Tag - indian-ocean



General Cargo Pegasus 01 vessel offloads cargo at the Port of Bosaso, in the semi-autonomous region of Puntland, Somalia, on Jan. 28.
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Mar 22, 2024
Somali pirates' return adds to crisis for global shipping companies
The raids reemerge as shipping companies contend with attacks by Yemen's Houthi militia in the Red Sea and other nearby waters.
Indian Navy officers stand on the flight deck of India's first home-built aircraft carrier INS Vikrant in Kochi, India, in September 2022.
Mar 7, 2024
India opens new naval base near Maldives amid tense ties
India's navy has had a small presence on Minicoy Island for decades.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi welcomes French President Emmanuel Macron as chief guest of celebrations marking India's Republic Day on Jan. 26.
Feb 13, 2024
The fraternity between France and India has never been stronger
Beyond the pomp of Republic Day celebrations with Macron as guest of honor, Modi and the French leader signed substantive defense deals, cementing ties.
Iranian-made Karrar drones
Dec 24, 2023
Japan-owned tanker attacked by drone fired from Iran in Indian Ocean
The incident comes amid a series of attacks on ships in the Red Sea since the start of the war between Israel and Hamas.
An undated file photo shows Diego Garcia, the largest island in the Chagos archipelago and site of a major United States military base in the middle of the Indian Ocean, leased from Britain in 1966.
Dec 14, 2023
Indian Ocean could become China's Achilles' heel in war on Taiwan
A struggle to protect energy lifelines even as demands increase could make a protracted war over Taiwan difficult for Beijing to sustain.
U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin (from left), U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken, Indian External Affairs Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar and Indian Defense Minister Rajnath Singh ahead of their bilateral meetings in New Delhi on Friday.
Nov 11, 2023
U.S. pulling India closer to West as strategic interests converge
At “two-plus-two” talks Friday, the nations' top diplomats and defense chiefs agreed to accelerate defense-industrial collaboration.
Japan Times
May 28, 2023
Japan's bigeye tuna catches in Indian Ocean to be cut by 6%
Japan's annual bigeye tuna catches in the Indian Ocean will be capped at 3,684 tons, down by 6% from the 2017-2021 average.
Japan Times
Mar 22, 2021
Whale sightings aid quest to protect wildlife in Indian Ocean oasis
Scientists are on a quest to document whales and other marine mammals living around the Mascarene Plateau, hoping to bolster arguments for protecting the remote underwater ridge.
Japan Times
Dec 19, 2020
Mitsui O.S.K. vows to raise safety measures after Mauritius oil spill
The firm said it will set up surveillance cameras in the wheelhouse of its ships and ask owners of the chartered ships to do the same.
Japan Times
Dec 14, 2020
Japan considers ¥30 billion loan to Mauritius after oil spill
Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi visited the country as part of a four-nation tour of Africa.
Japan Times
Nov 5, 2020
Ship owner says Mauritius oil cleanup mostly over by January
Efforts to remove oil spilled by the MV Wakashio have been hampered by difficulties in cleaning coral reefs and mangrove trees.
Japan Times
Oct 23, 2020
Japan to send new team to work out long-term measures for Mauritius aid
Japan will send a new team of experts to Mauritius to work out long-term measures to help the country recover from damage to its environment and fisheries following a major oil spill caused by a Japanese freighter in July, the Foreign Ministry said Friday.
Japan Times
Sep 18, 2020
Japan to send investigation team to Mauritius over oil leak
The five-member team will leave Japan on Sunday to carry out a two-week investigation into the Panama-flagged bulk carrier Wakashio.
Japan Times
Sep 8, 2020
Mauritius leader thanks Japan, saying government not responsible for oil spill
Japan has sent three relief teams to the island nation to assist with the clean up and environmental protection.
Japan Times
Sep 2, 2020
Mauritius asks Japan for ¥3.6 billion to help local fishers after oil leak
The island nation is requesting funds to build boats, train workers and renovate an aging fishing research center.
Japan Times
Aug 30, 2020
Thailand studies Malacca bypass to link Indian and Pacific oceans
Thailand is looking to construct a land passageway that would connect the Indian and Pacific Oceans, bypassing one of the world’s busiest shipping lanes.
Japan Times
Aug 30, 2020
Japan experts propose wiping down Mauritius mangroves by hand to remove oil from Wakashio spill
Japanese experts are proposing wiping down mangrove trees in Mauritius by hand to remove oil spilled by a Japanese freighter that ran aground off the tropical island, a source familiar with the matter said Saturday.
Japan Times
Aug 25, 2020
Japanese experts warn oil damage could kill mangroves in Mauritius
Environment Minister Shinjiro Koizumi told a news conference Tuesday that the ministry is considering sending additional environment experts to the island nation.
Japan Times
Aug 17, 2020
Japan to send second relief team to Mauritius in response to oil spill
The government said Monday Japan will dispatch a second disaster relief team to Mauritius this week in response to an oil leak from a Japanese freighter that ran aground off the Indian Ocean island nation last month.
Japan Times
Aug 10, 2020
Anxious Mauritians use hair to stem Japanese ship's oil spill
Mauritians are making floating booms of human hair and leaves in a round-the-clock scramble to mop up oil leaking from a grounded Japanese ship onto their pristine Indian Ocean beaches.


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