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New Zealand Salvage Crews Return to Grounded Ship

Posted October 19th, 2011 at 6:40 am (UTC-5)
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A salvage crew Wednesday reboarded a cargo ship that has been spilling oil since it grounded on a reef off the New Zealand coast almost two weeks ago. The four-man crew boarded the Liberian-flagged cargo ship Rena to begin preparing equipment to pump at least 1,200 tons of heavy fuel oil still remaining in the […]

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New Zealand Oil Cleanup Again Suspended by Bad Weather

Posted October 18th, 2011 at 7:25 am (UTC-5)
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Authorities in New Zealand say salvage crews working to off-load more than 1,000 tons of oil from a grounded container ship have again suspended operations due to bad weather. The government agency Maritime New Zealand said Tuesday the stranded cargo ship, which ran aground nearly two weeks ago, was pounded by heavy seas and 65-kilometer […]

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Breakup Risk Mounts for Grounded Ship Off New Zealand

Posted October 17th, 2011 at 4:55 am (UTC-5)
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Salvage workers in New Zealand said Monday they expect more oil to leak from a grounded container ship off the country’s coast. Spokesmen said crews managed to pump only about 20 tons of heavy fuel from the crippled ship overnight, leaving at least 1,300 tons of oil in the tanks. Around 300 tons has already […]

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Breakup Risk Mounts for Grounded Ship Off New Zealand

Posted October 16th, 2011 at 11:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Salvage workers in New Zealand said Monday they expect more oil to leak from a grounded container ship off the country’s coast. Spokesmen said crews managed to pump only about 20 tons of heavy fuel from the crippled ship overnight, leaving at least 1,300 tons of oil in the tanks. Around 300 tons has already […]

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New Zealand Salvagers Re-board Wrecked Ship, Racing Against Time

Posted October 13th, 2011 at 1:45 am (UTC-5)
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Salvagers went back aboard a grounded ship off New Zealand’s northeast coast Thursday in an urgent effort to drain its fuel tanks before the ship breaks in two. Improved weather after days of fierce winds and high seas enabled the salvagers to re-board the Rena, which has developed huge cracks in its hull since it […]

New Zealand Scrambles to Prevent Oil Spill

Posted October 7th, 2011 at 4:20 am (UTC-5)
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New Zealand officials say the country is facing an environmental disaster, as a stranded container ship threatens to break up and leak hundreds of tons of heavy fuel. Officials say none of the 25 crew members on board were injured when the Liberian-flagged ship hit a reef off the coast of Tauranga on New Zealand’s […]

Container Ship Stuck On New Zealand’s Reef

Posted October 5th, 2011 at 4:10 pm (UTC-5)
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A container ship is stranded on a reef off the port of Tauranga on New Zealand’s North Island. Officials say none of the 25 crew members on board were injured when the Liberian-flagged ship ran aground Wednesday. The 47,000-ton vessel is listing and has a few holes in the hull, but appears to be stable […]

Sunken World War II Merchant Ship Found

Posted September 26th, 2011 at 8:00 am (UTC-5)
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A 1941 casualty of war has been located off the coast of Britain. The British merchant ship was torpedoed by a German U-boat while carrying 200 tons of silver. The silver was to help fund the British war effort. Odyssey Marine — an American underwater salvage firm — announced Monday it had located the S.S.Gairsoppa […]

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North Korean Ship’s Crew Detained in Malaysian Flag Error

Posted September 20th, 2011 at 1:00 am (UTC-5)
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Malaysian authorities say they have detained the crew of a North Korean-registered freighter after the vessel anchored illegally in the nation’s waters while flying the Malaysian flag upside down. Officials say maritime enforcement officers investigated the MT Yong An after spotting it anchored off Malaysia’s southern coast Saturday with the improperly flown flag. They said […]

2 Killed, 9 Hurt in Norway Cruise Ship Fire

Posted September 15th, 2011 at 1:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Two people were killed and at least nine others were injured after a fire broke out in the engine room of the Norwegian fjord cruise ship MS Nordlys on Thursday. The ship was at sea near the port of Aalesund in western Norway when the fire started. Some of the more than 200 passengers aboard […]

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