Vessels

  • Scientists can now 3D print human blood vessels July 6, 2014

    Washington: Scientists have figured out how to create blood vessels in 3D printed organs, a breakthrough that may eventually lead to artificial organs. Scientists have been steadily advancing towards the goal of building lab-grown organs out of a patient's own cells, but a few major challenges remain. One of them is making...
  • China says Vietnamese vessels rammed its ships more than 1,000 times June 9, 2014

    Beijing: China has accused Vietnam of ramming its ships more than 1,000 times in a disputed part of the South China Sea and said while it wants good relations with its southern neighbour, it would not abandon principles to achieve that. China claims most of the South China Sea and has...
  • 3D-printed blood vessels coming soon June 2, 2014

    New York: One of the major challenges in building lab-grown organs out of a patient's own cells has been making blood vessels that deliver essential nutrients and dispose of hazardous waste from the system to keep our organs working properly. This obstacle may soon wither away as researchers have made significant...
  • Submarine Sindhuratna involved in mishap, 5 sailors injured February 26, 2014

    Mumbai: Four to five Navy personnel were injured in a mishap involving a submarine off the Mumbai coast on Wednesday. INS Sindhuratna - a Kilo-class submarine - was at sea 100 nautical miles off the coast when the incident happened. The Navy said that smoke could be seen billowing out of...
  • China confirms near miss with US ship in South China Sea December 18, 2013

    China on Wednesday confirmed an incident between a Chinese naval vessel and a US warship in the South China Sea, after Washington said a US guided missile cruiser had avoided a collision with a Chinese warship manoeuvering nearby. Experts have said the near-miss between the USS Cowpens and a Chinese warship...
  • Vessel Pratibha Tapi drifting towards Mumbai coast June 16, 2013

    Mumbai: Directorate General of Shipping (DGS) said one of the two vessels of the financially distressed Pratibha Shipping is drifting towards the city coast and an emergency towing vessel (ETV) has been requisitioned to take care of any situation. Without giving out specifics of locations, DGS said Pratibha Tapi, one...
  • Sri Lanka must remove vessels near Katchatheevu: Vaiko June 2, 2013

    Chennai: MDMK general secretary Vaiko on Saturday urged Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to ensure the immediate removal of Sri Lankan naval vessels from Katchatheevu island. In a letter to Singh, Vaiko said there were reports that Chinese vessels and Chinese navy personnel in Sri Lankan vessels had been spotted in...
  • India, China to order 100 naval ships each by 2032 May 13, 2013

    Singapore: India and China will order 100 new naval ships and submarines each by 2032 due to changing global security environment and increasing reliance on the sea for trade in the strategic region, according to a US-based naval consultancy. The new orders would include nuclear and conventional submarines and new...
  • Heart repair breakthroughs replace surgeon's knife March 25, 2013

    San Franciso: Have a heart problem? If it's fixable, there's a good chance it can be done without surgery, using tiny tools and devices that are pushed through tubes into blood vessels. Heart care is in the midst of a transformation. Many problems that once required sawing through the breastbone and...
  • Japan accuses China of using weapons radar on ship February 6, 2013

    Tokyo: Japan on February 6 accused Chinese navy vessels of locking a weapons-targeting radar on a Japanese destroyer and helicopter amid escalating territorial disputes between the Asian powers. Japanese Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera accused Chinese navy vessels of using the weapons radar in two incidents last month, on January 19...
  • Russian vessel carrying 700 tonnes of gold ore missing November 6, 2012

    Moscow: A Russian cargo vessel, the Amurskaya, went missing on Sunday in the Sea of Okhotsk with 700 metric tonnes of gold ore, the far eastern transportation supervising department said in a statement on Monday. "The bulk freighter was en route from the port Kiran to the port of Okhotsk...
  • Kochi: Vallarpadam Terminal gets a big boost September 7, 2012

    Kochi: The Vallarpadam International Container Transshipment Terminal (ICTT) will soon play host to large mother vessels. The Centre on Thursday announced the much-awaited relaxation in cabotage provisions for ICTT for three years. “The Union Govt has announced relaxation in cabotage law for three years, as recommended by the Union Planning...
  • Kerala: Presence of SL vessel raises suspicion August 31, 2012

    Kochi: The coastal security agencies here launched immediate search operations on Thursday following an Intelligence report that a Sri Lankan fishing vessel was anchored in sea off the Kochi coast. The Intelligence wing from Kollam alerted the Kochi coastal police that some of the persons were being transported in a...
  • Navy to acquire four indigenous survey vessels June 18, 2012

    New Delhi: Indian Navy is all set to boost its under water survey capabilities with state-of-the-art indigenous vessels capable of exploring the depths of the maritime economic zone and the extended continental shelf of the country. The Navy has initiated the process of procuring four survey vessels from indigenous shipyards...
  • Ship-boat collision: One body recovered March 5, 2012

    Kochi: Naval divers on Sunday recovered the body of one of the three fishermen who went missing after their boat was hit by a merchant vessel of Alappuzha coast. Two fishermen had been killed in the incident. The body, which was found inside the sunken boat, has been handed over...
  • Ship probe: Italian delegation meets MEA officials February 19, 2012

    Police on Sunday questioned two Italian crew members over the killing of the Indian fishermen, but their surrender is delayed. ...
  • Firing by Italian crew error of judgement: Coast Guard February 17, 2012

    Kochi The firing by crew of the Italian merchant vessel that left two Indian fishermen dead was an "error of judgement", the Coast Guard has said. The vessel, Enrica Lexie, had not reported the incident, it added. It was the coastal police at Neendakara in Kollam district which reported the incident...
  • Indian fishermen mistaken for pirates, shot dead February 16, 2012

    Kochi: Two fishermen, one each from Kerala and Tamil Nadu, in a fishing boat were on Wednesday shot dead by security officials of an Italian cargo vessel in the deep sea after being mistaken for pirates, an official said. Sources in Indian Navy said that the ship was in international waters....
  • 2 Indian fishermen mistaken for pirates, shot dead February 16, 2012

    Kochi: Two fishermen, one each from Kerala and Tamil Nadu, in a fishing boat were on Wednesday shot dead by security officials of an Italian cargo vessel in the deep sea after being mistaken for pirates, an official said. Sources in Indian Navy said that the ship was in international waters....
  • China building fast attack craft for Pak September 20, 2011

    Beijing: Launching a fast attack craft being built by China, Pakistan's navy chief Admiral Noman Bashir on Tuesday said the induction of the vessel equipped with advanced weaponry and sensors will supplement his country's combat potential. "The environment around us warrants Pakistan navy to be prepared to counter the forces challenging...
  • Somali pirates hijack UAE vessel with 5 Indians July 21, 2011

    New Delhi: A UAE-based vessel carrying 16 members on board including five Indians were hijacked by Somali pirates off an Island which forms part of Yemen. Sources in the Ministry of Shipping on Thursday said they were trying to ascertain the details of the Indians who were...
  • Indian Navy to boost its arsenal, add 101 ships May 17, 2011

    Singapore: India is to invest $46.96 billion as part of moves to boost up its naval forces over the next 20 years adding 101 new warships, ranging from sophisticated destroyers to nuclear submarines. "Going by the investment value, India is expected to build sophisticated destroyers, new generation and new radar vessels,...
  • Dubai: measures to combat pirates discussed April 19, 2011

    Dubai: The two-day anti-piracy meet in Dubai discussed measures to combat Somali pirate attacks. The panel discussed proposals to increase military presence in waters of Somalia, Gulf Of Aden and Indian Ocean. The proposal of shadow pirate mother ships controlled to monitor activities and engage if there are any moves to...
  • Sixteen pirates captured across Lakshadweep March 27, 2011

    New Delhi: The Indian Navy apprehended 16 pirates operating west of the Lakshadweep Islands. Indian Navy and Coast Guard are a part of 'Operation Island Watch'. The action was taken by Coast Guard and Indian Navy after a distress message received from MV Maersk Kensington at 11 am on March...
  • Freed Rak Afrikana crew members return home March 16, 2011

    Indian crew members who were hijacked by Somali pirates in April 2010 on board merchant vessel Rak Afrikana on Wednesday landed in New Delhi and Mumbai to an emotional welcome. ...
  • Freed Indian sailors of Rak Afrikana return home March 16, 2011

    Mumbai: Indian crew members who were hijacked by Somali pirates in April 2010 on board the merchant vessel Rak Afrikana on Wednesday landed in New Delhi and Mumbai to an emotional welcome. The pirates released the ship and the crew last week, though a Tanzanian crew member died in captivity. It...
  • Families of Somalia-hijacked Indians blame govt February 11, 2011

    Mumbai: With the hijack of 17 Indians by pirates on February 8, families of six other Indian nationals held hostage since March last year have also come out and blamed the government for doing nothing. The Somali pirates caught by the Indian Navy have been handed over to the Mumbai police....
  • Missing containers pose environmental threat September 6, 2010

    Mumbai: It's too dangerous to touch. One month after two ships collided off the Mumbai coast, divers refuse to salvage a container full of pesticides that fell off MSC Chitra. A month after the ship collision near Mumbai's coast several cargo containers are still missing and the fact that makes...
  • First Indian circumnavigates globe solo May 22, 2010

    Mumbai: A naval officer on Saturday set a record for the first-ever solo circumnavigation of the globe on a sail boat by an Indian, when he steered into the Mumbai harbour after 276 days of arduous journey. Commander Dilip Donde, who embarked on the voyage on August 19 last year on...
  • Somali pirates release vessel with six Indians May 14, 2010

    New Delhi: Six Indians on board a British vessel hijacked by Somali pirates in December last year from the Gulf of Aden have been released along with 20 other multinational crew after a ransom was paid. "We have received information from the owner's representatives that the British vessel St James...