Replica of General Lafayette`s ship returns to France

 A replica of the French frigate that transported General Lafayette to America in 1780 to rally US rebels battling for independence was due back in France on Monday after a four-month Atlantic voyage.

17 migrants go missing after Greece-bound ship sinks

At least 17 people were reported missing after a refugee ship, with over 30 undocumented migrants onboard, sank in the Aegean Sea, according to Greek media.

`No possibility` of survivors in China ship sinking: Official

Authorities admit there is no hope for more survivors from a capsized Chinese cruise ship, as cranes on Friday slowly raised the sunken vessel with exhausted relatives preparing themselves for further agony.

Russian aircraft head off US destroyer in Black Sea: RIA

Russian military aircraft were scrambled to head off a U.S. warship that was acting "aggressively" in the Black Sea, state news agency RIA reported on Saturday, but the Pentagon denied any unusual behavior.

Woman chains herself to Shell ship in bay north of Seattle

A woman has chained herself to the Arctic Challenger, a support ship for Royal Dutch Shell's exploratory oil drilling plans, Bellingham police said. KCPQ-TV said the ship is anchored in Bellingham Bay, north of Seattle.

Costa Rica scare as ship carrying chemicals sinks

Costa Rican authorities declared an emergency on Sunday after a ship carrying 180 tons of ammonium nitrate sunk off the country`s Pacific coast.

Some 1,400 migrants saved by Italy, France in sea off Libya

Ships from Italy and France rescued more than 1,400 migrants today after smugglers' boats ran into trouble in the Mediterranean Sea near Libya.

Iran says cargo ship seized under court order

Iranian maritime authorities said Wednesday that Iran seized a ship carrying cargo for Denmark`s giant Maersk group under a legal ruling over a longstanding commercial dispute.

Colombia orders Chinese ship with weapons to sail for Cuba

 A court ordered a Cuba-bound Chinese ship loaded with undeclared weapons to sail for Havana on Tuesday, saying the arms could not be unloaded and might pose a safety threat.

Eight presumed dead after ship sank off Scotland

Eight crew members onboard a cargo ship that sank off the coast of Scotland were presumed dead on Monday, two days after the vessel capsized in stormy weather.

8 missing after cargo ship capsizes off Scotland

British rescue teams searched on Sunday for eight missing crew members from a cargo ship that capsized north of Scotland.

Ship sinks off Vietnam coast, only 1 rescued from a crew of 19

A Norwegian cargo ship with 19 Filipino crew members sank off the coast of southern Vietnam with only one man known to have survived, the owner and officials said today.

Virgin Galactic was 'too pushy' with space ferry's commercial launch timeline: Report
Virgin Galactic was 'too pushy' with space ferry's commercial launch timeline: Report

Virgin Galactic founder Richard Branson was reportedly too pushy when it came to announcing the space ferry's commercial launch timeline.

Iranian ship detained in Gujarat

 An Iranian ship has been detained at Essar jetty in Hajira port for its alleged involvement in an accident with a fishing trawler, in which two fishermen were killed and three others are missing, police said here on Friday.

Two dead after Taiwan research boat sinks

 Two Taiwanese scientists died and 43 other people were rescued when a marine research ship sank off Taiwan after hitting a reef, coastguard officials said on Saturday.

UK oil rig evacuated over ship carrying radioactive waste

A ship carrying radioactive concrete that had to shut down its engine in the North Sea after its funnel caught fire was stable on Wednesday and being towed to the northeastern coast of Scotland, the British coastguard said.

Ship rescues three sailors stranded off Hawaii coast

A container ship crew has rescued three people from a sailboat that was stranded in waters roiled by Hurricane Julio off the Hawaii Coast.

Hijacked Singaporean ship released near Nigeria: Seoul

A hijacked Singaporean oil tanker carrying 21 sailors was released on Sunday a week after being seized by pirates in waters off Ghana in west Africa, Seoul`s foreign ministry said.

Italy`s sunken ship towed away

The wreck of Costa Concordia luxury cruise liner left the Italian island of Giglio and began its final journey towards the port of Genoa Wednesday, where it will be dismantled.

Body of Indian killed in UAE ship fire still in mortuary

The body of an Indian expatriate in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), who was charred to death following a fire in a cargo vessel a month ago, is still in the mortuary due to court procedures to claim insurance money, a media report said.