Coast Guard ending search for missing U.S. freighter's crew

World Oct 8, 2015

Coast Guard ending search for missing U.S. freighter's crew

The U.S. Coast Guard told relatives of the mostly-American crew of a missing cargo ship that it was preparing to call off the search for possible survivors, several media outlets reported on Wednesday. The El Faro container ship is believed to have sunk after it ...

North Korea slams Mexico over ship seizure, threatens action

Asia Pacific Apr 9, 2015

North Korea slams Mexico over ship seizure, threatens action

North Korea accused Mexico on Wednesday of illegally detaining one of its ships with some 50 crew and warned it would take "necessary measures" to release the vessel, which United Nations sanctions monitors say belongs to a blacklisted shipping firm. The 6,700-ton freighter Mu Du ...

Freighter sinks off Aomori; three crew members dead

National Dec 26, 2014

Freighter sinks off Aomori; three crew members dead

Three crew members died after a freighter registered in Cambodia sank Friday in the Sea of Japan off Aomori Prefecture, Japan Coast Guard officials said. The 1,915-ton Ming Guang sank in stormy waters about 18 km off the town of Ajigasawa at around 6 a.m. Although ...