In armed conflict and in daily life, ships have become an integral part of modern commercial and military systems. Fishing boats are used by millions of fishermen throughout the world. Military forces operate vessels for naval warfare and to transport and support forces ashore. Commercial vessels, nearly 35,000 in number, carried 7.4billion tons of cargo in 2007. As of 2011, there are about 104,304 ships with IMO numbers in the world.
Ships were always a key in history's great explorations and scientific and technological development. Navigators such as Zheng He spread such inventions as the compass and gunpowder. Ships have been used for such purposes as colonization and the slave trade, and have served scientific, cultural, and humanitarian needs. After the 16th century, new crops that had come from and to the Americas via the European seafarers significantly contributed to the world population growth.Ship transport has shaped the world's economy into today's energy-intensive pattern.
Ships(SHIPS (シップス),Shippusu) is a Japanese pop group consisting of Shikō Kanai and Takuya Ide. The unit was created mainly for the anime Kirarin Revolution as all members lend voices to characters in the series. They have released two singles and have had two additional tracks appear on Kirarin Revolution compilation albums.
The WFP’s deputy emergency co-coordinator in Ukraine, MarianneWard, told Reuters the ship was expected to reach its destination in two weeks and the humanitarian agency had procured 60,000 metric tonnes of wheat thus far ... That lifts the total number of ships to leave under the July 22 grain deal to 21.
The LCS project, budgeted at roughly RM9 billion, is reportedly the largest procurement in the history of the Defence Ministry. The procurement began in 2013 with a 10-year time frame and six LCS ships were expected to be built and delivered to the country by the end of 2023.
Which of the nine defence ministers of Malaysia since 1990 is responsible for the latest mega defence procurement scandal, the RM9 billion littoral combatant ship (LCS)? ... Which of the nine defence ministers of Malaysia since 1990 is responsible for the latest mega defence procurement scandal, the RM9 billion littoral combatant ship (LCS)?.
Indian Navy ships set to unfurl national flag in different continents ... In January, the Philippines concluded a USD 375 million deal with India for the procurement of three batteries of the BrahMos cruise missile ... A number of other countries have also shown interest in procuring the Brahmos missiles.
In January, the Philippines concluded a USD 375 million deal with India for the procurement of three batteries of the BrahMos cruise missile. BrahMos Aerospace, an India-Russian joint venture, produces supersonic cruise missiles that can be launched from submarines, ships, aircraft, or land platforms.
(MMO) – JohorOpposition leaderLiew Chin Tong urged the government to call for a special parliamentary sitting to discuss the LittoralCombatShip (LCS) project scandal ... “The LCS is not going to be a short-term procurement ... He pointed out that corruption in the procurement of defence assets is itself a threat to national security.
“If the LCS procurement process is carried out according to the procedures set by the government, this kind of leakage would not have happened ... “Indeed it is his responsibility as the NavyCommander representing RMN at that time to recommend the specifications of ships and weapons that meet the purpose of the procurement.
New Delhi had pressured Sri Lanka to halt the spy ship as it seriously threatened India's security. Informed sources tell me that China has stocked up a huge quantity of fuel at Hambantota months ago in preparation for its spy ship's snooping schedule for over two weeks beginning August 11.
Whether former prime minister Datuk SeriNajib Razak was the “hidden hand” behind the littoral combat ship (LCS) scandal ... The first of the six ships was scheduled for delivery this year but none have been completed, the committee said ... “Najib was the prime minister and the finance minister at the time when the ships were procured.
Therefore the government should “”identify and close down Russian covert procurement networks,” says RUSI, adding that the devices “will likely have been procured illicitly and clandestinely shipped to Russia or fraudulently diverted to military end users at some point prior to the invasion.” ... .