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Cultural relics found in South China Sea


July 29th, 2012 - 4:05 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 29 (IANS) Twelve underwater cultural relics sites were discovered in South China Sea.The sites near Xisha Islands contain ancient pottery and porcelain wares, copper coins and boat parts, ... 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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Foreign ships plying close to Indian coast warned


March 13th, 2012 - 5:13 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 13 (IANS) A top Indian maritime authority has called upon all foreign vessels plying close to the Indian coast to exercise "extreme caution" before responding to any situation, ... Read more...

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India calls for global effort in fight against pirates (Lead)


February 27th, 2012 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) With incidents of piracy on the rise in the Indian Ocean region, India Monday stressed the need for an international cooperative effort to contain the ... Read more...

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Fight against piracy needs global effort: India


February 27th, 2012 - 5:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) With incidents of piracy on the rise in the Indian Ocean region, India Monday stressed the need for an international cooperative effort to contain the ... Read more...

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Italian cruise ship may cause environmental disaster


January 19th, 2012 - 7:46 am ICT by IANS
Rome, Jan 19 (IANS) The Italian government has expressed concern that storms may cause fuel leaks from the cruise liner which ran aground off Italy's western coast."The ship is positioned ... Read more...

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Italian cargo ship with seven Indians hijacked


December 27th, 2011 - 9:18 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Dec 27 (IANS) An Italian cargo ship with 18 crew members, including seven Indians, was hijacked by Somali pirates early Tuesday, a maritime official here said.The ship, MT Enrico ... Read more...

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No hot pursuit of Somali pirates: India


September 26th, 2011 - 9:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 26 (IANS) India Monday rejected suggestions that its navy should go on a hot pursuit of Somali pirates, who are threatening global trade on sea lanes of ... 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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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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Trying to get 29 Indians freed from pirates: Minister


June 25th, 2011 - 10:28 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 25 (IANS) Union Shipping Minister G.K. Vasan Saturday said the government is working hard to secure the release of 39 Indian sailors who have been held captive by ... Read more...

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Did our best to help Indian sailors of MV Suez: Navy chief


June 24th, 2011 - 6:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 24 (IANS) The Indian Navy Friday warded off criticism from the families of six Indian crew members of an Egyptian cargo vessel freed by pirates 10 days ... Read more...

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Seafarers march against piracy


April 28th, 2011 - 1:16 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 27 (IANS) More than 2,000 sailors, shipowners and ship managers participated in a march here Wednesday to express concern over growing incidents of piracy."We are all very deeply ... 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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Indian Govt. mulling idea of having armed guards on merchant ships


March 15th, 2011 - 5:43 pm ICT by ANI
By Praful Kumar SinghNew Delhi, Mar 15 (ANI): The Indian Government is mulling over the idea of having armed escorts on merchant ships akin to those appointed in airlines in the ... Read more...

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Shrill media voices adversely affecting Somalian hostage crisis


March 12th, 2011 - 6:35 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar. 12 (ANI): Various nodal agencies of the Indian Government are in constant touch with shipping companies negotiating with Somali pirates for the release of Indians in the taken ships, ... Read more...

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NATO warship seizes ‘pirate mother ship’ off Somalia


February 13th, 2011 - 8:41 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 13(ANI): A NATO warship has captured a suspected pirate mother ship off Somalia, NATO's counter-piracy mission has said.It said that a warship from Denmark had fired warning shots on Saturday, ... Read more...

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28 captured Somali pirates to be tried in Mumbai


February 8th, 2011 - 8:31 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 8 (IANS) A gang of 28 Somali pirates, nabbed three days ago near the Lakshadweep Islands off south-west India, will be handed over to Mumbai police here Wednesday to be ... Read more...

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Somali pirates links with terror groups being interrogated


January 31st, 2011 - 10:40 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan 31 (ANI): In the wake of increased pirate attacks on merchant vessels passing through the sea lanes close to the Indian coast, Indian security agencies are probing the suspected ... Read more...

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Larger deployment of forces will prevent pirate attacks: Navy Chief


January 31st, 2011 - 4:23 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan 31 (ANI): Reacting to the recent arrest of Somali pirates in joint operation led by the Navy, Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Nirmal Verma said on Monday that a ... Read more...

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India proposes five point plan to tackle piracy off Somalia


January 27th, 2011 - 12:57 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar United Nations, Jan 27 (IANS) India has proposed a five point plan to strengthen international cooperation, including tracking the trail of ransom money, to tackle the problem of piracy ... Read more...

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New bug species eating away Titanic wreck


December 8th, 2010 - 3:08 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 8 (IANS) A newly discovered species of rust-eating bug is devouring the Titanic wreck.The bugs, seen for the first time, are helping decompose the famous ship at the bottom of ... Read more...

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India to supply patrol ship to Mauritius


July 5th, 2010 - 10:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 5 (IANS) India and Mauritius have signed four agreements, including one to supply an offshore patrol vessel and another for cooperation in a tsunami early warning arrangement. External Affairs ... Read more...

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Indian Navy escorted 900 foreign ships in Gulf of Aden


June 18th, 2010 - 11:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) The Indian Navy Friday said it has so far safely escorted over 900 foreign ships in the pirate-infested Gulf of Aden. "To date, the Indian Navy has escorted ... Read more...

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We didn’t sink South Korean warship: North Korea


May 28th, 2010 - 7:08 pm ICT by IANS
Pyongyang, May 28 (IANS) In the first press statement two months after the sinking of the South Korean warship "Cheonan" in March, North Korea Friday said it was not involved in the ... Read more...

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No ship under Indian Navy’s escort hijacked in Gulf of Aden since Oct 2008


April 13th, 2010 - 7:57 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr 13 (ANI): No merchant ship under the escort of an Indian Naval warship has been hijacked since 2008 in the Gulf of Aden and more than 15 piracy attempts ... Read more...

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Chinese Navy has no plan for overseas bases: Ex-deputy chief


March 11th, 2010 - 2:46 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Mar.11 (ANI): The Chinese Navy will not seek to build military bases overseas, a retired senior officer has said amid media reports that the country harbours such "ambitions".Rear Admiral (retired) Zhang ... Read more...

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Customs officials held for letting in ships without checks


December 24th, 2009 - 10:59 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Dec 24 (IANS) Two customs officials were arrested by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) at the Mormugao Port Trust (MPT) in Goa for allowing foreign ships to enter without mandatory ... Read more...

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UN commends Indian Navy for anti-piracy role


November 25th, 2009 - 4:31 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 25 (IANS) The Indian Navy, along with the other major navies of the world, has been presented a special UN certificate for its anti-piracy activity in the dangerous Gulf of ... Read more...

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Navy augments anti piracy efforts deploys one more ship off Seychelles, Mauritius


November 23rd, 2009 - 6:28 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Nov 23 (ANI): The Indian Navy has deployed the INS Savitri, an Offshore Patrol Vessel with a Chetak helicopter and marine commandos, for surveillance of exclusive economic zone of Seychelles ... Read more...

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Stronger law needed against Somali piracy: UN


November 19th, 2009 - 4:27 am ICT by IANS
New York, Nov 19 (DPA) UN Security Council members Wednesday called for intensified efforts to fight piracy off the Somali coast and criticised the practice of paying ransom. The members said during a ... Read more...

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Indian Navy comes up with a power spectacle on high seas


November 10th, 2009 - 12:49 pm ICT by IANS
By Byomakesh BiswalParadip (Orissa), Nov 10 (IANS) Warships cruising at breakneck speed, guns firing and shells sizzling into the aquamarine water - the scene seemed straight out of a war film as ... Read more...

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Indian warships to stay in Gulf of Aden till piracy ends: official


November 9th, 2009 - 2:46 pm ICT by IANS
Paradip (Orissa), Nov 9 (IANS) The Indian Navy warships stationed in the Gulf of Aden to protect Indian merchant ships from frequent attacks by Somali pirates will remain in the region until ... Read more...

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