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No matter how many times he steers the 450-passenger Seabourn Sojourn through Norway's Lofoten Islands, captain Hamish Elliott eagerly anticipates his favorite point: the entrance to Trollfjord, a fairytale-like landscape with towering cliffs on either side.
A tsunami warning has been issued for the western coastal areas of the United States and Canada after a massive earthquake struck off the coast of Japan.
A U.S. Navy ship came to the rescue of an oil tanker in the Indian Ocean on Saturday after four suspected pirates climbed aboard.
Piracy expert Candyce Kelshall explains how pirates are thriving and how the West is encouraging them.
Pirates have seized a Danish yacht with seven people -- including three children -- on board, the Danish Foreign Ministry says.
Pirates boarded an American yacht off the coast of Oman three days after the boat's owners split off from the relative safety of a sailing group traversing a dangerous section of the Indian Ocean, according to the group, the Blue Water Rally.
Somali pirates hijacked a yacht with four Americans onboard in the Indian Ocean, U.S. military officials said Saturday.
CNN's David McKenzie talks to Randi Kaye about four Americans who were taken by Somali pirates off the coast of Oman.
The hijacking of a U.S.-bound oil tanker carrying 2 million barrels of crude on Wednesday marks what one shipping official calls "significant shift in the impact of the piracy crisis," with major oil lines to the West under severe threat.
A British cruise ship avoided a possible pirate attack in the Indian Ocean on Wednesday when the captain to took evasive maneuvers and alerted naval authorities after the ship's radar detected an approaching small boat.
Pirates hijacked a cargo ship Monday in the Indian Ocean, the European Union Naval Force Somalia said Tuesday.
The hijacking of a container ship in the Indian Ocean Friday afternoon is evidence of a "constantly expanding area of pirate activity" off the Africa coast, military officials said.
Pirates hijacked Friday night a Panamanian freighter with 29 Chinese sailors in the Arabian Sea on the northern Indian Ocean, the China Marine Rescue Center said Saturday, according to the state-run Xinhua news agency.
A South Korean fishing boat was hijacked by Somali pirates off the coast of Africa, South Korea's Yonhap news agency reported Sunday, citing the nation's foreign ministry.
The plane crash in China Tuesday was at least the ninth major deadly airline crash since January 2009.
Maldivian Cabinet ministers have resigned en masse over a stalemate with the country's parliament dominated by opponents of President Mohamed Nasheed.
The 16-year-old California girl rescued from her stricken boat in the Indian Ocean says she is "safe and sound" and argues that her age shouldn't be blamed for the problems she encountered while at sea.
Teenage sailor Abby Sunderland has been located after her boat was found adrift off the coast of Australia.
Rescue teams are heading Friday to a remote area in the Indian Ocean to fetch a stranded 16-year-old California sailor girl who lost contact as she tried to circumnavigate the globe in her yacht.
The 16-year-old sailing solo around the world, believed lost, was spotted in the Indian Ocean
A British couple kidnapped by Somali pirates in the Indian Ocean last year said in a videotaped message they "desperately need" new British Prime Minister David Cameron to clarify whether he will work to secure their release.
A Taiwanese fishing vessel has been hijacked in the Indian Ocean, the European Union Naval Force Somalia said in a news release.
The epic voyage of Plastiki is bringing into sharp focus the inordinate environmental and economic impact that humanity is having on the oceans and seas.
U.S. and Omani warships have rescued most of the crew of a hijacked Indian ship in the northern Indian Ocean and captured 10 suspected pirates, but other marauders successfully seized a Turkish cargo ship, allied navies reported Wednesday.
A group of suspected pirates was captured Thursday after attacking a U.S. Navy frigate in the Indian Ocean, according to a statement released by the U.S. Sixth Fleet.
An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.6 struck near the Andaman Islands in the Indian Ocean, the U.S. Geological Survey said.
A ship heading to Somalia manages to successfully thwart a pirate attack. CNN's David McKenzie reports.
Twenty-eight suspected pirates were taken into custody Friday by the European Union Naval Force after a handful of failed attacks on fishing vessels in the Indian Ocean, the EU mission said.
A group of Omani sailors are setting off on a voyage into the past aboard a faithful replica of a 9th century Arab sailing ship.
Omani sailors are re-living a historic sail to Singapore aboard a hand-stitched, perfect replica of a 1,000-year-old boat.
"Do you need anything from the pharmacy?" my wife asked. "I have to go early tomorrow to pick up a case of toothpaste."
With the high profile detention of five British sailors by the Iranian Navy in December 2009, some have started to question the Middle East as a viable sailing destination.
Impact Your World highlights efforts to help survivors of the tsunami. Dan Rivers reports.
Yudi Rinaldi had his four-year-old son, Ryan, join him in a scene that simulated the real destruction he had narrowly escaped in Aceh, Indonesia.
Sailors who've been hijacked often say they never saw the pirates coming.
Suspected Somali pirates hijacked a Greek-owned bulk carrier Wednesday with 22 crew members aboard, according to the European Union's Naval Force for Somalia.
Sailors who've been hijacked often say they never saw the pirates coming.
China plans to make "every effort to rescue" a merchant ship and crew hijacked in the Indian Ocean, the country's state news agency reported on Tuesday.
A Chinese ship with 146 people aboard was hijacked Monday in the Indian Ocean, the European Union Naval Force said.
A tsunami watch issued for five nations after a 7.6-magnitude earthquake in the Indian Ocean was canceled about two hours later.
Two unrelated earthquakes have triggered tsunami watches in two parts of the world. CNN's Chad Myers reports.
Somali pirates have released a Malaysian tugboat and 11 crew members after holding them for more than seven months, an international business group reported Monday.
Somali pirates released a German cargo ship Saturday that they have held since May, the German Foreign Ministry said.
A young child was recovered alive from a Yemeni jet crash in the Indian Ocean.
Pirates hijacked a British-owned bulk carrier Saturday in the Indian Ocean, but NATO forces stopped an attack on another vessel in the Gulf of Aden hours earlier, NATO maritime authorities said.
The battle for control of the U.S.-flagged Maersk Alabama began with a bold move by some of the crew to jump the pirates, crew members say.
It's not just the number of people fishing, but the level of poverty in a local community that leads to overfishing of coral reefs, according to a new report.
Four years since a 9.0-magnitude earthquake spawned massive walls of water that swept across the Indian Ocean, leaving more than 230,000 dead according to a United Nations estimate, improvements can be seen in many of the devastated areas, humanitarian groups said.
Japan's refueling mission in the Indian Ocean has been extended for another year by the country's parliament.
A Dutch-operated container ship outran pirates off the coast of Tanzania this weekend, an official with the International Maritime Bureau said Sunday.
Pirates have released a Yemeni cargo ship without receiving a ransom after negotiations with local elders, a Somali official said Wednesday.
Australia became an integral link in a network of tsunami warning hubs across the Indian and Pacific oceans with the official opening of a national monitoring center Friday
The tsunami that killed 230,000 people in 2004 was the biggest in the Indian Ocean in some 600 years, two new geological studies suggest
The powerful underwater current changed without warning, dragging us down and threatening to sweep us out into open water, far beyond help. We scrabbled for a hold, grabbing rocks, smashing coral and kicking our legs in panic.
A magnitude-6.3 earthquake off the coast of Indonesia on Sunday could trigger a tsunami on coasts near its epicenter, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said.
Frenchman Francis Joyon has broken the 24-hour distance record as he bids to beat Ellen MacArthur's record for going solo around the world.
Japan ordered its mission in support of the U.S.-led coalition in Afghanistan, after the government failed to reach an agreement with parliament to extend it.
Three years after a series of tsunamis killed more than 200,000 people and devastated hundreds of communities bordering the Indian Ocean, a team of engineers has figured out how to re-create smaller versions of the killer waves in a lab.
Powerful quakes in Indonesia recall the 2004 tragedy and prompt worries over whether we're prepared for the next one
Craig Redmond, Indonesia director of Mercy Corps, updates the situation for residents after a powerful earthquake.
People on the Indonesian island of Sumatra were jolted Thursday by a powerful tremor that prompted the Indonesian government to issue another tsunami warning.
Two earthquakes struck off the southwest coast of Taiwan on Tuesday, the second anniversary of the Indian Ocean tsunami disaster that left more than 200,000 dead.
The death toll from an earthquake and resulting tsunami that smashed into fishing villages and resorts on Indonesia's Java island has reached 525 with 273 people missing, officials have said.
The death toll from an earthquake and resulting tsunami that smashed into fishing villages and resorts on Indonesia's Java island has reached 340 with more than 200 people missing, officials say.
A major earthquake off the coast of Java and a tsunami that followed has killed at least 155 people, according to Red Cross officials.
Eight people were killed in a Sri Lankan park on Saturday when a landmine exploded, Sri Lankan military authorities said Sunday.
Natural disasters, terrorism and politics drove the top stories of 2005, according to an unscientific poll of CNN.com readers.
India, the world's second most populous nation and its 10th largest economy, is on the rise and bidding for superpower status.
A strong earthquake has struck off the northwest coast of the Indonesian island of Sumatra, shaking buildings and triggering some panic.
On 17 March 2005, 81 days after a massive tsunami swept away a great swathe of humanity in nations bordering the Indian Ocean, scientists from Ireland's University of Ulster predicted a quake would soon rattle fault lines near Indonesia.
The toll of dead and missing six months after the December 26 Indian Ocean quake and tsunami stands at 226,328, according to government figures given to the International Federation of Red Cross.
Hundreds of bereaved families and friends of those killed in the Indian Ocean tsunami have joined Queen Elizabeth II and Prime Minister Tony Blair at a memorial service to honor those who died.
Why do some earthquakes spawn tsunamis that kill thousands while others hardly stir a ripple on the ocean surface?
The United Nations says the number of people needing food aid will soar to nearly 800,000 in Aceh following the December 26 quake and tsunami.
Government ministers from tsunami-ravaged Asian nations have failed to overcome their differences on which country should host a proposed early warning system in the Indian Ocean.
Government ministers from tsunami-ravaged Asian nations are gathering on the island of Phuket to plan for a proposed tsunami early warning system in the Indian Ocean.
In the wake of last month's tsunami disaster in the Indian Ocean, countries attending a United Nations conference on disaster reduction have agreed to pursue a plan aimed at reducing the risk posed by natural disasters.
The Indonesian Health Ministry said Wednesday that the December 26 earthquake and tsunamis killed 166,320 people in Indonesia, jumping the regional death toll for the disaster to 212,611.
Hard-hit Indian Ocean fishermen are being hurt again by falling demand for seafood prompted by fears it may be contaminated by decaying bodies that were swept out to sea by the tsunamis.
Once a peaceful fishing outpost on India's southeast coast, the village of Nallavadu is now nothing but rubble. Like so many other towns and villages surrounding the Indian Ocean, it is a victim of the tsunamis.
High-ranking international officials have toured regions hardest hit by the Indian Ocean tsunamis to see firsthand the devastation that has prompted one of the world's biggest relief efforts.
The tsunamis that struck after an earthquake under the Indian Ocean took the world by surprise, but the killer waves could have been tracked almost from their birth if warning systems were in place, according to scientists.
World leaders have pledged to work together on tsunami relief and reconstruction and establish a warning system to help avoid a similar disaster in the Indian Ocean.
U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan has appealed for $977 million in emergency relief over the next six months for the "unprecedented global catastrophe" triggered by the Asian tsunamis.
Much of Europe fell silent for three minutes on Wednesday as busy rail stations, stock exchanges, offices and shops paused to mourn the victims of the Indian Ocean tsunami disaster.
Seven-time world Formula One champion Michael Schumacher has donated $10 million to the victims of last week's Asian tsunamis, his manager Willi Weber said during a German telethon on Tuesday.
Saudi Arabia, criticized in the Arab world for not offering more money for tsunami disaster relief, said Tuesday it will triple the aid it has pledged to $30 million and will hold a fund-raising telethon to benefit victims.
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On Sunday morning, shortly before killer waves reached Sri Lanka and India, a report was transmitted to a monitoring station in Hong Kong.
Gargantuan global relief efforts are gaining momentum as countries and aid organizations donate money, supplies and personnel to areas ravaged by earthquake-triggered tsunamis.
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