Rescued Antarctic scientists back on dry land

Scientists whose Antarctic expedition became trapped in sea ice finally returned to dry land Wednesday, apologising for the disruption and facing questions over who will pay for the international rescue mission.

Antarctic mission over as ships clear ice field

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`

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

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

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

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

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

Rescuers reach stranded Russian ship: Official

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

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

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.