11 Egyptian fishermen drown as boat sinks

2014-12-14 11:17

Egyptian security and hospital officials say 11 fishermen have drowned and 11 have been injured after their boat collided with another passing ship near the country's southern Sinai.

Concordia skipper: 30 seconds from avoiding disaster

2014-12-13 22:04

The Italian ex-captain of the doomed Costa Concordia has claimed at his manslaughter trial that "with 30 more seconds" - and warning from his crew - the cruise ship's deadly crash could have been averted.

Girl's body found in Jeffreys Bay lagoon

2014-12-08 19:07

The body of a girl who went missing in a lagoon at the Seekoei River, in Jeffreys Bay has been found.

Boat capsizes in Wilderness

2014-12-06 14:50

A ski-boat has capsized at the Keimans River mouth near Wilderness, the National Sea Rescue Institute has reported.

52 missing after South Korean fishing boat sinks

2014-12-02 08:19

Rescuers have found no trace of 52 people missing after a South Korean fishing vessel sank off Russia's Far East coast, the operating company says.

Pacific flotilla carries climate message to Australia

2014-11-12 16:23

Traditional Pacific island canoes have sailed into Sydney Harbour after a journey across a vast expanse of ocean, bringing an urgent message to the world about climate change.

South Korea ends search of doomed ferry

2014-11-11 07:44

South Korea says it is calling off a search for nine passengers still missing from a ferry that sank in April killing more than 300 people.

Diesel ship hits bottom of pier in Durban

2014-10-03 10:04

A ship carrying diesel is being kept afloat at Durban harbour after it apparently hit the bottom of the North Pier, the Transnet National Ports Authority says.

Syrian refugees refuse to disembark in Cyprus

2014-09-26 08:20

Almost 300 mostly Syrian refugees rescued by a cruise liner are refusing to disembark in Cyprus's southern port of Limassol, demanding instead to be taken to Italy.

Typhoon Kalmaegi blows out of Philippines

2014-09-15 13:41

A fast-moving typhoon has moved out of the northern Philippines after causing flash floods and landslides. Three people have been killed when big waves and strong winds sank a stalled ferry.

Bon Voyage: SA Agulhas II leaves for research

2014-09-04 16:29

The South African research vessel SA Agulhas II has embarked on her annual voyage to Gough Island, where an over-wintering team will spend 14 months.

China makes rare admission of naval near-miss

2014-09-04 12:15

China has honoured a submarine captain for averting an underwater 'emergency' after his crew reportedly saved the vessel from sinking into waters thousands of metres deep.

Ebola: Liberia bans sailors from disembarking

2014-08-30 20:42

Liberia says it will deny permission for any crew to disembark from ships at the country's four seaports until the Ebola epidemic ravaging west Africa is under control.

Boat with 170 on board sinks off Libyan coast

2014-08-23 16:31

A wooden boat with around 170 African migrants on board trying to reach Europe has sunk in rough seas off the Libyan coast, a spokesperson for the Libyan navy says.

Cape fishermen missing at sea

2014-08-19 21:09

Two men are missing after they went fishing in Paternoster in the Western Cape.

Indonesian ship sinks, 2 missing 13 found alive

2014-08-18 10:32

Bad weather has been hampering a desperate search for two foreign tourists still missing after a boat travelling between two Indonesian islands sank, 13 people have been plucked from the water alive.

New dredger to start

2014-08-11 21:06

South Africa's newest dredger, acquired as part of a R2bn fleet upgrade programme, will start working in Cape Town next month before heading to Maputo in neighbouring Mozambique.

China defends lighthouse on disputed islands

2014-08-09 14:30

China's foreign ministry has defended the government's decision to build lighthouses on disputed islands in the South China Sea.

World's largest solar boat on Greek adventure

2014-07-29 10:09

The world's largest solar boat, the catamaran PlanetSolar, will embark on a Greek mission to find one of the oldest sites inhabited by man in Europe, an organiser says.

Ocean can contribute R177bn to GDP - Zuma

2014-07-19 19:15

President Jacob Zuma has announced plans to explore parts of the ocean to find economic potential that could contribute to the country's gross domestic product.

Concordia floated for tow to Genoa

2014-07-15 17:43

Crews have successfully float the shipwrecked Concordia cruise ship ahead of towing it to a Genoa scrapyard.

How Japan can use its military after policy change

2014-07-02 10:45

Japan's government has approved a reinterpretation of the war-renouncing constitution to allow greater use of military force to defend other countries.

50 injured in Hong Kong ferry crash

2014-06-13 08:30

More than 50 people have been injured when a Hong Kong ferry crashed into a seawall off the coast of the gambling enclave of Macau.

150 000 urge US to resume search for yachtsmen

2014-05-20 15:35

More than 150 000 people have signed a petition calling on the US Coast Guard to resume the search for four British yachtsmen missing in the Atlantic Ocean.


Man drowns in Knysna Lagoon

2014-12-14 12:23

A man has drowned after his canoe capsized in the Knysna Lagoon, the National Sea Rescue Institute says.

26 dead after boat capsizes on Lake Tanganyika

2014-12-14 07:54

At least 26 people have drowned after a boat packed with passengers and goods capsized on Lake Tanganyika in southeastern DRC, officials say.

Pakistan detains 58 Indian fishermen

2014-12-11 15:43

Pakistani marine forces have arrested 58 Indian fishermen for allegedly violating territorial waters in the Arabian Sea, police say.

Fisherman dies of heart attack at sea

2014-12-08 14:49

A man has died of an apparent heart attack while fishing near St Francis Bay in the Eastern Cape.

4 Pearl Harbor survivors gather for reunion

2014-12-03 11:44

Four of the remaining nine USS Arizona survivors of the Pearl Harbor attack are vowing this year's anniversary won't be their last reunion.

Denel launches maritime division

2014-12-01 16:44

Denel says its new maritime division will strengthen the state-owned arms manufacturer's transition as a high-technology powerhouse.

South Korean ferry captain jailed for 36 years

2014-11-11 08:22

A South Korean court has handed a 36-year prison sentence to the captain of a sunken ferry, saying he was professionally negligent and abandoned his passengers during the disaster.

Search resumes for South Koreans after Thai boat crash

2014-10-20 11:44

The search has resumed for two South Korean tourists missing off Thailand's southern coast after their tour boat crashed into a fishing vessel, police say.

US partially lifts 40-year ban on Vietnam arms sales

2014-10-03 08:41

The US is to partially lift a 40-year arms embargo against its former foe Vietnam, in a landmark decision set to infuriate China.

Rescue underway of 300 Syrians on boat near Cyprus

2014-09-25 20:33

A rescue operation is underway after 300 migrants from Syria were located in a fishing vessel south of Cyprus, the defence ministry said.

Egypt arrests 157 migrants headed to Italy

2014-09-15 08:58

The Egyptian coast guard has arrested 157 migrants of different nationalities, who had been planning to sail illegally in a rickety fishing boat from Egypt to Italy, a security official said.


The South African research vessel SA Agulhas II has embarked on her annual voyage to Gough Island.

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Mexico rescues 15 Cubans adrift deep in Gulf

2014-09-02 16:43

The Mexican Navy says it has rescued 13 badly dehydrated Cubans who were drifting in a makeshift boat far offshore in the Gulf of Mexico.

Ancient shipwreck off Malta leaves 700 BC cargo

2014-08-25 21:19

A shipwreck off Malta has yielded a 700 BC cargo; some of the oldest finds of Phoenician times ever.

Somali pirate kingpin finally arrested

2014-08-20 08:29

Somali security forces have arrested one of the country's most powerful pirate chiefs, who once hijacked giant vessels earning him multi-million dollar ransoms, security sources say.

Survivors of Indonesian boat drank urine to survive

2014-08-18 16:50

Thirteen people lost at sea for two days when their tourist boat sank in Indonesia have been rescued after a horrific ordeal that had forced survivors to drink their own urine.

Spain picks up almost 700 migrants in 2 days

2014-08-12 18:45

Spanish emergency services have picked up 470 immigrants travelling in dozens of rafts across the Strait of Gibraltar and 227 from the same stretch of water the day before.

Italy rescued nearly 100 000 migrants this year

2014-08-11 16:01

The Italian navy says it had rescued more than 2 000 migrants over the weekend from boats in the Mediterranean, bringing the number it has brought ashore this year to nearly 100 000.

20 dead, dozens missing in shipwreck off Libya

2014-07-30 09:35

More than 20 migrants have died and dozens are missing after their makeshift boat sank off the Libyan coast, the navy says.

Tech woes menace Canada's Arctic maritime traffic

2014-07-16 16:11

Technical problems with a new Canadian Coast Guard communications system are putting maritime traffic in the country's Arctic at risk, a union official say.

US Coast Guard busts sailboat out of Arctic ice

2014-07-15 17:09

The US Coast Guard has freed a Canadian sailboat that became trapped in Arctic ice off the north coast of Alaska.

China, Vietnam affirm 'desire' to solve problems

2014-06-18 11:53

A top Chinese envoy says that his country and Vietnam have a common desire to solve tensions in disputed waters.

Bangladesh sailors finally home after kidnapping

2014-06-12 14:41

Seven Bangladeshi sailors, held hostage by Somali pirates for almost four years have finally returned home, saying it was 'unbelievable' to be alive and describing their ordeal as 'like hell'.

Columbus's Santa Maria possibly found

2014-05-14 14:06

A shipwreck found off the north coast of Haiti could be the 500-year-old remains of the Santa Maria, which led Christopher Columbus's famed voyage to the New World.

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