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CNN | 20 Feb 2017

South China Sea: What's at stake

(CNN)Dotted with small islands, reefs and shoals, the South China Sea is a crucial shipping route and home a messy territorial dispute that pits multiple countries against one another. Tensions in the... | 13 Feb 2017

[VIDEO]: Rolls-Royce Seeks 20 Percent Cost Cut Using Automated Cargo Ships

Using a fleet of automated vessels across Northern Europe, Rolls-Royce is hoping to cut the cost of sea travel by up to 20 percent, Yahoo News reported Monday. The car manufacturer plans to team up...

Maritime News

Amaechi Seeks Lawmakers’ Support on Amendment of Moribund Maritime Laws

By Eromosele Abiodun Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi has urged the House of Representatives to support the ministry’s efforts to review and amend moribund laws and regulations guiding the management and operations of the maritime sector....

This Day 2017-02-20

Amaechi to chair town hall on cargo handling charges

Against the backdrop of a recent audit report revealing that private terminal operators in Nigerian ports lost about N58.9 billion to the rising foreign exchange scarcity, Consumer Price Index (CPI), stakeholders are organising a day town hall...

Business Day Online (NewsDB Live) 2017-02-20

PS Topaz completes medium refit in India

20-February-2017 Seychelles Coast Guard (SCG) patrol ship (PS) Topaz is returning to Seychelles after undergoing its medium refit at Visakhapatnam, India, since March 2016. The Indian Navy handed over the ship to SCG Commander Colonel Simon Dine at a...

Nation 2017-02-20

US deploys warships to patrol SChina Sea, heating up tensions with Beijing

MOSCOW: US aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson, along with the guided-missile destroyer USS Wayne E. Meyer began to patrol the South China Sea amid possible escalation of a conflict between the US and China over the region’s disputed territories....

The Manila Times (NewsDB Live) 2017-02-20

Recent developments surrounding the South China Sea

A look at recent developments in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neighbors in multiple disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons in waters crucial for global commerce and rich in fish and potential oil and gas...

The Miami Herald 2017-02-20

New Boats Will Revamp Water Police Fleet (Premier of Victoria)

(Source: Premier of Victoria) Victoria's water police fleet is set for an overhaul under a $7 million plan to replace ageing vessels with modern boats. Minister for Police Lisa Neville today announced 11 vessels in the squad's 35-strong fleet would...

Public Technologies 2017-02-20

Stiff Little Fingers blue plaque snub 'elitist snobbery'

A campaign is under way to recognise the role of local punk bands such as Stiff Little Fingers who united Protestants and Catholics at the height of the Troubles. Amateur punk historian Dee Wilson, author of The Punk Trilogy, approached the Ulster...

Belfast Telegraph 2017-02-20

United States deploys aircraft carrier in South China Sea, calls it 'routine' patrol

The United States deployed the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson in the disputed waters of the South China Sea on Saturday as part of maritime "routine operations." ......

Zeenews 2017-02-20

Marina suspends passenger ship’s safety permit

THE Maritime Industry Authority (Marina) on Sunday suspended the passenger safety certificate (PSC) of MV St. Braquiel of 2Go Travel in connection with the accident that injured 58 of its passengers the other night. Marina-Central Visayas Director...

Sun Star (NewsDB Live) 2017-02-20

3 vessels grounded after mishap in Cebu

CEBU CITY---The Maritime Industry Authority in Central Visayas (Marina-7) has grounded the three vessels involved in the mishap that left 58 passengers wounded on Saturday. READ: 58 injured as ship collides with barge MV St. Braquiel of 2Go Shipping,...

Inquirer (NewsDB Live) 2017-02-20

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