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Indon naval weakness exposed

Indonesia’s hunt for the wreckage of a downed AirAsia Bhd (AIRA) jet is exposing the constraints on its navy as President Joko Widodo seeks to transform his nation into a major maritime power.

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Indonesia to step up sea trade presence

With Indonesian president Joko Widodo’s declared intention to develop the maritime sector, the shipping industry and related businesses see renewed hope that the time has finally come for Indonesia to redefine its logistics systems to provide greater opportunities for shipping companies while at the same time lowering the cost of shipping goods, according to Seatrade Asia.

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Taiwan to go it alone on subs

Taiwan said on Monday (Dec 29) it was launching a project to build a fleet of its own submarines, after years spent waiting in vain for US models, according to Channelnews Asia.

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Gunfighter of the Pole – the Aussie warship HMAS Wyatt Earp

Gunfighter of the Pole – the Aussie warship HMAS Wyatt Earp

FANEFJORD was built for the Norwegian herring fishing trade. She was a single deck motor vessel built of pine and oak. Service as a herring boat ended when she was purchased by the American explorer Lincoln Ellsworth for his 1933 Antarctic expedition. Ellsworth refitted and sheathed Fanefjord with oak and armour plate and renamed her Wyatt Earp in memory of the legendary marshal of Dodge City and Tombstone.

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World Naval Developments — November 2014

World Naval Developments — November 2014

By Norman Friedman* AS NOVEMBER ended, the French had not yet delivered the new Mistral-class amphibious attack ship/command ship the Russians had bought from them. Their sailors had gone to sea on board her, they had even complained about some of her features, but the ship had not yet been handed over.

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