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3 Russians saved from drowning off Goa beach


September 10th, 2012 - 3:10 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 10 (IANS) Three Russians have been saved from drowning at the Colva beach, 40 km from here, officials of a private lifeguard agency said Monday.A spokesperson for the ... Read more...

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China to deploy drones for marine surveillance


August 29th, 2012 - 1:19 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 29 (IANS) Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) are to be deployed along China's coastline to undertake remote-sensing marine surveillance, an official said Wednesday.The project also includes the construction of ... Read more...

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Bankrupt Greece proposes selling off coastline


August 25th, 2012 - 12:02 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 24 (IANS) Greece, which is facing a severe economic crisis and could be even booted out of the eurozone, is reportedly considering selling off some of its historic ... Read more...

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Coastal radar network by mid-2013, says minister


August 22nd, 2012 - 9:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) India's ambitious project to install coastal surveillance network with a chain of static radar and electro-optic sensors at 84 places along the 7,500-km coastline is ... Read more...

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Fishermen ask PM to cancel n-projects in costal areas


August 9th, 2012 - 8:05 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 9 (IANS) The National Fishworker's Forum (NFF)- one of the largest organisations of fishermen in India - Thursday wrote to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, asking for immediate ... Read more...

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Erosion threatens Goa’s beaches, says minister


August 1st, 2012 - 4:39 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Aug 1 (IANS) Erosion threatens one-fourth of Goa's sandy beach stretches along the 105-km coastline, a minister told the state assembly Wednesday.In a written reply to the legislative assembly, ... Read more...

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Goa bans swimming, water sports on beaches for monsoon


June 1st, 2012 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, June 1 (IANS) Ahead of the coming monsoon, the Goa government Friday banned water sports along the state's 105-km coastline. It also cautioned tourists and local residents against swimming ... Read more...

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Awareness campaign on marine biodiversity in Kerala May 22


May 8th, 2012 - 6:57 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, May 8 (IANS) The Kerala State Biodiversity Board (KSBB) will organise an awareness campaign on marine life in the nine coastal districts of the state May 22, on the ... Read more...

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Here’s the catch on Kerala’s fishing industry (To go with ‘Kerala fishermen’s daily tryst with danger’)


February 20th, 2012 - 1:27 pm ICT by IANS
Kerala's rivers, backwaters and other brackish water bodies endow it with a multitude of fish, besides the marine life bestowed by the sea. Here is "the catch" on the fishing industry:- ... Read more...

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China to build large offshore wind farm


January 14th, 2012 - 1:31 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 14 (IANS) China will construct an offshore wind farm with an installed capacity of 300 megawatts (MW) in Hebei province, making it the country's largest such project.The feasibility ... Read more...

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India successfully tests n-capable Agni-I missile (Lead)


December 1st, 2011 - 2:03 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Dec 1 (IANS) India Thursday successfully test-fired its indigenously developed nuclear-capable surface-to-surface Agni-I missile from a military base in Odisha, a defence official said.The missile, which can strike a ... Read more...

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Thematic Sea World to come up in Sindhudurg


October 18th, 2011 - 10:35 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Oct 18 (IANS) India's first-ever thematic water park, Sea World, will come up near the sea in Sindhudurg in south-coastal Maharashtra, a top official announced Tuesday.The Sea World will ... Read more...

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Tamil Nadu to set up fisheries varsity


September 13th, 2011 - 6:25 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 13 (IANS) The Tamil Nadu government has decided to set up a fisheries university in Nagapattinam district, Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa said Tuesday.The chief minister informed the state ... Read more...

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240 tonnes of algae cleared from Chinese port


July 11th, 2011 - 3:47 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 11 (IANS) Beach workers and volunteers have cleaned up over 240 tonnes of green algae from the coastline of Qingdao, a port city in China's Shandong province.More green ... Read more...

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Without UN effort, piracy elimination difficult: India


June 27th, 2011 - 9:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) With pirate attacks on merchant ships in the Indian Ocean increasing, India Monday said it would be difficult to root out the menace without the ... Read more...

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Unesco adds new sites to world heritage list


June 25th, 2011 - 12:00 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 25 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Unesco has added many new landmarks on its World Heritage List, the global organisation reported on its website.Among the new sites are lake districts ... Read more...

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Maharashtra minister, officials review coastal security (With Images)


May 31st, 2011 - 11:04 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 31 (IANS) Maharashtra's coastal areas are safe and secured from any kind of external attack, top officials who conducted a review of coastal security said here Tuesday.Home Minister ... Read more...

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58 bodies washed ashore on Tunisian coastline


May 11th, 2011 - 6:35 am ICT by IANS
Tunis, May 11 (IANS) A total of 58 bodies were found washed ashore the Tunisian coastline, Xinhua quoted a media report as saying.As per the official press agency TAP, these ... Read more...

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China to expand maritime surveillance forces


May 2nd, 2011 - 1:21 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, May 2 (ANI): China's marine surveillance forces will be expanded rapidly to better protect the country's marine security, said a senior official.Sun Shuxian, a deputy director of the China Marine Surveillance ... Read more...

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Imperial period Roman ship unearthed near Rome


May 1st, 2011 - 3:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 1(ANI): Italian archaeologists have discovered remains of an imperial period Roman ship near Ostia Antica, a port city founded some 2,500 years ago.The remains of the ship, an 11-m-vessel ... Read more...

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Goa asks Coast Guard to track down oil dumping ship


April 21st, 2011 - 7:20 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, April 21 (IANS) The Goa government has asked the Indian Coast Guard (ICG) to hunt down an unidentified rogue ship which dumped oil off the coast leaving several of ... Read more...

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Climate change ‘retreating Arctic coastline by half a metre every year’


April 18th, 2011 - 3:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 17 (ANI): Climate change and increased erosion are retreating the Arctic coastline by half a metre every year, according to a new study by more than 30 scientists from 10 ... Read more...

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Powerful quake strikes off northeastern Japan, tsunami warning issued


April 7th, 2011 - 10:41 pm ICT by BNO News
TOKYO (BNO NEWS) -- A powerful earthquake struck off the coast of northeastern Japan on late Thursday evening, seismologists and witnesses said, prompting a tsunami warning for a small part of its ... Read more...

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Ancient Japanese stone markings warned of tsunami


April 7th, 2011 - 8:15 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Tokyo, April 7 (THAINDIAN NEWS) An ancient Japanese stone warned inhabitants of a town to build their homes on higher grounds. The inhabitants followed the advice and that seemed to have saved ... Read more...

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Japan deploys 100000 troops for quake and tsunami help


March 13th, 2011 - 3:37 pm ICT by ANI
Tokyo, Mar.13 (ANI): Japan has doubled its troop to 100000 on rescue and relief missions after an 8.9 magnitude earthquake and tsunami hit the country on Friday.The deployment ordered by Prime ... Read more...

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No immediate danger to India because of tsunami: Ashwani Kumar


March 11th, 2011 - 9:54 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 11 (ANI): Minister of State for Earth Sciences and Science and Technology Ashwani Kumar today assured the people not to panic on account of tsunami in Japan.Talking to ... Read more...

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PM condoles loss of life in Japan earthquake, offers help


March 11th, 2011 - 9:02 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 11 (ANI): The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, on Friday condoled the loss of lives in the earthquake in Japan and offered help.In a message to Japanese ... Read more...

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No threat to India, says tsunami warning centre


March 11th, 2011 - 5:17 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 11 (ANI): Following the massive earthquake and subsequent tsunami reported today near the northeast coast of Honshu, Japan, the Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services (INCOIS), Hyderabad, has ... Read more...

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Bangladesh wants to redraw sea border with India


February 3rd, 2011 - 3:56 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Feb 3 (IANS) Bangladesh will approach the UN seeking to delineate its maritime borders in the Bay of Bengal with India and Myanmar.Bangladesh claims over 450 nautical miles from its ... Read more...

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10 held for fishing near turtle nesting site


January 8th, 2011 - 4:40 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Jan 8 (IANS) Ten fishermen were arrested for fishing near the prohibited area of the Gahirmatha turtle nesting site in Orissa's Kendrapada district, an official said Saturday.The men were fishing using ... Read more...

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Snapping of connectors led to rocket’s failure


December 31st, 2010 - 9:41 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore/Chennai, Dec 31 (IANS) The snapping of connectors carrying command signals has been found to be the primary cause of India's rocket failure on Christmas day, the space agency said Friday."The ... Read more...

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Bangladesh detains Indian ship


December 26th, 2010 - 3:12 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Dec 26 (IANS) Bangladesh authorities have detained Indian ship MV Ocean Pearl after a court issued an "arrest order" over a suit claiming compensation for the alleged loss of cargo.The ship ... Read more...

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Goa’s lifeguards call off strike, get back to beaches


December 11th, 2010 - 9:38 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Dec 11 (IANS) Goa's beaches are again safe for swimming as more than 300 lifeguards have called off their six-day old strike Saturday, a private beach management agency official said. ... Read more...

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Indonesian women trafficked to Goa spa, massage parlours


December 3rd, 2010 - 11:42 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Dec 3 (IANS) Indonesian women are being trafficked into Goa's dozens of shady massage and spa parlours that dot the tourism-oriented coastline of the state, according to a letter to the ... Read more...

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Island discovered off Pakistan’s Balochistan province


November 27th, 2010 - 1:09 am ICT by IANS
By Awais Saleem Islamabad, Nov 26 (IANS) Fishermen in Pakistan's southwestern Balochistan province have discovered a three kilometre-long island in the Arabian Sea after their boats ran aground on it.At least 100 ... Read more...

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