Maritime Security

HHI Launches Korea’s Second Minelayer

Shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) launched the second minelayer, MLS-II Nampo, for the Korean Navy.   In attendance at the MLS-II launching ceremony were Baek Seung-joo,

Philippine, Vietnamese Troops Together on Disputed Island

Vietnamese and Philippine troops played soccer and sang karaoke on a South China Sea island on Wednesday in a sign of the growing security ties between the two

BMT Isis to Support NATO Submarine Rescue System

  BMT Isis (BMT), a subsidiary of BMT Group Ltd, has announced that it will provide safety and environmental support for JFD’s five-year contract with the UK Ministry

China Builds-up Naval Power

 China has outlined a first ever "white paper" on military strategy that outlined a more robust posture for its blue-water navy, and warned of threats to its security

Ailing Mariner Medevaced Near Alaska

A U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew medevaced an ailing mariner from Deep Bay, 25 miles north of Sitka, Sunday.   The Jayhawk crew

Threats to Global Navigation Satellite Systems

Originally developed to guide Allied convoys safely across the Atlantic, the use of synchronized low frequency radio signals as a navigational aid revolutionized

Iran, Oman Discuss Yemen War, Settle Maritime Borders

Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif discussed how to advance Yemeni peace efforts with his Omani counterpart on Tuesday, Iranian media reported, on a visit

Maritime Security Threats Abound

“The first few months of 2015 have demonstrated, in the most visible way possible, just how complex and sometimes dangerous the maritime domain can be, as well

No Iran Sanctions Relief Before End 2015

Sanctions relief for Iran under a potential nuclear agreement would not take place before the end of this year under the best-case scenario, German Ambassador to

China Breaks Ground on South China Sea Lighthouse Project

China hosted a groundbreaking ceremony for the building of two lighthouses in the disputed South China Sea, state media said on Tuesday, a move that is likely to

Taiwan Offers South China Sea Peace Plan

Taiwan proposed a peace initiative on Tuesday to resolve territorial disputes in the South China Sea that it says will reduce tensions that have put Beijing at

Egypt Extends Med Gas Exploration Tender

Egypt has extended its tender for natural gas exploration in the Mediterranean Sea by two months with the addition of four new blocks, the state gas board said on Tuesday,

Singapore and China Conclude Naval Drill

 The Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN) and the People's Liberation Army (Navy) (PLAN) concluded the inaugural Exercise Maritime Cooperation, a new bilateral naval exercise series on Tuesday (May 26).

Japan, Malaysia to Beef up Maritime Cooperation

 Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his Malaysian counterpart Najib Razak pledged to advance defense and maritime cooperation.   It is the first time that

Libyan War Plane Bombs another Tanker

 A fighter jet operated by Libya's military force backed attacked an oil tanker that was about to anchor in the northern city of Sirte, reports local media.   Lt Gen.

US Navy Submarine to be Named USS New Jersey

 The U.S. Navy's next Virginia-class attack submarine will bear the name USS New Jersey, says AP reports.   U.S. Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus hosted a ship-naming

USS George Washington Completes Carrier Qualifications

  Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5 and the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) completed its carrier qualifications (CQ), May 23. CQ allows

5 Tunisian Migrants Die in Shipwreck

  At least five Tunisian migrants died on Saturday when their boat sailing to Italy capsized off the Tunisian coast, officials said. "A migrant boat carrying

Launch of First Future Destroyer, Hobart

  Speech delivered by the Minister for Defence, Kevin Andrews during the launch of Hobart - the first future destroyer: Thank you for being here on this very important day.

Yemen-bound Aid Ship Docks in Djibouti

 An Iranian ship carrying humanitarian aid for war-ravaged Yemenis has arrived in Djibouti. It will be inspected by the United Nations so its cargo can be shipped to conflict-torn Yemen.

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