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Pakistan Navy Ship Saif visits Port Alexandria in Egypt

KARACHI: Pakistan Navy Ship (PNS) Saif on Friday arrived at Port Alexandria in Egypt for goodwill cum training visit. PNS Saif is the front line warship of Pakistan Navy fleet’s 18th Destroyer Squadron and is the third ship of Sword Class Frigate. The ship is fitted with state of the art robust weapons and sensors and is capable of undertaking all types of maritime operations in multi-threat environment. PNS Saif is also embarked with organic anti-submarine warfare helicopter. Upon arrival at the Port Alexandria,…

PMSS Kashmir embarks on goodwill visit to Sri Lanka

KARACHI: Pakistan Maritime Security Ship “Kashmir” is scheduled to arrive at Colombo Port on a four-day goodwill visit from August 13 to 16, 2018. Pakistan naval ships frequently pay port calls to Sri Lanka as both countries enjoy warm diplomatic and strong military ties. Such interactions also demonstrate both navies’ resolve to contribute towards achieving a more secure and conducive maritime environment which is essential for the regional peace, prosperity and harmony. The PMSS Kashmir, a 94-meter MPV, displaces…

High-tech ship en route to resume hunt for Flight MH370

CAPE TOWN: A high-tech vessel run by a US exploration firm is en route to resume the hunt for flight MH370 in a new bid to solve one of aviation's greatest mysteries. The Malaysia Airlines jet disappeared with 239 people on board in March 2014 en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing after diverting from its flight path. No sign of the plane was found in a 120,000 square kilometre (46,000 square mile) zone selected by satellite analysis of the jet's likely trajectory and the Australian-led hunt -- the largest in aviation…

South Korea seizes second ship suspected of providing oil to North Korea

SEOUL: South Korean authorities have seized a Panama-flagged vessel suspected of transferring oil products to North Korea in violation of international sanctions, a customs official said on Sunday. The seizure was the second to be revealed by South Korea within a few days, as the United Nations steps up efforts to squeeze essential oil supplies to the reclusive North following its nuclear or ballistic missile tests. The ship, KOTI, was seized at Pyeongtaek-Dangjin port, the official told Reuters, without elaborating,…

Italian naval ship on goodwill visit to Pakistan

KARACHI: Italian Navy Ship Carabiniere (F-593) arrived at Karachi Port on Wednesday for a good will visit, said the Inter Services Public Relations. The visiting ship was accorded a warm welcome during an impressive reception ceremony and received by senior officials of Pakistan Navy and Italian Embassy Staff including Ambassador and Defence Attache of Italy in Pakistan. The visit is aimed at strengthening mutual collaboration between the two navies through exercises and reciprocal calls on. During the stay at…

Malaysia ship carrying Rohingya aid departs for Myanmar

KUALA LUMPUR: A  Malaysian ship carrying food, clothes and medical supplies departed for Myanmar on Friday which Prime Minster Najib Razak said would be used to ease the suffering of the Muslim Rohingya. A fourth-month military crackdown on Rohingya in the western state of Rakhine has galvanised the Muslim world, particularly Malaysia, and Najib has previously accused Myanmar's leaders of permitting "genocide". "We hear their sufferings and pain... those who have been raped, murdered and burned alive," Najib said at…