Friday, September 2, 2016
A fisherman repairs his boat overlooking fishing boats that fish in the disputed Scarborough Shoal in the South China Sea, at Masinloc, Zambales, in the Philippines
Maritime News

ASEAN, China To Adopt Code for ‘Unplanned Encounters At Sea’

By Manuel Mogato (Reuters) Southeast Asian countries and China will establish hotlines and adopt communications protocols to avoid potential naval clashes in the disputed waters of the South China Sea, a...

September 2, 2016
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Wednesday, June 29, 2016
Maritime News

Hague Court to Rule in July on Challenge to China’s Sea Claims

By David Tweed (Bloomberg) — An international court will rule next month on the validity of China’s claims to a large swath of one of the world’s busiest and most...

June 29, 2016
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Wednesday, February 17, 2016
Maritime News

China’s Missile Move Sparks Questions on South China Sea Plans

By David Tweed (Bloomberg) — China sparked new questions about its intentions in the South China Sea after it deployed surface-to- air missiles to a contested island, a move that...

February 17, 2016
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Friday, February 12, 2016
Maritime News

U.S. Touts ‘Batman’ Destroyer as Obama Courts Asean Leaders

By David Tweed and Toluse Olorunnipa (Bloomberg) — U.S. officials are looking to superheroes in their quest to preserve Asia’s postwar security order in the face of an increasingly assertive...

February 12, 2016
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Sunday, November 22, 2015
Subi Reef China Phillipines Dispute

China Says Island Building Protects Distant Reefs

By David Tweed (Bloomberg) – China refuted claims it is militarizing the disputed South China Sea, saying it needs to build facilities on artificial islands and reefs to protect them. “As the...

November 22, 2015
Total Views: 4

Monday, October 26, 2015
Maritime News

U.S. Navy Destroyer to Sail Within 12 Miles of China-Built Artificial Islands in South China Sea

  By Andrea Shalal and David Brunnstrom WASHINGTON, Oct 26 (Reuters) – The U.S. Navy plans to send the destroyer USS Lassen within 12 nautical miles of artificial islands built...

October 26, 2015
Total Views: 41

Monday, October 19, 2015
Maritime News

China’s Lighthouses in Spratlys Beckon Recognition from Passing Ships

  By Greg Torode HONG KONG (Reuters) – The next time the United States sends warships by China’s man-made islands in the disputed South China, officers aboard will have to...

October 19, 2015
Total Views: 10

Friday, April 10, 2015

A Macro Look at Shipping in a World of Geopolitical Turmoil

Sturla Henriksen, CEO of the Norwegian Shipowners’ Association paints a not-so-rosy picture in his association’s 2015 Outlook Report released today.  Heightened global geopolitical turmoil, income inequality, climate change and economic protectionism have all...

April 10, 2015
Total Views: 3

Monday, May 26, 2014

Chinese Vessel Attacks and Sinks Vietnamese Fishing Boat – Report

A Chinese vessel attacked and sank a Vietnamese fishing boat, the Vietnam government said, raising tensions over a territorial dispute that saw clashes between the countries’ coast guard ships earlier this month.

May 26, 2014
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Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Coal to Replace Natural Gas as Dominant Fuel in SE Asia

Oct. 2 (Bloomberg) — Coal will replace natural gas as the dominant fuel for producing electricity in Southeast Asia as the region almost doubles its energy consumption in the next...

October 2, 2013
Total Views: 28

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Clinton Presses Chinese Officials on Maritime Dispute Diplomacy

(Bloomberg) — U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton arrived in Beijing on a mission aimed partly at prevailing on China and Southeast Asian nations to use diplomacy instead of force...

September 4, 2012
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Sunday, October 23, 2011
Leon Panetta

US To Strengthen Naval Seapower In The Pacific

By Adam Entous U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta assured anxious Asian allies on Sunday that the U.S. will maintain its large military presence in the Pacific as a counterweight to...

October 23, 2011
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Thursday, September 29, 2011

China’s Growing Naval Assertiveness – Japan Takes Notice

Japanese defense officials and their Southeast Asian counterparts agreed this week on the need to deepen regional cooperation amid concerns about China’s growing assertiveness in the South China Sea, as...

September 29, 2011
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Thursday, June 9, 2011

Keppel lands tender contract from Seadrill

Keppel FELS Limited (Keppel FELS) has been awarded a US$142 million contract by Seadrill to build a repeat semisubmersible drilling tender (SSDT) based on the KFELS SSDTTM 3600E design. Scheduled...

June 9, 2011
Total Views: 2