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Sixteen containers drown as ships collide at Karachi Port

KARACHI: Goods worth millions of rupees were wasted as 16 shipping containers on board two ships slipped off into the sea after the vessels collided at Karachi Port. Hapag-Lloyd’s 8,000-TEU Tolten crashed into 6,350-TEU Hamburg Bay at East Wharf Terminal. No casualties were reported in the collision. Two berths of the dockyard also were damaged…

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March 20, 2018


Two Pakistan Navy ships visit Port Louis

KARACHI: Pakistan Navy Task Group comprising Pakistan Navy Ships KHAIBAR and NASR visited Port Louis, the capital of Mauritius during an Overseas Deployment to East African Countries and Island States of Indian Ocean Region. PNS KHAIBAR is a Type-21 frigate and PNS NASR is a combat support ship. The visit is part of Pakistan Navy’s…

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January 14, 2018


Iran inaugurates new Indian Ocean port

TEHRAN: Iran inaugurated a long-awaited new port at Chabahar in the southeast Sunday, which it is hoped will be a major new trade hub linking India and Africa with Central Asia. The first three shipments of Indian wheat to Afghanistan were unloaded in the morning, according to the Iranian ports organisation. “Through this port, goods…

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December 4, 2017


Turkish ships, naval chief still missing since attempted coup

ANKARA: Several Turkish navy ships are still unaccounted for, their commanders suspected to be among the plotters who sought to overthrow President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Admiral Veysel Kosele, the commander of the Turkish navy, has not been heard from since the failed coup on Friday. It is currently unknown whether he was part of the…

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July 20, 2016


Life-size replica of 18th century ship is up for sale

STOCKHOLM: The world’s largest seaworthy wooden ship of its class, a replica of a merchant vessel that sank in 1745 off the coast of Sweden for reasons still unknown, is up for sale after years on the seas. The Swedish foundation that owns the vessel “Gotheborg”, a replica of the 18th century galleon from the…

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May 27, 2016


Estonian construction workers dig up medieval ships

TALLINN: The capital of Estonia is perhaps not the place where one would expect to find the remains of medieval ships, but that is exactly what happened to a group of construction workers in Tallinn this week. While working on the foundations for high-end apartments in a seaside area of the Baltic state's capital, the…

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June 12, 2015


Planes, ships chase new leads in search for Malaysian jet

PERTH/KUALA LUMPUR: New satellite images have revealed more than 100 objects in the southern Indian Ocean that could be debris from a Malaysian jetliner missing for 18 days, while planes scouring the frigid seas on Wednesday also reported seeing potential wreckage. The latest sightings came as searchers stepped up efforts to find some trace of…

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March 26, 2014


Six Indian ships deployed in search for Malaysian jet

NEW DELHI: India's navy said Friday it has nearly doubled the number of ships and planes deployed to search the Andaman Sea for a missing Malaysian jet which disappeared with 239 people on board. Naval authorities also said Malaysia had asked India to extend its search operations further west to the Bay of Bengal, which…

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March 14, 2014


Chinese ships patrol area contested by Malaysia

BEIJING: Three Chinese ships on Sunday patrolled the James Shoal, an area also claimed by Malaysia, and soldiers and officers on board swore to safeguard its sovereignty, in the latest sign of Beijing's territorial assertiveness in the South China Sea.The group was made up of an amphibious landing craft, the Changbaishan, and two destroyers, state…

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January 26, 2014


New Gwadar island poses no threat to ships

The new minor island, which emerged off Gwadar coastline as a result of strong earthquake, poses no threat to the ships coming to Gwadar port. Amir Ahmed Khan reports from Karachi.

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September 25, 2013


U.S. Navy did not fire missiles from ships in Mediterranean – spokesman

WASHINGTON: THE U.S. Navy did not fire any missiles from ships in the Mediterranean, a spokesman for the U.S. Navy's European headquarters said on Tuesday.”No missiles were fired from U.S. ships in the Mediterranean,” said the spokesman. He had no further comment on the reported missile activity..–REUTERS

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September 3, 2013


Taiwan to sanction Philippines, send ships over killing

TAIPEI: Taiwan recalled on Wednesday its envoy to the Philippines, froze applications for work permits and ordered military exercises in waters between the two sides to press a demand for an apology for the shooting death of a Taiwanese fisherman.A spokesman for Philippine President Benigno Aquino later said a formal apology was being offered to…

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May 15, 2013


China navy seeks to “wear out” Japanese ships in disputed waters

HONG KONG: China's naval and paramilitary ships are churning up the ocean around islands it disputes with Tokyo in what experts say is a strategy to overwhelm the numerically inferior Japanese forces that must sail out to detect and track the flotillas.A daily stream of bulletins announce ship deployments into the East China Sea, naval…

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March 7, 2013


Iran says Western sanctions harm safety for ships

LONDON: Western sanctions imposed over the past months against Iran's shipping industry will seriously affect international maritime and environmental safety, a senior Iranian official said. Companies are cutting ties with Iran's vital shipping sector, which transports most of its crude oil, for fear of losing lucrative U.S. business.Among them have been foreign ship classification societies…

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December 11, 2012


ASEAN chief voices alarm at China plan to board ships in disputed waters

JAKARTA: China's plan to board and search ships that illegally enter what it considers its territory in the disputed South China Sea could spark naval clashes and hurt the region's economy, Southeast Asia's top diplomat warned on Friday.Seeking to ease alarm over the issue, China said it attached “great importance” to freedom of navigation in…

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November 30, 2012


Chinese police plan to board ships in disputed seas

BEIJING: Police in the southern Chinese island province of Hainan will board and search ships which enter into what China considers its territorial waters in the disputed South China Sea, state media said on Thursday, a move which could raise tensions further.The South China Sea is Asia's biggest potential military trouble spot with several Asian…

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November 29, 2012


EU insurers strip cover from ships storing Iran oil

SINGAPORE: Two European insurers have withdrawn cover for tankers involved in the Iranian oil trade, the first such move since tough new sanctions were imposed in July, documents obtained by Reuters show.The tankers, operated by Hong Kong's Titan Petrochemicals Group Ltd, were used to store Iranian oil for top oil trader Vitol and little known…

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October 12, 2012


Japan protests as Chinese ships enter disputed waters

TOKYO: Three Chinese ships entered what Japan considers its territorial waters near disputed islands in the East China Sea on Monday, the Japanese government said, prompting an official protest and renewed diplomatic efforts to cool tensions. The move comes a day after China called off celebrations to mark the 40th anniversary of the normalization of…

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September 24, 2012


China surveillance ships enter disputed waters with Japan

TOKYO/BEIJING: Six Chinese surveillance ships entered waters near disputed islands claimed by Tokyo and Beijing on Friday, raising the stakes in a long-running territorial row between Asia's two biggest economies. China's foreign ministry said that the ships entered the disputed waters to carry out maritime surveillance and that for the first time China was carrying…

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September 14, 2012


Coke ships first drinks to Myanmar in decades

NEW YORK: Coca-Cola Co said on Monday that it had shipped drinks to customers in Myanmar, its first delivery to the country in more than 60 years.Following the lifting of U.S. sanctions against the country, formerly known as Burma, Coke is working with local company Pinya Manufacturing Co to have Coca-Cola, Coca-Cola Light and Sprite…

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September 10, 2012


Japan protests Chinese ships' entry into waters near disputed isles

TOKYO: Japan lodged a protest with China on Wednesday against the entry of Chinese patrol ships into waters near disputed islands in the East China Sea, an issue that has long been a cause of friction between Asia’s two biggest economies.Chief Cabinet Secretary Osamu Fujimura said three Chinese fishery patrol ships entered waters near the…

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July 11, 2012