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Cargo ship rescues British sailor in Pacific

Sailor Susie Godall’s ship was destroyed by storm during race

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December 8, 2018


21 confirmed dead after Thai tourist boat capsizes, many more bodies sighted

Thai rescuers pulled 21 bodies from waters off the coast of the holiday island of Phuket on Friday after a tourist boat went down in heavy seas with dozens of Chinese passengers on board. The dead were found drifting face down in the water, still wearing life jackets, several kilometres from where the Phoenix sank…

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July 6, 2018


Pakistan Navy ship ASLAT seizes huge cache of drugs

ISLAMABAD:Pakistan Navy ship ASLAT seized 5000 kg of hashish valued in millions of dollars while operating at North Arabian Sea, said a statement issued here by directorate of public relations of Pakistan Navy on Wednesday. The operation by PNS ASLAT was carried out while undertaking maritime security operations in Pakistani Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ). The…

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February 7, 2018


Body found on burning Iranian oil tanker

LONDON: The body of one crew member has been found aboard an Iranian oil tanker that is still ablaze after colliding with a grain ship off China’s east coast, an Iranian official said on Monday, reported Reuters. Mohammad Rastad, head of Iran’s Ports and Maritime Organisation, was quoted as saying by ISNA news agency that…

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January 8, 2018


Britain escorts Russian ship near national waters amid strained relations

LONDON: A British ship escorted a Russian vessel as it passed near UK territorial waters over Christmas, Britain’s defense ministry said on Tuesday, adding that Russian naval activity near Britain had increased in the holiday period, reported Reuters. The frigate HMS St Albans departed on Dec. 23 to track the new Russian warship Admiral Gorshkov…

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December 26, 2017


China launches first domestically built aircraft carrier: media

BEIJING: China has launched its first domestically designed and built aircraft carrier, state media said Wednesday, as the country seeks to transform its navy into a force capable of projecting power onto the high seas. Beijing has embarked on an extensive project to build a “blue water” navy and modernise its two million-strong military, the…

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April 26, 2017


Ship with 17 Pakistanis stranded in Suez canal

Seventeen Pakistani workers, including a captain, are stranded in Egypt’s Suez Canal as the Egyptian government has confiscated their passports. Official said the merchant navy ship was owned by a Kuwait-based corporation which was chartered to a Dutch company for three months. The Dutch company backed off with the payment, leaving the workers stranded in…

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December 20, 2016


Two Indian sailors die as warship tips over in Mumbai dockyard

Two Indian sailors died when a warship tipped over while undocking in Mumbai on Monday, an official said, the latest deadly accident to hit the navy in recent years. Fourteen other personnel received minor injuries and were taken to hospital following the incident, Commander Rahul Sinha, a spokesman for India’s navy, said in a statement….

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December 5, 2016


At least 162 bodies recovered from Egypt migrant shipwreck

CAIRO: Rescuers recovered at least 162 bodies from a migrant shipwreck off Egypt’s coast by Friday evening, as the search for victims entered its third day. Survivors have said up to 450 migrants were on board the overcrowded fishing vessel that was heading to Italy from Egypt when it keeled over off the port city…

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September 23, 2016


Baby girl born on Dutch ship after refugee mum rescued

A baby girl was born on a Dutch frigate only hours after her Eritrean mother was saved with 243 other migrants from a sinking ship, the Dutch defence ministry said Friday. She has been named Gelila by her mother, who said her name means “the ocean.” “Gelila was born (Thursday) on board the Van Amstel….

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June 17, 2016


Pakistan dispatches ship carrying 15,000 tons rice to Cuba

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Saturday dispatched a ship carrying around 15,000 tons rice to Cuba as gratitude for Cuban support to Pakistan after 2005 earthquake. The decision to this effect was taken under the directives of Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif who has said that Pakistan would extend all possible assistance and help to Cuba, said…

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January 16, 2016


50 Years Ago, Pakistan Navy Sank ‘India’ Off ‘Dwarka’

ISLAMABAD: Frustrated India will never be able to forget the damage Pakistan Navy dealt it in ‘Operation Dwarka’ carried out during 1965 India-Pakistan war. Operation Dwarka was a naval operation commenced by the Pakistan Navy to attack the Indian coastal town of Dwarka on 7 September 1965. As the Indo-Pakistani War of 1965 broke out…

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September 4, 2015


Israel navy stops Gaza-bound 'Freedom Flotilla' ship

JERUSALEM: Israeli naval forces boarded and took over an activist vessel seeking to break the Gaza blockade, and were escorting it to an Israeli port early Monday, the military said, saying that the navy did not use force. “In accordance with international law, the Israeli Navy advised the vessel several times to change course,” it…

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June 29, 2015


Lettuce, worms, parking gear aboard SpaceX ship for Sunday launch

MIAMI: Worms, lettuce and a massive parking station for future spaceships are aboard SpaceX's unmanned Dragon cargo capsule, poised for a Sunday launch. The blast-off of the white, gumdrop-shaped spaceship atop the California-based company's Falcon 9 rocket is set for 10:21 am (1421 GMT) from Cape Canaveral, Florida.  Shortly after launch, SpaceX will make a…

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June 27, 2015


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. The huge vessel, named “Harmony of the Seas”, has been under construction since September 2013 in the shipyards in Saint-Nazaire.  When finished it will…

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June 19, 2015


Toll in China ship tragedy rises past 400

BEIJING: Salvage and rescue personnel bowed their heads on Sunday morning as ship horns blared in tribute to the victims of China's worst shipping disaster in nearly seven decades after the death toll reached 431. The solemn ceremony was held in remembrance of those who died and were still missing after the “Eastern Star” cruise…

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June 7, 2015


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. Only 14 people have been confirmed alive out of the 456 — mostly tourists aged over 60 — on board when the “Eastern Star”…

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June 6, 2015


Death toll from China ship disaster reaches 331

JIANLI: The death toll from a Chinese cruise ship which capsized during a storm in the Yangtze River jumped to 331 on Saturday, leaving around 100 still missing, as the boat operator apologized and said it would cooperate with investigations. Only 14 survivors, one of them the captain, have been found after the ship carrying…

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June 6, 2015


Death toll from capsized China ship rises to 65

JIANLI: The death toll from a ship that capsized on China's Yangtze River has risen to 65, state television reported on Thursday, but more than 370 people were still missing as angry families gathered at the disaster site to demand answers. Another 39 bodies were recovered overnight, CCTV said on its microblog. Only 14 survivors,…

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June 4, 2015


Hopes fade in China ship disaster, few survivors likely

JIANLI, China: Scores of divers cautiously searched a capsized ship in the Yangtze River on Wednesday for more than 400 missing people, many of them elderly, as the death toll in what could be China's worst shipping disaster in almost 70 years jumped to 18. State television showed rescuers, some standing gingerly on the upturned…

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June 3, 2015


Ship carrying over 450 people sinks in China's Yangtze

BEIJING: A passenger ship carrying more than 450 people has sunk in the Yangtze river in central China, state media reported Tuesday. The ship named Dongfangzhixing, or “Eastern Star”, was headed from the eastern city of Nanjing to the southwestern city of Chongqing when it sank in the Jianli section of the river, in Hubei…

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June 2, 2015

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