FEATURE | Illegal Chinese fishing – Argentina pushes back

On March 2, the 1,000-tonne, Spanish-built patrol ship Doctor Manuel Mantilla, of Argentina’s paramilitary maritime force, the Prefectura Naval Argentina (PNA), opened fire with its 40mm cannon on the Chinese fishing boat Hua Xiang 801, which was operating within Argentina’ s Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ). The incident was heavily publicised, and served to cast further light on illegal fishing activity by the Chinese.

FEATURE | Australian submarine transition plan takes shape

The future submarine has achieved key milestones with the signing of the overarching strategic partnering agreement on February 11 and in quick succession the design contract on March 5. This is good news for the future submarine platform itself, but there have also been developments in the broader submarine transition picture.

FEATURE | Iran flexes its naval muscles

There were some significant aspects to the major exercise, dubbed Velyat 97, held by the Islamic Republic of Iran Navy (IRIN), between February 21 and 23, 2019.

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