Ship http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/34809/all en Abandoned Russian ship located 2,400 km from Ireland http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130221/abandoned-russian-ship-located-2400-km-ireland <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A Russian cruise ship abandoned and adrift in the North Atlantic has been located about 2,400 kilometers off the west coast of Ireland, according to a US intelligence agency.</p> <p>With no crew or warning lights, the ship Lyubov Orlova has been adrift for two months and maritime authorities had been uncertain of its precise location.</p> <p>According to a document from the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency obtained by AFP, the Lyubov Orlova has been spotted at the coordinates 49-22.70N and 044-51.34W, or roughly 1,300 nautical miles from the Irish coast.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130221/abandoned-russian-ship-located-2400-km-ireland" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Lyubov Orlova Ship AFP Thu, 21 Feb 2013 19:46:36 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5762559 at http://www.globalpost.com Chinese transport 'workhorses' extending military's reach http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130225/chinese-transport-workhorses-extending-militarys-reach <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Strengthens capacity for world's second-largest navy to project power</p> <p>* Construction of support vessels has lagged far behind combatant ships</p> <p>* Support vessels increasingly needed for territorial patrols</p> <p>* Aircraft allow fast deployment of troops, equipment</p> <p>By David Lague</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130225/chinese-transport-workhorses-extending-militarys-reach" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aircraft carrier Navy Ship Technology War Thomson Reuters Mon, 25 Feb 2013 21:30:13 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5766395 at http://www.globalpost.com At least four dead as boat sinks in French Polynesia http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130807/at-least-four-dead-boat-sinks-french-polynesia <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>At least four Chinese sailors died when their fishing trawler sank 50 kilometres (30 miles) off the coast of Rapa island in French Polynesia, officials said.</p> <p>The French High Commission said Tuesday a rescue aircraft was dispatched when the ship, the "Zun Yang 26", issued a distress call after springing a leak late Monday.</p> <p>Sailors equipped with survival gear were found holding on to the boat as it lay on its side sinking.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130807/at-least-four-dead-boat-sinks-french-polynesia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Rapa Ship AFP Wed, 07 Aug 2013 06:32:49 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5904320 at http://www.globalpost.com Nine dead, 2 missing in Pohang ship sinking http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/131016/nine-dead-2-missing-pohang-ship-sinking <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yonhap News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>POHANG, South Korea, Oct. 16 (Yonhap) -- Nine foreign crewmembers were killed and two others remain missing after a Panamanian-registered cargo ship sank off the eastern coast of South Korea, the coast guard said Wednesday.</p> <p>The 8,461-ton vessel "CHENG LUI 15" carrying 19 sailors -- 18 Chinese and one Vietnamese -- went down 900 meters off the southeastern port of Pohang around 3:40 p.m. Tuesday, the coast guard said.</p> <p>Eight sailors were rescued, the coast guard said, adding that they are all Chinese nationals and are in relatively good condition.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr" class="button wire yonhap"></a></p> <p>Copyright Yonhap News Agency, 2013. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/131016/nine-dead-2-missing-pohang-ship-sinking" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Disaster Ship Yonhap News Agency Wed, 16 Oct 2013 09:03:01 +0000 Yonhap News Agency 5962172 at http://www.globalpost.com Navy patrol boat under construction sinks at shipyard http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/131125/navy-patrol-boat-under-construction-sinks-at-shipyard <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yonhap News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>CHANGWON, South Korea, Nov. 25 (Yonhap) -- A moored Navy guided missile patrol boat under construction sank at a shipyard due to strong winds, the shipbuilder said Monday.</p> <p>Sources said the 430-ton Gumdoksuri Class patrol killer guided missile (PKG) boat started sinking at around 3 a.m. as it was pounded by strong winds and waves. The boat, armed with 76 millimeter guns, was one of 24 being built to replace smaller Chamsuri Class patrol boats serving in the Navy.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr" class="button wire yonhap"></a></p> <p>Copyright Yonhap News Agency, 2013. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/131125/navy-patrol-boat-under-construction-sinks-at-shipyard" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Patrol boat Ship Watercraft Yonhap News Agency Mon, 25 Nov 2013 07:31:13 +0000 Yonhap News Agency 5999214 at http://www.globalpost.com France to start pumping out Spanish ship broken in three http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140206/france-start-pumping-out-spanish-ship-broken-three <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Teams from a salvage company and a French coast guard anti-pollution squad are to start Friday pumping fuel out of a Spanish cargo ship which has broken into three sections after a spectacular shipwreck in bad weather.</p> <p>The operation will be a race against time as it must be carried out in the two hours of low tide and before new storms forecast for the weekend hit France's Atlantic coast.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140206/france-start-pumping-out-spanish-ship-broken-three" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ship AFP Thu, 06 Feb 2014 22:31:26 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6063669 at http://www.globalpost.com France to start pumping out Spanish ship broken in three http://www.globalpost.com/node/6063670 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Teams from a salvage company and a French coast guard anti-pollution squad are to start Friday pumping fuel out of a Spanish cargo ship which has broken into three sections after a spectacular shipwreck in bad weather.</p> <p>The operation will be a race against time as it must be carried out in the two hours of low tide and before new storms forecast for the weekend hit France's Atlantic coast.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/node/6063670" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ship AFP Thu, 06 Feb 2014 22:31:26 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6063670 at http://www.globalpost.com China sending more ships to plane search area http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140321/china-sending-more-ships-plane-search-area <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>At least seven Chinese ships were to head for the southern Indian Ocean Friday, where possible debris from a missing Malaysia Airlines plane has been sighted, state media reported.</p> <p>The official Xinhua news agency said that rescue ships Haixun 01 and 31 and Nanhaijiu 101 and 115 were to depart for the search area.</p> <p>Three other navy ships were already on their way, it added.</p> <p>Xinhua also said the Antarctic research icebreaker Xuelong, or Snow Dragon, would head for the area "as soon as possible".</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140321/china-sending-more-ships-plane-search-area" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ship AFP Fri, 21 Mar 2014 08:31:11 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6101060 at http://www.globalpost.com China sending more ships to plane search area http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140321/china-sending-more-ships-plane-search-area-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>At least seven Chinese ships were to head for the southern Indian Ocean Friday, where possible debris from a missing Malaysia Airlines plane has been sighted, state media reported.</p> <p>The official Xinhua news agency said that rescue ships Haixun 01 and 31 and Nanhaijiu 101 and 115 were to depart for the search area.</p> <p>Three other navy ships were already on their way, it added.</p> <p>Xinhua also said the Antarctic research icebreaker Xuelong, or Snow Dragon, would head for the area "as soon as possible".</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140321/china-sending-more-ships-plane-search-area-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ship AFP Fri, 21 Mar 2014 08:31:11 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6101061 at http://www.globalpost.com Eyes on decks in arduous hunt for missing Malaysian jet http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140322/eyes-decks-arduous-hunt-missing-malaysian-jet <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Scanning the choppy waters of the southern Indian Ocean for a missing Malaysia Airlines flight are expert spotters relying mostly on binoculars and the human eye to locate the jet.</p> <p>High-tech satellites and sophisticated radar systems have so far found no trace of the plane that vanished two weeks ago, forcing rescuers to switch tack in the search for any possible debris from Flight MH370.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140322/eyes-decks-arduous-hunt-missing-malaysian-jet" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Advance Lookout Ship Social Issues AFP Sat, 22 Mar 2014 12:39:23 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6102084 at http://www.globalpost.com Eyes on decks in arduous hunt for missing Malaysian jet http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140322/eyes-decks-arduous-hunt-missing-malaysian-jet-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Scanning the choppy waters of the southern Indian Ocean for a missing Malaysia Airline's flight are expert spotters relying mostly on binoculars and the human eye to locate the jet.</p> <p>High-tech satellites and sophisticated radar systems have so far found no trace of the plane that vanished two weeks ago, forcing rescuers to switch tack in the search for any possible debris from Flight MH370.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140322/eyes-decks-arduous-hunt-missing-malaysian-jet-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Advance Ship Social Issues Watercraft AFP Sat, 22 Mar 2014 12:39:50 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6102090 at http://www.globalpost.com Eyes on decks in arduous hunt for missing Malaysian jet http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140322/eyes-decks-arduous-hunt-missing-malaysian-jet-1 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Scanning the choppy waters of the southern Indian Ocean for a missing Malaysia Airline's flight are expert spotters relying mostly on binoculars and the human eye to locate the jet.</p> <p>High-tech satellites and sophisticated radar systems have so far found no trace of the plane that vanished two weeks ago, forcing rescuers to switch tack in the search for any possible debris from Flight MH370.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140322/eyes-decks-arduous-hunt-missing-malaysian-jet-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Advance Ship Social Issues Watercraft AFP Sat, 22 Mar 2014 12:42:15 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6102108 at http://www.globalpost.com S. Korea ferry engineer says no technical problems http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140424/s-korea-ferry-engineer-says-no-technical-problems <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The senior engineer on the South Korean ferry that sank last week said Thursday he was unaware of any problems with the ship's engine or ballast when it ran into trouble.</p> <p>The 6,825-tonne Sewol, which capsized with 476 people on board, had 29 crew including captain Lee Joon-Seok.</p> <p>Twenty of them escaped the ferry and have been condemned for leaving hundreds of passengers -- mostly high school students on a school trip -- trapped in the ship.</p> <p>Lee and six crew members have been arrested and four others are in police custody and expected to be formally charged soon. </p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140424/s-korea-ferry-engineer-says-no-technical-problems" target="_blank">read more</a></p> engineer Seafarer's professions and ranks Ship Water AFP Thu, 24 Apr 2014 12:48:58 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6129594 at http://www.globalpost.com Storm swell hampers S. Korean ferry search http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140427/storm-swell-hampers-s-korean-ferry-search <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Divers were battling atrocious weather conditions and powerful swell Sunday in their grim search for corpses believed trapped in the sunken South Korean ferry, a coastguard spokesman said.</p> <p>Rolling seas whipped up by strong winds were badly complicating efforts to find the remains of more than 100 people still unaccounted for 11 days after the Sewol capsized with 476 people -- many of them schoolchildren -- on board.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140427/storm-swell-hampers-s-korean-ferry-search" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ship AFP Sun, 27 Apr 2014 04:17:25 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6131768 at http://www.globalpost.com Search complete in half of sunken ferry's compartments: Coast Guard http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/140427/search-complete-half-sunken-ferrys-compartments-coast-guard <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yonhap News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>JINDO, South Korea, April 27 (Yonhap) -- Divers have combed through just over half of the ferry Sewol's compartments, excluding those without passengers, a senior Coast Guard official said Sunday as dozens remained missing nearly two weeks after the deadly sinking.</p> <p>Of the Sewol's 111 compartments, 47 have been excluded from the search as there is "no possibility" that passengers could be found there, Kim Su-hyeon, the chief of the Coast Guard's west regional headquarters, said in a press briefing.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr" class="button wire yonhap"></a></p> <p>Copyright Yonhap News Agency, 2014. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/140427/search-complete-half-sunken-ferrys-compartments-coast-guard" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ship Yonhap News Agency Sun, 27 Apr 2014 13:50:20 +0000 Yonhap News Agency 6132023 at http://www.globalpost.com