21 Aug 2017

10 missing after USS John S. McCain collides with merchant ship; search underway

“A Navy guided-missile destroyer, the USS John S. McCain, collided with a commercial vessel east of Singapore early Monday morning local time, the Navy said.” Source: 10 missing after USS John S. McCain collides with merchant ship; search underway – ABC News

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18 Aug 2017

What’s China worried about? Clue lies in where it’s holding navy drills

“China has shifted the focus of its naval exercises from the South China Sea to the northeastern Yellow Sea amid simmering tensions over the nuclear crisis on the Korean Peninsula, military experts said.” Source: What’s China worried about? Clue lies in where it’s holding navy drills | South China Morning

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15 Aug 2017

Three NGOs halt Mediterranean migrant rescues after Libyan hostility

“Three NGOs have suspended migrant rescues in the Mediterranean because of the increasingly hostile stance of the Libyan authorities and coastguard.” Source: Three NGOs halt Mediterranean migrant rescues after Libyan hostility | World news | The Guardian

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15 Aug 2017

Iranian drone flies too close to U.S. forces for second time in a week

“For the second time in a week, an Iranian drone flew too close for the Navy’s comfort in the Persian Gulf. The latest incident took place in the early evening on Sunday, when a QOM-1 drone came within 1,000 feet of U.S. jets operating from the carrier Nimitz, Naval Forces

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09 Aug 2017

Cyber threats prompt return of radio for ship navigation

“The risk of cyber attacks targeting ships’ satellite navigation is pushing nations to delve back through history and develop back-up systems with roots in World War Two radio technology. Ships use GPS (Global Positioning System) and other similar devices that rely on sending and receiving satellite signals, which many experts

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08 Aug 2017

China ‘fires warning’ with array of navy drills off Korean peninsula

“Chinese naval forces will conduct more than 10 kinds of drills and launch dozens of types of missiles during four days of live-fire exercises off the Korean peninsula, according to state media.” Source: China ‘fires warning’ with array of navy drills off Korean peninsula | South China Morning Post

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06 Aug 2017

The Hijacking of a $100 Million Supertanker

“Barely seven hours had passed since the gunmen had taken the ship. But already an international cast was activating: salvors from the region’s cutthroat ports, to scavenge millions from the wreckage; U.S. military investigators, to determine if Somali pirates had adopted brutal new tactics; and most urgently of all, an

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04 Aug 2017

Vietnam, Yielding to Beijing, Backs Off South China Sea Drilling

“Vietnam appears to have retreated in a high-stakes maritime gambit against China, suspending a gas-drilling project that it had approved in the South China Sea but that was said to have irritated Beijing.” Source: Vietnam, Yielding to Beijing, Backs Off South China Sea Drilling – The New York Times

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03 Aug 2017

U.S. Navy Stealthy Special Operations Boats Are Zooming Around the Middle East

“As we at The War Zone have noted before, the U.S. Navy’s Special Warfare community has a keen interest in the bleeding edge of what technology has to offer, as do other American special operations forces. Still, the U.S. military can be tight-lipped about many of these systems, often declining

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03 Aug 2017

Chinese Navy aiding US, Japan in search for missing American sailor

“The U.S. and Chinese navies are cooperating in the South China Sea, at least in search and rescue. The Japan-based U.S. destroyer Stethem discovered its sailor was missing and presumed overboard midmorning local time on Aug. 1, triggering a search-and-rescue effort.” Source: Chinese Navy aiding US, Japan in search for

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