Monthly Archives: July 2017

Russia ordered to pay €5.4 million for seizing Arctic Sunrise.

  An international tribunal formed under the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea has ruled that Russia will have to pay the Netherlands €5.4 million in damages over the 2013 seizing of Greenpeace’s vessel «Arctic Sunrise» and its crew following the protest against GazpromNeft’s Prirazlomnoye drilling in the eastern Barents Sea.   «Russia […]

Gov’t to roll out plan to develop PH Rise in 2018

  MANILA – The Philippine government will roll out its plan of constructing its research and monitoring facility in the Philippine Rise next year, Agriculture Secretary Manny Piñol said Thursday.   Previously called the Benham Rise, the resource-rich undersea plateau off the Philippines’ Pacific coast will be developed using the P4-billion additional funds the Department […]

Bishop criticises South China Sea operations

Foreign Minister Julie Bishop says Australia continues to oppose the construction of artificial reefs and the militarisation in the South China Sea during her visit to India. Ms Bishop made the comments during her tour of the subcontinent for talks with her Indian counterpart and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The foreign minister said Australia […]

Gov’t Renames South China Sea to North Natuna Sea

JAKARTA, NETRALNEWS.COM – The Government of Indonesia officiated the name of Northern Natuna Waters as North Natuna Sea, to replace the previous name of South China Sea. Arif Havas Oegroseno, Deputy I of Maritime Sovereignty of the Coordinating Maritime Ministry, said in Jakarta on Friday (14/7/2017) that the new name is in line with the […]

PH to name two ‘rocks’ after Del Rosario, Carpio

MANILA – The Philippine government will name two rocks in the West Philippine Sea after former DFA chief Albert del Rosario and Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio for their invaluable support in winning the country’s arbitration case against China.   Speaking at the UP Forum on the West Philippine Sea, Solicitor General Jose Calida described […]