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  • Beach Tent Monsoon Packages to Bangaram Island, Lakshadweep; Enjoy the Beauty of Nature

    Date: 2014.05.24 | Category: Bioluminescence, Exotic Islands, India, Indian Ocean, Kadmat Island Tourism, Lakshadweep Monsoon, Lakshadweep Sea, Lakshadweep Tourism, MV Kavaratti Cruises, Other | Response: 0

    Lakshadweep Monsoon Programme

    Bangaram Island, Lakshadweep

    Beach Tent Monsoon Packages to Bangaram Island, Lakshadweep; Enjoy the Beauty of Nature
    May 24, 2014 MintValley Tourism News, Kochi

    A new monsoon package to the exotic archipelago paradise, Bangaram, will commence on 01st June till mid-September, 2014 to entice the enthusiastic travelers who has hitherto been deprived of the pleasure of witnessing the magic of Lakshadweep Monsoon and enjoying the melody of rain.

    Bangaram is one of the few, virtually untouched and unspoiled, tropical island systems left on our planet. The Southwest monsoons starting from June to September in the island has all that excitement and romantic serenity. It presents a breathtaking experience when the vegetation looks brilliant colours than ever and the veil of rain adds a different hue to the beauty of lagoons and the blue seas beyond. The sudden bursts of torrential downpours which usually last for a short time, are always succeeded by bright sunshine.

    Bioluminescent algae and other luminescent creatures in the Lakshadweep Sea

    Bioluminescence Paradise in the Lakshadweep Sea

    During the dark, the algal blooms of bioluminescent plankton washed ashore makes the coral beach a magical minefield.

    Bioluminescence refers to the process of visible light emission in living organisms such as the glow of a firefly. Bioluminescents are found throughout marine habitats like algal, fish, squid, shrimp and jellyfish. When there’s high levels of bioluminescence on the surface water, the sea appear uniformly glowing snow white. This ‘milky sea’ phenomenon is generated by marine species, mostly by bioluminescent algae and other luminescent creatures particularly common in the NW Indian Ocean at the time of the Southwest Monsoon Season.

    Bangaram lies very close to Agatti and share one of the most beautiful lagoons in Lakshadweep. Three small islands of Thinnakara, Parali-I and Parali-II also lie close to Bangaram enclosed by the same atoll. Comfortable and safe beach tents are designed and made available to the tourists. The tents are built on the lagoon side/beachfront as an ideal shelter to enjoy the beauty of nature..

    Accommodation
    Beach Tents (View Pictures of Beach Tent Properties, Bangaram & Thinnakara)

    Dining
    Cuisine of Coastal India / Beach Barbecue

    How to reach?
    Agatti is the virtual gateway to Lakshadweep islands. Air India operate through out the year from Kochi (Cochin, Kerala). (Ships operate for local passengers only and are not available for tourist transport during monsoon). The flight from Kochi to Agatti (440 Kms) takes approximately one hour and thirty minutes. Transfer from Agatti to Bangaram by helicopter (8 km/10 minute travel duration) during the monsoon: 01 June to 15 Sept.

    Entry permits
    The island is open for both, Foreigners and Domestic Tourists. For more information, please contact us at: ‘Place a Query / Order Form or Email us at: info@mintvalley.com

    The accommodation rates are as follows:-

    ACCOMMODATION TARIFF (INR) 2014 – 2015

    Bangaram Beach Tent

    Name of package(Bangaram) Category of Rooms No. of Room Double Single Extra bed
    Monsoon Tent 10 10000 8000 4000

    Helicopter Transfers: Agatti/Bangaram/Agatti : Rs.9,800/-) Per head Return.

    About Bioluminescence
    What is bioluminescence?
    Bioluminescence is the capacity of living organisms to emit visible light. Occasionally the sea may appear uniformly glowing snow white. This ‘milky sea’ phenomenon is particularly common in the NW Indian Ocean at the time of the Southwest Monsoon Season.

    Read more in the following links:
    http://www.isbc.unibo.it/Files/BC_PlanktonNekton.htm

    Creatures of Light – Images
    http://oceanexplorer.noaa.gov/facts/bioluminescence.html

    Fluorescent Plankton – Video
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7kyP0XsF0zM

    Read more on Lakshadweep Tourism, Lakshadweep Islands:

    Peak Season Availability at Kadmat Beach Resort, Lakshadweep – Starting from December 01, 2014 to January 10, 2015
    http://lakshadweepforum.com/blog/peak-season-availability-at-kadmat-beach-resort-lakshadweep-starting-from-december-01-2014-to-january-10-2015/

    Discover the beauty of Lakshadweep Islands on a 5 Day Cruise Programme – 2014 -2015
    http://lakshadweepforum.com/blog/discover-the-beauty-of-lakshadweep-islands-on-a-5-day-cruise-programme-2014-15/

    The policies and guidelines
    The policies and guidelines prepared by the Union Territory of Lakshadweep to promote sustainable tourism can be categorized into four groups. 1. Impacts on
    physical environment 2. Impacts on ecological environment 3. Impacts on human use values, and 4. Impacts on quality of life values.
    http://www.lakshadweepforum.com/lakshadweep_sustainabletourism.php

    Place a query: Place a Query / Order Form

    Mobile: +91 9605477000 : (Mr. Sadhik, Executive) ;
    Mobile: +91 9605177000 : (Mr. Menon, Documentation)
    Phone : +91-484 2397550, 2394640, 4011134
    Central Reservations – Email: info@mintvalley.com

    Principal Source: MintValley Tourism Division

    TLD ADS:
    Shipping, Logistics Management and Consolidation Services
    http://vallarpadam.com/shipping.htm

  • Global warming is causing rising sea levels

    Date: 2014.04.28 | Category: Chagos islands, Climate Change, Emerald Islands, Exotic Islands, India, Indian Ocean, January, Kadmat Island Tourism, Kerala Tourism, Lakshadweep Tourism, Other | Response: 0

    Sea Erosion at Kadmat Beach Resort, Kadmat, Lakshadweep. The island chain of Lakshadweep has got total shore length of 132 Km.

    Global warming is causing rising sea levels
    ‘IPCC’s 5th Assessment Report and Implications for Policy and Decision Making’
    April 28, 2014 Lakshadweep Forum News, Kochi

    Sea-level rise is expected to be the most severe challenge to our economies and lives. The potential impacts of sea-level rise caused by warmer global temperatures are becoming clearer, according to the latest authoritative assessments from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

    The Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change  shows that global emissions of greenhouse gases have risen to unprecedented levels despite a growing number of policies to reduce climate change. Emissions grew more quickly between 2000 and 2010 than in each of the three previous decades and sea-level rise can be expected to reach 28-61cm by 2100.

    Concluding four years of intense scientific collaboration by hundreds of authors from around the world, the 5th assessment report responds to the request of the world’s governments for a comprehensive, objective and policy neutral assessment of the current scientific knowledge on mitigating climate change.

    Ocean swell events that damage coral reefs, cause coastal erosion and inundate land will occur more frequently, especially during years with a strong El Nino, which will become more extreme. Up to 600 million coastal people around the globe could face devastating consequences from rising seas. Some small island states are at risk of disappearing.

    Adaptation to climate change and recovery costs associated with flood damage could reduce global GDP by up to 10 percent by 2100 if adaptation measures are not implemented. This is shown in a recent study, Coastal flood damage and adaptation costs under 21st century sea-level rise, by a group of researchers from Britain’s University of Southampton.

    How well coastal communities implement adaptation measures is found to be the most important factor in trying to limit the costs of sea-level rise.

    Photograph: Kadmat Island Beach Resort’s New Accommodation Blocks

    Courtesy to Kadmat.com, Kadmat Island
    http://kadmat.com

    Kadmat Forum, Lakshadweep Islands
    http://lakshadweepforum.com/blog/all-about-kadmat-island-travel-tourism-information/

    Read More on IPCC’s 5th Assessment Report and Implications for Policy and Decision Making:

    The Fifth Assessment Report (AR5)
    http://www.ipcc.ch/report/ar5/index.shtml

    Climate Change 2014: Mitigation of Climate Change
    http://mitigation2014.org/

    Sea-level rise could reverse Africa’s development gains
    http://www.trust.org/item/20140422091107-3zjcy/

    Read More Climate Change and Reparations

    Climate Change
    http://www.reparationlaw.com/climatechange/

    Features: Global Warming
    http://www.hvacearth.com/global_warming_video.htm

    Last updated: April 28, 2014 Kochi

     

  • Bluefin-21 Resurfaces After First Search for Missing MH370

    Date: 2014.04.15 | Category: Bluefin-21 AUV, Chagos islands, Indian Ocean, Malaysia Airlines, MH370 Crash | Response: 0

    Bluefin-21 Resurfaces After First Search for Missing MH370

    Bluefin-21 Resurfaces After First Search for Missing MH370

    The US Navy's Bluefin-21, an autonomous underwater vehicle

    The US Navy’s Bluefin-21, an autonomous underwater vehicle

    Bluefin-21 Resurfaces After First Search for Missing MH370
    Apr 15th, 2014

    The Bluefin-21 AUV, a robotic submarine, which was last night deployed in a search mission for the missing Malaysian jet, has returned to the surface after six hours of scanning the depths.

    The search area for the missing Malaysian jet has proved too deep for the Bluefin-21 AUV which was hauled back to the surface of the Indian Ocean less than half way through its first seabed hunt for wreckage and black boxes.

    Search crews sent the Bluefin 21 deep into the Indian Ocean yesterday to scour the seabed for the missing Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 after failing for six days to detect any signals believed to be from its black boxes.

    But after only six hours of its planned 16-hour mission on the sea bed, the autonomous underwater vehicle exceeded its maximum depth limit of 15,000ft and its built-in safety feature returned it to the surface, the search co-ordination centre said.

    Earlier the Ocean Shield vessel discovered an oil slick that could relate to the missing aircraft, and it will take couple of days to examine the samples of the collected oil.

    The Boeing 777 vanished on March 08 with 239 people on board, and today is the 39th day of the search operations.

    Photo Credit: Subsea World News Bluefin/AMSA

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  • Peak Season Availability at Kadmat Beach Resort, Lakshadweep – Starting from December 01, 2014 to January 10, 2015

    Date: 2014.03.31 | Category: Chagos islands, Climate Change, Emerald Islands, Exotic Islands, India, India's Coral Beach Resort, Indian Ocean, Kadmat Island Tourism, Kerala Tourism, Lakshadweep Tourism, Other | Response: 0

    Peak Season Availability at Kadmat Beach Resort, Lakshadweep, India

    Deluxe Cottages, Kadmat Beach Resort, Lakshadweep, India

    Peak Season Availability at Kadmat Beach Resort, Lakshadweep – Starting from December 01, 2014 to January 10, 2015
    March 31, 2014 Kochi

    Booking is available for Christmas and New Year Holidays at Kadmat Island Beach Resort (International), Lakshadweep. Please note, resort accommodation is subject to availability and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. Place a Query / Order Form

    Activities:
    Water sports facilities like swimming, rafting, snorkeling, windsurfing, parasailing, water skiing, yachting, catamaran sailing, sports fishing, deep sea fishing and scuba diving are available in the islands.

    Scuba Diving: A wealth of unexplored dive sites in the world. Most of the dive locations are within an easy boat trip from the shore. Diving is very enjoyable and is the only sport where you feel that you are in a zero gravity environment. There are opportunities for divers of all levels of experience. Explore the underwater world, enjoy the sublime seascapes. What lies beyond or beneath is more than what meets the eye.

    Sports Fishing: The Lakshadweep Sea off these islands are abound with sport fish like Tuna, Kingfish, Barracuda, Shark, Snappers, Bonefish, Stonefish, wahoo to name a few. The island is ideally situated on the migratory routes for large game fish. Fishing in Lakshadweep is carried out mostly by poll and line method. It is acknowledged all over the world that Pole and line method is most Eco friendly method of fishing of tuna in which only mother fishes are caught and young ones as also mother marine creatures are spared, which are unnecessarily destroyed in other fishing methods.

    Guests are offered Suheli Island Fishing Trip or any other options according to their interests: Hardcore fishing fans can take the boats for deep sea fishing, where as those looking for leisure fishing will enjoy Lagoon fishing. And the best part is you can barbeque what you catch.

    For more about Suheli Island Fishing Trip from Kadmat or Agatti Island
    http://www.mvkavaratti.com/suheli_island_excursion.htm

    How To Reach: By Air: connecting a flight from Kochi to Agatti. High Speed Vessels from Agatti to Kadmat takes 45nml/2 and half hrs.

    Read more about Kadmat, Lakshadweep:

    All about Kadmat Island travel & tourism information
    http://lakshadweepforum.com/blog/all-about-kadmat-island-travel-tourism-information/

    Kadmat Island
    http://lakshadweepforum.com/kadmat.php

    Booking also open to Bangaram & Thinnakara for Beach Tent Camping Adventures!
    ‘The great SCUBA adventures at Bangaram & Thinnakara islands’ Experience the most beautiful coral-rich habitats in the world. Book Now: Bangaram & Thinnakara – Beach Tent Camping Adventures!
    http://www.indianislands.com/thinnakara.htm

    Photo Courtesy – Sea Erosion at Kadmat Beach Resort, Kadmat, Lakshadweep
    Global warming is causing rising sea levels ‘The IPCC’s 5th Assessment Report and Implications for Policy and Decision Making’
    http://lakshadweepforum.com/news/330/

    The policies and guidelines
    The policies and guidelines prepared by the Union Territory of Lakshadweep to promote sustainable tourism can be categorized into four groups. 1. Impacts on physical environment 2. Impacts on ecological environment 3. Impacts on human use values, and 4. Impacts on quality of life values.
    http://www.lakshadweepforum.com/lakshadweep_sustainabletourism.php

    Place a query: Place a Query / Order Form
    Mobile: +91 9605477000 : (Mr. Sadhik, Executive) ;
    Mobile: +91 9605177000 : (Mr. Menon, Documentation)
    Phone : +91-484 2397550, 4047550, 4011135

    Central Reservations – Email: reservations@kadmat.com

    The accommodation rates are as follows:-

    ACCOMMODATION TARIFF 2014 – 2015

    Kadmat, Minicoy, Kavaratti, Thinnakara and Bangaram

    Name of package(ISLAND) Category of Rooms No. of Room Double Single Extra bed
    Marine Wealth Awareness Programme (KADMAT) Super Deluxe (A/C) 5 10000 8000 4000
    Deluxe (A/C) 10 8000 6000 3500
    Standard (A/C) 6 6000 5000 3000
    Standard
    (Non-A/C)
    13 4000 3000 2000
    Swaying Palm –Programme (MINICOY) Deluxe (A/C) 12 8000 6000 3500
    Standard (A/C) 10 6000 5000 3000
    Taratashi Programme (KAVARATTI) Deluxe (A/C) 6 8000 6000 3500
    Tent (THINNAKKARA) 10 8000 6000 3000
    Tent (BANGARAM) 10 10000 8000 4000

    Rates in Indian Rupees and are subject to revision by the Lakshadweep Administration

    Peak Season:

    The rates for the month of December will be 10% higher than the normal rate and for the month of February and March will be 10% lower than the normal rate.

    Place a query: Place a Query / Order Form

    Principal Source: MintValley Tourism Division

    TLD ADS:
    For Sailing Vacations & International Yacht Charters – Lakshadweep Islands
    Kadmat ; Thinnakkara ; Suheli Par ; Cheriyam

  • MH370 down in Indian Ocean, all 239 on board feared dead

    Date: 2014.03.24 | Category: Chagos islands, Indian Ocean, Malaysia Airlines, MH370 Crash, Other, Reparation Mechanisms | Response: 0

    MH370 crash: Plane goes down in Indian Ocean, all 239 on board fearMissing-plane-lost-in-Indian-Ocean-Malaysian-PM-announcesed dead
    March 24, 2014

    PETALING JAYA: All 239 passengers and crew on board MH370 are feared dead after it was determined that the Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777-200 went down in the Indian Ocean.

    While Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak announced live over TV that the flight ended in the Indian Ocean based on confirmation from investigators, Malaysia Airlines sent a text message to families expressing deep regret.

    The text message read:

    “Malaysia Airlines deeply regrets that we have to assume beyond any reasonable doubt that MH370 has been lost and that none of those on board survived. As you will hear in the next hour from Malaysia’s Prime Minister, we must now accept all evidence suggests the plane went down in the Southern Indian Ocean.”

    Families in Beijing and Kuala Lumpur were seen wailing when they heard the news that the plane had crashed and there was no hope of any survivor.

    Some of the family members in Beijing were seen knocking their head. First teams rushed in to help several of the collapsed family members and sent them on to ambulance to hospital.

    MH370-crash
    Source: The Star, Malaysia

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  • The Proposed Business Expansion of Shipping, Logistics and Maritime Law, under www.vallarpadam.com

    Date: 2012.10.17 | Category: Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, India, India & UAE, Indian Ocean, International Law, Logistics Management, Maritime Law, Saudi Arabia, Shipping, US Caselaw | Response: 0

    International Container Transshipment Terminal,  Vallarpadam, India

    International Container Transshipment Terminal, Vallarpadam, India

    The Proposed Business Expansion of Shipping, Logistics and Maritime Law, under www.vallarpadam.com
    Press release: Oct 17, 2012 Kochi

    A prominent website under MintValley Group, ‘Vallarpadam.com’ is entering to the field of Shipping, Logistics Management, Consolidation Services and Maritime Law.

    The practicing area includes Freight claims (Import and Export related violations), Reverse Logistics, Vendor Management, Marine Insurance, Ship/Vessel Registration, Vessel Arrest / Recovery, Distribution of Warehouses, Logistics Advice, Agreements and Regulatory procedures.

    Scope of Project

    The Rs. 2,118 crore (US$442 million) ICTT (International Container Transshipment Terminal, Vallarpadam), India’s first global hub terminal, is all set to alter the development map of Kerala, by ushering in huge investment in the coming years.

    Government of India is committed to the development of the ICTT in Vallarpadam to avoid transshipment of Indian containers through the adjacent foreign ports like Colombo, Singapore and Salalah.

    Logistics is one of the fastest-growing industries, and when the above activities make a booming take-off at Vallarpadam International Container Terminal, there will emerge the need to handle considerable amounts of legal work connected with International Law and Environmental Regulations under Maritime Law.

    The website, ‘Vallarpadam.com’ is proposed to cater to the business of Logistics and the Maritime Law. More number of mother ships and fleets of bigger ships are being connected with Vallarpadam Terminal. Container movements and the logistic activities will also mark a record.

    There is an increased demand for management skills and expert lawyers who are educated in the laws and regulations governing this dynamic industry to work with government and environmental regulatory authorities and labour organizations.

    We are sure with the advancements and developments of activities linked with this ambitious project of the Government of India, ‘Vallarpadam.com’ will continue to support export promotion – international sales – and deliver the best in shipping logistics, supply chain management, purchasing and procurement, marketing and advocacy.

    For more information and affiliations, please contact at: info@vallarpadam.com

    For more on Law & Legal Services: info@legalcell.com

    Website URLs: http://lawyersindia.com/contact_us.htm

    Photograph: International Container Transhipment Terminal at Vallarpadam

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