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US, in nod to Tokyo, to send more ships to Japan, prods China

Last Updated: Sunday, April 06, 2014, 23:34

The United States moved on Sunday to reassure Tokyo over its mounting security concerns, saying it would send more missile defense ships to Japan following North Korean launches and use a high level trip to warn China against abusing its "great power."

Malaysia Airlines: Search back on for MH370 wreckage

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 26, 2014, 05:03

The search for wreckage of crashed Flight MH370 resumed Wednesday after the weather improved, with Chinese ships and Korean planes joining the hunt over a vast stretch of the Indian Ocean.

China ships in disputed waters: Japan coastguard

Last Updated: Monday, February 17, 2014, 13:28

Three Chinese ships sailed through disputed waters off Tokyo-controlled islands in the East China Sea on Monday, the latest such incident in the bitter territorial row between the Asian giants.

Fish robots to find sunken ships, fix oil rigs

Last Updated: Sunday, February 16, 2014, 18:28

Here come robotic fishes that could help scientists improve underwater vehicles used to study fragile coral reefs, repair damaged deep-sea oil rigs or investigate sunken ships.

Israel PM slams Iran move to send ships towards US

Last Updated: Monday, February 10, 2014, 09:41

Israel on Sunday denounced an Iranian announcement that it was sending naval ships towards the United States as further evidence that loosening sanctions on Tehran was counterproductive.

Hyundai starts work on world`s biggest container ships

Last Updated: Monday, January 20, 2014, 10:21

South Korean shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries said Monday it had started construction on a Chinese order for the world`s largest container ships.

Philippines seeks more US navy ships amid China threat

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 15, 2014, 12:21

The Philippines wants to acquire two more navy ships from the United States to boost its maritime protection amid threats from China, the country`s military chief said today.

Indian Coast Guard ships in Lanka for marine exercise

Last Updated: Thursday, December 19, 2013, 13:58

Two Indian Coast Guard ships have arrived in the eastern Sri Lankan port of Trincomalee to participate in a three-nation marine exercise.

Seawater may be possible alterative to petroleum fuel for battleships

Last Updated: Monday, December 16, 2013, 20:09

Scientists have claimed that seawater could be used fuel up US Navy`s ships after they vowed to cut their petroleum use in half by 2015, and produce at least half of its jet fuel using alternative sources by 2020.

Floating armouries risk 26/11-type attacks: Navy Chief DK Joshi

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 03, 2013, 14:42

The Navy Chief’s comments come just a week after the nation observed the fifth anniversary of Mumbai attacks 2008.

AK Antony for rules against pvt armed guards on merchant ships

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 13, 2013, 01:00

Defence Minister AK Antony on Tuesday asked government agencies to take up at the international fora the issue of private armed guards on board merchant ship and evolve regulations against them in the backdrop of two incidents involving such persons near Indian coastline.

Four China coastguard ships in disputed waters: Japan

Last Updated: Friday, September 27, 2013, 18:05

Chinese ships were in disputed waters on Friday, Japan`s coastguard said, a week after Beijing said talks were possible if Tokyo was prepared to acknowledge the existence of a disagreement.