08 Dec 2012

As climate warms, Arctic spawns massive ice islands

“In mid-July this year, a roar echoed around one of the most remote inlets of northern Greenland — and an island was born. No ordinary island, but a huge chunk of ice, roughly twice the size of Manhattan, that had broken from the Petermann Glacier.” Source: As climate warms, Arctic

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07 Dec 2012

U.S. warships moving to monitor North Korea’s planned rocket launch

“The United States is shifting warships into position to track and possibly defend against a planned North Korean rocket launch while urging Pyongyang to cancel its second such attempt this year, the head of the U.S. Pacific Command said on Thursday.” Source: U.S. warships moving to monitor North Korea’s planned

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06 Dec 2012

Rescue operation under way after ships collide in North Sea

“Rescue operations were under way in the North Sea after a container vessel collided Wednesday night with a car carrier, which had 24 people aboard when it started sinking, a spokesman for the Netherlands Coast Guard said Thursday.” Source: Rescue operation under way after ships collide in North Sea –

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03 Dec 2012

US coastguard dies after suspected smuggler rams boat

“A US coastguard has died after his boat was rammed by a suspected smuggler’s vessel off California, Coast Guard officials have said. “ Source: BBC News – US coastguard dies after suspected smuggler rams boat

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29 Nov 2012

Chinese police plan to board ships in disputed seas

“Police in the southern Chinese island province of Hainan will board and search ships which enter into what China considers its territorial waters in the disputed South China Sea, state media said on Thursday, a move likely to add to tensions. “ Source: Chinese police plan to board ships in

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29 Nov 2012

Colombia pulls out of International Court over Nicaragua

“Colombia has announced it no longer recognises the jurisdiction of the International Court of Justice, in The Hague. The decision comes nine days after the ICJ redrew Colombia’s maritime border in the Caribbean in favour of Nicaragua.” Source: BBC News – Colombia pulls out of International Court over Nicaragua

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19 Nov 2012

Southeast Asia calls for talks with China on sea dispute

“Southeast Asian nations displayed a rare show of unity on Sunday against China’s sweeping maritime claims, calling for the first formal talks with Beijing over a sea dispute that has raised tensions and exposed deep divisions in the region.” Source: Southeast Asia calls for talks with China on sea dispute

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15 Nov 2012

Argentina takes ship dispute with Ghana to UN court

“Argentina has asked a United Nations court to order the release of one of its navy ships impounded in Ghana because of a debt dispute. “ Source: BBC News – Argentina takes ship dispute with Ghana to UN court

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03 Nov 2012

India emphasizes maritime security in Indian Ocean region

“Advocating deeper economic ties in the Indian Ocean region and emphasis on maritime security, India today pitched for more robust ‘cooperative regionalism’ and said the geo-strategic importance of the area cannot be underestimated. ‘As focus of global economic growth shifts to Asia, it will occupy even greater salience in our

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26 Oct 2012

US Navy to guard “freedom of navigation” in Asia

“The captain of a US supercarrier said Thursday the US Navy’s presence in Asia would help safeguard ‘freedom of navigation’, amid China’s claims to sovereignty over vast waters in the region.” Source: US Navy to guard “freedom of navigation” in Asia – Channel NewsAsia

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