How to enjoy a safe beach vacation in Vietnam these days?

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How to enjoy a safe beach vacation in Vietnam these days?

Several Vietnamese experts have weighed in on necessary precautions to take in order to have a secure vacation at the beach amid unexplained mass fish deaths and worries that the sea could have been contaminated.

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China trains 'fishing militia' to sail into disputed waters

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China trains 'fishing militia' to sail into disputed waters

The fishing fleet based in this tiny port town on Hainan island is getting everything from military training and subsidies to even fuel and ice as China creates an increasingly sophisticated fishing militia to sail into the disputed South China Sea.

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Seawalking service offered in Vietnam’s Hoi An City

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Seawalking service offered in Vietnam’s Hoi An City

From now on tourists to Cham Islands off the coast in central Vietnam will have the chance to walk under the sea and explore its ecosystem.

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Oil rig helicopter crashes off Norway coast, 13 presumed dead

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Oil rig helicopter crashes off Norway coast, 13 presumed dead

A helicopter ferrying passengers from a Norwegian oil platform crashed in the North Sea on Friday, apparently killing all 13 people on board, rescue officials said.

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Oil rig helicopter crashes off Norway coast, 13 presumed dead

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Oil rig helicopter crashes off Norway coast, 13 presumed dead

OSLO, April 29 - A helicopter ferrying passengers from a Norwegian oil platform crashed in the North Sea on Friday, apparently killing all 13 people on board, rescue officials said.

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Chinese ambitions in South China Sea must be resisted, think tank says

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Chinese ambitions in South China Sea must be resisted, think tank says

The professionalism displayed by China’s navy in some of the world’s most contested seas is masking an underlying challenge to the existing order in the East China Sea and South China Sea that must be resisted, according to a report by an Australian security think tank.

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China denies U.S. carrier Hong Kong visit amid maritime tension

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China denies U.S. carrier Hong Kong visit amid maritime tension

China has denied a U.S. carrier strike group’s request for a port visit to Hong Kong next week amid escalating tensions in the adjacent South China Sea.

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US lawmakers call for strengthened marine security in East Sea

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US lawmakers call for strengthened marine security in East Sea

Several members of the US Congress on April 27 urged the Obama administration to help strengthen marine security in the South China Sea (known as Bien Dong or East Sea in Vietnam) via increasing naval operations close to disputed islands in those waters.

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DPM asks for enhanced regional connection against droughts, sea-water intrusion

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DPM asks for enhanced regional connection against droughts, sea-water intrusion

VGP – Deputy PM Trinh Dinh Dung asked ministries, agencies and localities in the Mekong Delta to closely follow weather happenings and strengthen regional connections to cope with consequences caused by droughts and sea-water intrusion in the future.

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More dead fish wash ashore in Vietnam’s Da Nang

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More dead fish wash ashore in Vietnam’s Da Nang

Several dead fish have been spotted along the coast of the central city of Da Nang on Friday, one day after local authorities released safe test results on sea water samples taken from local beaches.

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Vietnam's environment ministry admits to 'slow response' to fish deaths, promises action

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Vietnam's environment ministry admits to 'slow response' to fish deaths, promises action

It is illegal to install an undersea sewage pipe, Vietnamese environment minister Tran Hong Ha has told Taiwanese steel company Formosa, which is the main suspect in an ongoing environmental disaster that has caused mass fish deaths in several central provinces.

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Fisheries Association rebuffs red tide explanation for mass fish deaths

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Fisheries Association rebuffs red tide explanation for mass fish deaths

The Vietnam Fisheries Association said there was no evidence to prove that the fish were killed by a red tide and urged the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment to quickly uncover the exact cause of the mass fish deaths on the central coast.

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Pentagon chief would back lifting restrictions on U.S. arms to Vietnam

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Pentagon chief would back lifting restrictions on U.S. arms to Vietnam

U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said on Thursday he would support lifting restrictions on the sale of weapons to Vietnam, in the latest sign of thawing ties between former enemies whose focus has shifted in recent years to China's military buildup.

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In central Vietnam, deep sea fish found in shallow water amid mass death fears

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In central Vietnam, deep sea fish found in shallow water amid mass death fears

Several fish whose common habitats are situated in deep sea levels have been spotted near coastal areas in Thua Thien-Hue Province, the latest in a series of oceanic environment issues recently emerging in central Vietnam.

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State President meets Lao top leader

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State President meets Lao top leader

VGP – State President Tran Dai Quang and Party General Secretary and President of Laos Bounnhang Volachith discussed ways to intensify bilateral ties in the foreseeable future during their meeting in Ha Noi on April 26.

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