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  1. Police put faith in $445m maritime monitoring system

    Posted Apr 16th 2005, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... panel: 'With the new Versatile Maritime Policing Response system, we can operate in inclement weather and have the capacity to deal with operational needs... as criminals nowadays are using ... not buy Japanese vessels, saying he would be disturbed if vessels patrolling Hong Kong waters were the same as those used by Japan off the disputed Diaoyu Islands. But Deputy Secretary ...

  2. On patrol in disputed waters without a bullet in sight

    Posted May 02nd 2005, 12:00am by Andrew Salmon

    ... and at the centre of a heated territorial dispute. 'If any Japanese ship violates the 12-mile limit, we will take action to safeguard our maritime sovereignty,' said Kim Ki-soo, captain ... Korean-controlled islets, which dominate rich fishing grounds. He is on the front line of a dispute triggered when Japan's Shimane prefecture called for the symbolic designation of February 22 ...

  3. Xenophobia threatens NE Asia's stability, report warns

    Posted Dec 16th 2005, 12:00am by Andrew Salmon

    ... It also has advice for Beijing. China needs to acknowledge Japan's role in its economic development, undertake bilateral oil explorations in maritime zones disputed with Tokyo, use ... China-Taiwan dispute, the group's report, 'Northeast Asia's Undercurrents of Conflict', released yesterday, covers potential grounds for conflict. It also notes that the three ...

  4. Exhibition reflects Shanghai's rich maritime history

    Posted Sep 18th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter More than 100 people attended the opening of a month-long art exhibition at the CY Tung Maritime Museum in Shanghai yesterday. The museum was established to commemorate the late shipping magnate, the father of former Hong Kong chief executive Tung Chee-hwa. The exhibition, 'Interpretations of the Moonlight,' is part of a series of cultural events, along ...

  5. Japan to join maritime drill

    Posted Jul 01st 2005, 12:00am by Julian Ryall

    ... Julian Ryall Japan will send a coastguard boat to join a maritime drill with mainland ships for the first time. The patrol boat Satsuma, with a crew of 45, will take part in a search-and-recovery exercise off Shanghai this weekend. 'Japan asked to take part in this drill because, at present, Japan and China have no experience of joint search-and-recovery operations and we need ...

  6. High stakes for maritime terrorism

    Posted Jul 31st 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... catastrophic economic and environmental costs of a terrorist attack on an oil tanker in the strait highlights a situation that needs to be brought under control. The major maritime powers have long ... increasingly sophisticated in their methods. In the book, A Time Bomb for Global Trade, which focuses on maritime-related terrorism and threats to shipping, author Michael Richardson says they use ...

  7. HK moves to boost maritime trade

    Posted Jul 20th 2005, 12:00am by Andy Chen

    ... Andy Cheng The government wants to lower port charges and build five new anchorages near Lantau Island to boost maritime trade in Hong Kong, which is losing out to competitors ... the government's annual income by $60 million, the additional maritime trade would compensate for the loss, the spokeswoman said. But Clement Chan, an executive member of the Hong Kong Shippers' ...

  8. The Sinking of the Lancastria: Britain's Greatest Maritime Disaster and Churchill's Cover-Up

    Posted Jul 31st 2005, 12:00am by Richard Holdcroft

    ... Richard Holdcroft The Sinking of the Lancastria: Britain's Greatest Maritime Disaster and Churchill's Cover-Up by Jonathan Fenby Simon & Schuster, $235 In the dark days ... behind and that efforts to rescue them had resulted in the greatest maritime disaster in British history. The story has remained buried, in effect, to this day. In this his fourth book, former ...

  9. Report into maritime accident recommends new identification system

    Posted Jun 02nd 2005, 12:00am by Robert Cairns

    ... ZHUANG PINGHUI and ROBERT CAIRNS Updated at 6.34pm: A new report into a maritime accident which occurred earlier this year has recommended that high-speed vessels should have an automatic ... maritime accidents following a collision between the high-speed passenger ferry 'Nan Sha No. 38' and mainland container vessel 'Zhong Hang 908' earlier this year. This accident ...

  10. Norwegian maritime giant buys into Jinhui

    Posted Feb 03rd 2005, 12:00am by Russell Barling

    ... Russell Barling A company controlled by shipping magnate John Fredriksen, Norway's richest man, has acquired 5.3 per cent of Jinhui Holdings' bulk shipping arm. Golden Ocean Group, a bulk shipping firm spun off last year from Mr Fredriksen' ...




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