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Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu and the commander-in-chief of the Myanmar Armed Forces Senior General Min Aung Hlaing

Russia and Myanmar Extend Military Cooperation

By MarEx 2018-01-21 17:47:46

An intergovernmental agreement on simplified procedure for calls of warships to the ports of Russia and Myanmar was reached on Saturday after talks between Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu and the commander-in-chief of the Myanmar Armed Forces Senior General Min...

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USS Little Rock Trapped in Ice

By MarEx 2018-01-21 15:26:40

The U.S. Navy's newest Freedom-variant littoral combat ship USS Little Rock (LCS 9) is trapped on the shores of Montreal and unable to set sail until spring. USS Little Rock was commissioned in Buffalo, New York, on December 16 and...

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USS Hopper Passes Near Scarborough Shoal

By MarEx 2018-01-20 15:44:27

The U.S. Navy guided missile destroyer USS Hopper sailed within 12 miles of Scarborough Shoal in the South China Sea, with China's Foreign Ministry accusing the United States of trespassing in its territorial waters. The USS Hopper carried out an...

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BAE: Microwave on Deck Could Down Drones

By MarEx 2018-01-19 21:52:00

Defense contractor BAE Systems is developing a new microwave for naval clients, and it isn't for the galley. Its High Powered Microwave deck-mounted array is designed to target incoming air or surface targets with microwave radiation, disrupting their electronics and...

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U.S. Navy, Coast Guard Prepare for Government Shutdown

By MarEx 2018-01-19 19:44:00

As of Friday evening, the U.S. Congress has not yet passed a resolution to continue funding the federal government's operations, and authorization for expenditures is set to run out at the day's end. While senior leaders hope that Congress and the...

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Biofouling Regs Enter into Force at California's Ports

By MarEx 2018-01-18 18:34:00

Leading marine insurer Gard reminded shipowners Thursday that they should take care to comply with the requirements of California's Marine Invasive Species Program (MISP). These regulations extend beyond IMO and U.S. Coast Guard requirements for ballast water to address the...

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The UAE Protects Against Seafarer Abandonment

By MarEx 2018-01-17 06:43:04

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) Federal Transport Authority has issued a circular saying that all ships flying the UAE flag trading internationally and all ships operating in UAE waters above 200 gross tons have to have a financial security system...

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UN: Renewed Blockade Could Lead to Famine in Yemen

By MarEx 2018-01-16 09:34:42

On Tuesday, Yemeni Prime Minister Ahmed Obeid bin Daghir pleaded with Saudi Arabia and its allies to save his nation's currency and stave off famine. The rial has lost half its value relative to the dollar over the past year...

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Japan Coast Guard Expands Presence to Meet New Threats

By MarEx 2018-01-16 08:37:10

In response to recent incursions, the Japan Coast Guard is preparing for more interaction with Chinese forces off the Senkaku Islands, a disputed chain near Taiwan. China's coast guard and its fishing fleet regularly enter the territorial seas in the...

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Philippines Approves Chinese Research at Benham Rise

By MarEx 2018-01-15 15:26:18

Less than a year after he renamed the seamount known as Benham Rise as "Philippine Rise" in order to assert sovereignty over its waters, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has quietly approved a Chinese marine research effort in the region.  Spokesman Harry...

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