Latest Law of the sea Stories

2007-07-26 03:15:49

By Prows, Peter The 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) represents the culmination of thousands of years of international relations, conflict, and now nearly universal adherence to an enduring order for ocean space that is the most significant achievement for international law since the U.N. Charter. UNCLOS establishes international property law erga omnes that, by legal and political necessity, required a bargained consensus to be effective. This bargain, in...

2007-02-07 00:00:20

By MIKE LAFFERTY COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - The George Dunbar left Cleveland at 6 p.m. on June 29, 1902, bound for Alpena, Mich. Loaded with coal, the 41.5-metre ship rode low in the water as it steamed northwest into rough Lake Erie weather, her boilers running full steam. By nightfall, the Dunbar struggled past Kelleys Island, the wind and waves pulling at her seams. In the darkness, the ship began to take on more water than her crew could pump out. To lessen the strain, the Dunbar's skipper...

2006-08-09 07:25:00

By Charlie Zhu SINGAPORE -- In Tilman Walterfang's eyes, the seabed of Southeast Asian waters is a bonanza. After discovering three treasure-laden shipwrecks in Indonesian waters between 1997 and 1998, including the famous Tang Treasure that was sold to Singapore in 2004 for $32 million, the German treasure hunter is returning to the region for more. He believes there are more shipwrecks resting on seabeds across Southeast Asia, especially in the Strait of Malacca, one of the world's busiest...

2005-10-12 16:34:05

By Stefano Ambrogi COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - The United States wants to search foreign ships far outside its territorial waters to stop a possible terrorist attack on the country coming from the sea, a U.S. coastguard leader said on Wednesday. "If the threat is significant enough we will board that ship as far from our coast as we can," said Vice Admiral Harvey Johnson who is Pacific Area commander of the U.S. coastguard. Johnson, who oversees key trade routes with Asia, told a...

Word of the Day
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'