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Thousands demonstrate against cruise ships in Venice

Venice - Thousands of people took to the streets in Venice on Saturday calling for a ban on large cruise ships in the city following last week's collision between a massive vessel and a tourist boat.

Collision sparks fresh debate over cruise ships in Venice

Venice - A massive cruise ship lost control in Venice Sunday, crashing into a wharf and sparking a fresh controversy over the damage the mammoth vessels cause to one of the world's most famous cities.

Venice cruise ship loses control, slams wharf and tourist boat

Rome - A cruise ship lost control as it was coming in to dock in Venice Sunday, crashing into the wharf and hitting a tourist boat, Italian media reported.

Stricken ship refloated after Solomons oil spill

Wellington - The ship at the centre of an environmental disaster near World-Heritage listed waters in the Solomon Islands was refloated Saturday after being stranded on a coral reef for more than three months.

Estonia, Poland deny entry to Russian ship over Crimea cadets

Tallinn - EU states Estonia and Poland said Friday they had blocked a Russian training ship from entering their waters because some on board are cadets from Crimea, which Moscow annexed in 2014.

Owner's 'deep remorse' over ship stuck on Pacific reef

Wellington - The owner of a grounded cargo ship that is leaking oil into World Heritage-listed waters in the Solomon Islands has apologised for the environmental disaster but denied the crew were drunk when the accident happened.

New Zealand joins Solomons oil spill response

Wellington - New Zealand joined an international effort Friday to limit damage from oil spilling out of a ship that ran aground near World Heritage-listed waters in the Solomon Islands almost a month ago.

Ghost ship in Myanmar waters earlier towed by Indonesian-manned vessel: navy

Yangon - A stranded vessel empty of crew and goods that was found in Myanmar's waters this week was being towed by a ship with 13 Indonesian nationals before it became unmoored, the Myanmar Navy said.

Tanker ablaze, 32 missing after collision off China coast

Bejing - A tanker carrying oil from Iran to South Korea was ablaze and spilling its cargo off eastern China Sunday after a collision with a cargo ship which left 32 tanker crew members missing.

Tanker ablaze, 32 missing after collision off China

Bejing - Thirty-two people, mostly Iranians, were missing Sunday after an oil tanker collided with a cargo ship off the coast of east China, the transport ministry said.

Britain's giant new warship springs a leak

London - Britain's future flagship vessel HMS Queen Elizabeth, its biggest-ever warship, has sprung a leak, defence officials admitted Tuesday, only two weeks after it was commissioned into the Royal Navy.Her Majesty's Ship Queen Elizabeth, which cost £3.

Bones, silver found in 18th-century Dutch wreck off UK

London - Maritime archaeologists said Friday they have begun excavating the wreck of a Dutch ship that sank off the English coast in 1740, recovering leather shoes, silver and the bones of its lost crew.

Colombia opens bids to retrieve 18th century sunken treasure

Estanzuela - Colombia on Friday opens bidding for investors willing to retrieve billions of dollars in gold and silver from an 18th century ship wreck off the country's Caribbean coast.

Tanker and freighter collide off Britain

Lille - A tanker and a cargo ship collided off Britain on Saturday on one of the world's busiest shipping routes, but no injuries or spills were reported, authorities said.

Tanker and cargo ship collide off Britain

Lille - An oil tanker and a cargo ship collided Saturday off Britain in one of the world's busiest shipping routes, but no injuries or spills have been reported, authorities said.

All 78 saved as Russian spy ship sinks off Turkey

Istanbul - A Russian naval spy ship on Thursday sank in the Black Sea off Turkey's coast after hitting a Togo-flagged vessel packed with livestock but all of its 78 crew were rescued by Turkish coastguards.

Two sailors rescued from Korean freighter off Uruguay

Montevideo - Two Filipino sailors were rescued Saturday from a distressed South Korean freighter with 24 crew on board that had apparently sunk in the Atlantic Ocean, the Uruguayan navy said Saturday.

2,500 years on, replica of sunken ship sets sail from Israel

Jerusalem - An identical replica of a 2,500-year-old merchant vessel that ran aground off the coast of present-day Israel set sail from the port of Haifa on Friday.

More than 30 missing in Yemen shipwreck

Aden - More than 30 people were missing off the Yemeni island of Socotra on Wednesday after a cargo vessel carrying islanders home from the mainland sank in the Indian Ocean, authorities said.

More than 30 missing in Yemen shipwreck

Aden - More than 30 people were missing off the Yemeni island of Socotra on Wednesday after a cargo vessel carrying islanders home from the mainland sank in the Indian Ocean, authorities said.

More than 30 missing in Yemen shipwreck

Aden - More than 30 people were missing off the Yemeni island of Socotra on Wednesday after a cargo vessel carrying islanders home from the mainland sank in the Indian Ocean, authorities said.

'Human error' likely caused Harmony of the Seas cruise ship death

Marseille - Human error was probably to blame for the death of a Filipino crewman on the world's biggest cruise liner the Harmony of the Seas, a prosecutor said Wednesday.

Filipino crewman killed in accident on world's biggest cruise ship

Marseille - A Filipino crewman was killed Tuesday during a safety drill on the world's biggest cruise liner, the Harmony of the Seas, while it was docked in Marseille, a city official said.

Dealing with barnacle damage through new paints

Barnacles cause considerable damage to ships. One way barnacles are attracted to the hulls of ships is through protein attraction. Understanding this interaction could help with new solutions, like special paints, to reduce the damage.

Russia unveils new navy icebreaker in Arctic military focus

Sanktpeterburg - Russia on Friday floated a new icebreaker for its navy, the first in about 45 years, in a further sign of Moscow's growing military focus on the Arctic.

Massive crowd sees off world's largest cruise ship in France

Saint-nazaire - Tens of thousands of people turned out Sunday in France to see off the world's biggest-ever cruise ship, the 120,000-tonne Harmony of the Seas, as it set sail for the first time.

Beached 'ghost ship' under guard in Liberia surfer paradise

Congo Town - When an empty oil tanker drifted onto a Liberian beach, it disturbed golden shores usually troubled only by baby crabs, and raised rumours of everything from an Islamist invasion to a ghost crew.

In France, world's biggest cruise ship tests the waters

Saint-nazaire - Harmony of the Seas, the world's largest cruise ship, set off Thursday on its first sea trial from Saint-Nazaire, western France, with just two months to go to delivery.The city's STX France shipyards began building the one-billion-euro ($1.

Chinese ship to join Australia-led search for MH370

Sydney - A Chinese ship is set to join the search for Malaysia Airlines MH370, Australia's deputy prime minister said Friday, as the jet's fate remains a mystery almost two years after it vanished.

Bodies, survivors of Nicaragua ship accident flown out

Managua - Foreign tourists who survived when their ship capsized off an idyllic Caribbean island were flown to mainland Nicaragua Sunday with the bodies of fellow passengers killed in the accident.
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Bird on the bow of a sailboat during sunset in Belmar, NJ
One of the wrecked ships on display in the Charlestown Shipwreck Museum. With ships brought together...
One of the wrecked ships on display in the Charlestown Shipwreck Museum. With ships brought together over the last 50 years, it forms the basis of one of the most unusual and interesting collections.
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The pirate vessel destroyed by Royal Marines from HMS Montrose
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The USS Mahan  stationed near Syria  caught during a live-fire weapons exercise
The USS Mahan, stationed near Syria, caught during a live-fire weapons exercise
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Ship repair at a drydock in St.Catharines,Ontario,Canada
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The Grand Celebration in all its glory
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Boat sank near Panama City, Florida
A man watches the sinking Costa Concordia ship off the coast of Italy
A man watches the sinking Costa Concordia ship off the coast of Italy
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Boat sank near Panama City, Florida
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An aircraft carrier at Pearl Harbor
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Boat sank near Panama City, Florida
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Moored in St. Aubin s Bay  Jersey  on 1st June 2011.
One of Roman Abramovich's yachts - Titan. Moored in St. Aubin's Bay, Jersey, on 1st June 2011.
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The US Secretary of the Navy, Dr. Donald C. Winter, visits South Korea's Hyundai ship works.
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Ocean Countess
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The amphibious support ship, FS Tonnerre
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The ROKS Cheonan, a corvette of the South Korean navy, that sank on Friday.
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The BAS ship RRS James Clark Ross, at the wharf at Rothera Station, Antarctica
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An Oryx helicopter of the South African Air Force.
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Landing Platform Helicopter (LHS) of the Royal Navy, HMS Ocean.
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