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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....

Cruise ship worker admits to raping passenger

A cruise ship worker has confessed to raping, as well as beating a passenger in her stateroom. Federal investigators say he also tried to throw the victim overboard.

Replica Hanseatic cog ship sinks in Bremen, Germany (Video)

Bremen - A reconstruction of a 24-meter Hanseatic cog ship, named "Roland of Bremen," has sunk to the bottom in the River Weser in Bremen, due to a leaky valve. Only the mast and sections of the deck can now be seen.

World’s biggest ship enters the water

The oil giant Shell has launched a ship that the company claims to be the world’s biggest. The new boat is longer than the Empire State Building is high.

Japanese 'Tsunami Ship' in Kesennuma to be dismantled

Kesennuma - More than two years after Japan's devastating tsunami, workers have begun dismantling a stranded fishing boat that was swept inland of the northern port city of Kesennuma.

Carnival Ecstasy cruise ship's power fails

While out at sea, another Carnival cruise ship has lost power. This time the Carnival Ecstasy, which can carry 2,056 passengers, lost power.

Video: Crew of HMS Bounty rescued after Sandy sinks famed vessel

High seas from Hurricane Sandy proved to be too much for the HMS Bounty to handle, sinking the famed sailing ship off the coast of North Carolina on Monday.

Nuclear Sub, Cruiser collide off east coast of U.S.

A United States Navy nuclear submarine and an Aegis cruiser collided off the east coast on Saturday while participating in routine training exercises.

Roman-era boat found buried off Italian coast

Varazze - A well-preserved ship has been found buried in the sea off the Italian coast. The ship is believe to be dated about 2,000 years old, from the Roman-era.

Sydney International Boat Show 2012 — Live webcast Special

Sydney - The 45th Sydney International Boat Show will run from 2-6 August 2012. It takes place at the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre & Cockle Bay Marina, Darling Harbour.

Wrecked Brazilian ship spilling oil in Antarctica

The "Endless Sea" is trapped in the ice and is spilling fuel. There is no hope of containing damage until October this year, due to the long South Pole winter.

Replica Titanic to be built in China by billionaire Australian

While it will have all of the newest technological gadgets and safety systems, and other modern features, it will still be a replica of the RMS Titanic. So says the Australian billionaire, Clive Palmer, about the luxury liner he plans to build.

Op-Ed: Costa Cruises denies offering discounts to survivors, 16 dead now

Giglio Island, Italy -The death toll has risen to 16 confirmed dead and the fuel removal is expected to begin on Saturday. Many ships are currently on site for salvage purposes and a large ship is expected to offload the 500,000 gallons of fuel.

Op-Ed: Costa Cruises offers discount to Costa Concordia survivors

Reports have said that Costa Cruises have offered 30% discount on the 'next cruise' to survivors rescued Friday 13th. That is if you weren't one of the 15 already dead from the tragedy in Giglio Island, Italy.

Salvage crews prepare to pump out fuel from Costa Concordia

A Dutch salvage company is on scene at the Italian island of Giglio of the Tuscan coast, ready to pump out more than 2,300 tonnes of heavy fuel and 200 tonnes of diesel oil.

Passenger Ship sinks near Zanzibar - updated

Bodies have now begun to wash up in the area of Zanzibar, an island in the nation of Tanzania, from a boat which has sunk nearby.

Officials fail to re-float grounded ship in South Africa

Durban - A bulk carrier, the MV Phoenix, is stuck fast on South Africa’s eastern coast despite three attempts to re-float the ship. Fears that the ship would cause an environmental disaster have receded as most of the fuel has been recovered.

Ark Royal for sale on MoD website

The recently decommissioned aircraft carrier HMS Ark Royal is now being advertised for sale online by the Ministry of Defence.

HMS Chatham makes final trip into home port

Plymouth - Well-wishers waved, tugs fired hoses high into the sky in salute and the HMS Chatham fired her ceremonial guns as the ship made her final homecoming on January 26, after 20 years of service.

Federal agents raid Jam Cruise ship for drugs prior to departure

Fort Lauderdale - Passengers aboard a 'Jam Cruise' music festival ship got a surprise prior to send-off when federal, state and local police officers boarded the ship just before it embarked to search for drugs and contraband.

Netanyahu: No apology for Israeli raid of Turkish vessel

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu offered no apologies for the Israeli raid in international waters on a Turkish flotilla that was headed for Gaza in May.

Chipping sections of Bluenose ll causes controversy

Lunenburg - Many people were upset to hear that the bulk of Bluenose II’s hull had gone through a wood chipper as restoration work takes place on the famous schooner, which is often used as a symbol of Nova Scotia.

Tragedy off Antarctic waters as Korean ship sinks

The “Number One Insung” sank in the icy waters of Antarctica, December 12 at 6:30 a.m. leaving 5 dead and 17 other crew members still missing.

Ark Royal returns home for final time

Portsmouth - A large crowd gathered in the cold and fog in Portsmouth to see the HMS Ark Royal return to her home port for the final time.

Stowaway owl found on cruise ship

An owl in Florida almost set off on a Caribbean cruise. The bird was found near the synthetic grass on the ship’s miniature golf course.

Greenpeace ship heads for mystery location

The Esperanza, a ship belonging to environmental group Greenpeace, has set sail from London. It is, as yet, unknown where the 2,076 tonne vessel is heading for.

Passenger ferry sinks off Indonesian coast, 10 dead 70 rescued

At least 10 people were found dead and more than 70 were rescued after a ferry boat sank off Flores island in Indonesia Monday, officials reported.

A 112-year-old large wooden ship found buried in Lake Michigan

Milwaukee - A large wooden steamship that sank over a century ago during a violent Lake Michigan storm has been found perfectly preserved off the Milwaukee-area shoreline.
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Landing Platform Helicopter (LHS) of the Royal Navy  HMS Ocean.
Landing Platform Helicopter (LHS) of the Royal Navy, HMS Ocean.
The Phoenix aground north of the South African port of Durban.
The Phoenix aground north of the South African port of Durban.
Photo courtesy Ismail Jinnah
Boat sank near Panama City  Florida
Boat sank near Panama City, Florida
Boat sank near Panama City  Florida
Boat sank near Panama City, Florida
The Shen Neng  a Chinese bulk carrier  ran aground on the Great Barrier Reef early april and caused ...
The Shen Neng, a Chinese bulk carrier, ran aground on the Great Barrier Reef early april and caused significant damage to the reef.
The amphibious support ship  FS Tonnerre
The amphibious support ship, FS Tonnerre
The ROKS Cheonan  a corvette of the South Korean navy  that sank on Friday.
The ROKS Cheonan, a corvette of the South Korean navy, that sank on Friday.
A view of George Town  the main city of the Cayman Islands  from a cruise ship
A view of George Town, the main city of the Cayman Islands, from a cruise ship
The US Secretary of the Navy  Dr. Donald C. Winter  visits South Korea s Hyundai ship works.
The US Secretary of the Navy, Dr. Donald C. Winter, visits South Korea's Hyundai ship works.
Bird on the bow of a sailboat during sunset in Belmar  NJ
Bird on the bow of a sailboat during sunset in Belmar, NJ
Carnival ecstasy
Carnival ecstasy
Carnival Cruises
An Oryx helicopter of the South African Air Force.
An Oryx helicopter of the South African Air Force.
SS France in Hong Kong Harbour 1974
SS France in Hong Kong Harbour 1974
Wikimedia Commons
One of Roman Abramovich s yachts - Titan.

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.
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
Il Fatto Quotidiano
Ship repair at a drydock in St.Catharines Ontario Canada
Ship repair at a drydock in St.Catharines,Ontario,Canada
A picture of the great ship Titanic
A picture of the great ship Titanic
The Pinta  facing west  on the Arkansas River.  Little Rock  Ark. 11-6-11
The Pinta, facing west, on the Arkansas River. Little Rock, Ark. 11-6-11
An aircraft carrier at Pearl Harbor
An aircraft carrier at Pearl Harbor
U.S. Navy
Merchant vessels like this one are at great risk when facing crime on the high seas.
Merchant vessels like this one are at great risk when facing crime on the high seas.

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