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  • 1 June 2016

    Maps discovered at Yale University are posing a new challenge to China’s territorial claims in the South China Sea. Dating back to the 17th and 18th centuries the maps show that neither Spratly nor Paracel islands, both claimed by Vietnam, belonged to China, Vietnamese Tuoi Tree News reported on Sunday. According to the news site, Vietnamese historian Dr. […]

  • 2 November 2016

    A South Korean Cast Guard crew fired the ship’s M60 machine gun at a Chinese fishing vessel which was attempting to flee as it was caught fishing illegally in the South Korean exclusive economic zone. As reported by the South Korean news agency Yonhap, two Chinese fishing vessels were caught in illegal activities off the western […]

  • 13 July 2016

    Taiwan has sent a stealth frigate to patrol the Spratly Islands region in the South China Sea following the Permanent Court of Arbitration ruling in the maritime jurisdiction case brought against China by the Philippines. A Kangding-class frigate was sent to the region on July 13 with Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen attending the send-off, Taiwan Today reported. The South […]

  • 18 April 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    South Korean Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) announced that South Korea Navy frigates will soon be able to strike land targets with the development of a new ship-to-ground missile. The successfully tested missile is the result of seven years of work undertaken by the country’s Agency for Defense Development. According to South Korean Yonhap News, the missile will […]

  • 22 June 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Germany’s Kiel Week 2016, the largest sailing event in the world, started June 18 and the port city is already brimming with navy and civilian ships from around the world. However, one visitor was given a special welcome to the navy base by the Inspector of the German Navy Vice Admiral Andreas Krause as the […]

  • 8 February 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The South African Navy took delivery of a second South African-built Damen ATD Tug 2909 at the naval base in Simon’s Town, Cape Town, February 4, 2016. Escorted by SA Navy’s existing six tugs, Inyathi, as the tug was named, was welcomed into the naval fleet with a traditional sail past. Inyathi, meaning buffalo, is the […]

  • 14 December 2018

    The new landscape of the Australian Osborne Naval Shipyard is taking shape with steel now being raised into place for the Hunter-class construction yard. “It’s estimated the $535 million Osborne South project will create up to 600 jobs,” Christopher Pyne, Minister for Defence, said. As informed, the steel raising for the new shipyard involves the elevation of […]

  • 25 February 2016

    The U.S. Navy will sail, fly and operate wherever international law allows, Admiral Harry B. Harris, Commander of the United States Pacific Command, said at an Armed Services House committee hearing yesterday, February 24. The U.S. Navy Admiral, in confirmation of U.S. fears, said that China was “clearly militarising” the region by setting up missile launchers on the disputed […]

  • 23 March 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The US Navy destroyer USS Mustin (DDG 89) sailed close to an artificial island built by China in the South China Sea, Reuters reported citing US officials. On March 23, 2018, the destroyer reportedly approached Mischief Reef in the Spratly Islands, a disputed area. The operation, called by the US Navy the freedom of navigation […]

  • 19 December 2016

    China will return an underwater drone it ‘stole’ from the USNS Bowditch, a civilian U.S. Navy oceanographic survey ship which was operating in the South China Sea, the Pentagon said on Thursday. “Through direct engagement with Chinese authorities, we have secured an understanding that the Chinese will return the UUV to the United States,” Pentagon […]

  • 20 December 2016

    Pentagon’s press secretary confirmed that the People’s Liberation Army-Navy returned the U.S. Navy’s glider unmanned underwater vehicle near the location where it had been unlawfully seized on December 15. Chinese Navy vessel 510 returned returned the glider to USS Mustin (DDG 89) in international waters approximately 50 nautical miles northwest of Subic Bay. The seized UUV was deployed […]

  • 15 March 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Navy’s amphibious assault ship HMS Bulwark and the Royal Marines are warming up for a major Anglo-French exercise in the Bristol Channel and Irish Sea by learning and re-learning the basics of putting troops and their equipment ashore. The two-week exercise South West Sword runs through all the complex elements of a landing. Making use of […]

  • 21 February 2017

    Royal Navy survey ship HMS Enterprise is conducting scientific research in South Georgia, one of the most southerly points in what was once the British Empire. More than 7,000 miles from her home in Plymouth, the survey ship is enjoying the final weeks of the Austral summer to support British scientists and use her hi-tech array of […]

  • 16 January 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Navy frigate HMS Portland recently spent three days patrolling the remote island chain of South Georgia within her nine-month deployment. The British overseas territory lies about 850 miles from the Falklands and just 900 miles from the northernmost tip of Antarctica and receives regular visits from Royal Navy vessels. Patrol ship HMS Clyde called in last […]

  • 19 May 2016

    Two Chinese warplanes have forced a U.S. Navy maritime patrol airplane to descend a couple hundred feet to avoid collision on Tuesday, May 17, the Pentagon said. The J-11 jets performed “unsafe” maneuvers to intercept a U.S. EP-3 Aries aircraft flying over the contested South China Sea. The incident is the latest in a series of […]

  • 13 December 2018

    South Korean shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) has received a KRW 633.5 billion (USD 562.9 million) order to build two frigates for the country’s navy.  On December 12, 2018, the South Korean Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) awarded the contract to HHI. The ships will be the seventh and eight units within the Republic of Korean […]

  • 12 October 2016

    South Korea has said it would shoot at vessels fishing illegally in the South Korean exclusive economic zone following an incident in which Chinese fishing vessels sank a South Korean fast patrol boat while fleeing the scene after being caught in South Korean waters. According to the South Korea Coast Guard, two large fishing ships (over […]

  • 27 May 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Ships from the People’s Liberation Army Navy 22nd Escort Task Group came alongside in Simon’s Town, South Africa for a formal visit from May 16-20, 2016. The visiting group was constituted by Luhu-class destroyer Qingdao, Jiangkai II-class frigate, Daqing and the Taihu replenishment ship, Taihu. The 22nd Escort Task Group is led by Rear Admiral Chen […]

  • 28 June 2016

    Participating ships of a U.S. 3rd Fleet Pacific Surface Action Group (PAC SAG) reunited while on routine patrol increasing U.S. Navy presence in the South China Sea ahead of the international ruling on the South China Sea dispute. The ships met on June 27 after conducting nearly three months of theater security operations in the Indo-Asia Pacific. […]

  • 22 February 2016

    The U.S. Navy representative in South Korea officially opened its headquarters in Busan, Korea on February 19. Commander of U.S. Naval Forces Korea (CNFK) conducted a ribbon-cutting ceremony and thereby marked the start of what the U.S. Navy called “a new era of U.S. and Republic of Korea Navy (ROKN) alliance”. The ceremony, attended by […]

  • 18 September 2018
    Industry news, Vessels

    Cape Town-based shipbuilder Veecraft Marine has contracted Australia’s Incat Crowther for the design of a 20-meter monohull workboat for the South African Special Forces. The vessel will be tasked with the transportation of personnel and equipment and supporting training activities in coastal areas up to 10 miles off the coast under inclement weather conditions often experienced […]

  • 2 May 2016

    U.S. Navy’s nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis was recently barred from entering the Hong Kong port for a regular port call. Associated Press reported Gabrielle Price, a U.S. State Department spokeswoman, saying that the Department was recently informed about Chinese officials denying a request for the visit of USS John C. Stennis and the ship’s carrier strike group […]

  • 21 December 2017

    The South Korean Coast Guard was forced to fire over 200 rounds during a confrontation with dozens of Chinese vessels fishing illegally in South Korean waters on Tuesday. Coast Guard officials said the vessels were caught in South Korean exclusive economic zone waters off the country’s west coast. Overall 44 Chinese fishing vessels ignored broadcast warnings […]

  • 14 March 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Japan is sending its 24,000-ton helicopter carrier JS Izumo (DDH-183) on a three-month deployment to the South China Sea, Reuters said in a report on Monday. During its mission, the helicopter carrier will visit Singapore, Indonesia, the Philippines and Sri Lanka before joining the annual Malabar naval exercise, Reuters said citing sources. “The aim is to test […]

  • 19 July 2016

    China will not halt construction activities on the Nansha islands, Chinese PLA Navy Commander Wu Shengli said Monday during a meeting with his U.S. counterpart Admiral John Richardson. “We will never stop our construction on the Nansha Islands halfway… the Nansha Islands are China’s inherent territory, and our necessary construction on the islands is reasonable, justified and […]

  • 29 October 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

      Spanish offshore patrol vessel Vencedora has conducted a series of exercises at sea with the South-Korean warships Kang Gam Chan and Dae Cheong off Cartagena, Spain. After a visit to Barcelona integrated into the 2015 Midshipmen cruise, the South-Korean warships sailed towards the French Atlantic coast. On their way westwards a rendezvous was organized with […]

  • 19 September 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    A Japanese Oyashio-class submarine joined a number of other JMSDF units for an anti-submarine warfare (ASW) drill in the South China Sea last week. This is reportedly the first time that Japan’s defense ministry has confirmed the participation of a submarine in a drill in the disputed South China Sea region. According to the defense […]

  • 16 September 2015

    South Korean navy has sent one of its Aegis-equipped destroyers to detect a possible long-range rocket launch from North Korea. According to Yonhap, government sources have confirmed that the ship has been given the task of detecting an indicated rocket launch from North Korea. North Korea might fire a rocket in the next weeks to mark the 70th […]

  • 6 December 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    The U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration will live-stream a dive on two Japanese mini submarines sunk during the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. 75 years later, a team of maritime archaeologists and scientists from NOAA’s office of national marine sanctuaries and office of ocean exploration and research will live-stream the dive. A remotely operated […]