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Search for plane debris on ocean surface ending

Perth - Authorities investigating the still-unexplained disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 say their search for debris floating in the Indian Ocean is ending and efforts will shift to the seabed.

Search for missing jet goes underwater

Perth - After four weeks of frustration, nations taking part in the international search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 in the Indian Ocean moved underwater on Friday.

Costa Allegra being towed to Seychelles, fire on Indian Ocean

Victoria - Indian Ocean (Nearing Seychelles) - A small (295-foot) French fishing ship is currently towing the disabled Costa Allegra Cruise ship towards the island of Seychelles (population 86,000,) and not expected to arrive until Thursday.

One ship pirated, another released

A pirated ship, the MV Marida Marguerite, was freed today. Details were given in a press release from the European Union Naval Force Somalia. It was also announced that the MV EMS River was pirated yesterday.

New tsunami early warning system set up complete

Six years ago today a tsunami caused devastation throughout many countries that boarder the Indian Ocean among them Indonesia, Sri Lanka, India and Thailand.

Millions of Mollusks deposited nightly on Pakistani beaches

Karachi - It's been six weeks since Cyclone Phet hit the city of Karachi in Pakistan. Since the storm ended many thousands of mollusks per day have washed ashore onto the popular tourist beach of Karachi and the smell is keeping everyone inside, away from the sea.

Teen solo sailor Abby Sunderland goes missing in the Indian Ocean

Abby Sunderland, 16-year old solo sailor has gone missing in the rough seas of the Indian Ocean. Reports say that she fired distress signals as contact was lost with her.

US warship captures pirates after skirmish in Indian Ocean

Victoria - A US Navy warship has repulsed an attack by a pirate boat and, after an exchange of fire, captured five suspected pirates west of the Seychelles Islands in the Indian Ocean.

Sri Lanka gets hit by strong 6.0 magnitude earthquake

Colombo - Preliminary reports show that off the coast of Sri Lanka, a strong 6.0 magnitude earthquake struck but so far there has been no tsunami alert issued.

Somali pirates seize another ship, other ships escape capture

With the end of the monsoon season in October, Somali pirates are stepping up their attacks on shipping. They succeeded in seizing one ship today, Wednesday, while two days earlier pirates made their longest range attack off the Somali coast ever.

First Ever Underwater Cabinet Meeting Held in Maldives

In an attempt to draw attention to the climate change issue the cabinet of the Maldives, an island nation in the Indian Ocean, held a meeting on Saturday, which lasted some 25-30 minutes, whilst underwater.

7.6 mag. earthquake hits Indian Ocean, tsunami warning issued

A 7.6 magnitude earthquake has struck off of the coast of India near the Andaman Islands. This resulted in a tsunami warning being issued for Southeast Asia.

Israeli guards in pitched battle with pirates: save cruiseliner

An Italian cruise ship with 1,500 people onboard thwarted an attack by Somali pirates about 330 kilometres from Victoria in the Seychelles islands along Africa's East coast. Private Israeli guards fired back and the pirates fled.

Australian Farmers hail a Scientific Research to predict Droughts

A scientific research to predict the droughts has been widely welcomed by the farmers of Australia. The research has reportedly made a breakthrough in relating the temperatures in Indian Ocean and the rainfall in southern Australia.

Sharks lured by sewage: 2 lifeguards killed

A South African lifeguard was killed in an attack by a tiger shark at the popular holiday resort of Port St. Johns This is only the second shark attack in this area - ever. A local historian warns that the heavy sewage runoff attracts the sharks.

Race row erupts over deaths of 14 fishermen in South African gale

Fourteen fishermen have drowned in a 120km-an-hour gale which lashed the rugged East Cape coastline of South Africa with 20-metre swells. It destroyed two shopping centres and forced campers to flee to higher ground in the Tsitsikamma forest reserve.

Tsunami buoy laid in Indian ocean

The first of a planned network of tsunami buoys is being laid in the Indian Ocean

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The US Navy s towed pinger locator and other ocean search and recovery equipment wait in a cargo pla...
The US Navy's towed pinger locator and other ocean search and recovery equipment wait in a cargo plane at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York on March 24 before being sent to the Indian Ocean to help search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.
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Zanzibar street scene
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The Australian Navy vessel Ocean Shield has been outfitted with a high-tech listening device to dete...
The Australian Navy vessel Ocean Shield has been outfitted with a high-tech listening device to detect locator signals from the black boxes aboard Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.
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U.S. Navy air crewman Clayton Wirth brings up a life jacket found in the Indian Ocean in March during the search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. Commons


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