first_img View post tag: High View post tag: India View post tag: issues View post tag: vessel January 13, 2013 View post tag: Coastal View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Patrolling View post tag: Going View post tag: sea View post tag: tender Back to overview,Home naval-today India Issues Tender for High Speed Sea Going Vessel for Coastal Patrolling Industry news View post tag: Navy A state government project management unit has issued international tender for procurement of High Speed Sea Going Vessel for Coastal Patrolling and Related Services.A high speed sea going vessel for coastal patrolling & surveillance against intrusion by fishing boats in the territorial waters along the Odisha coast. The main dimensions of the vessel are 17m x 5m x 2m x 1.2m draught and approximately 35 tonnes displacement. The vessel is to be of fibre glass construction, with maximum speed of 35 knots, normal running speed of 25 knots, fitted with engines of high performance/ weight ratio, with diesel engine screw propulsion/ water jet .The vessel should have accommodation facilities for 4 persons besides 4 crew members for 4 days voyage endurance, of which 50 hours shall be at the maximum speed. The boat shall comply with the rules of construction as applicable under DNV. The boat should be operable at sea state 4 with survival at sea state 6.Quantity required: 2 (two)Last date of Sale of Bid Document: 29 January 2013, up to 5pm (Indian Standard Time)Last date of Receipt of Bids: 30 January 2013, up to 12 noonDate of opening of Bids: 30 January, 2013 at 12.30pmOpportunity Type: General ProcurementResponse deadline: 25/01/2013Deadline: 30/01/2013[mappress]Naval Today Staff, January 13, 2013; Image: BMT View post tag: Naval India Issues Tender for High Speed Sea Going Vessel for Coastal Patrolling View post tag: speed Share this article View post tag: Defense View post tag: Defencelast_img read more

first_img Central America remains a hotspot of instability caused by violent criminal organizations that use drug money to undermine legitimate governments, the commander of U.S. Southern Command said. Air Force Gen. Douglas M. Fraser said the northern triangle formed by Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras is possibly the most violent place on Earth today. Criminal organizations involved in illegal activities in the area –- including drug trafficking — realize a global profit of $300 billion to $400 billion, he said. Fraser used United Nations figures to back up his point at a Pentagon news conference. “If we look at Iraq in 2010, the violent deaths per 100,000, according to U.N. numbers, was 14 per 100,000,” he said. “In Honduras last year, it was 77 per 100,000. In El Salvador, it was 71 per 100,000.” The region has some very capable militaries, the general said, noting that El Salvador sent troops to Iraq that American partners rated among the best in that battle. But the governments of the region are overmatched, he added. “If you look at the transnational criminal organizations, it’s a well-financed, capable capacity — an enterprise, if you will,” he said. “Our estimates are anywhere from, on an annual basis, on a global basis, the transnational criminal organizations bring in 300 billion [dollars] to $400 billion a year. That’s a significant number when you put it against the capacities of the governments that we’re talking about.” One example of the technology these criminal organizations use is self-propelled, fully submersible vessels. These subs typically are 100 feet long, manned by a crew of four, and they can carry 10 tons of cocaine. They do not dive far below the surface and can transit between the northern parts of South America to the northern parts of Central America and into Mexico. Militaries are not built to handle law enforcement activities, but many have been called upon to aid police in the effort, and U.S. Southern Command helps this effort, Fraser said. “Because of the concern from a law enforcement standpoint — and I’ll use El Salvador as an example, the president, to address this issue, has asked and brought the military in to support law enforcement, very much in the same manner that we talk about within the United States,” the general said. “Within their authorities, they work with the law enforcement to address the issue. But almost half of the military of El Salvador is working to address the violence. And we’re seeing the same things — not to the same level — happen within other parts of the region.” Southern Command is working hand in hand with the State Department, the U.S. Agency for International Development, U.S. law enforcement agencies and others to address this issue, Fraser said. SOUTHCOM personnel are part of the solution, but not the entire solution, he added. “It’s much more complex than that,” Fraser said. “And we have to address it, in my mind, on a regional basis, and not just on a country-by-country basis.” Toward that end, he said, the Central American Regional Security Initiative and the Caribbean Basin Security Initiative are aimed at improving the ways countries work together, helping to empower the law enforcement and judicial systems. “It’s a multi-pronged effort,” Fraser added. But the foundation for these initiatives is building and sustaining military-to-military relations with partner militaries in the region, the general said. “We engage with our partners … to build that security capacity,” Fraser said. “Our efforts include military-to-military engagements, exercises, training [and] subject-matter expert exchanges wherever we can, to help build capacity within our military partners.” Another important SOUTHCOM mission is to be prepared to respond in the event of natural or man-made catastrophes. The earthquake in Haiti in January 2010 was one example, and a magnitude 8.8 earthquake struck Chile last year, Fraser noted. Hurricanes probably are the most predictable natural disaster that can strike the area, he added, but the command has to be ready for everything from volcanoes to forest fires. By Dialogo April 04, 2011last_img read more

first_img2620-2622 Virginia Drive, Hope Island.THE Gold Coast has shed its notorious winter property coat, with real estate agents each recording up to $250 million in sales in a midyear boon.And it is about to get hotter with the super selling season traditionally starting today.The hot winter property period has been fuelled by a raft of $5 million-plus buys, many of which have been snapped up in less than a week.Agent Dane Atherton said he had averaged $20 million a week in sales during the colder months, a 25 per cent lift on the same time last year.11 Southern Cross Drive, Surfers Paradise.A Vietnamese businessman forked out $16.75 million for the waterfront 2620-2622 Virginia Drive, Hope Island.In the highest price paid for a property on the Gold Coast this year, the mansion sold within five days.“From June to August we have had 340 sales which is $240 million in property,” said Mr Atherton, managing director at Harcourts Coastal.“We are noticing southern buyers are creeping up from their colder cities to the sunny Gold Coast.“Southern markets slow down far more than the Coast so it is technically more strategic to sell during winter because there is less competition.”2620-2622 Virginia Drive, Hope Island.A handful of mega mansions in Mermaid Beach have changed hands in the past two weeks: 149 Hedges Ave sold for $5.2 million; 25 Hedges Ave for $3.9 million; a four-bedroom beachfront house at 149 Hedges Ave changed hands for $5.2 million; a penthouse at 7/255 Hedges Ave went for $3.065 million.Elsewhere, a waterfront mansion at 3 Sir Bruce Small Blvd, Benowa Waters, sold for $4.1 million and a 1960s block of units at the beachfront 3513 Main Beach Pde, Main Beach, went for $7.8 million — the highest price paid for a property in the suburb.Matt Gates, from Ray White Surfers Paradise, said he sold $20 million in property at Sanctuary Cove in July alone.2620-2622 Virginia Drive, Hope Island.One of those sales was the highest price paid for a golf course property in Australia, at $4.275 million.REIQ Gold Coast Zone chair John Newlands predicted the Gold Coast’s property market to continue running hot for another two-to-three years.“Buyers are confident with the market so they are taking every opportunity to pick up properties, despite the season,” Mr Newlands said.“I don’t think the Gold Coast has seen a cold day anyway. The lifestyle combined with the opportunity creates a market with good value.“Compared to other big cities the Gold Coast is still playing catch up. We have a lot left to sell and prices are yet to increase.”More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North4 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day ago2620-2622 Virginia Drive, Hope Island.Mr Newlands said the 2018 Commonwealth Games and major resorts were key drivers in the winter spending spree.Kollosche Prestige Agents principal Michael Kollosche said he had negotiated more than $30 million in sales in the past four weeks.“Typically, we find the market starts to fire up again by the end of August and interest from buyers begin to peak,” he said.“But this year sales have been fairly consistent and I think that comes down to a strong property market that has followed on through summer.“People tend to go overseas during the colder months, they have just got their tax back and they are chasing summer in Europe.“There are usually less buyers around but luxury waterfront homes have remained popular even in the colder months.”TOP FIVE HOTTEST SALES 2620-2622 Virginia Drive, Hope Island, $16.75 million3513 Main Beach Pde, Main Beach, $7.8 million11 Southern Cross Drive, Surfers Paradise $6.95 million149 Hedges Ave, Mermaid Beach, $5.2 million2218 Arnold Palmer Drive, Sanctuary Cove, $4.75 millionChinese plunge no problem THE number of Chinese buyers hitting the Coast dropped by 80 per cent in one month, according to Ray White Surfers Paradise Group CEO Andrew Bell.But it hasn’t hindered the bottom line with winter sales growing.Mr Bell said the changes to the foreign investment framework had “significantly impacted” the market.“Last financial year 300 properties were bought by Chinese buyers on the Gold Coast but this year we barely managed to sell 25 properties to Chinese buyers,” Mr Bell said.“That number has dramatically dropped because of the FIRB restrictions and there is no question that the restrictions have effected sales.”In the 2017-2018 Budget, the Australian Government announced several changes regarding the foreign investment framework.Mr Bell said the Gold Coast market was still strong. Mr Bell’s office made $137 million in property sales this July compared to $100 million last July.“Those sales were made without any help from Chinese buyers and they were across the market place spectrum from luxury to first-home buyers,” he said. “The Chinese buyers were a nice addition but the Gold Coast doesn’t depend on them and southern investors are filling the space of the Chinese.”last_img read more

first_imgMarseille president Vincent Labrune has ruled out selling or buying any players in the January transfer window.Under Marcelo Bielsa, Marseille lead Ligue 1 by two points, ahead of the second half of the season, but Labrune seems uninterested in adding players to keep second-placed Lyon or reigning champions Paris Saint-Germain at bay.There had been speculation that Marseille might send out of favour defender Matheus Doria or back-up goalkeeper Brice Samba away on loan, but Labrune’s comments to La Provence have seemingly ruled that out.”There will be no departures or arrivals. We will stay like that until further notice,” he said.Marseille will be without captain Andre Ayew, fellow midfielder Alexander N’Doumbou and defender Nicolas N’Koulou over the next month due to the African Cup of Nations but Labrune’s declaration means Bielsa will have no extra cover. Samba has played just one game this season – in the Coupe de la Ligue – while Doria, who was signed from Botafogo amongst a lot of fanfare in September has not even done that.Bielsa was not happy with Labrune’s decision to sign the 20-year-old Brazilian and has refused to utilise the defender, who has represented his country once at senior level.last_img read more