Category Natural Resources

Mexico Seizes Illegal Iron Ore Destined for China – gCaptain Maritime & Offshore News

Mexico seized more than 119,000 tonnes of minerals suspected of being part of illegal export operations in a port where a powerful drug gang allegedly has been shipping iron to China, the government said on Monday. More than 400 federal agents, police and military personnel raided 11 sites around the Pacific port of Lazaro Cardenas […]

Singapore to Build Second LNG Terminal

Singapore plans to build a second terminal for liquefied natural gas (LNG), as it aims to create a regional trading hub for the fuel, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said on Tuesday. The city-state – located strategically on the main shipping route between Europe and Asia – started commercial operations of its first LNG terminal […]

Australia to investigate claim Japanese whalers rammed Sea Shepherd ship | Environment | theguardian.com

The federal environment minister, Greg Hunt, has ordered an investigation into claims a Japanese whaling fleet rammed one of activist group Sea Shepherd’s vessels. The anti-whaling group says its ship the Bob Barker was deliberately struck by the Yushin Maru No 2 early on Sunday, in retaliation for the Sea Shepherd preventing any whales from […]

Japan asks Netherlands to act against anti-whalers

Japan on Monday said it was asking the Netherlands to take “practical measures” against a Dutch-registered vessel that collided with a Japanese whaling ship in the Southern Ocean. The Bob Barker, belonging to militant anti-whaling campaigners Sea Shepherd, came into contact with a Japanese harpoon vessel on Sunday as it tried to interrupt the hunt. […]

Chinese Sends Destroyers to Shoal Contested By Malaysia

Three Chinese ships on Sunday patrolled the James Shoal, an area also claimed by Malaysia, and soldiers and officers on board swore to safeguard its sovereignty, in the latest sign of Beijing’s territorial assertiveness in the South China Sea. The group was made up of an amphibious landing craft, the Changbaishan, and two destroyers, state […]

Sea Shepherd and Japanese Whaling Fleet Hook Up in Southern Ocean Sanctuary | gCaptain ⚓ Maritime & Offshore News

The Sea Shepherd Conservation Society has located the Japanese whaling fleet in the Southern Ocean, kicking off what is sure to be another season of clashes in the remote antarctic waters. In a statement Monday, the anti-whaling group said that the Sea Shepherd Australia fleet has located all five vessels of Japan’s Institute of Cetacean […]

Canada to claim North Pole – AFP

Ottawa — Canada signalled intentions to claim the North Pole and surrounding Arctic waters while announcing the filing of a UN application seeking to vastly expand its Atlantic sea boundary. After a decade of surveying the country’s eastern and far north seabeds and gathering supporting evidence, a claim was submitted to the Commission on the […]