Maritime Flashpoints and the COVID-19 Pandemic – The Diplomat

Advertisement In the face of a global pandemic, the governments of Southeast Asian nations are not only struggling to deal with COVID-19 but are also confronted with both persistent and new threats on the maritime front. The dangers to sailors, civilians, and shipping caused by the pandemic are augmented by Southeast Asian states having to deal with nontraditional threats such as the movement of illegal migrants along their porous maritime borders and maintaining sovereignty over their maritime domains. Recently, action by the Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN), Royal Malaysian Air Force…

Tanker ran aground, crew evacuated, East China sea – Maritime Bulletin

Post Views: 469 Product tanker NINGDA10 ran aground in vicinity 29 50N 122 20E, some 11 nm SE of Zhoushan, China, East China sea, in the afternoon Apr 11, while en route to Ningbo. SAR ship DONG HAI JIU 118 was sent to rescue 7 tanker crew, all were rescued by 1900 Beijing time, all are safe. Condition and damages of tanker unknown, understood she grounded on rocks, developed an aft tilt, so most probably, she’s damaged.Product tanker NINGDA10, MMSI 412750390, dwt 417, flag China. Comments comments Source link

The danger of China’s maritime aggression amid COVID-19

Beijing’s behavior, while unsurprising, is only likely to further antagonize its neighbors. While most countries in the Indo-Pacific region are battling the coronavirus pandemic, China has been active in the South China Sea, taking aggressive action against Indonesia and Vietnam. China’s belligerent behavior, including military maneuvers and large-scale deployment of military assets to the region, have caught many of its neighbors and the United States off-guard, understandable considering their preoccupation with the pandemic in their respective countries. Such aggressive behavior, in the midst of a crisis that is itself blamed…

Maritime Law Enforcement and Overfishing in the South China Sea

File image By CIMSEC 04-10-2020 03:58:13 [By Michael Perry] Fish are the primary source of animal protein for populations bordering the South China Sea (SCS) and overfishing in the region has emerged as a major threat to food security. Over the past 30 years fish stocks have declined by one-third and are expected to decrease an additional 59 percent by 2045 if current practices persist. The threat is recognized by all SCS nations but hasn’t been curtailed for three primary reasons. First, the migratory nature of…

Container ship grounding, South China sea – Maritime Bulletin

Post Views: 102 1,700 TEU container ship ran aground while en route to China in the morning Apr 10, off her port of departure. She refloated about 2 hours later with tugs assistance, taken back to port and anchored.Details for subscribers only.For annual subscription, contact [email protected] 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 a number of piracy hijack…

The Danger of China’s Maritime Aggression Amid COVID-19 – The Diplomat

Indonesian President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo on a visit to the Natunas following the latest wave of Chinese incursions into Jakarta’s waters. Credit: BPMI Photo Advertisement While most countries in the Indo-Pacific region are battling the coronavirus pandemic, China has been active in the South China Sea, taking aggressive action against Indonesia and Vietnam. China’s belligerent behavior, including military maneuvers and large-scale deployment of military assets to the region, have caught many of its neighbors and the United States off-guard, understandable considering their preoccupation with the pandemic in their respective countries.…

Cooperative Maritime Law Enforcement and Overfishing in the South China Sea

By Michael Perry Introduction Fish are the primary source of animal protein for populations bordering the South China Sea (SCS) and overfishing in the region has emerged as a major threat to food security.1 Over the past 30 years fish stocks have declined by one-third and are expected to decrease an additional 59 percent by 2045 if current practices persist.2 The threat is recognized by all SCS nations but hasn’t been curtailed for three primary reasons. First, the migratory nature of fish requires all SCS nations to jointly agree on…

France’s Innovative Maritime Security Engagement in the Indo-Pacific – The Diplomat

Advertisement In July, France will take over the chairmanship of the Indian Ocean Naval Symposium for 2020-22. The first summit meeting, to be held in La Réunion, was postponed from late June to November. France’s chairmanship is an important symbol of the growing regional integration of French territories in the Indian and Pacific oceans, encouraged by Paris, and of the growing importance of maritime security issues in French strategy in the Indo-Pacific. The main reasons of the latter are threefold. First, with nearly 2 million nationals living in the region…

Chinese freighter sank after collision with fishing vessel, East China sea – Maritime Bulletin

Post Views: 510 Cargo ship XINDA 9 collided with fishing vessel ZHEPUYU 34197 at around 0230 Beijing time Mar 29 in Zhoushan waters, south of Shanghai, East China sea. XINDA 9 sank some 3 hours later, all crew rescued by joint efforts of rescue ships and fishing vessels in the area. ZHEPUYU 34197 remained afloat and reached nearest port. XINDA 9 was en route from Ningbo, her laden status unknown.Cargo ship XINDA 9, MMSI 412517321, length 103 meters, flag China.Fishing vessel ZHEPUYU 34197, MMSI 412422874, length 40 meters, flag China.…