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  1. News - Asia

    Vietnam jails four men for arranging illegal migrant sea journeys

    Posted Jun 12th 2013, 12:29pm by Associated Press in Hanoi

    ... illegal sea voyages to Australia for more than 60 would-be migrants, a judge said on Wednesday. The men were found guilty of arranging for 33 people to leave by boat in May last year. The boat ran aground in Indonesia. The court found the gang arranged another voyage that month but the 28 people were arrested before the journey, Judge Ta Quoc Viet said. The men received sentences of between ...

  2. News - Asia

    Australia gives boats to Sri Lanka to tackle people-smuggling

    Posted Nov 18th 2013, 05:16am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Sydney Australia gives boats to tackle people-smuggling Australia said it would give Sri Lanka two patrol boats to tackle people-smuggling operations in the Indian ... co-operation with Sri Lanka in the region is important as it is effective." Sri Lankan police have arrested dozens of people for organising illegal boat trips to Australia, including several naval ...

  3. News - World

    Italy navy says 9 bodies recovered so far from capsized migrant boat, 221 people saved

    Posted Oct 12th 2013, 03:37am by AP

    ... ROME (AP) — Italy navy says 9 bodies recovered so far from capsized migrant boat, 221 people saved. ...

  4. News - World

    Mayor: Boat carrying hundreds of people on Mali river sinks; at least 20 bodies recovered

    Posted Oct 12th 2013, 10:09pm by AP

    ... BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Mayor: Boat carrying hundreds of people on Mali river sinks; at least 20 bodies recovered. ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Give Hong Kong people a boat policy anchored to real needs

    Posted Sep 04th 2013, 12:00am by Paul Zimmerman

    ... berths, that makes only 4,000 berths in Hong Kong. This shortfall of over 10,000 berths has led to people creating illegal moorings which are rented out at extortionate rates. Small-boat owners ... Paul Zimmerman Paul Zimmerman says the review of vessel berthing space must address supply shortfall Hong Kong needs a boat policy tied to real needs The Hong Kong government has belatedly ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - ACCIDENT

    Three people die as small boat sinks near Tsing Yi

    Posted Aug 04th 2013, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip amy.nip@scmp.com Rescuers pluck five others to safety from waters near Tsing Yi; vessel's missing owner found dead after eight-hour boat and helicopter search Three people dead after boat capsizes and sinks Three people died yesterday after a wooden boat flipped over and sank near Tsing Yi. Rescuers plucked five others to safety soon after the sinking. Police ...

  7. News - Asia - INDIA

    Boat capsizes in Indian reservoir, 22 drowned

    Posted Feb 10th 2014, 03:29pm by Associated Press

    ... Associated Press in New Delhi A boat overcrowded with about 150 picnic guests capsized on a vast reservoir in India’s eastern Orissa state and at least 22 people drowned, officials said on Monday. Scuba divers with flashlights were searching for 10 other people who were still missing, though there was little chance of finding survivors a day after the boat sank on Sunday, Deputy ...

  8. News - China - DEFENCE

    Rescue of blazing boat by frigate seen as PLA statement in East China Sea

    Posted Feb 09th 2014, 04:13am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan minnie.chan@scmp.com Swift action by PLA Navy- after Japanese had offered to assist burning Zhejiang fishing boat- seen as sign of its readiness in East China Sea Warship rescues blaze boat near disputed waters A naval frigate came to the rescue of a Zhejiang fishing boat on fire near disputed waters in the East China Sea, shedding light on the People ...

  9. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Tourism threatens Moken people of Myanmar's Mergui archipelago

    Posted Mar 23rd 2014, 05:32am by AP

    ... Associated Press in the Mergui Archipelago For centuries, the Moken people of Myanmar's Mergui islands have lived in peace and isolation- now their lifestyle is under threat from ... will you spot the people who live here- the Moken, who are shy, peaceful nomads of the sea. The Mergui archipelago has been called the "Lost World", but outsiders have found it- first ...

  10. News - Asia - INDIA

    Tourists in Andaman Islands boat capsize tragedy had no life jackets

    Posted Jan 27th 2014, 05:28pm by AFP

    ... capsize tragedy had no life jackets An overcrowded tourist boat which capsized off India's Andaman Islands with the death of 21 people was not carrying life jackets and rescuers did ... "These fishermen immediately took out their small boats and reached the spot, where they tried to save as many people as they could. "The local marine rescue and co-ordination centre ...




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