Monthly Archives: September 2017

UNCLOS MARITIME AND AIRSPACE ZONES:-

Since UNCLOS affords differing maritime based on the geographic characteristics of a given landmass, at first blush these changes could have big implications for both China and the Philippines. In particular, the Spratlys dispute involves three types of territorial objects at sea: Low-tide elevation: A landmass above water only at …

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U.S. NAVY DISMISSES TWO MORE COMMANDERS OVER COLLISIONS

In a brief statement released Monday, U.S. 7th Fleet announced that the commanders of Task Force 70 and its attached Destroyer Squadron 15 (DESRON 15) have both been relieved of their duties. The Navy cited “a loss of confidence in their ability to command.” The collision-damaged warships USS John S. McCain and USS Fitzgerald both belong to …

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