All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Ships’

Cargo Ship Grounded In Virginia Due To Weather

A 751 ft barge was tossed about in the Chesapeake Bay like a bath toy, a testament to the ferocious power of Mother Nature. The cargo ship, known as the Ornak, had been anchored to the east of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel on Wednesday morning. While waiting to pick up wheat, the vessel was unexpectedly caught up in a …

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Ferry Sinks in South Korea Leaving Hundreds Missing

A passenger ferry sank off the coast of South Korea on Wednesday morning, leaving hundreds missing and at least six people dead. The ship flipped flipped while sinking, possibly trapping hundreds of passengers inside. According to a report from The Korea Herald, the ferry sank off the coast of South Korea’s Jindo Island south of the country’s mainland. The incident …

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Seafaring Smugglers May Pose Threats for Coast Guard

As awareness increases along the border of the U.S., smugglers have resorted to seafaring methods in order to transport drugs. The U.S. Coast Guard, which patrols 95,000 miles of coastline, has continually upheld the responsibility of keeping a watchful eye over the waters. However, recent budget cuts have made this responsibility challenging. In 2013, the Coast Guard reduced operating costs …

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Turks and Caicos Capsizing Leaves 18 Dead

On Christmas Day, a 28-foot boat transporting Haitian migrants capsized roughly 100 meters from Providenciales, an island located within the Turks and Caicos Islands. The ship was in the process of being escorted to shore by the Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force around 3 a.m. EST. Tragically, eighteen of the passengers have been killed. However, 32 passengers were …

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USS Cowpens Nearly Hit By Chinese Warship

The Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Cowpens (CG 63) almost had a collision with a Chinese warship on December 5, 2013. The two ships came within the proximity of being several hundred yards away from each other. A source, who wanted to remain unnamed, told ABC News, “Whether it is a tactical at-sea encounter or strategic dialogue, sustained and reliable communication …

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Titanic II Interior Design Revealed [Video]

In case you haven’t heard, they’re making a Titanic II. Not a sequel to the James Cameron movie, but a sequel to the actual ship. The project was announced last April by Australian tycoon Clive Palmer, as the flagship of Blue Star Line, his cruise company. The plan is for it to launch in 2016. The ship’s blueprint has now …

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