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Be it the majestic Mergui Archipelago of Burma, the serene solitude of the Andaman Sea, the spectacular journey through the Java Sea, Asia offers a wide choice of spectacular and unspoiled cruising grounds. Redefining the standards for the yachts in its class, Nomad 65's long-range ability to discover ...
Perhaps the most famous shipwreck in the world due to the scale of the tragedy and the fact that the ship was considered unsinkable (not to mention to a certain Oscar-winning movie), the Titanic continues to fascinate marine archaeologists and amateur explorers alike. But there are countless other ...

The bones of British sailors who lost their lives whilst fighting for their country are at the mercy of looters as not enough is being done to protect their resting places, a maritime trust has said. Those who lost their lives in the Royal Navy are having their final resting places plundered and their bodies dredged ...
Located in the Java Sea, Karimunjawa is made up of 27 islands in a marine conservation area, which means beautiful beaches and colourful underwater life are the main reasons to visit. Speed boats leave the port town of Jepera on Java island in the morning (RPH100,000, £5) and take two hours to reach ...
The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is now the combined size of the Java Sea, Strait of Malacca, Andaman Sea and Gulf of Thailand. Mercifully, some countries are doing their bit to tackle plastic pollution. In England, a small charge for plastic bags was introduced which led to a reduction of nearly 90 per cent ...
The Indian Navy had then said that it had not found any abnormal or alarming deployments. Five Chinese warships did enter the IOR for a few days in February on what seemed like a regular patrol, but had returned thousands of miles away from the Maldives. These ships came in from the Java Sea and ...

Lulur Jimbaran (120 minutes) - Lulur is a luxurious body scrub, originally a beauty secret of Javanese royalty brought across the Java Sea by the Balinese for their own rituals. A gentle, aromatic exfoliation and skin-nurturing yogurt result in gorgeously soft skin, followed by a hydrating floral bath, therapeutic ...
[See Photos of Historic WWII-Era Shipwrecks in the Java Sea]. Ships searching for the aircraft in the days that followed its disappearance found part of its landing gear, confirming that the Hercules had hit the water. However, no other wreckage, or Meyer's body, has ever been found, Brown told Live ...
Vocus revealed today that the cable and 50 repeaters would be laid simultaneously in two sections, by two ships, to speed up the process. The cable will traverse underwater mountains, the volcano and earthquake prone 'ring of fire' in the Java Sea, as well as busy waterways and shallow tidal areas.
We can anchor off Patong Bay in Phuket, Thailand and small islands in Indonesia like Pulau Bawean on the Java Sea ... All of our itineraries are carefully crafted by knowledgeable experts with scenic cruising and active exploration in mind." Below is a breakdown of the new itineraries. Comprehensive ...
SCHOOL holidays are just around the corner and if you haven't planned anything yet for your young ones, here's an idea — go on a kiddies getaway! Really, it's such a waste to let the children spend their holiday at home doing nothing. Why not treat them to a fun educational weekend at Resort World ...
I replied, “Yes, lovely,” trying to sound casual, but my inner voice was saying something like this: “I am eating caviar in a private suite 35,000 feet over the Java Sea, traveling at 550 mph, and no one can text me.” I'm not sure I've ever been happier in my life. For my next course I had the poached lobster with ...
While there, Virgil was superintendent of an off-shore natural gas plant located in the Java Sea. He also supervised the construction, inauguration and management of the “The Sakti,” the largest floating, off-shore, concrete LPG storage and offload barge in the world. While traveling back and forth to the U.S. ...
MUARA GEMBONG, Indonesia, March 7 (Reuters) - Nur Anisa Rahmadani has to wade through shin-deep seawater to get to her primary school in Pantai Bahagia village on the north coast of Indonesia's Java island. Almost every day, the sea, which used to lap the shore a few kilometers away, floods her ...
The British government is in talks with Indonesia over the disappearance of half a dozen sunken warships illegally salvaged from the Java Sea, together with the remains of hundreds of Dutch and British sailors. British diplomats met the Indonesian maritime ministry in Jakarta to discuss the missing wrecks ...
Mr Seaward was onboard HMS Exeter the following February when was sunk during the Battle of the Java Sea. According to a history of the Royal Australian Navy, 652 men from the vessel, including Captain Gordon, 44 officers and 607 ratings, were taken prisoner by the Japanese. Mr Seaward survived ...
In 2016, Andrew Fock led a diving expedition to film and survey the Dutch warships lost during the Java Sea campaign against invading Japanese forces in 1942. The survey established widespread salvaging was taking place on an industrial scale – two warships HNLMS De Ruyter and HNLMS Java had ...

On the other end of the spectrum sits Indonesia, which is planning a $40 billion, 40-kilometer-long sea wall to shield its capital city, Jakarta, from the Java Sea. Here in a country the size of Iowa that's home to 165 million people, experiments in resilience underscore the challenges of rearranging a crowded ...
On the other end of the spectrum sits Indonesia, which is planning a $40 billion, 40-kilometer-long sea wall to shield its capital city, Jakarta, from the Java Sea. Here in a country the size of Iowa that's home to 165 million people, experiments in resilience underscore the challenges of rearranging a crowded ...
MAJALAYA, Indonesia, March 2 (Reuters) - Indonesia's Citarum river burbles past terraced rice paddies and quiet farming villages in the highlands of West Java, as it begins to wind its way hundreds of kilometers towards the sea. But the charm evaporates swiftly as the river, often labeled the world's most ...
Remains of WWII Dutch navy personnel found in Lamongan In battle: This picture from an archive shows a Dutch warship preparing for battle in the Java Sea. A team from the Lamongan administration has excavated a grave, reported to be the burial site of three Dutch navy personnel killed in a World War II ...
On the other end of the spectrum sits Indonesia, which is planning a $40 billion, 40-kilometer-long sea wall to shield its capital city, Jakarta, from the Java Sea. Here in a country the size of Iowa that's home to 165 million people, experiments in resilience underscore the challenges of rearranging a crowded ...
On the other end of the spectrum sits Indonesia, which is planning a $40 billion, 40-kilometer-long sea wall to shield its capital city, Jakarta, from the Java Sea. Here in a country the size of Iowa that's home to 165 million people, experiments in resilience underscore the challenges of rearranging a crowded ...
The shameless scavengers have targeted heavy cruisers sunk by the Japanese in the Second Battle of the Java Sea in 1942 with the loss of scores of men. Deep water grabs are used to bring metal to the surface before welders slice up wrecked British and Dutch warships from the landmark 1942 battle.
In part the audacious theft was identified by a 2016 Dutch-funded expedition to mark the 75th anniversary of the Battle of the Java Sea. Divers sent down to attach commemorative plaques found instead that two Dutch warships – HNLMS De Ruyter and HNLMS Java – had completely disappeared, while ...
Officials from the Indonesian foreign ministry and the Dutch embassy are digging in three locations within Suko cemetery, in Brondong, East Java, The Guardian reported. They are acting on a report on the Indonesian news site Tirto.com in January that claimed Indonesian workers at Brodong's port had ...
The site, close to Indonesia, is recognized as a war grave by both the U.K. and the Netherlands as it is where several Dutch and British military vessels were sunk during the 1942 Battle of the Java Sea, when allied nations were fighting Nazi Germany and Nazi-allied Japan. But according to reports in the ...
Indonesian media has reported that grab dredgers have been operating in the waters near Bawean Island, where many casualties of the 1942 Battle of the Java Sea, sank. The grave robbers are believed to have targeted more than 1,000 ships, including the British ships HMS Exeter and HMS Electra, and ...
Indonesia's Transportation Ministry said on Wednesday (24/01) the government will take firm actions against the owners of salvage boats that reportedly scavenged the wrecks of three Dutch warships that have lain on the floor of the Java Sea since the second world war. "We can give them warnings or take ...
The Royal Navy heavy cruiser HMS Exeter sank after the Battle of the Java Sea in 1942. Photograph: US Navy Naval History and Heritage Command. The remains of second world war sailors who died on British and Dutch warships in the Java sea were secretly dumped in an anonymous mass grave by ...
Ship carrying 166 people catches fire in Java Sea The KM Dharma Kencana II passenger ship (seen here in a file photo) was carrying 119 passengers and 47 crew members from Semarang in Central Java to Pontianak in West Kalimantan when it caught fire early on Sunday morning.
A team of Singapore and Indonesia scientists are venturing into the deep unknown of the West Java sea, where their goal is to uncover the vast array of marine life that, till now, has been unexplored. This first-of-its-kind 14-day expedition from Friday (Mar 23) till Apr 5 takes place on board the Indonesian ...
Winding 300 kilometres (about 190 miles) from its starting point at the foot of mountain ranges in southern Java to the Java Sea at Ujung Karawang in West Java, the Citarum River is the island of Java's third longest, powering three hydroelectric power plants on its journey. Some five million people are said ...
When a Chinese trading ship under Dutch protection ran aground on a coral reef off the southern coast of Bali, the islanders took a traditional view of the accident. By the custom of tawan karang, or “reef right,” any cargo they recovered bobbing in the turquoise waters of the Java Sea was considered a gift ...
The revelations that bones found in the old wrecks had been dumped in a mass grave in the nearby Suko Cemetery was first revealed by Indonesian website Tirto.com last month. Today marks the 76th anniversary of the Battle of the Java Sea, a crushing battle for the Dutch and allied forces, who at the time ...
These ships came in from the Java Sea and the Sunda Strait, and returned through the Lombok Strait, sources said. “The Indian Navy has very clear visibility in the Indian Ocean Region, and there has been no account of unusual deployments. There are no unusual movements or deployments near the ...
Between Hong Kong and the Sunda Strait, the gateway to the Indian Ocean between Java and Sumatra, crossing through the South China Sea and the Java Sea will require a slalom between coral islands in an area where sea traffic is always intense. Moreover, in this first part of the route the crew will ...
“The Java Sea is shallow and busy with shipping traffic. That means ship anchors and fishing nets often accidentally drag along the sea bed. And then there are the sand pirates - contractors who illegally scoop sand from the sea bed to order." For the deeper cable lay to Australia, the company said it would ...
Between Hong Kong and the Sunda Strait, the gateway to the Indian Ocean between Java and Sumatra, crossing through the South China Sea and the Java Sea will require a slalom between coral islands in an area where sea traffic is always intense. Moreover, in this first part of the route the crew will ...
National Narcotics Agency chief Budi Waseso said Indonesia had been working closely with Australian, Chinese and Taiwanese authorities for six months to try and intercept the MV Sunrise Glory and had received a tip-off in early December that it would pass through the Java Sea on its way to Australia.
Devon-based HMS Exeter, which was built in Plymouth the 1920s, was sunk in the Java Sea off Indonesia by Japanese forces on March 1, 1942, after being intercepted by Japanese heavy cruisers. The survivors, including Exeter's captain, became prisoners of war, but 153 died in captivity and three more ...
Indonesian media has reported that grab dredgers have been operating in the waters near Bawean Island, where many casualties of the 1942 Battle of the Java Sea, sank. The grave robbers are believed to have targeted more than 1,000 ships, including the British ships HMS Exeter and HMS Electra, and ...
Between Hong Kong and the Sunda Strait, the gateway to the Indian Ocean between Java and Sumatra, crossing through the South China Sea and the Java Sea will require a slalom between coral islands in an area where sea traffic is always intense. Moreover, in this first part of the route the crew will ...
State oil and gas company PT Pertamina has finally resumed shipments of fuel to Karimunjawa, an archipelago in the Java Sea, which was halted due to bad weather. The group of islands, located some 80 kilometers off the northern coast of Central Java, is experiencing fuel shortages and depleting stocks ...
The convergence of the Indian Ocean and the Java Sea creates dangerous currents in the Bali Strait, which is 3 km at its narrowest and widens to 6 km. Monte timed his swim to take advantage of the current, but even then he was still pulled off-course. “The current was stronger than I anticipated and I ...
Between Hong Kong and the Sunda Strait, the gateway to the Indian Ocean between Java and Sumatra, crossing through the South China Sea and the Java Sea will require a slalom between coral islands in an area where sea traffic is always intense. Moreover, in this first part of the route the crew will ...
Indonesia's Transportation Ministry said on Wednesday (24/01) the government will take firm actions against the owners of salvage boats that reportedly scavenged the wrecks of three Dutch warships that have lain on the floor of the Java Sea since the second world war. "We can give them warnings or take ...
In Asia, U.S. FONOPs focused on the Spratly and Paracel groups in the South China Sea, the East China Sea, the Indian Ocean, the Sulu Sea, the Java Sea, and the Strait of Malacca. Enjoying this article? Click here to subscribe for full access. Just $5 a month. The 2017 freedom of navigation report helps ...
Indonesia's Transportation Ministry said on Wednesday (24/01) the government will take firm actions against the owners of salvage boats that reportedly scavenged the wrecks of three Dutch warships that have lain on the floor of the Java Sea since the second world war. "We can give them warnings or take ...
The missing bodies of World War II troops were unceremoniously dumped into the Java sea by metal scavengers, prompting outrage from government officials across the world. Illegally stripping shipwrecks for valuable materials is rampant in Indonesia. Laborers paid by the scavengers to work on the ...


 

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