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6 Dead After Ship Runs Aground in Italy

Posted January 14th, 2012 at 3:40 am (UTC-5)
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A luxury cruise ship on a trip around the Mediterranean has run aground off the coast of Tuscany. Italian officials say at least six people have died. Several people were injured. Authorities say more than 4,000 passengers and crew members were aboard the Costa Concordia when it ran into trouble at dinner time late Friday […]

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6 Dead After Ship Runs Aground in Italy

Posted January 14th, 2012 at 12:50 am (UTC-5)
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A luxury cruise ship has run aground off the Italian coast. At least six people have died in the aftermath. Italian officials say more than 4,000 passengers and crew members were aboard the Costa Concordia when it ran into trouble late Friday near the Tuscan island of Giglio. The Italian coast guard says passengers and […]

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Grounded Ship Breaks Up on New Zealand Reef

Posted January 8th, 2012 at 12:05 am (UTC-5)
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Maritime officials say a cargo ship grounded off New Zealand since October split apart Sunday, spilling cargo containers and debris and sparking fears of a fresh oil spill. The wreck of the Greek-owned Rena was described as New Zealand’s worst maritime environmental disaster, even before pounding waves during a storm tore off the rear section […]

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Stricken Russian Fishing Ship Sends Distress Call in Antarctic Waters

Posted December 15th, 2011 at 7:55 pm (UTC-5)
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New Zealand authorities say it may take up to five days for rescue vessels to reach 32 crew members of a troubled Russian fishing ship that is taking on water near Antarctica and has sent out a distress call. The 55-meter ship, the Sparta, sent the call early Friday about 3,700 kilometers southeast of New […]

Russian Ship Fire Kills 2

Posted December 15th, 2011 at 3:05 am (UTC-5)
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Russian officials say a fire aboard a nuclear-powered icebreaker has killed two people in eastern Siberia near the Yenissei River. Authorities say there was no radiation leak and the fire aboard the ship has been been put out. At least one person was injured in Thursday’s blaze. An investigation is underway into the cause of […]

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High-speed Pasenger Ship to Connect China, Taiwan

Posted November 29th, 2011 at 5:40 pm (UTC-5)
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A high-speed passenger ship connecting mainland China to Taiwan is ready for its maiden voyage. Chinese official television showed images of the new ship “Haixia” and said the vessel will make its first trip Wednesday from Pingtan city in east China’s Fujian province to Taichung in Taiwan, with 500 people on board. Taiwan entrepreneur Jia […]

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Britain’s Prince William Joins Sea Rescue after Ship Sinks

Posted November 27th, 2011 at 2:05 pm (UTC-5)
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British Royal Air Force helicopter pilot Prince William joined a desperate search and rescue mission Sunday for the Russian crew of a cargo ship that sank in a fierce storm in the Irish Sea. Two rescued crew members were found clinging to a lifeboat after daybreak and hoisted to the safety of a helicopter co-piloted […]

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Ship Grounded Off New Zealand in Danger of Breaking Apart

Posted November 2nd, 2011 at 12:55 am (UTC-5)
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Maritime authorities in New Zealand say the container ship that has been grounded on a reef for nearly a month could soon break apart. Salvage crews say a large crack in the hull of the Liberian-flagged container ship Rena worsened after another night of bad weather. The Rena has leaked more than 300 tons of […]

Cargo Ship Sinks After Collision Off China Coast

Posted October 28th, 2011 at 5:05 pm (UTC-5)
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China says two cargo ships have collided off the coast of the eastern city of Qingdao, causing one of the freighters to sink. China’s state-run news agency, Xinhua, reports that nine of the crew of the sunk vessel were rescued Friday evening while another 10 are still missing. It says all of those who were […]

Turkish Merchant Ship Collides With Albanian Ferry, 8 Missing

Posted October 20th, 2011 at 12:35 pm (UTC-5)
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A Turkish merchant ship has collided with a ferry off the coast of Albania, leaving eight sailors from the Turkish ship missing. The Maltese-flagged Turkish vessel, the Reina 1, sank immediately after the collision Thursday in the Adriatic Sea, about 30 kilometers off the Albanian port of Durres. Two rescued crew members said the merchant […]

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