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Vietnam opens criminal case into ship collision that killed 9

An official report suggests human negligence led to the fatal crash off the southern coast in March.

Vietnam recovers last three bodies stuck in sunken cargo ship

A tanker belonging to state-run Petrolimex oil group was involved in the crash, which drowned nine people.

Vietnam sends first-ever Russian-built warship to international exhibition

Hanoi says the country aims to exhibit goodwill and contribute to maritime security in the region and the world.
March 22, 2017 | 02:32 pm GMT+7

Vietnamese vessel escapes armed gunmen in Philippine waters, flees to Malaysia

The ship changed course after spotting armed gunmen on a speedboat and has arrived in Malaysia safely.
March 06, 2017 | 06:52 pm GMT+7

Philippines: Abu Sayyaf 'likely' behind deadly Vietnam freighter attack

Maritime officials have warned of an emerging 'Somalia-type' situation in the waters.
February 22, 2017 | 09:26 am GMT+7

Australia, Indonesia consider joint naval patrols in flashpoint waters

"This is part of our engagement in the region and this is in accordance with Australia's right of freedom of navigation."
November 01, 2016 | 09:34 am GMT+7

Obama warns China over South China Sea ruling

Says Beijing cannot ignore the ruling rejecting its sweeping claims to the flashpoint waters.
September 08, 2016 | 03:22 pm GMT+7

Japan to provide patrol ships to Vietnam amid maritime row with China

The Japanese government is ready to provide Vietnam with new patrol ships.
September 08, 2016 | 09:43 am GMT+7

Vietnam says all will lose in any South China Sea war

'There will be neither winners or losers but rather all will lose.' 
August 30, 2016 | 04:16 pm GMT+7

Vietnam seeks support for 'maritime freedom'

Vietnam's President hopes France and others will help to diffuse regional tensions in the flashpoint waters.
August 24, 2016 | 05:58 pm GMT+7

China admiral warns freedom of navigation patrols could end 'in disaster'

Freedom of navigation patrols carried out by foreign navies in the South China Sea could end "in disaster", a warning to the United States.
July 18, 2016 | 02:34 pm GMT+7

Embassy urges Filipinos to be vigilant in China

The Philippine embassy in China has warned its citizens to beware of personal "threats" and avoid political debates ahead of 'South China Sea' ruling.
July 12, 2016 | 03:15 pm GMT+7

Beijing will not 'step back' in 'South China Sea'

Beijing will not take a "single step back" in the contested sea head of a tribunal ruling in the dispute.
July 08, 2016 | 02:23 pm GMT+7

Cambodian PM denies role in ASEAN U-turn on disputed waters

Cambodian Premier Hun Sen lashed out Monday at claims his government had bowed to Chinese pressure to help scupper a joint statement by Southeast Asian nations on the South China ...
June 21, 2016 | 10:14 am GMT+7

ASEAN retracts "South China Sea" criticism: Malaysia

Southeast Asian countries have reversed course on a statement that expressed deep concern over events in the South China Sea (Vietnam's East Sea), where Beijing is embroiled in ...
June 15, 2016 | 12:18 pm GMT+7