Peru's Environment Minister Rubén Ramírez Friday denounced the amount of crude oil spilled into the Pacific Ocean was almost twice as much as the amount reported so far.
Peru's Foreign Ministry Wednesday released a statement regarding Bolivia's potential access to the Pacific Ocean, following remarks from President Pedro Castillo in a radio interview with CNN in which the head of state sparked controversies over that sensitive issue.
China officially launches its voluntary fishing moratorium on the high seas from July this year to preserve squid resources in open waters, according to a resolution from the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs on June 28 and reported by the Xinhua news agency.
Small island states in the Pacific are opening a new front in the fight against rising seas, to secure rights to an ocean area bigger than the moon that is home to billion-dollar fish stocks.
An earthquake of magnitude 6.8 struck off the coast of south-central Chile on Sunday, the European Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) said, but Chilean officials immediately discarded the risk of a tsunami.
Police in the Marshall Islands have discovered a record haul of drugs thought to have drifted across the Pacific Ocean from Latin America. About 649kg of cocaine was found hidden inside a vessel that had run ashore.
The Secretary of the United States Navy has called for the establishment of a new fleet at the intersection of the Indian and Pacific Oceans. “We can’t just rely on the Seventh Fleet in Japan,” Kenneth Braithwaite said while addressing the Naval Submarine League’s annual symposium, which was held virtually this year.
A homemade submarine carrying more than five tons of cocaine was intercepted in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of South America, the US Coast Guard said.
President Philippe Germain of New Caledonia committed to protecting 200,000 to 400,000 square kilometers of marine waters within the Coral Sea Natural Park, which the government established in 2014.
China's Tiangong-1 space station re-entered the earth’s atmosphere and burnt up over the middle of the South Pacific on Monday, the Chinese space authority said. The craft re-entered the atmosphere around 8:15 a.m. Beijing time (0015GMT) and the “vast majority” of it had burnt up upon re-entry, the authority said in a brief statement on its website.