Feb 27, 2017

Guatemala authorities expel Dutch 'abortion ship'

Guatemala has expelled a Dutch "abortion ship" carrying activists who had vowed to help women circumvent the country's long-standing prohibition against terminating pregnancies, the army said Sunday. Activists from the group Women on Waves had been guarded aboard their moored sailboat by a navy vessel, ...

Philippines to impound suspected North Korean ship, deport crew

Mar 5, 2016

Philippines to impound suspected North Korean ship, deport crew

The Philippines will impound a suspected North Korean cargo ship docked at a port northwest of Manila and eventually deport its North Korean crewmen in compliance with tough new U.N. Security Council sanctions on Pyongyang over its latest nuclear test and rocket launch, officials ...

For 700 migrants, harrowing sail ends in Greece

Nov 28, 2014

For 700 migrants, harrowing sail ends in Greece

Hour after hour, the coast guard boats shuttled from the crippled freighter to a concrete pier, discharging a steady flow of humanity: Families with small children, black-clad elderly women, battered-looking youths with backpacks. For more than 700 migrants, most of them fleeing the conflict in ...

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 the ...

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 a ...

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 by ...