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  1. News - Asia

    Arrival of US sub in Philippines sign of shifting balance of naval power

    Posted Sep 15th 2012, 12:00am by Greg Torode

    ... nature of its long-term work beneath the waves of East Asia remains unclear, but it is perhaps significant that Subic is the closest traditionally friendly port for the US to the PLA navy ... on long-range anti-submarine patrols, a dedicated indigenous anti-submarine helicopter has not yet emerged- something that has surprised PLA analysts. For now, the navy still relied heavily on imported ...

  2. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    US Navy's Guardian minesweeper runs aground in Philippine sanctuary

    Posted Jan 18th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Manila US Navy ship stuck on coral reef in Philippines A US Navy minesweeper has run aground in a marine sanctuary in the Philippines, the American embassy said ... still not known. "The government of the Philippines was promptly informed of the incident and offered to assist," the embassy said. The navy said on its website that the 68-metre ...

  3. News - Asia - ENVIRONMENT

    US Navy ship removed from Philippines reef

    Posted Mar 31st 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Manila Minesweeper Guardian became stuck on World Heritage coral reef off Philippines in January Last of grounded US Navy ship removed Salvage teams yesterday removed the last piece of a US Navy ship that was stuck on a Unesco World Heritage-listed coral reef in the Philippines for more than 10 weeks, the coastguard said. The stern of the USS Guardian ...

  4. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Philippines fines US Navy over Guardian's 'unauthorised entry'

    Posted Jan 23rd 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Manila US Navy fined over 'unauthorised entry' Philippine authorities said yesterday they had fined the US Navy for "unauthorised entry" after ... entry. But Tan said the penalty agreed by the board did not include the jail option and declined to disclose the exact amount of the fine. A board statement issued by Tan said the US Navy would ...

  5. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    US Navy ship remains stuck on coral reef in Philippines

    Posted Jan 18th 2013, 10:45am by Associated Press in Manila

    ... Associated Press in Manila A US Navy minesweeper was stuck on a coral reef in the Philippines for a second day on Friday, as the crew struggled to extract the ship and Philippine authorities tried to evaluate damage to a protected marine park. The Navy’s 7th Fleet said in a statement that the crew of the USS Guardian was working to find out the best method of safely extracting ...

  6. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Philippines, US hold war games near flashpoint reef

    Posted Jun 27th 2013, 06:16pm by Agence France-Presse in Manila

    ... Agence France-Presse in Manila A US destroyer will join the Philippine Navy’s flagship for war games starting on Thursday close to a flashpoint area of the South China Sea, adding ... fishermen who have sailed there for generations to stay away. Philippine Navy spokesman Lieutenant Commander Gregory Fabic said some of the Philippine-US exercises would be held between Luzon island ...

  7. News - China - TAIWAN

    Taiwan's military drills in disputed waters to step up pressure on Manila

    Posted May 14th 2013, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei lawrence.chung@scmp.com Navy and coastguard to hold joint exercise on Thursday 'in waters south of Taiwan' to show island's resolve over ... as angry protesters burned the Philippine flag in front of Manila's representative office in Taipei. Deputy Defence Minister Andrew Yang said Taiwan's navy and coastguard would hold ...

  8. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Rush to remove oil from grounded USS Guardian

    Posted Jan 25th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Manila Probe into why minesweeper was in protected World Heritage-listed coral reef in Philippines Rush to remove oil from grounded US Navy ship The US Navy said ... to be able to tow the ship off the reef is not available," said Carney, who heads the US Navy's logistics group in the western Pacific. "It's too badly damaged. It's got hull ...

  9. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Philippines asking US$1.4m from US for reef damage

    Posted Apr 06th 2013, 07:49pm by Agence France-Presse in Manila

    ... amount]. We are not trying to put one over them and we hope they will do the same with us,” she said. She said the last of the salvage ships had left Tubbataha but a team of US Navy divers and a US vessel remained in the area, assessing the damage. The United States has apologised for the mishap and has said it would cooperate in addressing the damage. The US Navy said in a statement ...

  10. News - China - MARITIME DISPUTE

    Killing of fisherman leads to inquiry call by Taiwan

    Posted May 10th 2013, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... fisherman was killed by armed men aboard a Philippine vessel. The incident in waters 164 nautical miles off the southernmost tip of Taiwan came as the Philippine navy intensified its patrols after ... vessels in Danzhou, Hainan, reportedly set sail on Monday for the Spratly Islands, which are claimed by the mainland, Taiwan, the Philippines, Brunei, Malaysia and Vietnam. Philippine navy ...




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