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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.

Ship sinks off Nicaragua; 13 Costa Ricans dead

Managua - Thirteen Costa Ricans died when a small ship carrying 32 tourists from Latin America, the United States and Britain sank off Nicaragua's Little Corn Island in the Caribbean, officials said.

Colombia finds treasure galleon, ending 300-year mystery

Cartagena - Colombia says it has found the shipwreck of a storied Spanish galleon laden with gold, silver and precious stones, three centuries after it was sunk by the British in the Caribbean.

U.S. defense chief jabs at Beijing in S. China Sea visit

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter on Thursday visited a US aircraft carrier in the South China Sea, where he took a jab at Chinese actions that have been blamed for raising tension in the disputed waterway.

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.
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