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Fight against Somali pirates now a private battle


September 12th, 2012 - 9:21 pm ICT by IANS
Canberra, Sep 12 (IANS) The fight against Somali pirates in the Indian Ocean has now become a private battle using private security companies, an Australian study said Wednesday.The research titled ... Read more...

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UAE’s initiative to host conference on countering piracy hailed


April 17th, 2011 - 11:34 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, April 17 (IANS) The UN has hailed the UAE's initiative of hosting a conference April 18-19 in Dubai on countering piracy in the Indian Ocean.Special Adviser to the ... Read more...

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Abu Dhabi hosts world ports summit Monday


March 28th, 2011 - 12:13 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, March 27 (IANS/WAM) Representatives of the global maritime industry will participate in a two-day World Ports and Trade Summit being organised here March 28-30, it was announced Sunday.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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Egypt requested to intervene to rescue Indian hostages


March 7th, 2011 - 6:22 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar.7 (ANI): External affairs minister SM Krishna said he has expressed India's concerns over the rescue of Indian sailors taken hostage by Somali pirates, to Egypt.The pirates had hijacked the ... Read more...

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High transport costs, import duty impeding trade: Ecuador envoy


February 14th, 2011 - 5:45 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 14 (IANS) Ecuador's ambassador to India Carlos Abad Monday said the high transport costs and heavy import duties levied by India have been acting as hurdles in strengthening trade relations ... Read more...

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Mumbai coast oil spill has shipping companies lamenting losses


August 12th, 2010 - 6:10 pm ICT by ANI
By Sanjeev ShuklaMumbai, Aug 12 (ANI): Shipping companies are reportedly lamenting their losses following suspension of ship movement to and from the ports of Mumbai and Nhava Sheva due to the oil ... Read more...

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Abu Dhabi to host first World Ports and Trade Summit


July 27th, 2010 - 1:23 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, July 26 (IANS/WAM) The Abu Dhabi Ports Company (ADPC) Monday announced plans to host the inaugural World Ports and Trade Summit in 2011 to discuss issues facing the ports and ... Read more...

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EU approves topped-up sanctions on Iran (Lead)


July 26th, 2010 - 10:27 pm ICT by IANS
Brussels, July 26 (DPA) European Union (EU) foreign ministers Monday approved a list of sanctions on Iran which go well beyond the measures approved by the UN, officials confirmed. The sanctions are meant ... Read more...

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Tsunami warning sirens goes off in Hawaii at 6 a.m.


February 27th, 2010 - 11:39 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Hawaii, Feb 27 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Tsunami warning sirens have gone off in Hawaii at 6 a.m. local time, in order to warn the people of the impending danger. The tsunami ... Read more...

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EU targets worldwide emissions limits on ships, airlines


October 21st, 2009 - 6:18 pm ICT by IANS
Luxembourg, Oct 21 (DPA) World shipping companies and airlines should be forced to cut their greenhouse-gas emissions by between 10 and 20 percent by 2020, European Union environment ministers agreed Wednesday. United Nations ... Read more...

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Somali pirates capture British freighter (Lead)


May 3rd, 2009 - 12:00 am ICT by IANS
London, May 2 (DPA) Somali pirates have seized a British-owned freighter in the Indian Ocean, the ship's agent confirmed Saturday. The ship, with a Ukrainian crew and carrying 35,000 tonnes of soya, was ... Read more...

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Somali pirates hijack ship with Malta flag


May 2nd, 2009 - 10:07 pm ICT by IANS
Nairobi, May 2 (Xinhua) Somali pirates have hijacked a Malta-flagged ship with 28 Ukrainian crew on board in the Indian Ocean, a maritime official said Saturday. The Malta-flagged MV Ariana was seized late ... Read more...

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Detained Somali pirate to be tried as adult


April 22nd, 2009 - 5:38 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 22 (DPA) A suspected pirate in the hijacking of a US-flagged ship off the coast of Somalia earlier this month will be tried as an adult, a federal judge in ... Read more...

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US announces steps to counter piracy


April 16th, 2009 - 3:46 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 16 (DPA) The US will seek an immediate international meeting to broaden efforts against piracy off the coast of Somalia, US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said Wednesday. Clinton ... 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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Ship owners seek financial help from government


February 10th, 2009 - 7:36 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 10 (IANS) Domestic shipping companies Tuesday urged the government to set up a fund to help the cash-strapped industry buy new vessels."Some fund should be built up for the shipping ... Read more...

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Armed guards for merchantmen transiting Gulf of Aden


November 25th, 2008 - 4:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 25 (IANS) Shipping companies are deploying armed guards on their merchant vessels passing through the Gulf of Aden, one of the busiest and the most piracy-infested shipping lanes in ... Read more...

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Cuba allows sale of computers, electronic appliances to public


March 26th, 2008 - 2:41 am ICT by admin
DPA Havana, March 26 (DPA) The Cuban government will officially lift restrictions on the retail sale of computers and electronic home appliances such as television sets to the general public from April 1. ... Read more...

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Israel and China had commercial links in ancient times


March 5th, 2008 - 3:41 pm ICT by admin
Washington, March 5 (ANI): A new research has revealed evidence of commerce between ancient Israel and China.Conducted at the University of Haifa, the research examined the trade of ceramic vessels throughout the ... Read more...

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New resolution on Iran in UN Security Council


February 22nd, 2008 - 4:49 pm ICT by admin
RIA Novosti New York, Feb 22 (RIA Novosti) A new UN Security Council resolution calling for sanctions against Iran over its refusal to halt its nuclear programme was officially introduced Thursday by Britain ... Read more...

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Canada’s Atlantic gateway welcomes Indian shipping: Defence Minister


February 21st, 2008 - 3:30 pm ICT by admin
By Prabhat Sharan Mumbai, Feb 21 (IANS) Canada is keen to have Indian shipping use its eastern coast as an Atlantic gateway to reach the American market faster, said a top Canadian minister. ... Read more...

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