May 12, 2014

Italy coast guard says 200 rescued after migrant boat sinks

Italy’s coast guard said 200 people were rescued on Monday after a boat packed with migrants sank in the Mediterranean between Libya and Italy, with Italian media reporting that several people also died. The coast guard said the rescue was being carried out by ...

Freighters collide south of Tokyo; one dead

Sep 27, 2013

Freighters collide south of Tokyo; one dead

At least one crew member was killed Friday after a cargo ship capsized in a collision with a larger freighter in Japanese waters about 100 km south of Tokyo, the Japan Coast Guard said. The collision between the 498-ton Eifuku Maru No. 18 and ...

Work starts to scrap beached ship

Sep 9, 2013

Work starts to scrap beached ship

A nonprofit organization on Monday began dismantling a 330-ton fishing vessel washed ashore by the March 2011 tsunami that has become a landmark in one of the hardest-hit cities in the Tohoku region. Although the stricken vessel, the Kyotoku Maru No. 18, had become ...

World's biggest tall ship docks in Nagasaki

Feb 12, 2013

World's biggest tall ship docks in Nagasaki

A Russian tall ship recognized as the world’s biggest sail ship arrived in Nagasaki on Monday during its first round-the-world voyage since its construction in 1921. About 160 trainees and crew members of the four-masted Sedov were welcomed with a traditional dragon dance performance ...