Monday, May 17, 2021
Chinese vessels at Whitsun Reef, South China Sea
Defense

Philippines’ Duterte Issues Gag Order on Cabinet Over South China Sea Spat

MANILA, May 17 (Reuters) – Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte barred his cabinet from talking about the South China Sea in public on Monday after weeks of strong rebukes by his...

4 hours ago
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Monday, May 10, 2021
Defense

U.S. Coast Guard Ship Fires Warning Shots in Latest Encounter with Iranian vessels

By Idrees Ali and Phil Stewart WASHINGTON, May 10 (Reuters) – A U.S. Coast Guard ship fired about 30 warning shots after 13 vessels from Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Navy (IRGCN) came close...

May 10, 2021
Total Views: 4789

Defense

U.S. Seizes Huge Shipment of Weapons from Stateless Dhow in International Waters in Arabian Sea

A U.S. Navy guided-missile cruiser seized a large illicit shipment of weapons from a stateless dhow in international water of the North Arabian Sea, the U.S. 5th Fleet said over...

May 10, 2021
Total Views: 5800

Thursday, May 6, 2021
Defense

Britain Withdraws Patrol Boats from Jersey After French Brexit Row

By Christian Lowe PARIS, May 6 (Reuters) – Britain withdrew its Royal Navy vessels from the waters off Jersey on Thursday but said it would remain on standby to support...

May 6, 2021
Total Views: 3506

Indonesian Navy ships are seen at the Tanjung Wangi port as the search continues for the sunken KRI Nanggala-402 submarine
Navy

Chinese Navy Sends Salvage Ships To Join Indonesian Submarine Retrieval Efforts

gCaptain Editorial Note Embarrassing but true: The father of submarine salvage, RDML Ellsberg, is rolling in his grave with the knowledge that the US Navy has only two aging salvage...

May 6, 2021
Total Views: 11746

Monday, May 3, 2021
Scarborough Shoal China Fishing
Navy

Philippines Slams China’s ‘Dangerous’ Move

By Andreo Calonzo (Bloomberg) The Philippines has protested China’s “dangerous maneuver” against its Coast Guard that patrolled and trained last month near a South China Sea shoal, with Manila’s top...

May 3, 2021
Total Views: 5991

Defense

GET THE **** OUT – Philippines Foreign Minister Issues Expletive-Laced Tweet Over South China Sea Dispute

MANILA, May 3 (Reuters) – The Philippine foreign minister on Monday demanded in an expletive-laced message on Twitter that China’s vessels get out of disputed waters, marking the latest exchange...

May 3, 2021
Total Views: 4062

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Navy

Aircraft Carrier Shandong Deploys To South China Sea

(Bloomberg) –China has sent its Shandong aircraft carrier for military training in the South China Sea and plans to continue similar exercises, the state-owned Global Times said. The training conducted...

May 3, 2021
Total Views: 5581

Sunday, May 2, 2021
HMS-Queen-Elizabeth_Maiden_Voyage
Navy

Royal Navy Sends A Strong Warning To China

By Admiral James Stavridis (Bloomberg Opinion) Throughout my U.S. Navy career, I loved to operate at sea with the British Royal Navy. U.K. warships were unfailingly well-handled, manned by crisp communicators, and — when...

May 2, 2021
Total Views: 106496

Thursday, April 29, 2021
Navy-anti-missile-SEARAM
Navy

Can The US Navy Protect Ships From Missile Attacks?

By Tony Capaccio (Bloomberg) The U.S. Navy “currently does not have a well-defined strategy or funding” for testing to determine whether radar and self-defense systems aboard many of its vessels...

April 29, 2021
Total Views: 8281

Wednesday, April 28, 2021
Chinese vessels at Whitsun Reef, South China Sea
Navy

Philippines Tells China To Back Off During Maritime Drills

by Karen Lema (Reuters) China has no business telling the Philippines what it can or cannot do within its waters, Manila’s defense ministry said on Wednesday, rejecting Beijing’s opposition to its...

April 28, 2021
Total Views: 4084

Tuesday, April 27, 2021
Defense

U.S. Navy Accuses Iran Revolutionary Guards of Harassing USCG Ships in Gulf

The U.S. Navy has accused Iranian Revolutionary Guard vessels of harrassing U.S. Coast Guard ships in international waters in the southern Arabian (Persian) Gulf.  The Navy said the incident occurred...

April 27, 2021
Total Views: 3874

Monday, April 26, 2021
china navy ships
Defense

China Commissions New Navy Warships

By Bloomberg News (Bloomberg) — China deployed its first advanced amphibious assault ship and two other new vessels in a commissioning ceremony attended by President Xi Jinping, local media reported. The...

April 26, 2021
Total Views: 3461

HMS-Queen-Elizabeth_Maiden_Voyage
Navy

Royal Navy Carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth To Depart On Maiden Voyage

by Tim Kelly (Reuters) – Britain’s HMS Queen Elizabeth aircraft carrier will lead a flotilla of Royal Navy ships through Asian waters on port visits to Japan and South Korea on its...

April 26, 2021
Total Views: 14488

Saturday, April 24, 2021
Singapore Navy submarine search and rescue ship
Incidents

Hope Fades In Bali Sea Submarine Search

Jakarta (Reuters) – The United States is deploying a P-8 Poseidon aircraft to assist in the search and rescue operation for a missing Indonesian navy submarine lost in the Bali...

April 24, 2021
Total Views: 4390

Friday, April 23, 2021
SUBMARINE-SINGAPORE-RESCUE-SHIP
Defense

Timing Running Out in Search for Missing Indonesian Sub

By Yuddy Cahya Budiman and Ajeng Dinar Ulfiani BANYUWANGI, Indonesia, April 23 (Reuters) – Rescue teams were battling against time on Friday to find a missing Indonesian Navy submarine lost in the...

April 23, 2021
Total Views: 2554

indonesia missing submarine
Incidents

Missing Indonesian Submarine Was Old And Overloaded

By Ann Koh and Arys Aditya (Bloomberg) The Indonesian navy’s missing submarine may have been too old and overloaded when it embarked on a military exercise on Wednesday, according to...

April 23, 2021
Total Views: 25573

Tuesday, April 20, 2021
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Defense

President Biden Nominates Vice Adm. Linda Fagan to Serve as Vice Commandant of the Coast Guard

President Biden has nominated Vice Admiral Linda L. Fagan to serve as Vice Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard. If confirmed, Vice Adm. Fagan would be the first female four-star...

April 20, 2021
Total Views: 3295

China Fishing Vessels On Whitsun Reef,
Navy

Philippines Will Not Confront China’s Maritime Militia

By Andreo Calonzo (Bloomberg) Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said challenging China in the South China Sea will only lead to violence, and that he will only do so if Beijing drills...

April 20, 2021
Total Views: 6237

Friday, April 16, 2021
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Defense

U.S. Navy Decommissions USS Bonhomme Richard After Fire

The U.S. Navy held a decommissioning ceremony for the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) at Naval Base San Diego on Wednesday after last July’s devastating fire which...

April 16, 2021
Total Views: 3957