General cargo ship missing in South China sea, contacts lost since Mar 27 – Maritime Bulletin

Post Views: 51 General cargo ship missing, contacts lost since Mar 27, South China sea, last known position dated Mar 27. The ship left port on Mar 25.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 cases, including the hijack of ro-ro FAINA, loaded with tanks. It…

China Ramps Up South China Sea Provocations as US Battles CCP Virus

News Analysis China has sent its marine militia into the South China Sea to engage in a series of military provocations as the United States battles the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus, commonly known as the novel coronavirus. The People’s Armed Forces Maritime Militia (PAFMM), referred to as “little blue men,” began in January to move vessels through the 34-mile-long Union Banks, a sunken atoll in the center of the South China Sea’s Spratly Islands chain, according to vessel-tracking and satellite imagery reviewed by Radio Free Asia (RFA). Despite the…

South China Sea: US military operations bringing China to brink of war – shock claim | World | News

The South China Sea Strategic Situation Probing Initiative’s annual report claims the United States has intensified its military operations in the region’s waters. It claimed American forces had conducted eight so-called freedom of navigation operations – in which US vessels sail within 12 nautical miles of land claimed or occupied by China – last year, which was three more than in 2018. The report, which tracks US activity in the South China Sea, also said America had engaged in at least 50 joint and multiple exercises with countries from Southeast…

China Ramps South China Sea Provocations as US Battles CCP Virus

News Analysis China has sent its marine militia into the South China Sea to engage in a series of military provocations as America battles the CCP virus, commonly known as the novel coronavirus. Beginning in January, the People’s Armed Forces Maritime Militia (PAFMM), referred to as “little blue men,” began moving vessels through the 34-mile long Union Banks, a sunken atoll in the center of the South China Sea’s Spratly Islands chain, according to vessel tracking and satellite imagery reviewed by Radio Free Asia (RFA). Despite the UN-recognitions for Malaysia,…

Chinese military expert advocates using lasers to paralyze US warships in South China Sea

The Chinese military should consider using non-lethal lasers on U.S. Navy warships to discourage their transits through the South China Sea, a state-run newspaper in China said Tuesday. Chinese military expert Song Zhongping told Global Times that the use of electromagnetic weapons, such as low-energy laser devices, could “send a strong warning” by temporarily paralyzing weapon and control systems on U.S. ships — all done “without visible conflict.” Song’s recommendation came just days after U.S. Navy and Marine units arrived Sunday in the South China Sea for expeditionary strike force…

US military operations in South China Sea increase risk of confrontation, think tank says

The United States intensified its military activity in the South China Sea last year, raising the risk of a confrontation with China in the strategically important waters, according to a Beijing-based think tank. The US conducted eight so-called freedom of navigation operations in the year – three more than in 2018 – during which its vessels sailed within 12 nautical miles of land claimed or occupied by China, according to the South China Sea Strategic Situation Probing Initiative’s annual report. American forces also engaged in at least 50 joint and…