO STRIFE) at Chennai on December 09, 2011. Round Table discussions commenced [...]

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