Tuesday 24 May 2022 06:07 AM U.S. and Pacific allies take on 'dark shipping'  using tracking technology trends now

Tuesday 24 May 2022 06:07 AM U.S. and Pacific allies take on 'dark shipping'  using tracking technology trends now
Tuesday 24 May 2022 06:07 AM U.S. and Pacific allies take on 'dark shipping'  using tracking technology trends now

Tuesday 24 May 2022 06:07 AM U.S. and Pacific allies take on 'dark shipping'  using tracking technology trends now

U.S. and Pacific allies take on 'dark shipping' by using tracking technology to cut down on sanctions-evaders who 'rendezvous at sea' and illegal fishing amid outrage over China's massive fleet President Biden met with leaders of Japan, Australia and India Tuesday One agreement by the Quad is to form a new Indo-Pacific Partnership for Maritime Domain Awareness Comes amid claims of illegal or exploitive fishing by China's feat, estimated to included as many as 17,000 vessels Nations in the region could better track shipping to monitor 'rendezvous at sea' and sanctions evasion  Comes at a meeting where policy wonks are working on climate, global health and cyber security 

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The U.S. and three Pacific allies who make up the Quad announced a new policy Tuesday to crack down on 'dark shipping' that can undermine sanctions or illegal depletion of fisheries.

The new effort relies on 'real-time, integrated' technology to achieve what policy gurus are calling 'maritime domain awareness' 

It amounts to a commitment to boost monitoring of the vast Indo-Pacific, where far-flung nations often have no idea what is onboard foreign-flagged ships traversing their waters.

The official White House statement on the matter did not mention China by name, although its massive fishing fleet has been worrying neighbors by plying already stretched fisheries. 

It also didn't mention sanctions on Russia – although President Joe Biden tore into Moscow for its war in Ukraine, which he said was meant to 'extinguish' Ukrainian culture, as evidenced by attacks on schools, churches, and cultural

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