28 Apr 2017

Houthi Rebels Use Another Unmanned Boat Bomb Against the Saudis

“For the second time in 2017, Houthi rebels have used a remote-controlled boat bomb to attack a Saudi Arabian ship, raising the possibility that the two-year-old conflict between the Yemeni rebels and the Saudi military could also threaten global oil shipments.” Source: Houthi Rebels Use Another Unmanned Boat Bomb Against

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27 Apr 2017

Russian warship sinks after collision off Istanbul coast, all soldiers rescued

“A Russian intelligence vessel has sunk after colliding with a freighter north of Istanbul on the Black Sea on April 27, although all crew members were reported to have been rescued, Doğan News Agency has reported.” Source: Russian warship sinks after collision off Istanbul coast, all soldiers rescued – LOCAL

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26 Apr 2017

China launches first home-built aircraft carrier in latest display of growing naval power

“China’s first domestically built aircraft carrier was launched on Wednesday in the latest display of Beijing’s growing naval power.” Source: China launches first home-built aircraft carrier in latest display of growing naval power | South China Morning Post

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26 Apr 2017

Japan, U.S. hold missile defense drill in Sea of Japan

“Japan and the United States held a joint exercise involving their Aegis-equipped ships in the Sea of Japan on Tuesday, amid heightened tension over North Korea.” Source: Japan, U.S. hold missile defense drill in Sea of Japan | The Japan Times

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26 Apr 2017

Trump ‘Armada’ Sent to Deter Kim Can’t Shoot Down His Missiles

“The U.S. Navy flotilla sailing toward the Korean peninsula to deter Kim Jong Un’s regime lacks a key capability: It can’t shoot down ballistic missiles.” Source: Trump ‘Armada’ Sent to Deter Kim Can’t Shoot Down His Missiles – Bloomberg

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25 Apr 2017

Missile submarine joins US naval ‘armada’ in Korea

“It may not be ‘far more powerful than the aircraft carrier’ — as President Trump said in a recent interview, but a well-armed U.S. submarine has arrived in Korea.” Source: Missile submarine joins US naval ‘armada’ in Korea

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24 Apr 2017

Made-in-China carrier is readied for launch

“China was making final preparations to launch its first domestically built aircraft carrier as itmarked the 68th anniversary of the founding of the PLA Navy ­on Sunday.” Source: Made-in-China carrier is readied for launch | South China Morning Post

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21 Apr 2017

Philippine fishermen accuse China of firing on vessel

“A group of Filipino fishermen have accused China’s coast guard of shooting at their vessel in disputed South China Sea waters, Philippine authorities said Friday.” Source: Philippine fishermen accuse China of firing on vessel | ABS-CBN News

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20 Apr 2017

Israeli Navy backs Netanyahu’s submarine scheme

“In a dramatic departure from previous Israeli Navy modernization plans — which prescribed several years of study before determining requirements for its future undersea force — a senior officer now says the service needs three new Dolphin AIP-class submarines ‘as fast as possible.’” Source: Israeli Navy backs Netanyahu’s submarine scheme

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19 Apr 2017

Why Somali piracy is staging a comeback

“BETWEEN 2008 and 2011, the waters off the coast of Somalia were the most treacherous shipping lanes in the world. More than 700 attacks on vessels took place in this period. In early 2011, 758 seafarers were being held hostage by pirates. Hijackings cost the shipping industry and governments as

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