Tag: ship

Hong Kong’s Iconic Jumbo Floating Restaurant Capsizes at Sea

HONG KONG—Hong Kong’s iconic Jumbo Floating Restaurant has capsized in the South China Sea less than a week after it was towed away from the city, its parent company said Monday. The restaurant encountered “adverse conditions” on Saturday as it was passing the Xisha Islands, also known as the Paracel Islands, in the South China…


Trial Set to Start for Federal Public Servant Charged in Shipbuilding Leak Case

The trial of a federal public servant accused of leaking cabinet secrets about a shipbuilding project is set to begin this morning. Matthew Matchett was charged with one count of breach of trust in February 2019 for allegedly leaking secret cabinet documents about a contract between the federal government and Chantier Davie shipyard in Quebec…


Russia’s Supply Ship Arrives at International Space Station

MOSCOW—A Russian cargo spacecraft docked Friday at the International Space Station, delivering nearly three tons of supplies to its crew. A Soyuz rocket carrying the uncrewed Progress MS-20 ship blasted off as scheduled from the Russia-leased Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. The spacecraft smoothly docked at the space outpost about 3.5 hours after the launch. It…


Merchant Fuel Ship Sinks Off Tunisia, Crew Rescued

TUNIS—A merchant fuel ship heading from Equatorial Guinea to Malta sank off the coast of Gabes in Tunisia on Friday, two security sources told Reuters, adding that the navy rescued all seven crew members. The ship carried one thousand tons of fuel and sent a distress call seven miles away from Gabes to which the…


CDC Drops COVID-19 Health Warning for Cruise Ships

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) dropped its COVID-19 health warning for cruise ship travelers. The federal health agency said it will leave it up to travelers to determine whether they feel safe getting on a cruise ship, although it still issued a warning about going on a cruise. “While cruising will…


Emirati-Flagged Cargo Ship Sinks in Persian Gulf Off Iran

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates—An Emirati-flagged cargo ship, longer than a soccer field, sank in stormy seas off Iran’s southern coast in the Persian Gulf on Thursday, authorities said. Rescuers were trying to account for all of the vessel’s 30 crew members. Capt. Nizar Qaddoura, operations manager of the company that owns the ship, told The…


US Detains Smuggling Ship, UK Seizes Drugs in Mideast Waters

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates—The U.S. Navy announced Sunday it seized a boat in the Gulf of Oman carrying fertilizer used to make explosives that was caught last year smuggling weapons to Yemen. The British royal navy said it confiscated 1,041 kilograms (2,295 pounds) of illegal drugs in the same waters. The interdictions were just the…


Expedition Bids to Locate Lost Ship of Polar Explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton

An expedition to locate the lost ship of renowned polar explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton will set sail 100 years after his death. The Endurance22 Expedition aims to find, survey and film the wreck of Endurance, which sank during Sir Ernest’s quest to Antarctica in 1915, and now lies somewhere at the bottom of the Weddell…


Ship Sinks Off Madagascar Coast: 17 Dead and 68 Missing

ANTANANARIVO, Madagascar—A cargo ship illegally carrying 130 passengers sank off Madagascar’s northeastern coast, killing at least 17 people and leaving 68 missing, officials said Monday. At least 45 people have been rescued from the waters of the Indian Ocean, according to a report from the Maritime and River Port Agency. The ship, Francia, had left…


Briton Ordered Held by Sweden Court in Deadly Ship Collision

COPENHAGEN, DENMARK—A British national has been ordered to be held in pretrial custody suspected of being drunk on the British freighter that collided with a Danish freighter off southern Sweden earlier this week, leaving one person dead and one missing. The man was a crew member on the Scot Carrier that collided Monday with Danish-flagged…