Asia Pacific

  • Asian Spike

    Pirates have reportedly failed in two attacks on vessels off Singapore and Indonesia over the weekend. They unsuccessfully attacked the US-owned bulker “Woodstar” (built 2008) off Pulau Batam on Friday. […]

  • Maritime Muggers

    Another vessel has fallen prey to opportunistic robbers have off Singapore. A Vietnam-owned general cargo ship was attacked by knife wielding thugs in the early hours of Thursday morning. The 14,241-dwt […]

  • Small Security Matters

    When considering maritime security matters it is all too often the “big” problems which grab the limelight. Increasingly though security authorities are having to look closer to home – not […]

  • USS Halsey Returns to San Diego

    SAN DIEGO (NNS) — USS Halsey (DDG 97) returned to San Diego following an independent six-month deployment to the U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) and Western Pacific areas of responsibility (AOR), […]

  • Tsunami Impacts to U.S. Pacific Fleet Commands Minimal

    PEARL HARBOR (NNS) — Sailors around the Pacific today were preparing for the tsunami to reach their homeports while at the same time joining a worldwide chorus in expressing their […]

  • Pakistan: Joint efforts sought to fight sea piracy

    Speaking at the concluding ceremony of the Fourth International Maritime Conference at the Bahria University (Pakistan) on Wednesday, Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Noman Bashir underlined the requirement for joint […]

  • Spratly Dispute

    The Philippines is sending a mission to China to discuss the alleged harassment by two Chinese naval vessels of a research ship of the Department of Energy (DOE) off the […]

  • China’s Military Advance

    Navy Intel Chief Discusses China’s Military Advances By Karen Parrish, American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON (NNS) — Though China has demonstrated its ability to field advanced military prototypes speedily, how […]

  • US Navy’s Indian Ocean Folly?

    US Navy’s Indian Ocean Folly? By James Holmes & Toshi Yoshihara From The Diplomat Maritime strategy seems increasingly focused on the Indian Ocean and Persian Gulf. It risks leaving the […]

  • US Backs Multilateral Approach to Pacific Disputes

    US Defence Secretary Robert Gates has been outlining the Obama Administration’s position on the maritime disputes in the Pacific whilst visiting Vietnam this week. “Relying exclusively on bilateral relationships isn’t […]

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