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Dutch Suspend Search for Victims of North Sea Ship Collision

Posted December 6th, 2012 at 2:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Rescuers have called off a search for six missing crewmembers after a ship collision that killed five in the North Sea off the Dutch coast. Dutch Coast Guard officials said Thursday that given the frigid water temperature and the time that has passed, it is unlikely more survivors will be found. Rescue efforts were hampered […]

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Search Continues for Victims of North Sea Ship Collision

Posted December 6th, 2012 at 9:30 am (UTC-5)
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Rescuers are investigating the site of a ship collision in the North Sea off the Dutch coast, where seven crew members are missing after a frigid night at sea. Officials say it is unlikely they will find survivors. Thirteen crew members from the cargo ship Baltic Ace were rescued by helicopter Wednesday and expected to […]

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3 Dead, 8 Missing in North Sea Maritime Collision

Posted December 5th, 2012 at 8:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Rescuers pulled at least three bodies from the North Sea late Wednesday and were searching for eight other crew members of a cargo ship that sank off the Dutch coast after colliding with another ship. In the operation, the Dutch Coast Guard deployed helicopters to pull 13 survivors from the cargo ship Baltic Ace. The […]

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2 Cargo Ships Collide in North Sea, Rescue Under Way

Posted December 5th, 2012 at 5:55 pm (UTC-5)
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The Dutch Coast Guard mounted a rescue operation Wednesday in the North Sea, after two cargo ships collided off the southern coast of the Netherlands. Reports late Wednesday quote Coast Guard officials as saying they believe the cargo ship “Baltic Ace” was sinking some 50 kilometers from the Dutch port of Rotterdam, after colliding with […]

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ASEAN Chief Worries Beijing Raising Stakes in South China Sea

Posted November 30th, 2012 at 12:45 pm (UTC-5)
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South-East Asia’s leading diplomat is joining those worried China is dangerously raising tensions over the disputed South China Sea. ASEAN Secretary General Surin Pitsuwan says Beijing’s plan to possibly board and search foreign ships is alarming. “Certainly it has raised a lot of concern and anxiety and I think it is creating a bit of […]

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China Border Patrols to Search, Expel ‘Illegal’ Foreign Ships

Posted November 29th, 2012 at 6:40 am (UTC-5)
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China will soon allow border police to board and search foreign ships that enter what Beijing considers its territorial waters in the disputed South China Sea. In a move likely to raise regional tensions, state media say police in the southern island province of Hainan will soon be authorized to “land on, check, seize, and […]

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China Border Patrols to Search, Expel ‘Illegal’ Foreign Ships

Posted November 29th, 2012 at 4:05 am (UTC-5)
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China will soon allow border police to board and search foreign ships that enter what Beijing considers its territorial waters in the disputed South China Sea. In a move likely to raise regional tensions, state media say police in the southern island province of Hainan will soon be authorized to “land on, check, seize, and […]

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Philippines Protests China’s Sea Claims Map on Passports

Posted November 22nd, 2012 at 6:25 am (UTC-5)
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The Philippines is protesting China’s depiction of its claims over the entire South China Sea in an image of a map printed on new Chinese passports. Philippine Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario said Thursday the image includes an area that is part of the “Philippines’ territory and maritime domain.” The two countries are in a […]

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Philippines to Host Meeting on South China Sea Disputes

Posted November 21st, 2012 at 5:55 am (UTC-5)
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The Philippines says it will host a meeting next month with three fellow southeast Asian countries on how to resolve lingering territorial disputes in the South China Sea. Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario said Wednesday the December 12 meeting in Manila will involve the deputy foreign ministers of Vietnam, Brunei, Malaysia, and the Philippines. All […]

Beijing Denies Creating ASEAN Rifts over South China Sea

Posted August 14th, 2012 at 5:20 am (UTC-5)
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China is denying that it is attempting to create discord within the ASEAN regional bloc in an attempt to exert more influence in disputed areas of the energy-rich South China Sea. Some observers says Beijing does not want the 10-member Southeast Asian grouping to unify on the matter because China would rather deal with its […]

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