23 Jun 2015

China Prepares Its 172,000 Civilian Ships for War

“Chinese civilian shipbuilders have to ensure that their vessels can be used by the PLAN during times of ‘crisis’.” Source: China Prepares Its 172,000 Civilian Ships for War | The Diplomat

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23 Jun 2015

Egypt takes delivery of two US missile ships

“Egypt has taken delivery of two more US fast missile boats to boost its ability in ensuring ‘regional security and countering terrorism’, the American embassy in Cairo said on Monday.” Source: Egypt takes delivery of two US missile ships: embassy – Yahoo News

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16 Jun 2015

Missing oil tanker probably hijacked by pirates: Malaysian maritime police

“Malaysia is mounting a 1500-strong team to search for the missing oil tanker Orkim Harmony, and has also enlisted the help of neighbouring countries including Thailand, Vietnam, Singapore and Indonesia to locate its whereabouts. The ship was suspected to have been hijacked off the east coast of the southern state

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11 Jun 2015

India to Test First Homegrown Aircraft Carrier

“India is set to begin testing its first indigenously built aircraft carrier. On Wednesday, India undocked its first homegrown aircraft carrier, INS Vikrant, after all structural construction of the ship was completed. An unnamed Indian official was quoted by The Hindu as explaining: ‘Almost 90 percent of works below the

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11 Jun 2015

Russia and Egypt Hold First-Ever Joint Naval Drills

“Russia and Egypt are holding their first-ever joint naval exercises, the defence ministry said Wednesday, in a bid to strengthen ties amid Moscow’s confrontation with the West.” Source: Russia and Egypt Hold First-Ever Joint Naval Drills

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07 Jun 2015

British warship launches rescue of at least 500 migrants in Mediterranean

“A British warship in the Mediterranean launched a mission to rescue at least 500 migrants on Sunday, the Ministry of Defence said in a statement.” Source: British warship launches rescue of at least 500 migrants in Mediterranean | Reuters

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05 Jun 2015

Japan to Provide Patrol Vessels to Philippines

“The Japanese government is providing more maritime equipment to its neighbors, as part of moves by U.S. regional allies to forge closer security ties in response to China’s aggressive behavior in the Western Pacific. “ Source: Japan to Provide Patrol Vessels to Philippines – WSJ

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01 Jun 2015

US Providing Vietnam $18M for Coast Guard Vessels

“The US will provide $18 million to Vietnam to help procure coast guard patrol vessels, a first step in what Secretary of Defense Ash Carter hopes is a growing military relationship between those two countries.” Source: US Providing Vietnam $18M for Coast Guard Vessels

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31 May 2015

Russian aircraft head off U.S. destroyer in Black Sea

“Russian military aircraft were scrambled to head off a U.S. warship that was acting ‘aggressively’ in the Black Sea, state news agency RIA reported on Saturday, but the Pentagon denied any unusual behavior.” Source: Russian aircraft head off U.S. destroyer in Black Sea: RIA | Reuters

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30 May 2015

Italy rescues 3,300 migrants in Mediterranean in one day

“Italy helped rescue a total of more than 3,300 migrants trying to cross the Mediterranean on Friday, the country’s coastguard has said.” Source: Italy rescues 3,300 migrants in Mediterranean in one day – BBC News

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