Carpio blasts China Coast Guard goodwill visit as another ship loiters Ayungin

Then acting Chief Justice Antonio Carpio discusses their journey in fighting for our territorial waters in the West Philippine Sea during the Integrated Bar of the Philippines national convention at the SMX Aura in Taguig, July 13, 2018. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News/File MANILA – Retired Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio on Friday slammed China after one of its ships was spotted patrolling Ayungin Shoal on the day the Chinese Coast Guard arrived in Manila for a goodwill visit. “We tended a dinner for them. We welcomed them with a brass…

This 2013 War Game Shows How Worthless the Littoral Combat Ship Is Against China

Key point: Washington needs ships that work and that aren’t easily destroyed. The U.S. Navy in late 2019 or 2020 expects to select a shipyard to build the fleet’s new guided-missile frigate. The 20 heavily-armed frigates will replace roughly half of the 50 or so Littoral Combat Ships (LCS) that the Navy had planned to buy before realizing that the lightly-armed LCS likely couldn’t survive in a major shooting war. Just how vulnerable is the LCS? In 2013 journalist Kyle Mizokami put the speedy, 3,000-ton-displacement vessel to the test. Booting up…

Photos: I sailed on a cargo ship from Malaysia to Hong Kong

A voyage aboard a cargo ship can be the adventure of a lifetime. A number of shipping companies now offer passenger berths, and a number of specialized travel agencies can arrange trips aboard cargo ships. Some cargo ships, like the CMA CGM Amerigo Vespucci that I traveled on, are far more luxurious than some people might assume, with rooms on par with cruise ships or hotels and amenities including a library, gym, and gourmet meals served by a French-trained chef. Booking through a company called Freighter Travel, I sailed aboard…

Marine archaeologist located sunken WW1 ship now dreams of one more big find

NewsLong Reads In 2019 he led a successful search for SMS Scharnhorst, the German ship sunk by the British Navy during the Battle of the Falklands in 1914 Friday, 20th December 2019, 2:03 pm Mensun Bound dreams of one more big find – Ernest Shackleton’s Endurance (Photo: Ollie Mills/Celicourt) Vast numbers of students dream of starting their career with a routine traineeship. Maritime archeologist Mensun Bound began his with the “biggest archaeological discovery in the world”. In 1961, a 2,500-year-old Etruscan vessel was discovered near Giglio island, off Italy’s west…

Vietnam to get another US ship for patrolling in South China Sea

editorial@tribune.com Hanoi, November 20 The United States today announced it would provide Vietnam with another coast guard cutter for its growing fleet of ships, boosting Hanoi’s ability to patrol the South China Sea amid tensions with China. US Defense Secretary Mark Esper disclosed the decision during an address in Vietnam, which has emerged as the most vocal opponent in Asia of China’s territorial claims in the South China Sea. In his speech, Esper took aim at China, which he accused of “bullying” neighbours. “China’s unilateral efforts to assert…

China steps up compliance with UN sea law after ship expelled by India

China has announced that its scientific researchers must get permission before working in foreign waters, signalling a willingness to follow international sea law weeks after a Chinese research ship was expelled by India. The country’s foreign ministry posted a notice on its website on Tuesday instructing Chinese institutions, groups and individuals aiming to conduct marine science research in other countries’ territory that they would need “an explicit statement of consent” from that country. Conducting such activities in another country’s exclusive economic zone (EEZ) – the area extending 200 nautical miles…

South China Sea news: Japan sends Beijing dire warning with war ship deployment | World | News

Tokyo has revealed its plan to send a warship on a three month tour through the contested waters of the South China Sea. Reports suggest the fresh bearing of teeth comes as Beijing attempts to buff-up its claim to sovereignty over the region, of which some seven nations claim a degree of ownership. China’s increasing military presence in the sea has sparked fears among western powers, as well as Japan, who has famously tried its hand at pacifism, though now seems to be moving towards a strongman position. The US…

India expels Chinese ship

BEIJING — Here’s your weekly look at recent developments in the South China Sea (and Indian Ocean) where China is pitted against smaller neighbors in multiple territorial disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons. The waters are a major shipping route for global commerce and are rich in fish and possible oil and gas reserves. INDIAN NAVY EXPELS CHINESE SHIP India’s navy says it expelled a Chinese research ship that was conducting illegal activities within Indian waters. The incident was reported earlier this month, although Indian reports said the expulsion…

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…