Typhoon Rai changes direction, gradually weakens

Typhoon Rai changes direction, gradually weakens

Typhoon Rai, the ninth storm to hit Vietnam in the East Sea, was about 200km to the east-northeast of Ly Son island of the central coastal province of Quang Ngai at 4am on December 20, with gust near the eye of the storm reaching 200 km per hour, according to the National Centre for Hydro-meteorological Forecasting.
Localities in central region told to brace for coming tropical depression

Localities in central region told to brace for coming tropical depression

The Prime Minister has ordered localities in the central region, ministries, and sectors to take swift actions to address flooding consequences and gear up for an approaching tropical depression likely to strengthen into storm.
Australia, France oppose actions increasing tensions in East Sea

Australia, France oppose actions increasing tensions in East Sea

Australia and France ministers have voiced serious concerns about the situation in the East Sea and called for all disputes to be resolved in a peaceful manner in accordance with international law, particularly the 1982 UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS).
Japanese minister stresses importance of navigation freedom in East Sea

Japanese minister stresses importance of navigation freedom in East Sea

Foreign ministers of ASEAN countries and Japan agreed on the importance of freedom of navigation in the East Sea (internationally known as South China Sea) during their virtual meeting on August 3.
Truong Sa lighthouses affirm Vietnam's sovereignty over seas and islands

Truong Sa lighthouses affirm Vietnam's sovereignty over seas and islands

In addition to ensuring maritime safety in the surrounding territorial waters, lighthouses on islands of Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelago in Truong Sa district of the south central province of Khanh Hoa, have also affirmed Vietnam's sovereignty over seas and islands.
Japan, France concerned about China’s actions in East Sea

Japan, France concerned about China’s actions in East Sea

Japan’s Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi on May 5 voiced grave concerns over China’s unilateral attempts to change the status quo in the East China Sea and the East Sea, during a meeting of the G7 foreign ministers in London, the UK.
Countries must respect Vietnam’s sovereignty in East Sea: spokesperson

Countries must respect Vietnam’s sovereignty in East Sea: spokesperson

Vietnam demands that relevant countries respect its sovereignty, sovereign right and jurisdiction in the East Sea, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Le Thi Thu Hang said on January 29. Hang made the request in response to reporters’ query regarding the adoption of the Coast Guard Law by the Chinese National People’s Congress Standing Committee on January 22. ​
Spokeswoman: Countries call for sustainable peace in East Sea

Spokeswoman: Countries call for sustainable peace in East Sea

Many countries expressed their concern over the situation in the East Sea and affirmed a need to maintain sustainable peace and long-term stability in the important waters, during the 37th ASEAN Summit and the 15th East Asia Summit (EAS), Foreign Ministry’s spokeswoman Le Thi Thu Hang has said.
Minister calls for drastic response to Storm Vamco

Minister calls for drastic response to Storm Vamco

Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Nguyen Xuan Cuong has asked localities and competent agencies to undertake a sweeping response to Storm Vamco, which entered the East Sea on the morning of November 12 and has been erratic and unpredictable.
East Sea issues must be resolved peacefully, constructively: Malaysian PM

East Sea issues must be resolved peacefully, constructively: Malaysian PM

Malaysia is firm with its stance that matters relating to the East Sea (known as the South China Sea internationally) must be resolved peacefully and constructively, Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin said on November 12.
Coastal central localities urged to take active response to storm Vamco

Coastal central localities urged to take active response to storm Vamco

The Central Steering Committee on Natural Disaster Prevention and Control and the National Committee for Disaster Response, Search and Rescue have urged coastal central cities and provinces from Thanh Hoa to Binh Thuan to actively respond to Vamco, the 13th storm to hit the East Sea this year.
Storm Etau claims two lives in central region

Storm Etau claims two lives in central region

Two deaths have been reported as storm Etau, the 12th hitting the East Sea this year, swept through the central region on November 10, bringing strong wind and heavy rains, according to the standing office of the central steering committee for natural disaster control.
Tropical depression grows into storm Etau

Tropical depression grows into storm Etau

A tropical depression has strengthened into a tropical storm named Etau, the 12th in the East Sea this year, and is moving west towards the central coast of Vietnam.
ASEAN navy chiefs call for stronger co-operation

ASEAN navy chiefs call for stronger co-operation

International co-operation at sea, manifested by the co-ordination of actions among countries at bilateral, regional and global levels, is indispensable to protect this essential living source and helps harmonise maritime activities and address trans-boundary challenges, a senior official said on November 5.
Typhoon Nangka to hit mainland on October 14

Typhoon Nangka to hit mainland on October 14

Typhoon Nangka, the seventh in the East Sea so far this year, is moving fast and is forecast to hit the mainland on October 14, a meeting of the Central Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control on October 13 heard.
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