‘Deadly sea crossings’: 41 migrants drown in the Mediterranean

The shipwreck was latest along central Mediterranean route where about 118 migrants have died this year and over 17,000 since 2014. At least 41 people drowned when their boat capsized in the central Mediterranean on Saturday, the latest shipwreck involving migrants and refugees fleeing conflict-stricken Libya and seeking a better life in Europe. The United […]

Greek fighter jets surround Turkish research ship in Aegean Sea

Turkey says four Greek jets have harassed a Turkish research ship in the Aegean Sea, but Athens has denied the allegations, prompting two NATO members to try to resume talks on maritime disputes. Are Of security sources Reports According to reports, one of the Greek fighter jets that landed near the TCG Sesame vessel west […]

Kuwait to close land, sea border in latest COVID restrictions

The closure will not affect shipping operations, while citizens and domestic workers will be allowed to return, the Cabinet says. Kuwait says it will close its land and sea border crossings from Wednesday until further notice as it imposes curbs to control coronavirus infections in the Gulf nation. Citizens and domestic workers accompanying them are, […]

UN appeals for rescue of Rohingya adrift in Andaman Sea

Refugee agency says the refugees have run out of food and water and a number of people have already died. The UN refugee agency is calling for the immediate rescue of a group of Rohingya refugees after their boat broke down in the Andaman Sea leaving them adrift for days without food or water. The […]

US wary China’s new coast guard law could escalate sea disputes

State Department says language in the law could be used by Beijing to intimidate its neighbours in the region amid South China Sea tension. The United States is concerned about China’s recently enacted coast guard law and that it could escalate maritime disputes and be invoked to assert unlawful claims, the US State Department said […]

Thousands of ‘cold-stunned’ sea turtles rescued off Texas coast

Nearly 5,000 stunned turtles washed ashore in the US state amid a deadly cold wave that has caused power outages, water shortages. Volunteers have been rescuing thousands of cold-stunned sea turtles from the shores of the US state of Texas as a deadly cold wave in the region continues to cause power outages and water […]

Red Sea coral reefs ‘under threat’ from Israel-UAE oil deal

Israeli environmentalists are warning that a UAE-Israeli oil pipeline deal threatens unique Red Sea coral reefs and could lead to “the next ecological disaster”. The agreement to bring Emirati crude oil by tanker to a pipeline in the Red Sea port of Eilat was signed after the two nations normalised ties late last year and […]

Two US carrier groups conduct exercises in South China Sea

Carrier strike groups Theodore Roosevelt and Nimitz carried out multiple military manoeuvres in the busy resource-rich waterway. Two US carrier groups have conducted joint exercises in the South China Sea, days after a US warship sailed near Chinese-controlled islands in the disputed waters that have emerged as another flashpoint in strained Sino-US relations. The Theodore […]

Denmark moves forward on North Sea ‘energy island’

The largest construction project in the history of Denmark will be majority-owned by the Danish government. Denmark says it has approved plans to build an artificial island in the North Sea that could generate wind power for at least three million households. Parliament in June adopted a political environmental framework aimed at reducing the country’s […]

Denmark to create world’s first energy island in the North Sea

Wind power hub will store enough green energy to cover electricity needs of three million European households. Denmark has approved a plan to build the world’s first energy island in the North Sea that will produce and store enough green energy to cover the electricity needs of three million European households. The artificial island, which […]

US slams China’s ‘destabilising’ South China Sea military flights

US says Chinese military flights posed no threat to its Navy aircraft carrier but fit a pattern of aggressive behaviour by Beijing. The US military has said that Chinese military flights in the past week in the South China Sea “at no time” posed any threat to a US Navy aircraft carrier strike group in […]

US stresses South China Sea support amid China ‘pressure’

Secretary of State Antony Blinken has reaffirmed the United States commitment to the support of Southeast Asian nations in a long-running dispute with China over sovereignty in the South China Sea. The new top diplomat for the US made the commitment in a phone call with his Filipino counterpart, Teodoro Locsin, on Wednesday. Locsin had […]

Shipping companies join hands to help sailors stuck at sea

More than 300 firms agree to work together to help the hundreds of thousands of sailors stuck due to COVID restrictions. More than 300 top shipping, mining and trading companies say they plan to work together to help hundreds of thousands of merchant sailors stuck on ships for many months due to COVID-19 in a […]

China to conduct South China Sea military exercises

Drills to take place the same week that China complained about a US aircraft carrier group sailing through the waters. China said on Tuesday it will conduct military exercises in the South China Sea this week, just days after complaining that a US aircraft carrier group had sailed through the disputed waters. A notice issued […]

Families of Indonesia jet crash victims hold memorial at sea

NEW YORK: The UN celebrated a milestone on Friday as the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) came into force. It is the first multilateral nuclear disarmament treaty in more than 50 years. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres hailed the moment as “an important step toward a world free of nuclear weapons.” He added […]

Greek MPs approve extension of territorial waters in Ionian Sea

The move comes days before Greece and Turkey resume exploratory talks over contested maritime claims in the Aegean Sea. The Greek Parliament has overwhelmingly approved legislation to extend the country’s territorial waters along its western coastline from six to 12 nautical miles, a few days before long-estranged NATO allies Greece and Turkey resume exploratory talks […]

Several dead as freight ship sinks off Turkey’s Black Sea coast

Three out of 13 crew members dead, six rescued after a Palau-flagged cargo ship sinks in bad weather in the Black Sea. A Palau-flagged freight ship has sunk off the coast of Turkey’s Black Sea province of Bartin, killing at least three crew members, according to Bartin Governor Sinan Guner. Guner had said earlier on […]

Indonesia Loses Contact With Plane Over Java Sea

BANGKOK — Indonesia’s Transportation Ministry said on Saturday that it had lost contact with a passenger jet after it took off from the capital, Jakarta, and flew over the Java Sea. The ministry said that the last contact with the plane, Sriwijaya Air Flight 182, was made at 2:40 p.m. local time. The Boeing 737-524 […]

UAE to reopen land, sea, air borders with Qatar on Saturday

The move comes days after Saudi Arabia announced a breakthrough in ending the three-and-half-year Gulf dispute. The United Arab Emirates (UAE) will reopen all of its land, sea and air entry points with Qatar starting on Saturday, state news agency (WAM) reported on Friday. The move comes days after Saudi Arabia announced a breakthrough in […]

Ten of ‘Hong Kong 12’ arrested at sea due in China court

Ten of the 12 Hong Kong people detained by China at sea are set to go on trial in the mainland city of Shenzhen on Monday, supporters said, as campaigners called for fair hearings and the United States called for the group’s “immediate release”. The 12 were intercepted by the Chinese coastguard on August 23 […]

North Korea toughens rules of entry to sea to fight coronavirus

State media says Pyongyang is taking strong steps to remove ‘uncivilised and unhygienic elements’ that could help spread an epidemic. North Korea is further toughening restrictions on entering its maritime boundary as part of elevated steps to fight the coronavirus pandemic, state media said on Sunday, two days after South Korea said the North had […]