illegal fishing

Vietnam boat sunk

Tensions increase between fleets. Vietnamese fishing boat sunk by Chinese vessel in Vietnam’s waters The 34-man crew of a Vietnamese fishing boat from the central

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AQ in Yemen a concern

Presence in Yemen poses maritime threat. Al Qaeda in Yemen poses growing threat to shipping – naval force BY JONATHAN SAUL Al Qaeda’s Yemen branch

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Piracy alerts for Vietnam

The Vietnam Maritime Administration has asked provincial port authorities to inform ship owners and management companies of acts of piracy in the waters off east

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USS Harry S. Truman

Carrier extends Gulf stay

Truman has wide-ranging and flexible mission capabilities. USS Truman’s Arabian Gulf Stay Extended By Month To Accelerate Anti-IS Campaign The USS Harry S. Truman aircraft

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Abu Sayyaf militants

Abu Sayyaf and the militant threat

The militant group’s activities reveal holes in the implementation of Jakarta’s signature policy. Indonesia’s ‘Global Maritime Fulcrum’: The Case of Abu Sayyaf By Dedi Dinarto

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nigerian pirates

2015 bumper year for WAF pirates

Crew kidnaps currently at an alarming rate. Pirates paid ‘$400,000’ ransoms in West Africa’s Gulf of Guinea Ransoms of up to $400,000 (£273,000) have been

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oil theft

Navy destroys 100 illegal refineries in

Oil theft, piracy plaguing Delta. Navy destroys 100 illegal refineries in Bayelsa Ebikabowei Ikuli The outgoing Flag Officer Commanding (FOC) Central Naval Command, Rear Admiral

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Navy and ASEAN take part in drill

China invited to take part in exercises. Navy and ASEAN take part in drill The PLA Navy joined countries from the Association of Southeast Asian

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Abu Sayyaf militants

Piracy Patrol Challenges

Nations propose clamp down. The many challenges of fighting pirates through joint patrols By Christian Guntur Lebang, Muhamad Arif Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines are

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Niger Delta woes

Ongoing insecurity at sea off Nigeria. A Niger Delta Militant Group Declares War on the Nigerian Navy By Dirk Steffen Many suspected it as the

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Abu Sayyaf militants

Joint patrols for SE Asia

Joint patrols have already proven their worth in region. Indonesia to host talks with Malaysia, Philippines on maritime security after kidnappings JAKARTA (AFP) – Indonesia

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Yemen political map

BIMCO issues advisory

Attack prompts warning. BIMCO Security Advisory Update – Gulf Of Aden Following further information regarding the incident reported off Mukalla Port at 242115ZApr16, BIMCO strongly

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Nigerian Pirates

Nigeria still the piracy hot spot

If anything, that figure is conservative. Nigeria sees nearly one pirate attack a week By Tiffany Ap (CNN) Crime on the high seas has nearly

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Sulu Sea

Abu Sayyaf attacks spark worries

Abu Sayyaf attacks cause concern. Philippines Calls for Joint Anti-Piracy Patrols The Philippines has been discussing coordinated naval patrols on its southern maritime borders with

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The Royal Navy's largest ever warship HMS Queen Elizabeth is gently floated out of her dock for the first time in Rosyth, Scotland.

In an operation that started earlier this week, the dry dock in Rosyth near Edinburgh was flooded for the first time to allow the 65,000 tonne aircraft carrier to float. It then took only three hours this morning to carefully manoeuvre HMS QUEEN ELIZABETH out of the dock with just two metres clearance at either side and then berth her alongside a nearby jetty.
Teams will now continue to outfit the ship and steadily bring her systems to life in preparation for sea trials in 2016.  The dock she vacates will be used for final assembly of her sister ship, HMS PRINCE OF WALES, which will begin in September. 
The float out of HMS QUEEN ELIZABETH comes just 13 days after the vessel was named by Her Majesty the Queen in a spectacular ceremony. 
HMS QUEEN ELIZABETH and HMS PRINCE OF WALES are being delivered by the Aircraft Carrier Alliance, a unique partnership between the Ministry of Defence, BAE Systems, Babcock and Thales.

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