Tanker with 15500 tons of petroleum aground, Luzon South China sea – Maritime Bulletin

Post Views: 284 Product tanker CHEMITEC with 15471 tons of petroleum on board ran aground at night Dec 10 on Pangasinan province coast, western Luzon, Philippines, while en route from Brunei to Ningbo China. Grounding was caused by engine failure. Tug MTUG PROCYON (IMO 9005936) at her side as of 1730 UTC Dec 10. No info yet on hull breaches, leaks.Product tanker CHEMITEC, IMO 9446257, dwt 16976, built 2008, flag HK, manager SHANGHAI ANRITA SHPG CO LTD. Comments comments Source link

Naval Resupply Advance Gives China New Edge in Maritime Disputes | Voice of America

A Chinese military supply ship has made its first transfer from a civilian vessel, Chinese media say. Routine though that may sound, China’s official Xinhua News Agency reported that the mid-November operation near the southeast coast kicks off a bigger program to resupply naval ships without requiring a return to shore. Improved at-sea resupply capacity in turn will enable the People’s Liberation Army Navy better to control tracts of disputed waterways in East Asia and operate in other parts of the world, particularly the Indian Ocean, analysts believe. Leaders from Vietnam to…

US, EU, India Mount Incomplete Yet Increasingly Coordinated Response to China’s Maritime Claims

News Analysis WASHINGTON—Since China began turning Pacific reefs and atolls into militarized islands, countries around the world have struggled with how to respond. Complicating the matter is what is known as the Hague verdict. In July 2016, an international tribunal in The Hague, Netherlands, overwhelmingly ruled in favor of the Philippines’ claims of sovereignty in waters that China had claimed for itself. China has refused to accept that verdict, calling it “nothing but a scrap of paper.” That intractability on China’s part, combined with the reality of militarized islands, a…

US, EU, and India Mount Incomplete but Increasingly Co-ordinated Response to China’s Maritime Claims

Since China began turning Pacific reefs and atolls into manmade and militarized islands, countries around the world have struggled with how to respond. Complicating the matter is what is known as the Hague verdict. In July 2016 an international tribunal in the Hague overwhelmingly ruled in favor of the Philippines’ claims of sovereignty in waters that China had claimed for itself. China has refused to accept that verdict, calling it “nothing but a scrap of paper.” That intractability on China’s part, combined with the reality of militarized islands, a massive…

Cargo ship sank in South China sea, 10 crew in water, no news on SAR – Maritime Bulletin

Post Views: 225 Cargo ship CITRA HASIL reported sank early in the morning Dec 3 in vicinity 00 20N 106 20E, South China sea W of Ebeling Reef. 10 crew reported in water, no news on SAR. Most probably, it’s Indonesian cargo ship KLM CITRA HASIL, no AIS track during last 80-90 days.Cargo ship (landing craft probably?) KLM CITRA HASIL, MMSI 525003438, length 25 meters, flag Indonesia. Comments comments Author // Mikhail Voytenko My name is Mikhail Voytenko, I’m Russian, professional merchant marine navigator, by education and former experience. I…

Cargo ship sank in South China sea, no news on crew yet – Maritime Bulletin

Post Views: 377 General cargo ship TOAN PHAT 68 reportedly sank in South China sea some 4 nm off Qui Nhon port, Bình Dịnh Province, central Vietnam, at around 1030 LT Nov 30. No other information available at the moment.General cargo ship TOAN PHAT 68, IMO 8981638, dwt 3195, built 2003, flag Vietnam, manager THIEN TAN TRADING & TRANSPORT, Haiphong. 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…

Philippines, Viet navy officials tackle maritime security

Philippines, Viet navy officials tackle maritime security Jaime Laude (The Philippine Star) – November 30, 2019 – 12:00am MANILA, Philippines — Key Philippine and Vietnamese navy officials met in Hanoi last Tuesday to discuss and address peacefully the two countries’ overlapping maritime claims in the hotly disputed Spratlys archipelago in the South China Sea (SCS). The meeting, dubbed as Staff-to-Staff Talks (STST) and the sixth of its kind held at the Vietnamese People’s Navy (VPN) headquarters in Hai Phong city, highlighted the strengthening of ties between the navies amid…

Vietnam Advances Plan to Protect Disputed Maritime Claims with Stronger Fishing Fleet | Voice of America

HO CHI MINH CITY, VIETNAM – Vietnamese boats fish so far outside their territorial waters that authorities in Malaysia and the Philippines sometimes spot them. Now Vietnamese state agencies are falling in line behind a long-term blueprint that analysts say would increase use of their country’s fishing fleet to assert sovereignty over the South China Sea that is contested by five other governments. Plans to strengthen fishing by 2030 follow from a resolution passed last year by the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Vietnam. The resolution calls for…