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September 18, 2017 9:00 PM U.S. Navy Fires Two Commanders After Deadly Sea Collisions in Asia

Two U.S. Navy commanders were fired Monday due to a "loss of confidence in their ability to lead" after two deadly and highly publicized sea collisions this summer. Rear Admiral Charles William, commander of Task Force 70, and Captain Jeffrey Bennett, commander of Destroyer Squadron 15, were both relieved of duty by Vice Admiral Phil Sawyer, the commander 3

September 14, 2017 9:00 PM Two fatal collisions in a month raise maritime safety concerns

Twelve sailors have died and another three are feared dead, after two separate fatal collisions in the Singapore Strait. That the accidents occurred within a month - on Aug 21 and Sept 13 - have raised safety concerns, especially since the Republic has plans to further its push to be a major maritime hub. Every year, there are about 130,000 vessel calls 3

September 14, 2017 11:56 AM Tanker and boat collision: Search area expanded, 3 sailors remain missing

The surface search area now covers 250 sq km, up from 130 sq km. The aerial search area, meanwhile, more than tripled, from 770 sq km to 2,701 sq km, Singapore's Maritime Port Authority (MPA) said on Thursday (Sep 14). Five crew members went missing and seven others were injured after the collision between an Indonesian-registered tanker and Dominican-registered 1

September 14, 2017 11:47 AM MPA continues its search and rescue operations to locate missing crew of JBB De Rong 19

SINGAPORE - Search and rescue efforts to locate the remaining three missing crew members of Dominican-registered dredger JBB De Rong 19 are still ongoing, said the Maritime and Port Authorities (MPA) on Thursday (Sept 14). In a statement sent just after 6pm, the MPA said it continues to lead the search and rescue operations with support from relevant 1

September 13, 2017 9:02 PM Three sailors still missing after fatal ship collision

Search under way after accident involving dredger and tanker; two bodies recovered A search-and-rescue mission for three missing sailors is under way in the waters off Sisters' Islands after a fatal collision between a tanker and a dredger that has already left two dead. The accident between the Dominican-registered dredger JBB De Rong 19 and the Indonesian-registered 3

September 13, 2017 10:01 AM 2 bodies found after tanker and boat collide in Singapore waters; 3 still missing

SINGAPORE: Divers recovered the bodies of two of the five crew members that were missing after a tanker and a boat collided, the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) said on Wednesday (Sep 13) afternoon. Search and rescue efforts for the three remaining crew members are ongoing, MPA added in its update at 4pm local time. The collision took place 8

September 13, 2017 3:36 AM 5 missing after tanker and boat collide in Singapore waters; search and rescue ongoing

SINGAPORE: Search and rescue operations are under way for five missing crew members after a tanker and a boat collided on Wednesday (Sep 13) at about 12.40am, the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) said. The collision between Indonesian-registered tanker Kartika Segara and Dominican-registered dredger JBB De Rong 19 took place about 1.7 nautical 2

September 13, 2017 1:50 AM 5 missing after tanker and dredger collide in Singapore waters; search and rescue ongoing

SINGAPORE: Search and rescue operations are under way for five missing crew members after a tanker and a dredger collided on Wednesday (Sep 13) at about 12.40am, the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) said. The collision between Indonesian-registered tanker Kartika Segara and Dominican-registered dredger JBB De Rong 19 took place about 1.7 nautical 2

September 12, 2017 6:15 PM North Korea sanctions 'nothing compared to what will have to happen'-Trump

WASHINGTON: U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday the latest U.N. sanctions on North Korea were only a very small step and nothing compared to what would have to happen to deal with the country's nuclear program. The U.N. Security Council unanimously voted to boost sanctions on North Korea on Monday, with its profitable textile exports now banned 3

September 11, 2017 5:05 AM UN to vote on new North Korea sanctions on Monday afternoon

UNITED NATIONS: The U.N. Security Council is set to vote on Monday afternoon on a watered-down U.S.-drafted resolution to impose new sanctions on North Korea over its latest nuclear test, diplomats said, but it was unclear whether China and Russia would support it. The draft resolution appears to have been weakened in a bid to appease North Korea's ally China 3