‘Choppy waters’ await Navy as virus strikes aircraft carrier

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Navy, the military service hit hardest by the coronavirus, scrambled to contain its first at-sea outbreak, with at least two dozen infected aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt, one of 11 active aircraft carriers whose mission is central to the Pentagon’s strategy for deterring war with China and Iran. The Roosevelt and its contingent of warplanes may be sidelined for days, sitting pier side in Guam as the entire crew — more than 5,000 — is tested. Navy leaders say the carrier could return to duty at any…

‘Choppy waters’ await Navy as coronavirus strikes aircraft carrier

For answers to frequently asked questions about the coronavirus, click here.   WASHINGTON (AP) — The Navy, the military service hit hardest by the coronavirus, scrambled to contain its first at-sea outbreak, with at least two dozen infected aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt, one of 11 active aircraft carriers whose mission is central to the Pentagon’s strategy for deterring war with China and Iran. The Roosevelt and its contingent of warplanes may be sidelined for days, sitting pier side in Guam as the entire crew — more than 5,000 — is tested.…

Choppy waters await Navy as virus strikes aircraft carrier

The Navy, the military service hit hardest by the coronavirus, scrambled to contain its first at-sea outbreak, with at least two dozen infected aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt, one of 11 active aircraft carriers whose mission is central to the Pentagon’s strategy for deterring war with China and Iran. The Roosevelt and its contingent of warplanes may be sidelined for days, sitting pier side in Guam as the entire crew more than 5,000 is tested. Navy leaders say the carrier could return to duty at any time if required, but…

South China Sea: Brink of war over waters as China continues to flex military muscle | World | News

Warships, coastguard vessels, militia boats and oil rigs in the contested waters have doubled as Malaysia, Vietnam and China fight for their claim to the sea. Chinese military aircraft have conducted anti-submarine drills in the contested waters in recent weeks. This was in response to the USS Mc Campbell sail through the contested region. China conducted joint exercises in mid–March despite knowing the risk of aggravating other claimant countries. China has also activated its fishermen militia which have outnumbered all countries fishing boats in the SCS, in a bid to…

‘Choppy waters’ await Navy as virus strikes aircraft carrier

The Navy, the military service hit hardest by the coronavirus, scrambled Friday to contain its first at-sea outbreak, with at least two dozen infected aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt, one of 11 active aircraft carriers whose mission is central to the Pentagon’s strategy for deterring war with China and Iran. The Roosevelt and its contingent of warplanes may be sidelined for days, sitting pier side in Guam as the entire crew — more than 5,000 — is tested. Navy leaders say the carrier could return to duty at any time…

Vietnam’s Fishing Trawlers Entering Chinese Waters, Claims Beijing

In what may be a case of the abuser claiming to be the victim of abuse, Chinese diplomatic observers are claiming that Vietnamese fishing trawlers, some with armed militia, are entering into Chinese waters in the South China Sea. A think tank at Peking University named the South China Sea Strategic Situation Probing Initiative, issued a report that between Jan. 19 and 31, about 34 Vietnamese fishing boats sailed near the island of Hainan with some entering a 12 nautical mile territorial limit. The group of fishing vessels was described by…

Chinese research vessel Xiang Yang Hong 01 tracked in waters near Christmas Island off Western Australia – Politics

Posted March 02, 2020 04:11:15 Infographic: Defence tracked a Chinese research vessel as it mapped crucial submarine routes off the Western Australian coast. (ABC News) A high-tech Chinese research vessel has been detected mapping strategically important waters off the Western Australian coast where submarines are known to regularly transit. Key points: A Defence official said the ship was mapping waters used by Australian submarines to get to the South China Sea A Border Force spokesperson said the Xiang Yang Hong 01 had stayed in international waters In 2018, the Xiang…

The troubled waters surrounding the Spratly Islands

Credit: Annie Spratt New research reveals the unseen environmental damage being done to coral reefs in the hotly contested South China Sea, as China and other nations jostle for control of the disputed sea lanes. Professor Eric Wolanski and Dr. Severine Chokroun from James Cook University in Australia are physical oceanographers, researching the distribution, circulation, and physical properties of water. In a new scientific paper, they argue that the disputed Spratly Islands in the South China Sea are in even more serious trouble than first believed. “The Spratlys are the…

Troubled waters | EurekAlert! Science News

New research reveals the unseen environmental damage being done to coral reefs in the hotly contested South China Sea, as China and other nations jostle for control of the disputed sea lanes. Professor Eric Wolanski and Dr Severine Chokroun from James Cook University in Australia are physical oceanographers, researching the distribution, circulation, and physical properties of water. In a new scientific paper, they argue that the disputed Spratly Islands in the South China Sea are in even more serious trouble than first believed. “The Spratlys are the sites of a…