Maritime Security

Naval Air Forces Holds Change of Command

  Commander, Naval Air Forces (CNAF) held a change of command ceremony aboard the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) at Naval Air Station North Island Jan.

Irving Celebrates Canadian AOPS Build Contract

Government of Canada & Irving Shipbuilding mark signing of $2.3 billion AOPS build contract; 3,600 Jobs across Canada generated from Irving’s NSPS commitments to

Yemen Suffers Power Vacuum After Leaders Quit

Small protests in Sanaa denouncing Houthis; United States expresses concern over Hadi's resignation. SANAA, Jan 23 (Reuters) - Yemen drifted deeper into political

Yemen Declares Force Majeure on LNG Exports

Yemen has declared force majeure on liquefied natural gas (LNG) deliveries from its Balhaf plant due to deteriorating security following the collapse of the government, trading sources said.

US Naval Ship Aground off Japanese Coast

The U.S. Navy and Japanese authorities are working to refloat a Military Sealift Command vessel after it ran aground Thursday off the coast of Okinawa.   The Sgt.

Taiwan Naval Fleet Adds Home-Grown Vessel

Taiwanese Navy formally took delivery Friday of a new locally designed supply vessel that it said will help enhance Taiwan's maritime combat capabilities.   In

Zukunft: Western Hemisphere a Top USCG Priority

U.S. Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Paul Zukunft addressed transnational threats and maritime challenges at the Center for Strategic and International Studies as part of the Maritime Security Dialogue,

USCG to Address Cruise Ship Security Regulations

The U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) will hold a public meeting on February 9, 2015, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida to receive comments on a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM)

Malta Rescues 80 Migrants, 20 Feared Dead

A Maltese patrol boat rescued about 80 migrants in a drifting dinghy off the island early on Thursday, but another 20 people were feared to have perished. Along with southern Italy,

China, Japan Hold Third Maritime Talks

China's Foreign Ministry confirmed the third round of high-level consultations on maritime affairs between China and Japan, China's Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said on Wednesday.

Australia’s Submarine Dilemma

The government of Australia came under fresh pressure to reject Japanese submarines as the spearhead for a new undersea fleet, with one of the country’s top security

Maritime Dispute an Issue for Entire ASEAN, Says US

The South China Sea took center stage at the Bilateral Strategic Dialogue between the United States and the Philippines held in Manila, as China continues to engage

India, Sri Lanka Exchange Fishermen at Maritime Border

 Sri Lanka and India exchanged the fishermen who were detained in each other's jails for trespassing into their territorial waters.  A total of 15 Indian fishermen,

US Official: Low Oil Prices Add to Iran Woes

David Cohen, the U.S. Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence, said on Wednesday that low oil prices mean Iran will lose billions of dollars more

Piracy Violence Continues Against Seafarers

The MPHRP highlights the hardship inflicted upon seafarers and families.   Responding to recent reports on current levels of international maritime piracy, the

Iran to Hold Joint Naval Drill with Oman

The naval forces of Iran and Oman plan to hold a joint rescue and relief drill in the waters south of Iran in the coming months.  According to Press TV, Iranian

Russian Spy Ship in Havana on Eve of US-Cuba Talks

A Russian intelligence warship Viktor Leonov CCB-175 docked in Havana on Tuesday, January 20, a day before the start of historic US-Cuba talks aimed at normalizing diplomatic relations, reports AFP.

Oil Drop Won't Stop China in South China Sea

South China Sea spats are a territorial fight and not about the oil, points out a report appeared in Bloomberg. "When it comes to territorial tensions in the South China Sea,

Lambert Appointed VP at Northrop Grumman

Northrop Grumman Corporation has appointed Brett B. Lambert vice president, corporate strategy, effective Jan. 26. He will report to Mark A. Caylor, corporate vice president,

S.Korean Ferry C/E Overcome by Fear, Panic

The chief engineer of the doomed Sewol ferry who was jailed for 30 years for leaving behind two injured crewmates believed they were dead and had acted in "a state of extreme fear and panic,

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