1. Over 35 nations, organisations and agencies have taken part in the planning of the world’s largest International Mine Counter Measures Exercise (IMCMEX 16) with events taking place in the Red Sea/Arabian Gulf/Gulf of Oman 4 – 26 Apr 16. IMCMEX 16, hosted by U.S. Naval Forces Central Command (NAVCENT)/U.S. 5th Fleet will be conducted in four phases and includes a Maritime Infrastructure Protection Symposium (MIPS) on 5 – 6 Apr 16. http://www.cusnc.navy.mil/IMCMEX
2. A reminder that the next Maritime Information Exchange Vessel Operators’ Meeting (MIEVOM) will take place at the Dubai International Seafarers’ Centre (DISC) on Thursday 21 Apr 16. Those wishing to attend should inform Lt Chris Long at: dubai- firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 14 Apr 16.