02 May 2016

China trains ‘fishing militia’ to sail into disputed waters

“The fishing fleet based in this tiny port town on Hainan island is getting everything from military training and subsidies to even fuel and ice as China creates an increasingly sophisticated fishing militia to sail into the disputed South China Sea.” Source: China trains ‘fishing militia’ to sail into disputed

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02 May 2016

Carrier’s deployment extended in move to crush ISIS

“The Truman Carrier Strike Group’s deployment has been extended by a month to remain in U.S. Central Command as part of the Obama administration’s escalating push to defeat ISIS.” Source: Carrier’s deployment extended in move to crush ISIS

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12 Apr 2016

Pirates Take Break in SE Asia, but Busy in Gulf of Guinea

“A ‘remarkable’ decline in maritime piracy in Southeast Asia has been recorded for the first quarter of this year; however, attacks have significantly escalated in the northernmost part of the tropical Atlantic Ocean, off the coast of Africa.” Source: Pirates Take Break in SE Asia, but Busy in Gulf of

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12 Apr 2016

North Korean ships with corpses on board have been washing ashore in Japan

“In small towns along Japan’s sleepy west coast, dozens of North Korean boats drift ashore each year — and while most arrive empty or reduced to kindling, some float eerily out of the haze with a crew of bodies, adding to the mystery of a country that cloaks itself in

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06 Apr 2016

Indonesia Sinks 23 Foreign Vessels After China Spat

“Indonesia destroyed 23 foreign vessels on Tuesday as part of its ongoing war on illegal fishing just two weeks after a confrontation with China on the issue.” Source: Indonesia Sinks 23 Foreign Vessels After China Spat | The Diplomat

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05 Apr 2016

Yemen: U.S. Seizes Weapons at Sea

“American Navy ships in the Arabian Sea intercepted and seized an arms shipment from Iran likely bound for Houthi rebels in Yemen, the military said in a statement on Monday. The weapons seized last week by the warships Sirocco and Gravely were hidden on a small dhow and included 1,500

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05 Apr 2016

Japanese submarine, destroyers arrive in Philippines for port call near disputed South China Sea waters

” APR 3, 2016 ARTICLE HISTORY PRINT SHARE A Maritime Self-Defense Force flotilla of three ships arrived in the Philippines early Sunday on a goodwill visit — the first to include a Japanese submarine in 15 years — amid China’s growing assertiveness in the region.” Source: Japanese submarine, destroyers arrive

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04 Apr 2016

Vietnam seizes Chinese vessel for intruding its waters

“Vietnam’s coast guard in a rare move has seized a Chinese vessel for allegedly intruding in its waters, state media reported Monday.” Source: Vietnam seizes Chinese vessel for intruding its waters

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03 Apr 2016

Japanese warships in Philippines near disputed waterway

“Two Japanese destroyers and a submarine docked at a Philippine port on Sunday near disputed South China Sea waters, where Beijing’s increasingly assertive behaviour has sparked global concern.” Source: Japanese warships in Philippines near disputed waterway | GulfNews.com

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29 Mar 2016

Indonesian Sailors Kidnapped by Pirates in Philippines

“Hijackers are holding 10 Indonesian crew members from a tugboat that they seized in waters off the Philippines, in the latest high-profile case of piracy in the region, officials from both countries said on Tuesday.” Source: Indonesian Sailors Kidnapped by Pirates in Philippines – The New York Times

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