ARTICLES RELATING TO MARITIME

Vietnam opposes Chinese fishing ban in disputed sea

2015-05-18 16:15

Vietnam says it resolutely opposes a temporary Chinese ban on fishing in a some parts of the Gulf of Tonkin, a maritime area shared by the two countries, in the latest of a series of disputes in and around the South China Sea.

Mexico picks up 23 Cuban migrants at sea

2015-05-18 11:03

Mexico's navy has picked up 23 Cuban migrants after they became adrift at sea while trying to reach its shores, and authorities say the boat-people would be repatriated back to the Communist island nation.

Two holidaymakers swept away by waves while snapping pics of the view

2015-05-18 08:49

Two holidaymakers from Gauteng have suffered multiple fractures and lacerations after waves swept both to sea in Plettenberg Bay, the NSRI says.

Tanker attacked in Gulf reaches UAE port safely

2015-05-14 16:31

Singapore-flagged oil tanker Alpine Eternity has reached the port of Jebel Ali in the United Arab Emirates safely after coming under attack in the Gulf earlier.

Indonesian police arrest 7 in seafood slavery case

2015-05-12 12:40

Two Indonesians and five Thai nationals have been arrested and accused of human trafficking connected with slavery in the seafood industry.

6 500 migrants rescued from Mediterranean

2015-05-04 15:06

Italian authorities have rescued a record 6 551 migrants in 34 separate interventions in the central Mediterranean, including a woman who gave birth to a girl soon after being rescued.

Migrant boat capsizes off Egyptian coast

2015-05-02 21:55

Egyptian security officials say a boat carrying mostly Sudanese and Syrian migrants has capsized off Egypt's Mediterranean coast, killing three people.

Captain of doomed ferry sentenced to life in prison

2015-04-28 08:21

The South Korean ferry captain responsible for last year’s disaster that killed more than 300 people has been given an increased sentence of life in prison by an appellate court that convicted him of homicide.

Captain of the capsized Libyan boat arrested in Italy

2015-04-21 08:22

Prosecutors say that they have arrested the captain and a crew member of the boat in which as many as 900 people are feared to have drowned in the unremitting waves of migrants seeking to escape from war-torn Libya.

180 rescued after ferry runs aground off Turkey

2015-04-20 13:24

More than 180 people have been rescued from a ferry which ran aground off a Turkish island in a storm, after an overnight ordeal lasting 14 hours, state media and officials say.

 

Ethiopia detains 200 suspected human traffickers

2015-05-18 12:58

An Ethiopian official says 200 human smugglers have been detained as part of the government's efforts to stem the number of citizens illegally trying to migrate to Europe.

US Navy's Japan-based aircraft carrier heads home

2015-05-18 10:27

Sailors in dress whites lined the 333 meter long deck of the US Navy's Japan-based aircraft carrier as it headed for home.

Malaysian minister to meet Indonesian, Thai counterparts on migrants

2015-05-17 09:29

Malaysia says that its foreign minister would meet his Indonesian and Thai counterparts to discuss the surge in stricken migrants from Bangladesh and Myanmar flooding to Southeast Asia.

SA marine patrol tender up for grabs

2015-05-14 06:05

The controversy-dogged fisheries department's marine patrol tender, worth R1bn, is up for grabs again.

Dozens feared dead in new migrant tragedy

2015-05-05 13:43

The Save the Children aid group has reported another migrant tragedy, with survivors saying 'dozens' of their fellow passengers fell out of their rubber boat and likely drowned in the Mediterranean as a rescue vessel neared.

More than 3 400 migrants rescued at sea

2015-05-03 11:29

More than 3 400 migrants have been rescued at sea, mainly off Libya, as Europe seeks ways to deal with the flood of people trying to reach its shores.

Seamen stuck in vessel off Cape coast since March

2015-04-29 09:32

Over 20 crewmen say they're being treated worse than prisoners after being stuck on a bulk carrier off Cape Town since March because the owners of the vessel ran into financial difficulties.

Mistakes caused migrant ship disaster

2015-04-21 13:22

Italian authorities say that the Mediterranean's deadliest migrant boat disaster had been caused by a combination of mistakes by the captain and the ship being impossibly overcrowded.

Operations to rescue migrants in the Mediterranean underway

2015-04-20 16:28

Several operations have been launched to rescue migrants making the perilous journey to European shores from North Africa.

UN appeals for safe havens after shipwreck tragedy

2015-04-20 11:33

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has appealed to world governments to share the burden of taking in refugees after more than 700 migrants were feared dead in the latest Mediterranean boat tragedy.

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