UAE Navy leads International Summit on Counter-Piracy and Anti-Terrorism at Sea
- United Arab Emirates: Monday, November 26 - 2012 at 12:41
- PRESS RELEASE
IQPC is delighted to announce that the Chief of Naval Forces for the UAE, Rear Admiral Ibrahim Salem Al Musharakh, will speak at the Offshore Patrol Vessels Middle East Summit, involving many of the Chiefs of Navy and Coast Guard from some of the most important maritime forces, which are helping to defend the waters of the Indian Ocean and the Gulf, on December 10-12 in Abu Dhabi.
The US Navy, Royal Navy, Combined Maritime Task Force and EUNAVFOR will accompany senior admirals from Kuwait, Oman, Bahrain and Qatar as well as the Chiefs of Navy of Nigeria and the Ukraine to discuss solutions to protecting the offshore oil assets from terrorist attack and sabotage.
The Summit has one of the highest ranked delegations of Gulf and International naval officers to congregate on this matter in the Emirates, showing the region is serious about taking action to defend its assets.
Vice Admiral John W. Miller, the Commander of US Navy Central Command, is speaking about how the United States 5th Fleet, based in Bahrain, contributes to security in the region. The new Chief of the Ukrainian Navy, Vice Admiral Yurii Ilyn will compliment the discussions by announcing the introductions of a Ukrainian frigate to the combined maritime task forces in the Gulf, and the recently appointed Chief of Navy Staff for Nigeria will give a case study of how the Nigerian Navy is partnering with private elements to protect oil transportation and assets in the Gulf of Guinea.
Rear Admiral Al Teneiji stated: "Unlike other armed forces, the naval force is highly dynamic and this is what makes it unique", with the UAE depending on the sea for desalinised water, food and oil revenue it is clear why taking action against piracy and potential naval security threats is being discussed at such a high level.
For the first time the UAE is producing its own warships, seven of which should be ready by 2013.
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