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Excited about PM @AlboMP upcoming visit to #Vietnam (and his @IISS_org #SLD2023 keynote!).

A short 🧵 from me about the 🇦🇺🇻🇳 relationship, its momentum, opportunities and future trajectory on the occasion of 50th anniversary 👇 1/
Fairly new-found strategic closeness under the Coalition gov resulted in a strategic partnership.
"The 2 countries are increasingly aligned in their strategic outlook and both find each other supportive and, frankly, useful, for their own strategic goals."…
#Australia has been a reliable partner in providing assistance to #Vietnam's #UN #peacekeeping forces, and it has supported #infrastructure in the vulnerable #Mekong region or donating #vaccines during #Covid #pandemic...
@FinancialReview 3/…
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1/ Here we go:
@IISS_org #ShangriLaDialogue #SLD22
Special Session 3: #MaritimeSecurity: From Codes of Conduct to Crisis Communications

Chaired by @graham_euan

@IISS_org @graham_euan 2/ 🇮🇳 @indiannavy Admiral Dasgupta up first. Discusses #UNCLOS and other codes like COLREGS & CUES, at a practical level regarding potential flashpoints & crises.
@IISS_org @graham_euan @indiannavy 3/ Next up: Alice Guitton from 🇫🇷 Ministry of Armed Forces.
Discusses Climate change, the resulting fragility, and role of Navies to respond.
And asks, "How to keep Sea Lanes open & secure?"
French Navy ships practice Freedom of Navigation, without ambiguity.
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1/ It's worthwhile scrutinising @IMB_Piracy reports for the stories, trends, and unresolved issues behind (beneath) the headlines and soundbites... 🌍🧵🏴‍☠️🚢⚓️🧵

#Piracy #maritimesecurity #Africa
2/ The one death and all 50 crew members kidnapped took place on for which the nearest coastal state was African. The current whereabouts and safety of 20 kidnapped sailors are not included in this report and this information needs to be urgently ascertained.
3/ The conditions of the other 30 and the means by which their release was secured are not explained (only the date of their release is given). Details such as where they were taken, how they were treated, and if they were kept with other crew/hostages must be followed up on...
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.@NigeriaGov’s #DeepBlue project launching formally this month:

16 armoured vehicles for coastal patrol

2 Special Mission Aircraft for surveillance

3 Special Mission Helicopters for search&rescue

4 Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

2 Special Mission Vessels

17 Fast Interceptor Boats ImageImageImageImage
Also included in the #DeepBlue security project:

A 24/7 Command, Control, Communication, Computer, and Intelligence Centre (c4i) in Lagos, for intelligence gathering and data collection.

And ~600 specially-trained personnel — the Maritime Security Unit.
#DeepBlue will also secure the Secure Anchorage Areas (SAAs), which used to be under a controversial private security arrangement that cost users thousands of dollars per day in fees — and which President @MBuhari canceled earlier this year.…
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I've started combining locations highlighted in my #connectivity research with in-situ listening via #radiogarden. Right now, the port of Constanta, Romania on the #BlackSea, while scanning a modernisation programme with "civilian-military dual-use of transport infrastructure" 1/ Image
This morning, the port of #Alexandroupoli, Greece on the #ThracianSea with strategically important position for regional #energyflows. Scanning #flowsecurity development & mooted sale of majority stake of port to US commercial interests... / #connectivity & #radiogarden 2/ Image
Nothing listed for the port of #Sabetta, Russia so Novy Urengoy closest station (375 miles away): Scanning the voyage of Christophe de Margerie, expanding navigation window in the eastern sector of Russian #Arctic, confirming year-round safe navigation... #psychoconnectivity 3/ Image
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THREAD: In several recent conversations I've had with US officials and experts, I've heard comments to the effect that India isn't doing enough on maritime security. It's clear that they're unaware of some recent developments:
#IndoPacific #MaritimeSecurity #Sagar #IOR
1. OPERATIONS: October 2017: Change in Indian Navy's operational deployments.…
2. OPERATIONS: July 2019: Indian vessels continue to deploy in Strait of Hormuz.…
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