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World's largest cruise ship takes to the water in France

Saint-nazaire - The hulking shell of the world's largest cruise ship slid into the waters off western France on Friday, with workers aiming to have it ready for a 2016 inaugural trip.

Freak storm suggested as cause of China ship sinking

Jianli - Rescue personnel on the Yangtze River in China recovered the body of a three-year-old child on Saturday, bringing to 431 the number of bodies recovered from last week's cruise ship sinking.

Australian deserves award after girlfriend cruise ship tragedy: Inquest

Sydney - A man who jumped off a cruise ship to try and save his girlfriend after she plunged overboard in the dark should receive Australia's highest bravery award, an inquest heard on Tuesday.

China mourns as ship tragedy toll tops 400

Jianli - Rescuers bowed their heads and ships' hooters blared in tribute Sunday to the victims of Communist China's worst shipping disaster, as relatives of the 431 dead and 11 still missing spoke of their grief.

More than 390 confirmed dead in China ship sinking

Jianli - A total of 396 people have been confirmed dead after a cruise ship capsized in China, state media said, making it the country's worst shipping disaster in nearly 70 years.

Agony for relatives as hopes end in China ship sinking

Jianli - Relatives of passengers missing after a Chinese cruise ship capsized expressed agony and anger on Friday after an official admitted there is no hope of finding more survivors, while cranes slowly raised the vessel out of the water.

Propaganda machine in overdrive for China shipwreck

Bejing - All hands on deck: China's propaganda machine has cranked into top gear after a ship disaster, extolling the official response while dousing any public criticism and tightly controlling foreign media.

Murky waters, perilous currents complicate China ship rescue

Bejing - The swift flowing and murky brown waters of China's Yangtze River are proving a huge challenge for rescue divers searching room by room in a capsized cruise ship for hundreds of passengers who remain missing.

Chinese rescuers battle to right capsized ship as relatives mourn

Jianli - Rescuers were battling to right a cruise ship that capsized in central China in a last-ditch attempt to find survivors on Thursday, as hundreds of people clutching candles and flowers gathered nearby to weep for the dead.

Chinese rescuers cut sunken ship's hull in search for survivors

Jianli - Rescuers on Wednesday started cutting through the hull of a capsized Chinese cruise ship, state media said, in a desperate effort to find survivors among more than 400 people still missing days after the disaster.

Rescuers race against clock to find survivors of China ship

Jianli - Chinese rescuers were working through the night in a desperate race to find survivors from a capsized cruise ship, with more than 400 people still missing after the boat sank in a storm on the Yangtze river.

Major maritime disasters in the past five years

Paris - The Chinese cruise ship that capsized Tuesday on the Yangtze river with 458 people on board is the latest disaster to hit the maritime transport and leisure sector in recent years.

Distraught families await news after China boat sinking

Shanghai - Distraught family members who had waved elderly parents off on a pleasure cruise gathered at a Shanghai travel agency on Tuesday, sobbing and pleading for information on their fate after the ship capsized in China's Yangtze river.

Asia's long history of boat disasters

Hong Kong - A passenger ship carrying more than 450 people has sunk in the Yangtze river in central China, triggering a rescue effort hampered by strong winds and heavy rain.

Ship carrying over 450 people sinks in China's Yangtze: state media

Bejing - A passenger ship carrying more than 450 people has sunk in the Yangtze river in central China, state media reported on Tuesday, triggering a rescue effort hampered by strong winds and heavy rain.

Russian divers report ancient ship find near Crimea

Moscow - A group of Russian divers said Wednesday they had found Byzantine-era ship wreckage in the Black Sea off Crimea that included a trove of 10th century pottery.

After 252 years, English warship to be recovered off Uruguay

Colonia Del Sacramento - A sunken English warship, perhaps holding a treasure chest of gold coins onboard, will be raised from its watery grave off the coast of Uruguay after being submerged for some 252 years, a treasure hunter announced.

Costa Rica scare as ship carrying chemicals sinks

San Jos - Costa Rican authorities declared an emergency after a ship carrying 180 tons of ammonium nitrate sunk off the country's Pacific coast.

Oil from Russian trawler wreck reaches Canaries' beaches

Madrid - Oil from the wreck of a Russian trawler that sank off the Canary Islands last week has washed up on the beaches of the picturesque tourist islands, Spain said.

Spain locates sunken Russian trawler off Canaries

Madrid - A Russian fishing trawler that sank last week off Spain's Canary Islands has been found and is still losing fuel, Public Works Minister Ana Pastor said Wednesday.

Russia trawler sinks off Canary Islands

Madrid - A Russian trawler that had been accused of illegal fishing sank near the Canary Islands on Wednesday, without causing casualties, Spanish rescuers said.

Emergency declared after Galapagos ship grounding

Quito - Ecuador activated a state of emergency Wednesday at the famous Galapagos Islands, authorities said, a week after the stranding of a cargo ship loaded with supplies that included hazardous materials.

Three dead as tourist ship sinks off Costa Rica

San Jos - A catamaran carrying nearly 100 tourists and 10 crew capsized and sank within minutes off Costa Rica on Thursday, leaving three elderly foreigners dead while rescuers saved dozens from the choppy seas.

Catastrophe avoided as runaway ship stopped off Italy

- Italy's coastguard said Wednesday it had narrowly averted a catastrophe by intercepting a runaway freighter that was on a collision course with the country's rocky shoreline with 768 people on board.

Two dead, four missing as Turkish ship sinks off Italy

Rome - Two seamen died and four more were missing, feared drowned, after a Turkish-registered merchant ship sank off Italy Sunday following a collision with another vessel in rough seas, coastguards said.

Russia finds empty lifeboats from sunken S. Korea fishing boat

Moscow - Rescuers have recovered four empty lifeboats from the South Korea fishing vessel that sank off Russia's far eastern coast, a Russian official said Tuesday, as hope faded of finding 52 people missing in the icy cold waters.

Dozens missing as S.Korea fishing boat sinks in Bering Sea

Seoul - A South Korean fishing vessel with 60 people aboard sank Monday off Russia's far east coast, leaving one crew member confirmed dead and 52 missing, Seoul officials said.

Questions around One World Trade Center sloop finally answered

New York - In 2010, construction crews working at the One World Trade Center site made a startling discover while digging beneath the streets of New York:

Russian troops storm last Ukraine ship in Crimea: Kiev

Simferopol - Russian troops on Tuesday stormed the last naval vessel still flying the Ukrainian flag on the Black Sea peninsula of Crimea, a regional Ukrainian defence official said.The raid on the Cherkasy trawler occurred one day after Russian forces took control...

Creditors seize ship tied to Mexican oil company probe

Creditors to Oceanografia, a Mexican oil services company at the center of an alleged fraud that forced Citigroup <C.N> to cut its 2013 profit, have seized a ship that was used as collateral for debt issued by the company....
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The museum ship  the cruiser HMS Belfast  took part in the arctic convoys.
The museum ship, the cruiser HMS Belfast, took part in the arctic convoys.
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Ship repair at a drydock in St.Catharines Ontario Canada
Ship repair at a drydock in St.Catharines,Ontario,Canada
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The Pinta, facing west, on the Arkansas River. Little Rock, Ark. 11-6-11
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First Greenpeace visit to Libya in 2007.
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Anchor on the Nina. Little Rock, Ark. 11-6-11
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A view of George Town, the main city of the Cayman Islands, from a cruise ship
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The amphibious support ship, FS Tonnerre
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Boat sank near Panama City, Florida
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A ship sitting in a bay
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The missing ship was sighted near the Eastern Cape's iconic Hole in the Wall in the delightfully-named Coffee Bay.
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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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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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Ship Kalamata, Greece
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An aircraft carrier at Pearl Harbor
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Landing Platform Helicopter (LHS) of the Royal Navy, HMS Ocean.
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The Shen Neng, a Chinese bulk carrier, ran aground on the Great Barrier Reef early april and caused significant damage to the reef.
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Boat sank near Panama City, Florida
The Phoenix aground north of the South African port of Durban.
The Phoenix aground north of the South African port of Durban.
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Ship of the French built Mistral class.
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