23 Oct 2017

China’s South Sea Fleet gets new unit as military looks to boost its presence in disputed waters

“The Chinese South Sea Fleet has set up a new marine rescue squadron as part of moves by the People’s Liberation Army to step up its battle readiness and deploy more submarines to the region.” Source: China’s South Sea Fleet gets new unit as military looks to boost its presence

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18 Oct 2017

Smugglers offer new routes to Europe for jobless Tunisians

“A crackdown by the Libyan coastguard in August has forced migrants and smugglers to find alternatives, giving Tunisians an opportunity to sell spots on overcrowded boats between the Gulf of Tunis and Sicily.” Source: Smugglers offer new routes to Europe for jobless Tunisians

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16 Oct 2017

Slowly but surely, China is carving a foothold through the Arctic

“China has made progress on its ambition to establish a foothold in the Arctic with the first voyage by its research icebreaker through the frozen waters of the Northwest Passage.” Source: Slowly but surely, China is carving a foothold through the Arctic | South China Morning Post

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13 Oct 2017

Navy to send destroyer to Far East to boost ballistic missile defense

“The guided-missile cruiser Monterey will deploy on Oct. 16 as the Navy shuffles ships around to ensure there are enough ballistic-missile defense ships in the Pacific in the wake of two major accidents that rendered the destroyer’s McCain and Fitzgerald unable to deploy.” Source: Navy to send destroyer to Far

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11 Oct 2017

North Korea: cargo ships tracked in Chinese waters after UN imposes all-ports ban for violating sanctions

“The UN Security Council has banned all nations from allowing four ships that transported prohibited goods to and from North Korea to enter any port in their country.” Source: North Korea: cargo ships tracked in Chinese waters after UN imposes all-ports ban for violating sanctions | South China Morning Post

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11 Oct 2017

US warship sails near Paracel Islands in South China Sea

“A US Navy destroyer sailed near islands claimed by China in the South China Sea on Tuesday (Oct 10), three US. officials told Reuters, even as President Donald Trump’s administration seeks Chinese cooperation in dealing with North Korea’s missile and nuclear programs.” Source: US warship sails near Paracel Islands in

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09 Oct 2017

Tunisian migrant, navy boats collide; 8 bodies found

“At least eight people drowned on Monday when a boat carrying dozens of mostly Tunisian migrants collided with a navy vessel off the country’s southeast coast, its defence ministry said.” Source: Tunisian migrant, navy boats collide; 8 bodies found

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03 Oct 2017

After String Of Collisions, Navy Will Broadcast Ship Coordinates In Busy Waters

“In the wake of deadly collisions between U.S. warships and commercial vessels, the Navy is issuing new orders that instruct its commanders operating in congested waterways to switch on an identifying beacon to help avoid crashes.” Source: After String Of Collisions, Navy Will Broadcast Ship Coordinates In Busy Waters :

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03 Oct 2017

US supercarrier to dock in Hong Kong before joint drills in shadow of North Korea crisis

“A US supercarrier is set to make a port call in Hong Kong this week before heading to waters near the Korean peninsula for a joint naval drill amid heightened tensions over Pyongyang’s nuclear programme.” Source: US supercarrier to dock in Hong Kong before joint drills in shadow of North

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03 Oct 2017

US supercarrier to dock in Hong Kong before joint drills in shadow of North Korea crisis

“A US supercarrier is set to make a port call in Hong Kong this week before heading to waters near the Korean peninsula for a joint naval drill amid heightened tensions over Pyongyang’s nuclear programme.” Source: US supercarrier to dock in Hong Kong before joint drills in shadow of North

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