Showing posts with label international waters. Show all posts
Showing posts with label international waters. Show all posts

Monday, January 23, 2017

U.S. says will prevent China taking over territory in international waters

The new U.S. administration of President Donald Trump vowed on Monday that the United States would prevent China from taking over territory in international waters in the South China Sea, something Chinese state media has said would require Washington to "wage war."

Saturday, December 17, 2016

China, US in negotiations over seized underwater drone

China says it is in contact with the United States after it seized a US Navy unmanned underwater glider, one of the most serious incidents between the two militaries in years.

Friday, December 16, 2016

China seizes US naval drone in South China Sea

A Chinese Navy warship has seized an underwater drone deployed by an American oceanographic vessel in international waters in the South China Sea, triggering a formal diplomatic protest from the US and a demand for its return, a US defence official said.

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Iran 'Took Good Care' of US Sailors Seized in Persian Gulf - (Kerry)

Iranian authorities assisted US sailors and provided them with necessary things after seizing their boats when they entered Iran’s territorial waters, Secretary of State John Kerry said in a press conference on Wednesday.

Iranian guards release 10 American sailors

Iran's Revolutionary Guards said on Wednesday it has released 10 American sailors who it had detained a day earlier, according to the Guards' statement broadcast on state television.

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Chinese Navy Ships Spotted Off Alaska During Obama Visit

Five Chinese Navy ships have been spotted in international waters off the coast of Alaska, according to U.S. officials, in what many analysts see as a fresh attempt by Beijing to project military power far from its shores.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Greece offers help to Turkish search and salvage operation in Aegean Sea for F-16 fighter jet.

Greece is to assist in the salvage operation of a Turkish fighter jet which crashed with its pilot in 1996 in the Aegean Sea, the Greek foreign ministry spokesperson Konstandinos Kutras said Tuesday. 

Kutras said Turkish officials informed the Greek authorities about the searches in international waters off the island of Chios, adding that Greece was ready to contribute to the search and salvage efforts for the lost jet if need be.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Foreign Ministry spokesperson’s response to a journalist’s question on the search being carried out by Turkish vessels in the area south of Chios, in international waters, for the retrieval of a Turkish military aircraft

MFA, Tuesday, 15 April 2014
Foreign Ministry spokesperson Konstantinos Koutras stated the following in response to a journalist’s question regarding the search being carried out by Turkish vessels in the area south of Chios for the retrieval of a Turkish military aircraft:

“The Foreign Ministry has of course been notified by the Turkish authorities regarding the search being carried out, in international waters, in the area south of Chios, aimed at the location and retrieval of a Turkish military aircraft – which crashed in 1996 – and the body of the its pilot.

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Iran sends warships close to US maritime border - naval commander

A senior Iranian naval commander says his country has for the first time sent several warships to the Atlantic Ocean, close to US maritime borders. The commander of Iran's Northern Navy Fleet, Admiral Afshin Rezayee Haddad, is quoted by the official IRNA news agency as saying Saturday that the vessels have already begun the journey to the Atlantic Ocean via waters near South Africa.

Iranian officials said last month that the fleet consisted of a destroyer and a logistic helicopter carrier, which will be on a three-month mission.

Thursday, January 2, 2014

China's Aircraft Carrier Returns from South China Sea Mission

China's first aircraft carrier has returned to its home port after a series of training exercises in the South China Sea.
It was the Liaoning's first long-distance training mission since being commissioned last year, amid concerns about China's growing naval power. The official Xinhua news agency said the carrier "underwent a comprehensive test of its combat system and conducted a formation practice."

Xinhua quoted unnamed naval sources as saying the 37-day trip "attained the anticipated objectives," and that all tests "went well as scheduled."

Friday, December 20, 2013

US, China Raise Tensions Over Maritime Issues. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman downplayed the incident in the South China Sea.


U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel calls China's actions in a near-collision in the South China Sea irresponsible. He also warned that such incidents could aggravate tensions in the region. This latest episode could test the increased U.S. emphasis on Asia.

The crew of the USS Cowpens was observing the Chinese carrier Liaoning on December 5, and Secretary of Defense Hagel says that's when another Chinese vessel cut across the bow.

Hagel: China Acted 'Irresponsibly' in Stand-Off With US Naval Vessel

U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel says China acted in an "unhelpful" and "irresponsible" manner during a stand-off with a U.S. naval vessel in the South China Sea this month.
Hagel made the comment during a news conference at the Pentagon Thursday. He referred to an incident December 5 in which a U.S. missile cruiser nearly collided with a Chinese warship.

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