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US Keen in Maritime Cooperation with India

 The US is keen in exploring great opportunities for co-operation on maritime issues with India, Admiral Jonathan Greenert, Chief of Naval Operations told

Electronics Retrofit for Taiwanese Research Vessel

L-3 SAM Electronics has been awarded a contract to retrofit propulsion control and automation systems aboard the Taiwanese Navy’s Ta Kuan hydrographic and oceanographic research vessel.

Seadrill Reports Robust 4Q 2014 Results

Seadrill Limited reported its fourth quarter results for the three months ended December 31, 2014.  Financial Highlights     ·           The Seadrill Group*

Further Delay on Greater Stella

  Ithaca Energy is facing a further delay of almost a year to start-up of its Greater Stella Area (GSA) development hub project off the UK due to stalled modification

Indonesia Upbeat Ahead of IORA Chair

 Indonesia is gearing up to turn its foreign policy focus westward when its role as Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) chair begins later this year, reports Jakarta Post.

Lime Norway, Lundin Participates in First Well in Norway

  Rex International Holding Limited together with its subsidiaries, the “Group”), announced that its jointly-controlled entity, Lime Petroleum Norway AS (“Lime

Oyster, Clam Farms Face Blow from Acidification

U.S. shellfish producers in the Northeast and the Gulf of Mexico will be most vulnerable to an acidification of the oceans linked to climate change that makes it

Taiwan's Lighthouses Major Tourist Attractions

 The government of Taiwan is planning to open another two lighthouses to the public since such structures have become major tourism attractions in the country, the Maritime and Port Bureau informed.

Turkish Naval Forces to Stay in Gulf of Aden

 Turkish parliament’s approval to extend the mandate of Turkish Naval Forces in NATO's operation in the Gulf of Aden for one more year is strategically important,

Malacca Begins Work for International Port

 Soon after China identified Malaysia's Malacca as part of its 21st Century Maritime Silk Route economic belt (MSR), an international shipping port is being planned for the state.

Cheng Ho Maritime Sea Route Inaugurated

 Indonesia's Coordinating Maritime Affairs Minister Indroyono Soesilo inaugurated on Saturday the Cheng Ho sea route package aimed at attracting mainly Chinese tourists.

Asian Maritime Battle Heats Up

 New satellite imagery reveals Chinese advances in ongoing land reclamation project in the South China Sea, reports The Australian.   Intensifying concerns about Beijing’s territorial ambitions,

Japan, China to Resume Maritime Talks

 Japan and China plan to resume security talks with focus on maritime issues as early as April after a four-year hiatus amid simmering tensions over territorial disputes, AFP reports.

Japan-EU Ties for Anti-Piracy

 Japan and the European Union are strengthening antipiracy cooperation in the Gulf of Aden off Somalia, helping an international mission to reduce the number of

Norway-India Partnership in Polar Research

 India and Norway closer to one another in questions related to Polar Research and a new proposal for polar research co-operation is on the anvil, reports Press Trust of India.

Experts on Ice

C-CORE C-CORE, (Center for Cold Ocean Resource Engineering), has developed tools to forecast iceberg movement and prepare mitigation strategies. It’s a simulation-based toolbox,

The Path to the Arctic

When Newfoundland and Labrador is described as the ‘path’ to the Arctic, it is done so using the fullness of the word, from the province’s strategic location to

A New Era of Antarctic Exploration: AUVs in Polar Science

Expeditions in the early 20th century were the first to combine exploration and scientific discovery in the Antarctic. While the Scientific Committee on Antarctic

Tropical Cyclone Warning for East Queensland

Severe Tropical Cyclone Marcia is predicted to intensify to a Category 4 system as it crosses the Queensland coast between Mackay and Gladstone early on Friday

Indian Shipping Policy Waiting for Final Nod

 The shipping ministry of India had circulated a draft policy note seeking comments from various ministries ahead of its submission to the cabinet. But the finance

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