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Dutch Suspend Search for Victims of North Sea Ship Collision

Posted December 6th, 2012 at 2:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Rescuers have called off a search for six missing crewmembers after a ship collision that killed five in the North Sea off the Dutch coast. Dutch Coast Guard officials said Thursday that given the frigid water temperature and the time that has passed, it is unlikely more survivors will be found. Rescue efforts were hampered […]

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Search Continues for Victims of North Sea Ship Collision

Posted December 6th, 2012 at 9:30 am (UTC-5)
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Rescuers are investigating the site of a ship collision in the North Sea off the Dutch coast, where seven crew members are missing after a frigid night at sea. Officials say it is unlikely they will find survivors. Thirteen crew members from the cargo ship Baltic Ace were rescued by helicopter Wednesday and expected to […]

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3 Dead, 8 Missing in North Sea Maritime Collision

Posted December 5th, 2012 at 8:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Rescuers pulled at least three bodies from the North Sea late Wednesday and were searching for eight other crew members of a cargo ship that sank off the Dutch coast after colliding with another ship. In the operation, the Dutch Coast Guard deployed helicopters to pull 13 survivors from the cargo ship Baltic Ace. The […]

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2 Cargo Ships Collide in North Sea, Rescue Under Way

Posted December 5th, 2012 at 5:55 pm (UTC-5)
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The Dutch Coast Guard mounted a rescue operation Wednesday in the North Sea, after two cargo ships collided off the southern coast of the Netherlands. Reports late Wednesday quote Coast Guard officials as saying they believe the cargo ship “Baltic Ace” was sinking some 50 kilometers from the Dutch port of Rotterdam, after colliding with […]

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Post-Shipwreck, Italian Cruise Line Launches New Vessel, Safety Rules

Posted May 5th, 2012 at 11:05 am (UTC-5)
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The Italian cruise line that suffered a deadly shipwreck earlier this year unveiled a new luxury cruise ship Saturday in Venice, along with new safety measures. Costa Crociere’s new nearly $670-million vessel, the Costa Fascinosa, will now be the largest cruise ship flying the Italian flag. The launch of the more than 114,000-ton cruise ship […]

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US Coast Guard Sinks Japanese ‘Ghost Ship’

Posted April 6th, 2012 at 2:45 am (UTC-5)
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The U.S. Coast Guard has sunk an abandoned Japanese fishing boat off the coast of Alaska, more than a year after a tsunami sent it drifting aimlessly across the Pacific Ocean. The 50-meter long Ryou-Un Mara went down Thursday in the Gulf of Alaska, hours after a Coast Guard vessel started shooting at it, setting […]

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US Coast Guard to Sink Japanese ‘Ghost Ship’

Posted April 5th, 2012 at 8:50 pm (UTC-5)
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An abandoned Japanese ship that drifted thousands of kilometers across the Pacific after last year’s tsunami is about to meet its final resting place. The U.S. Coast Guard began firing on the vessel in the Gulf of Alaska Thursday, looking to sink it. Coast Guard officials call the vessel a “ghost ship.” It is about […]

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Luxury Cruise Ship No Longer Adrift

Posted March 31st, 2012 at 3:40 pm (UTC-5)
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A luxury cruise ship left drifting in Philippine waters is back under its own power, heading for Malaysia. Philippine coast guard officials said Saturday the Azamara Quest hopes to reach port in Sandakan in the next 24 to 48 hours. The ship first starting drifting late Friday after a fire broke out in one of […]

Passengers Leave Disabled Cruise Ship in Seychelles

Posted March 1st, 2012 at 8:10 am (UTC-5)
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Passengers from a disabled Italian cruise ship are finally on dry land after it docked at a port in the Seychelles islands Thursday. The Red Cross was set up to greet the more than 1,000 people on board the Costa Allegra who endured sweltering heat without air conditioning, lights or communication. The ship was drifting […]

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Passengers Leaving Disabled Italian Cruise Ship in Seychelles

Posted March 1st, 2012 at 3:45 am (UTC-5)
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Passengers from a disabled Italian cruise ship are finally on dry land after it docked at a port in the Seychelles Thursday. One passenger said their meals consisted of water, bread and salami while stranded on the Costa Allegra. The ship had been drifting for three days in the Indian Ocean without power. The Red […]

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