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Would China fight for disputed islands?

US President Barack Obama touched down in Japan on Wednesday to hold talks with America’s key Asian ally. China’s leaders will be watching the visit

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“Yemen key to CMF future success”

Following Yemen’s official acceptance of membership to the CMF in December 2013, the Commander and Deputy Commander of CMF welcomed senior naval representatives from Yemen

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Chinese court releases Japanese ship

China has released a Japanese cargo ship it seized over a war-time debt after compensation was paid, a court statement said. Chinese court releases Japanese

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Ambrey Risk joins BIMCO

Ambrey Risk has now been formally accepted as an Associate Member to BIMCO. This follows the companies’ achievement of ISO/PAS 28007, the first assessment of

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US and China sign deal to ease tension

The United States and countries bordering the Pacific have signed a deal to reduce the chance of accidental clashes at sea. The US and China

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CMF ship medevacs heart attack victim

While patrolling in the Indian Ocean off the coast of Africa, Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) ship, Royal Australian Navy Ship (HMAS) Darwin, provided emergency medical

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Canadian sailor dies in Tanzania

A sailor has died in Tanzania while en route to Canada for scheduled leave, the Canadian Armed Forces has said. His ship, HMCS Regina, is sailing

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NATO minesweepers leave Kiel for Baltic

A multinational group of four NATO minesweepers and a supply vessel left the German port of Kiel on Tuesday (22 April 2014) to deploy to

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Pirates raid Malacca Straits oil tanker

Armed pirates have raided an oil tanker sailing in the Malacca Straits and abducted three crew members, officials in Malaysia say. Pirates raid oil tanker

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Interview with Port of London Authority

In the run up to the 5th annual International Port Security event, SMi Group are proud to present their keynote speaker, Commander David Phillips, Chief

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Less assertive US in Asia-Pacific

Despite President Obama’s announcement of the US strategic rebalancing towards Asia, cuts in US defence spending and domestic priorities are likely to lead to a

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Japan to build military site

Japan has begun construction work on a military radar station near a string of islands that is at the centre of a territorial dispute with

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Multi-Ship Replenishment At Sea

Whilst conducting counter-piracy operations off the Horn of Africa different nations from different task forces often meet. In this case the US supply ship USNS

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China seizes Japanese cargo ship

China’s seizure of a Japanese cargo ship over a pre-war debt could hit business ties, Japan’s top government spokesman has warned. China seizes Japanese cargo

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