Ships including submarines from all countries can visit Sri Lanka, will inform neighbours: Wickremesinghe

Sri Lanka will allow future submarine visits by China provided they are not too frequent, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has said underlining that the mistrust with India in the past could have been avoided if it had been kept in the picture about the dockings.

Kerala mulling use of ships to ferry expatriates: Chandy

Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on Wednesday said the state government was considering operating ships from the Middle East to ferry Kerala expatriates to their native state during peak travel season.

China approves plan for civilian ships to be used by military

The Chinese government has approved a plan requiring civilian shipbuilders to ensure that new ships can be used by the military during an emergency, a state-run newspaper said on Thursday.

China to reduce taxes on green cars and ships

China will cut tax on environment-friendly cars and ships, as part of an initiative to save energy, reduce pollution and encourage sustainable transport, state-run newspaper China Daily reported on Tuesday.

Libya warns against sending ships to its waters

Libya`s internationally recognised government warned countries on Tuesday against sending vessels into its territorial waters without authorisation, after it attacked a Turkish-owned ship and killed a seaman at the weekend.

Iran ships 'turn back' from Yemen as fighting rages

An Iranian ship convoy suspected of carrying weapons for Shiite rebels in Yemen has turned back, US officials said on Friday, as Saudi-led warplanes kept up air strikes on the anti-government forces.

India to send ships to Yemen to evacuate stranded Indians

The Centre will soon send two ships to strife-torn Yemen to evacuate Indians, including Keralites, stranded there.

Ships of Western Fleet arrive at Kochi

Seven ships of Western Fleet based at Mumbai, including the two Aircraft Carriers INS Virat and INS Vikramaditya, have arrived here.

Soon, 'Vindskip' cargo ships that harness wind power with hull
Soon, 'Vindskip' cargo ships that harness wind power with hull

A Norwegian ship designer Lade AS has come up with a futuristic new design for cargo vessels, which uses the ships' hulls as a sail.

Coast Guard aims to have fleet of 150 ships, 100 aircraft by 2020

In view of the coastal security lapse during 26/11 attack, the Indian Coast Guard has begun augmenting its off-shore strength and the force aims to have 150 ships and 100 twin-engine aircraft by 2020 in its fleet.

Columbus' departure point authenticated

The discovery of objects during excavations at Palos de la Frontera in southwestern Spain has allowed scholars to determine the exact location from where Christopher Columbus' three ships set off in 1492.

Navy gets Centre`s go-ahead for international fleet review

The central government has given the Navy the go-ahead to hold an international fleet review in 2016, after a gap of 15 years, in which more than 50 countries are expected to participate.

Japan says Chinese ships in disputed waters

Chinese ships sailed into disputed waters off Japan-administered islands in the East China Sea today, officials said, after G7 leaders cautioned against "intimidation" in territorial disputes.

Chinese naval ships visit Vizag on goodwill tour

Two Chinese naval ships are on a visit to the Eastern Naval Command headquarters in Vishakhapatnam on a goodwill tour.Two Chinese naval ships are on a visit to the Eastern Naval Command headquarters in Vishakhapatnam on a goodwill tour.

US ships are a target in case of war: Iran admiral

Iran will target American aircraft carriers in the Persian Gulf should a war between the two countries ever break out.

Chinese ships enter disputed waters: Japan coastguard

Three Chinese coastguard ships sailed into disputed waters in the East China Sea today as Beijing maintained its defiant stance after US President Barack Obama backed Tokyo in the row.

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

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."

China monitors Japanese ships around Diaoyu Islands

A Chinese marine surveillance fleet continued patrolling around the Diaoyu Islands Monday and monitored Japanese ships that entered the islands` waters.

SC issues notice to Centre on hijacking of ships by pirates

The Supreme Court issued notice to the Centre on a PIL seeking direction to the government to frame effective anti-piracy guidelines in the wake of increasing incidents of Indian seamen being held hostages by Somali pirates.

Guidelines to deploy guards on ships to combat piracy issued

Government has issued guidelines for deployment of armed guards on board merchant ships by the ship owners to combat piracy, Parliament was informed.