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Norway removes Greenpeace ship from contested Arctic drill site

Norwegian coastguards on Friday removed a Greenpeace ship from a controversial Arctic drilling site where it was trying to prevent oil explorations, the environmentalist group said.

Norway removes Greenpeace ship from contested Arctic drill site
Chinese ship sinks Vietnam fishing boat: Vietnam official
Chinese ship sinks Vietnam fishing boat: Vietnam official

A Chinese ship rammed and sank a Vietnamese fishing boat amid a tense territorial confrontation in the South China Sea over Beijing's deployment of an oil rig, a Vietnamese official said.

Chinese ship sinks Vietnam fishing boat: Vietnam official
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Two Koreas accuse each other of lying about shelling

Seoul Friday accused North Korea of a "blatant lie" in claiming it had not fired shells near a South Korean warship and said Pyongyang had threatened to bombard its military vessels.

Two Koreas accuse each other of lying about shelling
Possible Columbus wreck off Haiti in danger of looting
Possible Columbus wreck off Haiti in danger of looting

The US marine archaeologist who believes he has found the famous flagship of Christopher Columbus said Wednesday that salvaging it was urgent to prevent looting.

Possible Columbus wreck off Haiti in danger of looting
Toll in migrant shipwreck rises to 17: Italy
Toll in migrant shipwreck rises to 17: Italy

The Italian navy on Tuesday said 17 bodies had been recovered and 206 people rescued by patrol boats and merchant ships from a migrant shipwreck in international waters between Libya and Italy.

Toll in migrant shipwreck rises to 17: Italy
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At least 36 immigrants die in Libya shipwreck: navy

At least 36 immigrants died and 42 are reported missing after a makeshift boat was wrecked off Libya's coast, a naval spokesman told AFP.

At least 36 immigrants die in Libya shipwreck: navy
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Cargo ship sinks, 11 missing near Hong Kong: officials

Eleven crew members from a Chinese cargo ship are missing after it collided with a container vessel and sank just outside Hong Kong waters on Monday, authorities said.

Cargo ship sinks, 11 missing near Hong Kong: officials
Recovery of bodies from Korean ferry suspended
Recovery of bodies from Korean ferry suspended

The operation to recover bodies from the ferry that sank off South Korea last month has been suspended due to heavy seas, a spokesman said Saturday, amid concern that many of the missing may never be found.

Recovery of bodies from Korean ferry suspended
Japan kicks off first whale hunt since UN court ruling
Japan kicks off first whale hunt since UN court ruling

A Japanese whaling fleet is set to leave port Saturday in the first hunt since the UN's top court last month ordered Tokyo to stop killing whales in the Antarctic.

Japan kicks off first whale hunt since UN court ruling
The Baosteel Emotion, a 226,434 deadweight-tonne ore carrier owned by Mitsui O.S.K. Lines. ©Reuters/Carlos Barria
China frees Japan ship after $28 mn paid

China on Thursday released a seized Japanese ship after owner Mitsui O.S.K. Lines paid 2.9 billion yen ($28 million) to the Chinese side, a court said, in a dispute dating to the 1930s.

China frees Japan ship after $28 mn paid
S. Korea rescue for sinking ferry with 450 passengers
S. Korea rescue for sinking ferry with 450 passengers

South Korea despatched coastguard vessels and helicopters Wednesday to rescue around 450 passengers -- mostly high school students -- on a ferry sinking off the southern coast, officials said.

S. Korea rescue for sinking ferry with 450 passengers
Russian cargo ship docks to space station
Russian cargo ship docks to space station

A Russian cargo ship has successfully docked with the International Space Station Thursday, bringing the crew crucial supplies and water, Russia's space agency said.

Russian cargo ship docks to space station
Planes, ships deployed to investigate Chinese signal
Planes, ships deployed to investigate Chinese signal

Planes and ships were being diverted Sunday to the area where a Chinese vessel detected signals consistent with a black box beacon in the hunt for missing flight MH370, the search chief said.

Planes, ships deployed to investigate Chinese signal
2 dead as cargo boat with N. Korea crew sinks off S. Korea
2 dead as cargo boat with N. Korea crew sinks off S. Korea

South Korean coastguard units searched Friday for survivors of a cargo ship with 16 North Korean crew that sank with the loss of at least two lives off the South's southern coast.

2 dead as cargo boat with N. Korea crew sinks off S. Korea
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Yachting Championship on Lake Balkhash

Yacht Racing World Championship will bring more than 60 boats to Balkhash, Kazakhstan.

Yachting Championship on Lake Balkhash
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Yemen upholds 10-year jail for 11 Somali pirates

An appeals court in the southern port of Aden upheld a 10-year jail term Sunday for 11 Somali pirates convicted of trying to hijack a ship in Yemeni waters.

Yemen upholds 10-year jail for 11 Somali pirates
Seized 'Iran weapons ship' to be brought to Israel Saturday
Seized 'Iran weapons ship' to be brought to Israel Saturday

A ship Israel said was carrying advanced rockets bound for Gaza from Iran will be brought into port Saturday after being intercepted by Israeli naval forces.

Seized 'Iran weapons ship' to be brought to Israel Saturday
British Museum shows Vikings' softer side
British Museum shows Vikings' softer side

The Vikings are renowned as bloodthirsty warriors, but a new exhibition at the British Museum aims to show the cultural achievements and trading skills that spread their influence far and wide.

British Museum shows Vikings' softer side
US ship heads out to destroy Syrian chemical weapons
US ship heads out to destroy Syrian chemical weapons

A specially-equipped US naval ship departed for Italy on Monday on a ground-breaking mission to destroy Syria's most dangerous chemical agents.

US ship heads out to destroy Syrian chemical weapons
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Hyundai starts work on world's biggest container ships

South Korean shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries has started construction on a Chinese order for the world's largest container ships.

Hyundai starts work on world's biggest container ships