The South China Sea is of strategic and economic importance to Beijing and the US, setting up a potential power struggle that could spark conflict.
The Newport medieval ship is the most complete section of a 15th-century European vessel discovered to date.
Nigeria’s Lekki Deep Sea Port is also its largest, and will boost the country’s ability to process imports and exports.
The Montreux Convention Regarding the Regime of the Straits gives Turkey control over the water route between the Black Sea and the Mediterranean.
Shipping requires vast amounts of fuel, and the questions of which country is responsible for emissions makes reaching agreements a mammoth and glacial task.
For the Deep Blue Project to work the government must address the factors that enable piracy and insecurity in the Gulf of Guinea.
Maritime salvage experts will use a variety of techniques to free the Ever Given from the Suez Canal.
The Suez Canal is the ideal target for causing maximum disruption to global trade.
Some 1,500 years ago, the Plague of Justinian spread via ships from North Africa to Europe and Asia, killing up to 50 million people.
In three decades Australia’s merchant fleet has declined from about 100 ships to 14. It’s mostly to do with ships changing flags to avoid local laws and crews.
The cargo ship was built at around the time that England was beginning to look further afield for trade opportunities.