Japanese Naval Ship Amagiri Drops Anchor In Mumbai

Japanese Naval Ship Amagiri Drops Anchor In Mumbai

Securing the Sea: The Japanese crew of the naval ship Amagiri that arrived in Mumbai on a three-day visit. Vessel comes calling after completing an anti-piracy patrol in the Gulf of Aden

Mumbai: Amagiri, a Japanese maritime self-defence force naval ship, has called on the city after completing an anti-piracy patrol in the Gulf of Aden.

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Sitharaman scripts history again

NEW DELHI: Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman strapped herself into a G-suit today and became the second Indian woman leader to go on a sortie on a Sukhoi 30 fighter jet. The supersonic jet took off from Jodhpur Air Force station this morning.

Former President Pratibha Patil and former President Abdul Kalam had also flown on the fighter.

As India's first woman defence minister, Ms Sitharaman has spent a lot of time travelling to Army, Air Force and Navy bases to understand their operations. A few days ago, she was onboard the aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya in the Arabian sea to witness the operations of the MiG-29 fighter off the deck of the ship and other Naval exercises.

For her sortie, Ms Sitharaman wore a flight overall and a G-Suit, which ensures comfort when the jet takes tight turns. She also wore a helmet with an oxygen mask.

The Sukhoi-30 MKI has nuclear strike capability and can penetrate deep in enemy territory.

The twin-jet fighter was developed by Russia's Sukhoi and built by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited for the Indian Air Force.

<p>Indian Air Force Sukhoi Su-30 MKI fighter aircraft patrol the skies over the Himalayas.</p>


PAK SCAN: China, Pakistan Hold Joint Indian Ocean Expedition

PAK SCAN: China, Pakistan Hold Joint Indian Ocean Expedition

KARACHI: Launching the countries’ first joint scientific collaboration at the North Indian Ocean along the Makran Trench on Sunday, Chinese and Pakistani researchers started an ocean-bottom seismograph (OBS) for the first time using Shi Yan 3, a scientific research vessel from the South China Sea Institute of Oceanology at the Chinese Academy of S


Dutch trawlers may face pulse fishing ban as EU parliament says no

Dutch trawlers may face pulse fishing ban as EU parliament says noA pulse fishing net. Photo: Ecomare/Pam Lindeboom via Wikimedia Commons

The European parliament on Tuesday voted in favour of a ban on pulse fishing, a decision which it will use in negotiations with the European Commission and which will have a major impact on the Dutch fishing industry, if implemented.

Opponents of the system say it is a cruel and


Extremely rare 'firework' jelly fish spotted near Mexico

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During a recent sea expedition near Mexico, researchers spotted a rare jellyfish off the Socorro Island, Mexico. The Halitrephes Maasi jellyfish is extremely rare and is one of a dozen to have been ever seen. This jellyfish looks like a 'firework' from is appearance.

Researchers onboard the Exploration Vessel Nautilus — a research vessel operated by the Ocean Exploration Trust — captured stunning photographs of this rare species, the Telegraph reported.

The Halitrephes Maasi jellyfish is a species of deep-sea jellyfish belonging to the family Halicreatidae. They are usually spotted at a depth of 4,000 to 5,000 feet under the water. However, this rare sighting of the jellyfish was barely at a depth of almost a mile — 1609 m — which in itself is a rare phenomenon.

The team of researchers at the exploration trust wrote that they started this year with deep sea fireworks stating that whenever they witness anything remarkable floating in the sea during their expeditions, they quickly document the discovery.

Speaking of the rare jellyfish, the team said that the frilled tentacles of the Halitrephes Maasi were discovered in the Revillagigedo Archipelago off the Mexican state of Baja California. The researchers said that the “radial canals that move nutrients through the jelly's bell form a starburst pattern that reflects the lights of ROV Hercules with bright splashes of yellow and pink.

They also shared a video of the rare species on their website.

The Ocean Exploration Trust was started by Dr. Robert Ballard in the year 2008. Dr. Ballard is infamous for discovering the wreckage of the Titanic.

Twitter users couldn’t control their excitement on learning about the extremely rare ‘firework’ jellyfish.

It’s amazing to have such spectacular color on a jellyfish, so far below the ocean, very cool,” a user named Thomas Otterman wrote on Twitter.

Beautiful! The incredible world beneath the ocean that humans have yet to explore-amazing isn't it? wrote Amrapali Choudhary.

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