German Bight in the North Sea is one of the busiest shipping routes in the world. Maritime pilots help cargo vessels navigate safely into the ports. Wilhelm Godt takes container ships up the River Weser toward Bremerhaven.
Following North Korea's commitment to "complete denuclearization," Japan has planned to stop evacuation drills. North Korea previously threatened to "sink" Japan into the sea and to turn it into "ashes."
The coast guard has rescued migrants from 68 different smuggling boats in the last two days. This is in addition to the 630 people due to arrive in Spain on Sunday after being turned away by Italy and Malta.
The EU says plans to return migrants rescued at sea to detention centers in North Africa won't lead to inhumane conditions. Rights groups fear that refugees won't be treated with dignity, citing migrant camps in Libya.
Pentagon chief Jim Mattis has issued a sharp criticism of Beijing's actions in the South China Sea. He accused China of "intimidation and coercion" by placing weapons on manmade islands in the disputed waterway.
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