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Antarctic mission over as ships clear ice field

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 08, 2014, 16:53

complex international operation to free a Russian ship trapped in Antarctica ended Wednesday when the vessel cleared the ice field, as officials released a United States icebreaker from the rescue.

Senegal seizes Russian ship fishing `illegally`

Last Updated: Sunday, January 05, 2014, 05:39

Senegal`s Navy has boarded a Russian ship that was allegedly illegally fishing in its waters and is escorting it toward Dakar, the military said on Saturday.

Antarctic ship rescue set to start: Authorities

Last Updated: Thursday, January 02, 2014, 06:39

Rescuers are expected to launch a complex operation using a Chinese helicopter to airlift passengers from a Russian ship ice-bound in Antarctic seas as weather improves, Australia`s maritime authority said on Thursday.

Rescue underway for Russian ship trapped by Antarctic ice

Last Updated: Thursday, December 26, 2013, 11:49

Three icebreaking ships were today hurrying to reach a Russian vessel carrying 74 people on a scientific expedition which is trapped by ice off Antarctica, with Australian authorities coordinating the rescue mission.

Six dead, 15 rescued from capsized Russian ship

Last Updated: Monday, January 28, 2013, 16:45

Six people were found dead and 15 were rescued from a Russian fishing vessel that capsized in the Sea of Japan Sunday, officials said Monday.

Nigerian Navy intercepts Russian ship with weapons

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 23, 2012, 13:14

A 15-man crew on a Russian ship, which had weapons on board, was arrested by the Nigerian navy.

Russian ship sinks in Bering Sea, 91 rescued

Last Updated: Sunday, May 27, 2012, 19:20

A Russian ship went down after crashing into an iceberg in Bering Sea, but all the 91 people on board have been rescued, a media report said.

New Russian Supply Ship Docks at Space Station

Last Updated: Sunday, September 12, 2010, 21:14

A new Russian cargo ship pulled up to the International Space Station Sunday.

Rescuers reach stranded Russian ship: Official

Last Updated: Saturday, January 23, 2010, 14:38

Rescuers evacuated 11 people by helicopter on Saturday morning from a Russian cargo vessel stranded in icy waters off the coast of eastern Russia, an official said.

Russian ship with 30 crew `could sink`: Official

Last Updated: Friday, January 22, 2010, 15:53

A Russian emergency official says a cargo ship with a 30-strong crew has iced over and is stranded in the Sea of Okhotsk with the risk of sinking.

Russian ship frees itself from ice in Antarctic

Last Updated: Friday, November 20, 2009, 14:17

A Russian shipping company says that its icebreaker carrying more than 100 tourists, scientists and journalists on an Antarctic cruise has freed itself from ice and reached clear water.