Tag Archives: Red Sea

Russia Plans Red Sea Naval Base in Sudan

Russia plans to establish a naval base in Sudan for the repair and supply of warships
A repair and replenishment base of the kind that existed in Syria before 2015. (Photo: Andrei Gryaznov/TASS)

BY RADIO FREE EUROPE

Russia plans to build a naval base in Sudan, according to a bilateral draft agreement between the two nations.

The agreement would allow Russia to establish a naval logistics base in Sudan for the repair and supply of warships as well as provide rest to sailors, according to the document published on November 11 on a Russian government website after Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin approved it. Continue reading Russia Plans Red Sea Naval Base in Sudan

Turkish Sailors Return After Captivity in Eritrea

“We don’t know why we stayed in Eritrea so long. They didn’t tell us anything but always treated us well”

Three Turkish seafarers, allegedly on “a world tour”, are all set to return home after nearly two-month detention in the East African country of Eritrea. (Photo: Anadolu Agency)

BY ANADOLU AGENCY

Three Turkish sailors are all set to return home after nearly two-month detention in the East African country of Eritrea.

Last month, Selim Ekmekçioğlu, İbrahim İgnak, and Erman Lütfü Atamer regained their freedom due to the efforts of Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu. Continue reading Turkish Sailors Return After Captivity in Eritrea

Northern Red Sea Region: 26 Schools Under Construction

Expanding educational opportunities and services to all citizens.

BY ERITREA PROFILE

As part of the effort being conducted to expand educational services, 26 schools including 5 preschools, are being constructed in the nine sub zones of the Northern Red Sea region. Continue reading Northern Red Sea Region: 26 Schools Under Construction

Eritrean Red Sea: The Untouched Diving Paradise

A Diver’s Dreamscape: The Eritrean Red Sea coast offers some of the finest snorkeling and scuba diving in the world. The warm waters of the Dahlak Archipelago — a scattering of more than 120 islands —  abound with jellyfish, barracuda, manta rays, parrotfish, red snappers, coral fish, puffer fish, clown fish and more than 200 types of corals. (Getty Images)

BY BRIDGET BOAKYE | FACE2FACE AFRICA

It is rare to hear the words Africa and scuba diving in the same sentence but this is the precise experience afforded to tourists on the coast of Eritrea. The Eritrean Red Sea coast, also called the “Blue Gold” of the Red Sea, is a divers paradise. Continue reading Eritrean Red Sea: The Untouched Diving Paradise

Eritrea’s Marine Resource: Worth Exploring, Worth Investing In (Part-2)

BY SEMIR DEID | SHABAIT

The Eritrean marine resources are vastly distributed within the long coast and below the beautifully and carefully preserved sea. As a continuation to the first part of Eritrea’s marine resources, this section gives details about the coral reefs, bird life, sea turtles, vegetation, tourism prospects and more. Continue reading Eritrea’s Marine Resource: Worth Exploring, Worth Investing In (Part-2)

Can Red Sea Corals Save the Worlds Reefs?

The Red Sea contains some of the world’s hottest and saltiest seawater.

Growing heat and acid tolerant corals in the Eritrean Red Sea might be the next big step to save hot water devastated reefs across the planet.

BY THOMAS C MOUNTAIN

Hot water tolerant Red Sea corals could be the key to saving the worlds reefs. It will take an international effort to create the massive coral nurseries here in the Red Sea needed to begin to bring back to life the enormous areas of bleached dead coral reefs in places like The Great Barrier Reef in Australia, or from the coasts of Florida to the Indian Ocean, but it can be done.

Red Sea corals living in shallow waters here in the historic Zula Bay in Eritrea annually tolerate water temperatures of up to 37℃ (98°F) with only moderate bleaching, with the bleached portions able to recover once water temperatures go down. If all species present tolerate these high temperatures, there will be species that can tolerate even higher levels of temperature stress. Continue reading Can Red Sea Corals Save the Worlds Reefs?