The USS Ronald Reagan and USS Nimitz sailing in the South China Sea in July 2020.
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China and the US have differing interpretations of the law of the sea – and this is fuelling deep distrust and suspicion.
A man removes water from a fishing boat in Idenau, Cameroon. Illegal activity by foreign fishing companies has depleted fishing stocks.
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Efforts to combat illegal fishing and fisheries crime must recognise the relationship between the sector and maritime security.
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The latest border protection move from the UK government could breach international law.
HMS Defender: 21st-century British sea power.
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The Royal Navy is central to the government’s vision of ‘Global Britain’.
HMS Defender: at the centre of an international maritime dispute.
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Nothing suggests that HMS Defender’s passage was anything but continuous and expeditious. But the UK should avoid relying on Ukrainian “permission” as a justification.
Russia has been beefing up its Arctic icebreaker fleet to take advantage of the changing climate.
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Russia is attempting to claim more of the Arctic seabed, an area rich in oil, gas and minerals. It’s also expanding shipping and reopening Arctic bases. Here are two things the U.S. can do about it.
China has clashed with neighbors over its fishing in the contested South China Sea, pictured here. Controversially, Chinese fishermen also venture as far as Argentina and Ecuador.
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Chinese fishermen are illegally trawling South American waters, inflaming tensions with the US. But for centuries Washington used aggressive fishing to expand its overseas presence, too.
The USS Ronald Reagan: the aircraft carrier carried out exercises in the South China Sea in mid August 2020.
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The US used to remain neutral on China’s maritime claims in the South China Sea. Why it changed tack.
Australia has a duty to provide urgent medical care to the crews under a maritime convention, but it must weigh the threat to Australians if it allows the ships to dock, too.
A Chinese trawler offloads its catch at a fishing port in Cameroon.
Despite its importance, Cameroon’s maritime fisheries sector is plagued with largely hidden, or ignored, fisheries crimes.
Seized: the Stena Impero in the Iranian port of Bandar Abbas.
An international maritime lawyer explains whether Iran broke the law of the sea by detaining the Stena Impero.
A cargo ship passes the Golden Gate Bridge outside San Francisco.
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The maritime pollution that drifts to dry land, causes an estimated 400,000 premature deaths and 14 million cases of childhood asthma each year.
The tale of the snow crab bears witness to the how the complexities of climate change and fights over fishing rights play out.
If Africa’s maritime territories are strengthened this will open the door to sustainable blue economy opportunities.
If African countries and their regional bodies want to reap substantially from the blue economy, then it’s time for the continent to invest heavily in securing its maritime resources.
By 2030, the Blue Economy will be worth $3 trillion. And the UK is well placed to capture a slice of this lucrative market, if it meets the challenges involved with innovation and ambition.
Coastal states like Indonesia and South Africa are beginning to take the necessary steps to manage the proliferation of fisheries crime.
Indonesia and South Africa are making strides against transnational organised fisheries crime.
Maritime security is a problem in the Indian Ocean. Different countries use a variety of means to protect their regions.
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Managing maritime security is a challenging endeavour. Forms of maritime crime include piracy, drug and arms smuggling.
Even modest seas represent a big challenge.
Why it is so difficult to find planes in water, even ones of vastly different sizes.
Employment Minister Michaelia Cash and the opposition’s Penny Wong appearing on Q&A with host Tony Jones.
On Q&A, an unemployed merchant seafarer said Australian seafarers could replaced by foreign seafarers working on 457 visas, working for as little as $2 an hour. We check the facts.
The USS Roosevelt sails the South China Sea.
In the summer of 2007, in a bizarre incident shown live on Russian television, scientists accompanied by a couple of senior politicians descended 4,300 meters to the floor of the Arctic Ocean in two Mir…