Legal Corner

  • Laws for South China Sea?

    Region needs legislation, says former CG Commandant. Busy Coast Guards Show Law Needed in South China Sea, Allen Says By Jason Koutsoukis With non-military actors like coast guards increasingly active […]

  • Pirates face court

    Final prisoners face their fate. Seychelles court sentences five Somalis to 12 years, concludes last piracy case By: Sharon Uranie (Seychelles News Agency) – A last group of suspected Somali […]

  • China, Japan spat

    PLA Navy upsets neighbours. Japan protests to China over ship in disputed waters Japan has lodged a protest with the Chinese ambassador in Tokyo, after a Chinese ship sailed close […]

  • IMO security audit for Nigeria

    Three-man team to audit the nation’s maritime industry and practice protocols. IMO sends maritime security auditors to Nigeria Josephine Adeyinka-Ahmed The audit, which may attract international sanctions if negligence is […]

  • Britain’s coastal security

    Migrants, refugees, terrorists and a referendum… Britain’s very porous borders: Having just three boats to patrol coast is a security gamble, says ex-Navy chief By LARISA BROWN FOR THE DAILY […]

  • US Navy in disputed waters

    China predictably unhappy. South China Sea: US warship sails near disputed reef A US naval warship has sailed near a contested reef in the South China Sea, in what Washington […]

  • Pirates jailed over fatal attack

    Owner murdered during attack. Somali pirates jailed by French court for fatal hijacking Paris – Seven Somali pirates were sentenced to between six and 15 years in prison by a […]

  • NIMASA push for piracy law

    Incredibly, Nigeria still lacks coherent legislation. NIMASA calls for quick enactment of Anti-Piracy law The Director-General, Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr Dakuku Peterside said that the agency […]

  • MSDF head into S. China Sea

    The ostensible reason behind the move is training with Indonesian navy, but move likely to irritate China. For first time, Japan will send Ise destroyer into the South China Sea […]

  • Illegal fishing boats sunk

    Jakarta signals that its war on illegal fishing will continue unabated. Indonesia Sinks 23 Foreign Vessels After China Spat By Prashanth Parameswaran Indonesia destroyed 23 foreign vessels on Tuesday as […]

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