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Taiping Island

Posted to Maritime Musings (by Dennis Bryant) on June 24, 2014

The Spratly Islands are a group of islets, cays, atolls, and coral reefs located in the southern portion of the South China Sea. Taiping Island (also called Itu Aba Island) is the largest of these islets and the only one with fresh water springs.

Torrential rains to bring salvaging bonanza

Posted to Torrential rains to bring salvaging bonanza (by Joseph Fonseca) on May 1, 2013

In recent years, there have been a number of high profile salvaging and wrecks removals on the Indian coast, particularly in Mumbai port. The MSC Chitra, which collided with MV Khalijia and the naval vessel INS Vindhyagiri that caught fire when…