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CNN | 17 Aug 2016

Malaysian oil tanker hijacked, taken into Indonesian waters

(CNN)A Malaysian oil tanker has been hijacked and taken into Indonesian waters, Malaysian authorities said Wednesday. The MT Vier Harmoni was carrying about about 240,000 gallons...

The Guardian | 15 Aug 2016

Two-century-old shipwreck to emerge from sea at Devon beach

Most likely the remains of the Sally, which ran aground with its cargo of port in 1769, the wreck will be visible at low tide...

Maritime News

Russian Tanker Detained in Malaysia

The Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency detained a Russian oil tanker Zolotoi Most along with 25 crew members for anchoring off Tanjung Piai without authorization, says a report in the Sputnik. "The Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency has...

Topix 2016-08-24

Japanese defense chief visits controversial helicopter-carrier, U.S. aircraft carrier

Japan ese Defense Minister Tomomi Inada on Tuesday inspected some controversial Maritime Self-Defense Force hardware and urged troops to continue to carry out their duties before boarding a U.S. aircraft carrier , in the new minister's first such...

Topix 2016-08-24

Trilateral agreement against Abu Sayyaf threat in force: Defense Minister

Indonesia’s Defense Minister Ryamizard Ryacudu claims that the trilateral agreement on maritime security signed by Indonesian, Malaysian, and Philippine defense ministers in early August, has been in force...

The Jakarta Post 2016-08-24

Assistance for fishermen in distress a button-call away

Fishermen who faced distress and adversities while fishing on the high seas could get assistance just by a press of a button, thanks to the Distress Alert Transmitters (DAT) being distributed to them by the State Fisheries department under the...

The Hindu 2016-08-24

Statement on Expanded Efforts Taken at USMMA to Advance the Resumption of Midshipman Training On Commercial Vessels (United States Merchant Marine Academy)

(Source: United States Merchant Marine Academy) KINGS POINT, N.Y., August 22, 2016 - Protecting the safety of the young women and men at the United States Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA) is our top priority at Department of Transportation (DOT)....

Public Technologies 2016-08-24

New ship to deliver enhanced naval capability (New Zealand Government)

(Source: New Zealand Government) Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee says the Government has approved a Ministry of Defence and New Zealand Defence Force recommendation to request tenders for a new naval ship to support littoral operations. The...

Public Technologies 2016-08-24

New ship to deliver enhanced naval capability (Ministry of Defence of New Zealand)

(Source: Ministry of Defence of New Zealand) Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee says the Government has approved a Ministry of Defence and New Zealand Defence Force recommendation to request tenders for a new naval ship to support littoral operations....

Public Technologies 2016-08-24

McNeil graduate training as pilot with Navy ‘Rangers’

A 2011 McNeil High School graduate and Round Rock native is playing a key role in the lengthy and rigorous training process that transforms U.S. Navy officers into Navy pilots. Ensign Felicia Crockett is a student pilot with the “RangersTraining...

Austin American Statesman 2016-08-24

Celebrate 100 years of National Parks (Chesapeake and Ohio Canal)

(Source: Chesapeake and Ohio Canal) Date: August 22, 2016 Contact:Kelly Fox, 301-491-1123 Potomac, MD - Thursday, August 25will kick off a Centennial celebration for the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park (C&O) at Great Falls Tavern...

Public Technologies 2016-08-24

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