08 Feb 2016

South Korean navy fires warning shots at North Korean patrol boat

“The South Korean navy has fired warning shots at a North Korean patrol boat, further heightening tensions already raised after Pyongyang’s launch of a long-range rocket over the weekend.” Source: South Korean navy fires warning shots at North Korean patrol boat | World news | The Guardian

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02 Feb 2016

Nigerian separatists hijack ship, demand release of leader

“Nigerian separatists have hijacked a merchant ship and threatened to blow it up with its foreign crew if authorities do not release a detained leader agitating for a breakaway state of Biafra, military officers said Tuesday.” Source: Nigerian separatists hijack ship, demand release of leader

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30 Jan 2016

Beijing says U.S. warship sailing near Paracel Islands violated Chinese laws

“China’s foreign ministry said on Saturday a U.S. warship that sailed near an artificial island claimed by Beijing and several other nations has violated Chinese law by entering its territorial waters.” Source: Beijing says U.S. warship sailing near Paracel Islands violated Chinese laws | Reuters

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30 Jan 2016

Iranian drone flies over aircraft carrier in Persian Gulf

“Iran flew a drone over a U.S. aircraft carrier in the Persian Gulf recently, an incident the U.S. Navy calls ‘abnormal and unprofessional.’” Source: Iranian drone flies over aircraft carrier in Persian Gulf – CNNPolitics.com

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30 Jan 2016

Almost 40 dead after migrant boat sinks off Turkey

“Almost 40 people drowned and 75 were rescued after a boat carrying migrants to Greece sank off Turkey’s western coast on Saturday, according to local officials and the Turkish Dogan news agency.” Source: Almost 40 dead after migrant boat sinks off Turkey | Reuters

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30 Jan 2016

Mediterranean deaths soar as people-smugglers get crueler

“More people died crossing the eastern Mediterranean in January than in the first eight months of last year, the International Organization for Migration said on Friday, blaming increased ruthlessness by people-traffickers.” Source: Mediterranean deaths soar as people-smugglers get crueler: IOM | Reuters

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29 Jan 2016

Migrant crisis: 26 drown off Samos island near Turkey

“Twenty-six migrants have drowned off the Greek island of Samos near Turkey after their boat capsized.” Source: Migrant crisis: 26 drown off Samos island near Turkey – BBC News

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28 Jan 2016

Refugee boat capsizes off coast of Greece, killing more than a dozen

“The boat sank off the coast of the Greek island of Samos on Thursday, forcing coast guard officials to launch a search and rescue operation for still-missing individuals.” Source: Refugee boat capsizes off coast of Greece, killing more than a dozen | News | DW.COM | 28.01.2016

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27 Jan 2016

Gulf of Guinea piracy down in 2015

“Piracy and maritime crime in the Gulf of Guinea dropped by nearly a third in 2015 compared to the previous year, while Somali piracy remains contained, according to a new report, which notes that maritime crime in Southeast Asia continues to rise.” Source: Gulf of Guinea piracy down in 2015

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20 Jan 2016

Search for 12 Marines ends without finding survivors after helicopters crash

“After five days without finding any survivors, the Coast Guard suspended its search for 12 Marines who have been missing since Jan. 14 when their two CH-53 helicopters crashed off Oahu.” Source: Search for 12 Marines ends without finding survivors after helicopters crash

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