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Kenya Charges 9 Foreigners over Heroin Haul

Nine foreign nationals were charged in a Kenyan court on Thursday with trafficking the biggest ever single seizure of drugs at the Indian Ocean port of Mombasa.

Famine in the Horn of Africa (1984) was caused by El Nino and currents in the Indian Ocean

Oceanic patterns are important drivers of climatic variability. There is a clear link between periods of drought in the North Ethiopian Highlands and oceanic phases of El Nino, the Indian Ocean Dipole and the Southwestern Monsoons.

Local Communities Playing Vital Role in Marine Conservation

A first of its kind assessment of community-led marine conservation in the Western Indian Ocean adds to growing evidence that marine conservation works best when local communities are responsible for fisheries management.

Fagen’s Critical Catalogue (July 2014, Part 2)

4 days agoArts : Hyperallergic

In part 2 of this month, reviews of Lana Del Rey, Sam Smith, Indian Ocean, and Kitten.

Indo-Pacific security links: Japan as a great power, RIMPAC, China's oil rig and more

The Indo-Pacific is a strategic system encompassing the Indian and Pacific oceans, reflecting the expanding interests and reach of China and India as well as the enduring role of the US. The Lowy Institute's International Security program...Show More Summary

Western Indian Ocean communities play vital role in conservation

An international team of researchers led by the University of York has carried out the first assessment of community-led marine conservation in the Western Indian Ocean. The results, reported in the journal PLOS ONE, point to a revolution...Show More Summary

Photograph of the week: Sugarloaf Rock, Australia

This stunning shot of Sugarloaf Rock as seen from the Cape to Cape track shows the sun setting over the Indian Ocean in Australia’s South-West. The Cape to Cape track is an iconic Australian coastal walk in the world-renowned Margaret River region, which winds through beach, bush and the Boranup Karri forest. Show More Summary

Bill Clinton visits Indonesian city hit by 2004 tsunami

Former President Bill Clinton on Saturday visited a mosque in Banda Aceh, Indonesia, an area hit by the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, and paid his respects at a memorial to the victims.

Indo-Pacific security links: Collective self-defence, North Korea collapse, Indonesia's police and more

The Indo-Pacific is a strategic system encompassing the Indian and Pacific oceans, reflecting the expanding interests and reach of China and India as well as the enduring role of the US. The Lowy Institute's International Security program...Show More Summary

Dutch cyclist changed tickets for both doomed Malaysia Airlines flights

Maarten de Jonge has escaped certain death. Twice. If the Dutch cyclist boarded either of Malaysia Airlines doomed flights, MH 17 and MH 370, he could likely be at the bottom of the Indian Ocean or shot out of the sky over eastern Ukraine.

The Year of Flying Dangerously

A missile attack over Ukraine and a ghostly disappearance over the Indian Ocean have cast a pall over the whole experience of airline travel.

Malaysian jet crashes in Ukraine

Four months after the tragic disappearance of a Malaysian jet in the Indian Ocean, a Malaysian Airlines Boeing 777 crashed in eastern Ukraine killing all 298 aboard. According to Ukrainian and US officials, the plane was shot down by a Russian-made antiaircraft missile. Show More Summary

Jason Biggs Makes Malaysia Airlines MH17 Joke On Twitter

Actor Jason Biggs stirred up some controversy today when he made a joke about Malaysia Airlines. The airline has suffered two major tragedies this year. First, flight MH370 disappeared somewhere over the Indian Ocean. And today, about 300 people died when flight MH17 was shot down over Eastern Ukraine. Biggs apparently thought it was the […]

Malaysian Airlines recent financial problems worsened following Flight 370 disaster

The airline, which has won awards for customer service, has posted losses in recent years and its stock price has dropped seriously since March when Flight 370 disappeared over the Indian Ocean.

Malaysia Airlines flight 17 shot down in Ukraine: How did they do it?

Malaysia Airlines flight 17, a Boeing 777 carrying 280 passengers and 15 crew, has been shot down over Ukraine. Yes, this is the same Malaysia Airlines that lost flight 370 in the Indian Ocean earlier in the year. It isn't yet confirmed...Show More Summary

Response Firm Coordinates Indian Ocean Rower Rescue

Global Rescue, a crisis response firm providing medical, security, evacuation, and travel risk management services, says it has coordinated the rescue of a rower

Kenya Makes Record Heroin Haul from Ship in Mombasa

Kenyan police on Tuesday seized 341.7 kg of heroin hidden in the diesel tank of a ship, the biggest ever single seizure of drugs at the Indian Ocean port of Mombasa. The post Kenya Makes Record Heroin Haul from Ship in Mombasa appeared first on gCaptain Maritime & Offshore News.

Kenya Seizes 341-kg Heroin Haul on Ship in Mombasa

Kenyan police on Tuesday seized 341.7 kg of heroin hidden in the diesel tank of a ship, the biggest ever single seizure of drugs at the Indian Ocean port of Mombasa.

Madagascar?s most idyllic and luxurious lodges

Madagascar?s tourism industry may well be the smallest of the Indian Ocean islands, but in this we find exclusiveness like no where else in the Indian Ocean. With is location off the southeast coast of Africa, there is a distinct ocean and Africa mix that speaks of a magical place. Show More Summary

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