Arctic deep-water port proposed

2015-02-19 23:30

Engineers are looking at Nome, Alaska city for a new deep-water port to serve vessels in Arctic waters.

Bangladesh ferry capsizes with 200 aboard

2015-02-13 21:15

Rescuers in Bangladesh have pulled two bodies from the water and launched a search for survivors among the 200 passengers aboard an overloaded ferry that capsized south of the capital.

200 migrants missing in Mediterranean boat tragedy

2015-02-11 14:05

More than 200 migrants are missing after their boats sank in the Mediterranean Sea, according to survivors of the latest tragedy in the area, international agencies say.

Mpuma fisherman slips, drowns in KZN

2015-02-07 20:12

A Mpumalanga man in his 60s has drowned when he slipped while fishing in Umdloti, KZN, paramedics say, who tried to resuscitate him.

10 feared dead after Chinese boat sinks

2015-01-23 13:30

Ten people have been feared dead after a Chinese fishing boat sank in international waters near the South Korean resort island of Jeju, officials say.

85 migrants rescued off Malta, 20 dead

2015-01-22 16:42

Around 20 migrants have died as they tried to reach Europe by boat, according to some 85 survivors rescued by a Maltese patrol boat while drifting in rough seas off the Mediterranean island.

21 confirmed dead after tugboat sinks in China

2015-01-17 11:31

Twenty-one people have been confirmed dead after a tugboat sank on a trial voyage on the Yangtze, China's longest river, state media report.

100 feared missing after boat sinks in CAR

2015-01-15 11:12

Nearly 100 people are feared missing in the CAR after a boat caught fire and sank on a river in the impoverished country earlier in the week, officials says

Cruise ship blocked by fishermen

2015-01-06 19:38

A cruise ship with about 2 500 people on board has been blocked by fishermen from leaving port .

Migrant smugglers wore hoods

2015-01-03 22:17

Syrian migrants have told Italian police smugglers hid their faces before abandoning the helm of the cargo ship.


India pressured to explain who blew up Pakistani boat

2015-02-18 19:27

The Indiam government is under pressure to explain what caused a Pakistani fishing boat to explode, killing four people on board in mysterious circumstances.

US breaker to rescue vessel stranded in Antarctica

2015-02-12 08:47

The United States is sending a heavy icebreaker to help free an Australian fishing boat with 27 people on board that has been stranded in the icy Antarctic seas, the US Coast Guard says.

Rescuers battling to save sinking Greek ship

2015-02-11 11:46

Greek authorities say rescuers are trying to reach a Cyprus-flagged cargo ship with 22 crewmen that ran aground in a strong gale on an Aegean Sea island and is taking in water.

Dozens missing after Bangladesh boat sinks

2015-01-29 10:04

An overloaded fishing boat carrying migrants to Malaysia has sunk in strong currents off the coast of Bangladesh and 24 passengers are missing, police say.

Namibia denies China plans for naval base

2015-01-23 11:45

The Namibian government has dismissed as fabricated local media reports that China is planning to construct a naval base along Namibia's coast.

Sydney harbour bomb scare prompts evacuations

2015-01-22 07:47

A harbour precinct in Sydney has gone into lockdown, as a specialist investigates a suspicious object found on a ferry.

Search for 22 missing after boat sinks in China

2015-01-16 13:02

Rescuers have cut through the bottom of an upended tugboat to free a Chinese interpreter and searched for 22 more missing people, including eight foreigners, after the vessel capsized in the Yangtze River.

Asia maritime piracy attacks rise to 75%

2015-01-14 15:25

Asia has accounted for three-quarters of global maritime piracy last year after a surge in tanker hijackings helped to fuel a 22% jump in pirate attacks.

Japan's harpoonless whalers heading for Antarctic

2015-01-06 14:05

Japanese whalers will set out for the Antarctic this week, but will leave their harpoons at home after the UN’s top court last year ruled their annual hunt was illegal, the government says.

360 migrants leave 'ghost ship'

2015-01-03 16:20

Italian authorities have disembarked around 360 cold and hungry migrants from a "ghost ship" abandoned by its crew off the country's southern coast.

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