ARTICLES RELATING TO MARITIME

Malaysia searches for foreigners missing in seas off Borneo

2016-05-04 15:59

Malaysian authorities are searching for three foreigners who went missing in waters near the Philippines where a spate of recent kidnappings have taken place, a coast guard official says.

Taiwan fishermen protest Japan's seizure of boat

2016-04-27 14:47

Scores of Taiwanese fishermen have protested outside Japan's representative office in Taiwan to demand an apology over the seizure of one of their fishing boats by the Japanese coast guard.

US says Russian planes buzzed Navy ship in Baltic Sea

2016-04-13 23:14

The US says Russian planes buzzed a Navy ship in the Baltic Sea, and didn't respond to radio contact.

Oil spill response in northern Taiwan hampered by bad weather

2016-03-26 21:25

A salvage operation to drain the tank of a grounded cargo vessel leaking oil off the coast of northern Taiwan might be carried out if the weather cooperates, environmental officials say.

Nigerian Navy rescues second hijacked ship in a week

2016-02-24 23:24

The Nigerian Navy says it has rescued a hijacked offshore oil supply ship but that pirates escaped with 2 crew members from Russia and Nigeria.

Five foreigners held ransom by Nigerian militants

2016-02-04 17:45

Niger Delta militants are holding five foreigners ransom after hijacking a chemical tanker off the coast of Nigeria.

14 fishermen rescued off sinking trawler in Cape Point

2016-01-19 08:08

Fourteen crew members have been rescued after their fishing trawler began sinking following a collision with a bulk carrier, the National Sea Rescue Institute says.

Busy Christmas weekend for NSRI

2015-12-28 12:00

From shark sightings, to false reports of a body floating at sea, the National Sea Rescue Institute has had a busy Christmas weekend.

Sad story emerges of Plett's stranded orca

2015-12-17 14:34

Scientists have had a rare opportunity to inspect a dead killer whale that washed up at Plettenberg Bay this week. And its stomach contents have painted a sad story of how she may have spent her last days.

Underberg pupils get maritime career opportunity

2015-12-14 09:00

Three youngsters from the Clouds of Hope Children Care Centre in Underberg have been granted an opportunity to pursue careers in the maritime sector.

 

Robot ship takes to the seas

2016-05-03 17:17

The Pentagon is showing off the world's largest unmanned surface vessel, a self-driving 40m ship able to travel up to 10 000 nautical miles on its own.

Nigeria pirates kidnap Egyptian, Filipino

2016-04-14 17:09

Pirates have attacked a cargo vessel off the coast of Nigeria and kidnapped two crew members, a maritime expert has confirmed.

Cape fishing trip turns into rescue mission

2016-04-09 19:44

A group of paddlers in distress have been rescued after the Simonstown National Sea Rescue Institute station commander spotted them while he was fishing.

Argentine coast guard sinks Chinese fishing boat

2016-03-16 09:25

Argentina's coast guard have sunk a Chinese fishing boat that attacked when authorities tried to stop it for illegal fishing in the South Atlantic, officials say.

Boost for SA, Benin maritime project

2016-02-11 15:41

Transnet Port Terminals is extending its footprint beyond the borders of SA with a team that has taken occupation at the Port of Cotonou in Benin, West Africa.

Two die as yacht capsizes off Western Cape coast

2016-02-01 13:52

Two people, an Irish woman and a Scotsman, have died when their yacht capsized between Bokpunt and Gansekraal in the Western Cape.

Red distress flares in Cape Town a mystery - NSRI

2016-01-12 09:26

The source of three red flares seen off-shore in Cape Town at the weekend remain a mystery as no people in distress have been found.

Japan says armed China ship infiltrates waters

2015-12-27 07:43

Japanese authorities say an armed Chinese coast guard vessel has for the first time entered its territorial waters.

Red tide hits popular Garden Route tourist spots

2015-12-16 10:11

An outbreak of harmful algal bloom, also known as a red tide, has been confirmed along some parts of the Garden Route coast.

3 fishermen found alive after drifting at sea near Veldrift

2015-12-02 11:00

Three fishermen have been found alive after drifting at sea for several hours when their boat experienced engine problems.

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