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Thai Navy votes to buy three Chinese submarines worth $1 bn

 Thailand`s navy has voted in favour of buying three Chinese submarines worth US$1 billion, an official said Thursday, the kingdom`s first such vessels in decades if the purchase is approved by the cabinet.

Guyana warns Venezuela on maritime dispute

Guyana warned Monday it would "vigorously" resist any attempt by Venezuela to enforce a new claim over coastal waters where Exxon Mobil recently announced an important oil find.

China tries to pacify Vietnam over the South China Sea dispute

As it faces an international lawsuit over the South China Sea maritime dispute, China has tried to pacify Vietnam, another claimant of the contested waters, with an assurance to settle it through dialogue and substantial cooperation in various fields.

China calls for regional crisis management to manage disputes

Calling for a regional crisis mechanism in the backdrop of escalating maritime stand-offs with its neighbours, China on Friday said disputes management procedures should be strengthened to prevent disputes from escalating.

US, Japan, Australia urge peaceful resolution of maritime disputes

The US, Australian and Japanese leaders today called for peaceful resolutions of maritime disputes, a day after Barack Obama warned of the dangers of outright conflict in Asia as China contests disputed territory.

Bangladesh-India maritime dispute in Hague court

India is presenting its arguments before the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) in the Hague, Netherlands, in a case of maritime dispute with Bangladesh in the Bay of Bengal.

Colombia, Nicaragua hold talks to resolve maritime dispute

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos said he has agreed with his Nicaraguan counterpart, Daniel Ortega, "to establish lines of communication" to resolve through diplomatic channels the maritime dispute between the two countries.

‘Expect victory over maritime dispute with India’

Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina on Sunday said her party would work for ensuring victory on maritime dispute with India if it was reelected to power in 2014 elections.

Bangladesh, Myanmar agree to settle maritime dispute

Bangladesh and Myanmar have agreed to settle the maritime dispute over the natural gas and mineral-rich zone of the Bay of Bengal by demarcating the sea boundary following the principles of equidistance and equity of resources.