51st SHADE Conference. 11/12 Oct 2023, Manama – Bahrein.


The Shared Awareness and De-Confliction (SHADE) Conference is an unclassified

forum which brings together international navies, representatives of global shipping industry

associations, nations and international organisations who share a common interest in combating piracy

and Maritime Security issues in the Western Indian Ocean. SHADE is co-chaired by the Combined

Maritime Force (CMF) and the European Union Naval Force (EU NAVFOR) Operation ATALANTA and

is attended by many other nations and associations outside of these organisations, being the shipping

industry and international navies the key nucleus for this key conference.


All delegates attending the 51st SHADE are requested to register via the SHADE

website . The SHADE website will be used to coordinate and update

attendees. It also contains the minutes and presentations from previous SHADE meetings. If

you do not have access to the SHADE website please request an account from