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Iranian Ship, Crew Escape Captivity off Somali Coast

An Iranian fishing vessel and its crew have escaped after being held captive for five months by Somali fishermen, maritime piracy experts said on Friday, but it

Malaysia, Indonesia Team up to Fight Piracy

 An increase of incidents of piracy and armed robbery in SouthEast Asia has prompted Malaysian and Indonesian law enforcement to form a joint rapid deployment team in response,

France Negotiating With Egypt over Helo Carriers

Two Mistrals were originally destined for Russia. France is in talks to sell two Mistral helicopter carriers to Egypt after their sale to Russia was cancelled earlier this month,

U.S. Asia-Pacific Drills to Increase

The United States plans to increase the number of military and humanitarian drills it conducts in the Asia-Pacific as part of a new strategy to counter China's rapid expansion in the South China Sea,

MN 100: Brunswick Commercial and Government Products

The Company: Brunswick Commercial & Government Products (BCGP) group has been in the business of building boats for commercial and military applications for more than fifty years.

New USCG Cutter Sets Sail

The National Security Cutter James (WMSL 754) sailed away from Huntington Ingalls Industries’ (HII) Ingalls Shipbuilding division on Sunday, July 12, one month after being delivered to the U.

Controversial China Rig Completes Drilling off Vietnam

The Chinese oil rig at the centre of last year's standoff between China and Vietnam over oil exploration in the South China Sea has completed drilling of a well not far from Vietnam's coast,

Six Pirate Attacks off Singapore

 Several pirates attacks were reported during the weekend in Straits of Malacca and Singapore to six cargo vessels passing through.    On August 21 and 22, six

USCG Offloads 650 lbs Marijuana

  The Coast Guard offloaded nearly $600,000 estimated wholesale value of marijuana at Coast Guard Sector Miami, Friday. On Aug. 3, the Coast Guard Cutter Dependable

Kvichak Building 4th Response Boat for NYPD

Kvichak Marine Industries, a Vigor Company, is currently constructing the fourth 44.5-foot Response Boat Medium – C (RB-M C) for the New York Police Department (NYPD) Harbor Unit.

USCG Gets New Vice Commandant

U.S. Coast Guard Vice Adm. Charles Michel formally assumed the role of vice commandant of the Coast Guard during a ceremony at U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters Monday.

Oil Tanker Seized by Indonesian Authorities

 Indonesian authorities have seized the tanker, MT Joaquim, believed to have been used by pirates to siphon 3,500 tonnes of crude oil on Saturday, according to a report in Bernama.

China Pushes Back on South China Sea Critics

China hit back on Monday at U.S. criticism that it restricts navigation and overflights in the South China Sea amid a festering marine territorial dispute with some of its neighbours.

ASEAN Nations: Seriously Concerned over S.China Sea Dispute

The ASEAN group of Southeast Asian nations said it was "seriously concerned" about land reclamation in the South China Sea, according to a draft of the final communique

Taiwan Mulls Increased Regional Maritime Cooperation

Taiwan's coastguard wants to improve cooperation with the Philippines and conduct joint search and rescue exercises despite tense standoffs in disputed waters in recent months,

Diversion of Yemen Aid Ships Spreads Fear

Residents in the Yemeni capital Sanaa are stocking up on rare food and fuel supplies after the government in exile decided to divert aid ships from the Houthi rebel-held

Southeast Asia Turns into a Piracy Hot Spot

 According to data from the International Chamber of Commerce’s International Maritime Bureau, pirate attacks in Southeast Asia hit a 12-year high in the first six months of 2015.

Asian Nations Call for Stop to South China Sea Land Work

Calls grow for China to halt land reclamation. Southeast Asian countries on Tuesday backed a U.S. call to halt land reclamation in the South China Sea, underlining

China Shipping Tanker Catches Fire off Shanghai

 Oil tanker Ye Chi reported fire in superstructure in living quarters to MRCC Shanghai caught fire yesterday (August 3) afternoon off Dayangshan Island, Shanghai.

Cochin Shipyard Delivers 17th FPV for Indian Coast Guard

 Cochin Shipyard launched the seventeenth in a series of tweny Fast Patrol Vessels (BY 517) being built for Indian Coast Guard, the shipbuilding company said in a press release.

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