Container ship capsized, sank, containers floating, South China sea – Maritime Bulletin

Post Views: 139 Container ship capsized and sank late at night local time Oct 18 off port in South China sea. Crew escaped, safe, many containers went overboard, floating around.Details only for subscribers.Annual subscription $750. For annual subscription, contact vmd@odin.tcSubscribe if you want to receive accidents news ASAP and in full. Comments comments Author // Mikhail Voytenko My name is Mikhail Voytenko, I’m Russian, professional merchant marine navigator, by education and former experience. I own and run Maritime Bulletin website for more than 10 years. I’ve been involved in solving…

US Coast Guard ship joins maritime drills near Spratlys

USCGC Stratton in Palawan. PHILIPPINE COAST GUARD MANILA, Philippines — A US Coast Guard ship has carried out maritime exercises with Philippine and Japanese forces near the West Philippine Sea. The USCGC Stratton (WMSL-752) arrived in Palawan on Wednesday for the Sama-Sama exercises, said Philippine Coast Guard spokesperson Capt. Arman Balilo. The Sama-Sama is an annual activity of the Philippines and US designed to undertake complex maritime training. READ: Japanese navy joins PH-US exercises near WPS for first time Palawan is an island province in the Philippines closest to the…

Joint Australian-French maritime patrols on the horizon

He said French warships and research vessels were the most frequent visitor from a foreign navy to Australian ports, with 12 arrivals a year. French aircraft carrier Charles-de-Gaulle sets sail from the southern French port of Toulon before taking part in military operations in the Persian Gulf. AFP “Since the signing of this contract our links have been tighter and tighter with the Australian navy, not only on submarines but every aspect of maritime warfare,” he said. Admiral Prazuck revealed this co-operation had gone as far as co-ordinating the deployment of…

Chinese Naval Training Ship Spreads Goodwill While Flexing Maritime Muscle | Voice of America

TAIPEI, TAIWAN – A Chinese military vessel is touring the contested South China Sea and beyond to meet foreign peers and train its own sailors, spreading goodwill while tightening its claim to a disputed sea and disrupting Australia’s traditional sphere of influence. Beijing has upset a swathe of Asia since 2010 by landfilling small islets in the contested South China Sea for military use. Brunei, Malaysia, Taiwan, Vietnam and the Philippines all overlap China’s claim to the 3.5 million-square-kilometer waterway. China calls about 90% of the sea its own. The…

South China Sea Competing Maritime Claims: Risks and Rights for Oil and Gas Companies

Introduction Against this background, international oil companies (“IOCs”) with activities in the South China Sea face uncertainty and even disruption in their everyday operations. It is therefore crucial for these companies to be fully aware of both the risks they face and the rights they have under international law. Background The Tribunal rejected China’s claim to “historic rights” over almost all of the South China Sea. It made clear that it considered that China’s self-proclaimed “nine-dashed line” lacked any foundation in international law. It also found that China had violated…

‘Futile’ to raise PH, China maritime dispute before UN: Palace

MANILA- Malacañang dismissed Wednesday the call of the Philippines former top diplomat Albert del Rosario to raise Manila’s legal victory against Beijing over the South China Sea as world leaders gather at the 74th session of the United Nations (UN) General Assembly. It would be “futile” to bring up the 2016 ruling that invalidated China’s sweeping claims over the resource-rich waters to the gathering since the UN has no “enforcement force,” Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo said. “For one, it’s futile exercise. Why? Because UN has no enforcement force,” he said.…

US Conducts Joint Maritime Drill Amid Rising Tension in the South China Sea

Amid a trade war with China, the U.S. has conducted its first joint military exercise with ASEAN nations in the coveted South China Sea. On Monday, Sept. 2, the U.S. and 10 ASEAN member countries held their first joint military training exercise just a year after the same ten country bloc held similar drills with China in late 2018. The U.S. and Chinese drills exemplify how both nations are vying for power and influence in the Southeast Asian region. For its part, ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) likely sees…

China-Vietnam Maritime Standoff: 3 Scenarios for the Next Stage | Voice of America

CLARK FIELD, PHILIPPINES – A standoff between Chinese and Vietnamese vessels in the South China Sea has intensified with the return this month of China’s oil survey boat – followed by a reprimand from U.S. natural security adviser John Bolton. While Sino-Vietnamese spats regarding the disputed sea have surfaced regularly since the 1970s, this one is lasting longer and with little of the problem-solving diplomacy that often follows an upset. The standoff began in June when a Chinese energy survey ship, the Haiyang Dizhi 8, began patrolling waters near Vanguard…

Beijing Deploys Maritime Drone Network to Monitor South China Sea

Tech 01:21 11.09.2019(updated 01:22 11.09.2019) Get short URL Subscribe The system will allow for the swift detection of environmental hazards and maritime emergencies along one of the world’s busiest maritime routes in the South China Sea, China’s Natural Resources Ministry said in an official statement. China has unveiled a major drone network deployed over the South China Sea for the stated purpose of monitoring the environment, the South China Morning Post (SCMP) reported Tuesday.  “The system has been used in maritime administration including to inspect waters for suspicious signs, investigate…

The US-ASEAN Maritime Exercise: Why Myanmar Matters

Naval officers wave from the Kyan Sitt Thar warship to their senior commanders as they leave Yangon in a photo posted by the Myanmar navy to Facebook on Monday, August 26, 2019. / Myanmar navy / Facebook By Joe Kumbun 9 September 2019 The US and ASEAN navies conducted their first joint maritime exercises from Sept. 2 to 6 in Southeast Asia, in international waters including in the Gulf of Thailand and the South China Sea. The Myanmar navy, led by Lieutenant Colonel Khun Aung Kyaw, took part. The US…