Tag - patrols



Japan Times
Oct 29, 2015
U.S. Navy's foray into China-claimed seas reportedly followed foot-dragging by White House
The U.S. naval challenge to China's territorial assertiveness in the South China Sea this week came after months of frustration within the Pentagon at what some defense officials saw as unnecessary delays by the White House and State Department in approving the mission.
Jul 1, 2015
Japan to bolster ship patrols near Senkakus
The central government announced plans Tuesday to strengthen patrols around the Senkakus Islands in the East China Sea by sending more large patrol ships, apparently to counter China's growing maritime assertiveness.
Japan Times
Feb 11, 2015
Aid agencies see many more migrant deaths in Mediterranean amid curtailed patrols
Inadequate naval patrolling means ever more migrants from Africa and the Middle East will die trying to cross the Mediterranean, aid agencies warned on Tuesday, as Italy appealed for a "more vigorous" European response to tackle the crisis.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Oct 31, 2014
Coast Guard boosting patrols against Chinese coral poachers
The Japan Coast Guard is increasing the number of patrol ships deployed to seas off Japan amid suspicions that Chinese fishing boats are poaching coral, NHK reported Friday.
Aug 1, 2014
Japan to supply six ships to Vietnam, intended for patrolling: sources
Tokyo will provide Vietnam with six vessels as part of a ¥500 million aid package, expecting that the ships will be used for maritime security patrols by Hanoi, which is in a territorial standoff with China in the South China Sea, Japanese government sources said Thursday.


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