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Tag: Indian Ocean

  • Wednesday, June 28th 2017 - 17:21 UTC

    Chinese Navy launches 10,000-tonne destroyer

    The new Type 055 ship is comparable in size to the latest destroyers fielded in Asian waters by the United States, Japan and South Korea

    China's Navy Wednesday launched a new 10,000-tonne domestically designed and produced destroyer. The vessel, of the Type 055 class, is the first of a new generation of destroyers equipped with new air defense, anti-missile, anti-ship and anti-submarine weapons, and it is regarded as a challenge to naval rivals in Asia. The ship entered the water following a ceremony at Shanghai's Jiangnan Shipyard.

  • Thursday, January 28th 2016 - 05:40 UTC

    Falklands' veteran ex HMS Hermes to decommissioned by Indian Navy

    She is the last of the Centaur-class carriers and is the longest-serving aircraft carrier in the world.

    Aircraft carrier from Portsmouth that fought in the Falklands War is making her final journey before being decommissioned after almost 60 years of active service. HMS Hermes served with distinction in the conflict against Argentina in 1982 before being sold to the Indian Navy and renamed INS Viraat.

  • Tuesday, March 25th 2014 - 09:25 UTC

    Malaysia officially declares that Flight MH370 crashed in the Indian Ocean

    Prime Minister Najib Razak made the announcement while the US Navy dispatched a vessel to locate the aircraft's black box

    The Malaysia Airlines plane that disappeared over two weeks ago crashed in the southern Indian Ocean, Prime Minister Najib Razak announced on Monday. New satellite analysis from Britain had shown that Flight MH370, with 239 people on board, was last seen in the middle of the Indian Ocean west of Perth, Australia, he said in a statement.

  • Tuesday, August 7th 2012 - 15:19 UTC

    Professional fishermen to catch sharks that are attacking surfers in Reunion Islands

    The target is bull and tiger sharks marauding in the French outpost waters

    France will hire professional fishermen to kill some 20 sharks off the Indian Ocean island of Reunion this week in an effort to understand the reasons for a series of attacks in the surfing hotspot.