Gulf Times - coast-guard
Oil that reached Japan shores likely from sunken tanker

Oil that reached Japan shores likely from sunken tanker

Samples of oily matter that washed up on February 8 on the shores of the Okinoerabu and Yoron islands in the Amami chain were found to be linked to the Sanchi's sinking, the Coast Guard said.

Stricken Iranian oil tanker drifts into Japan's economic zone

Stricken Iranian oil tanker drifts into Japan's economic zone

A stricken Iranian oil tanker drifted into Japan's exclusive economic zone (EEZ) on Wednesday afternoon, a spokesman for Japan's Coast Guard told Reuters on Friday, as strong winds pushed the burning ship away from the Chinese coast.

Indian Coast Guard ship to dock at Hamad Port

Indian Coast Guard ship to dock at Hamad Port

This is the second time this year that an Indian ship is visiting Qatar, the Indian embassy said. In January, the ICGS Samudra Prahari had visited Doha in conjunction with India’s 68th Republic Day celebrations.

Malaysia ready to provide temporary shelter to Rohingyas

Malaysia ready to provide temporary shelter to Rohingyas

Malaysia, hundreds of kilometres to the south on the Andaman Sea, is likely to see more boat people from Myanmar in coming weeks and months because of the renewed violence.

Eight hostages held by Somali pirates freed: coast guard

Eight hostages held by Somali pirates freed: coast guard

Somalia security forces on Wednesday freed eight sailors who had been taken ashore by pirates after they were chased off a hijacked Indian ship earlier this week, a coast guard official said.

Hamad Port to start full operations from December 1

Hamad Port to start full operations from December 1

Qatar’s multi-billion dollar state-of-the-art Hamad Port will start full operations on December 1, the Ministry of Transport and Communications has announced.

Fishing vessel carrying five Indians seized

Fishing vessel carrying five Indians seized

A vessel carrying five Indian fishermen from Bahrain has been seized by the Qatari Coastguard for straying into the country's territorial waters, sources said.