Rough seas: Alarming trend of US Navy ships involved in collisions in 2017

Published time: 21 Aug, 2017 20:29 Get short URL The US Navy guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain is seen after a collision, in Singapore waters August 21, 2017 © Ahmad Masood / Reuters   162 US Navy warships were involved in four major accidents this year, more than any other year since the turn…

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China, Philippines Agree on Modus Vivendi in South China Sea

China, Philippines Agree on Modus Vivendi in South China Sea © REUTERS/ Ritchie B. Tongo ASIA & PACIFIC 02:13 16.08.2017(updated 06:58 16.08.2017)Get short URL 132728490 The foreign ministries of China and the Philippines have found a ‘way to get along’ by banning new construction in the South China Sea as the two nations seek to…

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As India and China face off in the mountains, a new confrontation is growing in the ocean

As India and China face off in the mountains, a new confrontation is growing in the ocean India-China ties, already weighed down by a Himalayan border dispute, are set for further pressure amid territorial concerns in the Indian Ocean Beijing has been expanding its naval presence there, triggering worry from New Delhi Nyshka Chandran | @nyshkac…

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A mission to the Pacific plastic patch

Media captionMission to the plastic patch: On board with Capt Charles Moore and his team A mariner who has spent years travelling “hundreds of thousands of nautical miles” to measure the impact of plastic waste in the ocean has estimated that a “raft” of plastic debris spanning more than 965,000 square miles (2.5m sq km)…

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