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Ferry with 250 people sinks off Tanzania


July 18th, 2012 - 9:56 pm ICT by IANS
Dar es Salaam (Tanzania), July 18 (IANS) A ferry with over 250 passengers, including 31 children, Wednesday sank near Chumbe island off the coast of Tanzania in eastern Africa, Xinhua ... Read more...

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Setting sail with gas from wasted food


July 2nd, 2012 - 6:42 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 2 (IANS) Engineers are designing the world's first super efficient cargo vessels that will revolutionise shipping - operating without a single drop of fossil fuel. The project combines ... Read more...

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South Korea to join India-China-Japan anti-piracy patrols (Lead)


June 12th, 2012 - 10:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 12 (IANS) South Korea will soon become the fourth nation to join an India-China-Japan effort at coordinated anti-piracy patrols in the Gulf of Aden off Somalia, in ... Read more...

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South Korea to join India-China-Japan anti-piracy patrols


June 12th, 2012 - 8:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 12 (IANS) South Korea will soon become the fourth nation to join an India-China-Japan effort at coordinated anti-piracy patrols in the Gulf of Aden off Somalia, in ... Read more...

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India calls for rational demarcation of pirate-infested waters


April 22nd, 2012 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) India has called for "clear demarcation" of the pirate-infested waters of the Indian Ocean to warn merchant vessels and the navies of the threat and ... Read more...

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Finland to design advanced icebreaker for Canada


March 2nd, 2012 - 4:55 pm ICT by IANS
Helsinki, March 2 (IANS) Aker Arctic Technology of Finland will be joining a team led by STX Canada Marine, to design the Canadian Coast Guard's future flagship, the CCGS John ... Read more...

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Chinese cargo ships attacked on Mekong river


January 6th, 2012 - 8:06 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 6 (IANS) Four Chinese ships and a Myanmar patrol boat came under attack by an unidentified armed group on the Mekong river early Wednesday near a port in ... Read more...

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Four nations start Mekong river patrol


December 11th, 2011 - 10:28 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 11 (IANS) China has begun a joint patrol on the Mekong river with three other countries to beef up security in the region.The patrol launched by China, Laos, ... Read more...

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Myanmar: India rejects China rivalry, Sittwe port by 2013


October 13th, 2011 - 8:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 13 (IANS) A day before holding talks with Myanmar, India Thursday rejected competition with China and opposed sanctions targeting Yangon. New Delhi also set 2013 deadline ... Read more...

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Navy thwarts pirate attack on two cargo ships


September 26th, 2011 - 6:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 26 (IANS) Attacks by Somali pirates on two cargo ships in the Gulf of Aden were thwarted by an Indian Navy warship last week, navy officers said ... Read more...

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Indian warship thwarts pirate attack on Greek vessel


July 19th, 2011 - 7:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) An Indian warship has successfully warded off a pirate attack on a Greek merchant ship in the Gulf of Aden, where it is on anti-piracy ... Read more...

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Cargo ships may have armed guards to fight pirates


March 15th, 2011 - 8:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 15 (IANS) If the shipping ministry has its way, Indian cargo vessels venturing out to pirate-infested waters will carry armed guards to protect themselves, Navy sources said ... Read more...

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2 Indian vessels anchor off Pakistan coast


February 7th, 2011 - 4:21 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 7 (IANS) Two Indian cargo vessels that were facing rough seas were permitted to anchor off the Pakistan coast, a media report said Monday.The Indian vessels - Al Adam and ... Read more...

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Cargo vessel hits naval warship, no casualties


January 30th, 2011 - 11:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 30 (IANS) A naval warship returning after a day out for service families had a close shave Sunday when a cargo vessel collided with it in the Mumbai harbour, ... Read more...

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Pirates seize Indian vessel with 14 crew off Oman (Lead)


January 12th, 2011 - 11:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Mumbai, Jan 12 (IANS) An Indian cargo vessel with 14 crew members on board has been hijacked by suspected Somali pirates off the coast of Oman, navy and Indian Maritime authorities ... Read more...

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Indian cargo ship hijacked by Somali pirates off Oman


January 12th, 2011 - 5:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 12 (IANS) In yet another instance of Somali pirates striking at will in the Indian Ocean, an Indian cargo vessel with 14 crew members was hijacked by the sea ... Read more...

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10 days after ship collision, maritime traffic improves


August 17th, 2010 - 11:55 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai Aug. 17 (IANS) Ten days after two foreign cargo vessels collided outside Mumbai harbour, shipping activities have normalised to a large extent despite the threats from floating or submerged containers, maritime ... Read more...

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KoPT to set up midstream container handling facility


June 28th, 2010 - 8:16 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 28 (IANS) The Kolkata Port Trust (KoPT) will set up a midstream container handling facility to improve cargo traffic in the port, its chairman M.L. Meena said here Monday. Larger container ... Read more...

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US to assist S. Korea with naval defense plan


May 31st, 2010 - 2:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 31 (ANI): Senior American officials have revealed that the Obama administration is planning a long-term program to plug major gaps in the South's naval defenses. They said the sinking of ... Read more...

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Somali pirates release hijacked Indian vessel


April 10th, 2010 - 9:22 pm ICT by IANS
Gandhinagar, April 10 (IANS) Somali pirates have released Sea King, the fifth of the eight Gujarat registered cargo vessels hijacked by them last month, a shipping association official said Saturday. Ashok Bhanushali, secretary ... Read more...

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Somalian pirates release another vessel


April 7th, 2010 - 8:24 pm ICT by IANS
Gandhinagar, April 7 (IANS) Somalian pirates Wednesday released 'Nar-narayan', the fourth of the eight Gujarat registered cargo vessels hijacked by them last fortnight, a shipping association official said. Haji Kasim Bholim, president of ... Read more...

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Third Indian vessel freed from Somalian pirates


April 6th, 2010 - 11:00 pm ICT by IANS
Gandhinagar, April 6 (IANS) The third of the eight Indian cargo vessels hijacked by Somalian pirates has been freed in a joint American-Omani Navy operation, according to delayed reports reaching here Tuesday. ... Read more...

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Somali pirates release second Indian vessel


April 4th, 2010 - 5:52 pm ICT by IANS
Gandhinagar, April 4 (IANS) Somali pirates Sunday released another Indian cargo vessel hijacked last week, a seafarers' association said. Of the eight vessels hijacked with nearly 150 Indians onboard, two have now ... Read more...

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Somali pirates release one of eight Indian vessels


April 3rd, 2010 - 9:59 pm ICT by IANS
Gandhinagar, April 3 (IANS) MSV Krishnajyot, one of the eight Indian cargo vessels seized by the Somalian pirates, has been released, reports reaching here Saturday said. The 500-tonne vessel, sailing from Sharjah ... Read more...

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Gujarat seeks central help to free hijacked vessels


April 1st, 2010 - 12:37 am ICT by IANS
Gandhinagar, March 31 (IANS) The Gujarat government has written to the central government seeking its intervention to free the eight cargo vessels with over 150 Indians on board hijacked by Somalian pirates. The ... Read more...

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One more vessel hijacked in Gulf of Aden


March 31st, 2010 - 9:45 pm ICT by IANS
Gandhinagar, March 31 (IANS) With the fate of seven Indian cargo vessels hijacked by Somalian pirates still hanging in the balance, there are reports that another cargo vessel which sailed from Dubai ... Read more...

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Somali pirates abduct 97 Indian sailors (Second Lead)


March 30th, 2010 - 9:54 pm ICT by IANS
Gandhinagar/New Delhi, March 30 (IANS) Somali pirates have hijacked seven cargo vessels with a combined crew of at least 97 Indian sailors in the treacherous waters off Somalia over the last week, ... Read more...

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Somali pirates seize Yemeni cargo ship


December 29th, 2009 - 3:43 am ICT by IANS
Sanaa, Dec 29 (IANS) Somali pirates are holding a Yemeni cargo ship with 16 crewmembers on board in the Indian Ocean, officials said Monday. The al-Mahmoud 2 had left the southern port of ... Read more...

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Chinese becoming terror, crime targets


September 30th, 2009 - 2:29 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Sep.30 (ANI): China's Vice-Foreign Minister Song Tao has said that the people of his country are increasingly becoming victims of foreign criminals and terrorists as China's profile on the world stage ... Read more...

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Five UNSC permanent members agree to impose tough new sanctions on N. Korea


June 11th, 2009 - 11:39 am ICT by ANI
United Nations, June 11 (ANI): The five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) - The United States, Britain, China, Russia and France -- have agreed to impose tough new ... Read more...

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62 ships stranded in Bangladesh port


April 23rd, 2009 - 1:19 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, April 23 (IANS) Sixty two cargo vessels are stranded at the Chittagong port after a ship sank Monday, blocking the only channel in the estuary leading to the port. "We are considering ... Read more...

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Ships need armed guards to fight piracy, says US Navy commander


April 14th, 2009 - 2:59 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 14 (Xinhua) A US military commander has urged the shipping companies to hire armed guards to protect their cargo vessels from Somali pirates. Vice Admiral Bill Gortney, in charge of the ... Read more...

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Indian navy to step up surveillance of cargo vessels


March 30th, 2009 - 8:22 pm ICT by ANI
Visakhapatnam, Mar 30 (ANI): Chief of Naval Staff, Admiral Sureesh Mehta, has said that surveillance of cargo vessels has been stepped to check arms trafficking."The terrorists that operate against us, which are ... Read more...

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Chinese ship rescued from pirates off Somalian coast


December 18th, 2008 - 1:20 am ICT by IANS
Nairobi, Dec 17 (Xinhua) An international navy ship rescued a Chinese ship from a group of Somali pirate in the Gulf of Aden, a regional maritime official confirmed Wednesday.Andrew Mwangura, East Africa's ... Read more...

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