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Barge runs aground on Mississippi River; historic drought continues updated: Thu Aug 02 2012 17:57:00

The Mississippi River was closed at two different locations Thursday after a barge ran aground near Greenville, Mississippi, and the Army Corps of Engineers carried out dredging operations near La Crosse, Wisconsin.

Cruise survivors: 'It was pitch black'updated: Fri Jul 06 2012 12:55:00

Keiko Guest and Justin Evans, survivors of the Italian cruise ship Costa Concordia, describe the moments when the ship crashed.

200-year-old shipwreck discovered in northern Gulf of Mexicoupdated: Thu May 17 2012 10:33:00

A wooden ship believed to be over 200 years old was discovered during a recent exploration of the northern Gulf of Mexico, according to a press release from the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

Court: Italy cruise ship captain must stay under house arrestupdated: Tue Apr 10 2012 14:51:00

Italy's highest court ruled Tuesday that the captain of the wrecked Costa Concordia cruise ship must remain under house arrest while he is investigated for possible criminal charges.

'Horrifying' ship collisionupdated: Tue Mar 20 2012 15:31:00

Cruise ship passengers describe the terrifying moment the vessel collided with a container ship off the coast of Vietnam.

Judge bars consumer, environmental groups in Italian cruise ship inquiryupdated: Sat Mar 03 2012 17:33:00

A judge on Saturday barred environmental and consumer groups from participating in a criminal court investigation into the wreck of cruise liner Costa Concordia that killed at least 25 people, attorneys said.

8 crew missing after ship sinks in Black Sea stormupdated: Wed Feb 01 2012 09:01:00

Turkish authorities have scrambled divers, helicopters and coast guard ships in an effort to find and rescue eight crew members missing after a cargo ship sank in a storm off Turkey's Black Sea coast Tuesday night.

Family plans memorial service for U.S. couple in Italian shipwreckupdated: Wed Feb 01 2012 03:30:00

The family of a Minnesota couple that remains unaccounted for after a massive cruise ship ran aground off an Italian island last month plans to hold a memorial service to celebrate their lives.

More bodies recovered from stricken cruise shipupdated: Tue Jan 17 2012 22:29:00

Italian rescuers and divers continuing their perilous work Tuesday located a second "black box" and the remains of five people in the wreckage of the Costa Concordia cruise ship.

Zimbabwe police retrieve 11 people drowned on Christmas dayupdated: Mon Dec 26 2011 06:13:00

Police in Zimbabwe said Monday 11 people -- including five children -- drowned when their boat capsized in strong winds on Christmas day evening.

How to survive a shipwreckupdated: Wed Oct 26 2011 04:58:00

They were able to make sturdy shelters from bamboo, pick up radio signals from Hawaii, design a pedal-powered car and house many frequent visitors, but still they couldn't manage to escape the island where they were shipwrecked. The fictional tale of seven castaways on TV show Gilligan's Island entertained millions around the world for years. But how can you avoid getting into a real-life Gilligan's Island situation? Here's the Mainsail guide to surviving a shipwreck if you should get into trouble sailing the high seas.

Boat rescue witness: Stunned survivors had 'thousand-yard stare'updated: Mon Oct 10 2011 18:19:00

The 4-year-old girl sobbed as rescuers rushed her ashore. In the boat behind her, the faces of her fellow survivors were painted with "a thousand-yard stare," one witness said Monday.

8 killed in Indonesia ferry stampedeupdated: Wed Sep 28 2011 08:52:00

At least eight people were killed when an explosion triggered a stampede on a docked ferry in central Indonesia Wednesday, authorities said.

Silver-laden shipwreckupdated: Mon Sep 26 2011 23:20:00

Odyssey Marine Exploration's Mark Gordon discusses the recent discovery of a ship that contained 200 tons of silver.

Specialist divers arrive at scene of sunken Russian shipupdated: Wed Jul 13 2011 11:12:00

Specialist military divers have arrived at the site where a Russian cruise ship sank over the weekend, killing more than 100 people, the Russian Defense Ministry said Wednesday.

Russian tourist boat sinksupdated: Wed Jul 13 2011 11:12:00

A cruise ship sinks on Russia's Volga River with more than 200 people aboard. CNN's Colleen McEdwards reports.

Coast Guard suspends search for missing Americans off Mexican coastupdated: Wed Jul 13 2011 03:22:00

The U.S. Coast Guard suspended its search Tuesday for seven Americans who have been missing since a charter fishing boat sank off the coast of Mexico nine days ago.

At least 55 dead, dozens missing after ship sinks in Russiaupdated: Mon Jul 11 2011 12:44:00

At least 55 people are now known to have died when a ship sank with more than 200 people aboard on Russia's Volga River, state-run media reported Monday, citing the Russian Emergency Situations Ministry.

Family pushes to extend search for tourists missing from capsized boatupdated: Thu Jul 07 2011 00:01:00

Relatives of seven Americans missing since a tourist boat capsized off the coast of Mexico over the weekend remain hopeful that their loves ones will be rescued, a family spokesman said.

NTSB chairwoman cites 'deadliness of distraction' in duck boat crashupdated: Tue Jun 21 2011 17:39:00

The sinking of a duck boat that killed two people was "another tragic example of the deadliness of distraction" the chairwoman of the National Transportation Safety Board said Tuesday after a final report showed several people involved were on the cell phones or computers.

22 dead in boat accident in Indonesiaupdated: Tue Jun 07 2011 07:09:00

Authorities continued to search Tuesday for missing people after a boat capsized near the Indonesian town of Banjarmasin, officials said.

Three missing after boats collideupdated: Fri May 20 2011 07:08:00

The U.S. Coast Guard is searching for three people who were reported missing after two boats collided.

UN: Boat with refugees from Libya taking on water, may be at riskupdated: Thu May 12 2011 18:24:00

A United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees representative says a boat carrying an estimated 220 migrants is headed north from the Libyan coast towards Europe, but the boat is taking on water and at potential risk.

Hundreds missing after overcrowded boat from Libya capsizesupdated: Tue May 10 2011 11:46:00

Somali migrant worker Ibrahim Abdi has cheated death twice trying to get from north Africa to Europe.

Search on for 150 after boat capsizes off Italian coastupdated: Wed Apr 06 2011 07:23:00

About 150 people were missing Wednesday after a boat capsized in the Mediterranean Sea, the Italian Coast Guard said.

Asylum seekers shipwreckedupdated: Tue Feb 22 2011 03:27:00

Rescuers are still searching for bodies after a ship smashed into a cliff off the coast of Christmas Island.

Koreas talks stall after North delegation walks outupdated: Wed Feb 09 2011 07:08:00

Talks between North and South Korea collapsed Wednesday after the two sides failed to reach an agreement on securing high-level military discussions during preparatory meetings held in the border area of Panmunjom.

South Korea agrees to humanitarian talks with North Koreaupdated: Tue Feb 08 2011 23:28:00

South Korea agreed in principal to hold humanitarian talks with North Korea, as the two sides resumed working-level military meetings Wednesday, South Korea's government said.

80 African migrants feared drowned off Yemen coastupdated: Mon Jan 03 2011 18:41:00

At least 80 African migrants were feared drowned Monday after their boats capsized off the coast of Yemen, authorities there reported.

2 killed, 15 missing after ship sinks off Chinaupdated: Sat Jan 01 2011 01:19:00

Fifteen sailors remained missing Saturday after a North-Korean-registered cargo ship sank in the Yellow Sea, killing two, China's state media reported.

Report: 27 fishermen missing in South China Seaupdated: Thu Dec 16 2010 16:50:00

At least 27 fishermen were missing after a Vietnam-registered vessel sank in the South China Sea, China's state-run news agency Xinhua reported on Thursday, citing maritime rescue authorities.

Search stopped for 17 missing men after ship sinksupdated: Mon Dec 13 2010 20:30:00

The search has been suspended for 17 crewmen missing at sea after the sinking of a Korean fishing vessel in the frigid ocean waters around Antarctica, a New Zealand rescue agency said Tuesday.

At least 4 dead, 20 rescued, 17 missing after ship sinks off Antarcticupdated: Sun Dec 12 2010 23:30:00

A South Korean fishing vessel sank Monday in frigid ocean waters about 1,000 nautical miles north of McMurdo Station in Antarctica, killing at least four people, while at least 20 were rescued, according to maritime officials.

10 Chinese sailors missing, 14 rescued after cargo ship sinksupdated: Sat Dec 04 2010 15:22:00

Fourteen sailors were rescued after their cargo ship sank off the southeast coast of China, but 10 others remain missing, state-run media reported Saturday.

High stakes diplomacy amid Korean tensionupdated: Mon Nov 29 2010 01:37:00

CNN's Stan Grant reports from Seoul on China's calls for talks after N. Korea reacts to U.S.-South Korea war exercises.

South Korea warns of 'firm' response to future attacksupdated: Mon Nov 29 2010 01:37:00

South Korea will "firmly" respond to future provocations from North Korea, South Korean President Lee Myung-bak said Monday, declaring that his nation "cannot remain patient" in the face of continued hostility from Pyongyang.

N. Korea: Exercises bring war 'closer'updated: Fri Nov 26 2010 00:03:00

North Korea warned Friday that planned U.S. and South Korean military exercises beginning this weekend bring the Korean Peninsula "closer to the brink of war," according to state news agency KCNA.

The Korean War never endedupdated: Tue Nov 23 2010 06:51:00

The Korean War began 60 years ago on June 25, 1950, and it still hasn't ended. Fighting on the Korean Peninsula may have stopped with a cease-fire in July 1953, but North and South Korea have remained in a tense state of armed truce ever since, with open warfare just a hair-trigger away.

Family lost at sea, rescuedupdated: Mon Nov 08 2010 08:07:00

Captain James McCauley, commanding officer, USCG Cutter Rush, describes the international rescue near Hawaii.

16 missing after Chinese fishing boat capsizes, report saysupdated: Sat Oct 23 2010 09:20:00

Sixteen people are missing in eastern China after a fishing boat capsized early Saturday morning, according to state media.

S. Korea's final report affirms Cheonan was sunk by N. Korean torpedoupdated: Mon Sep 13 2010 23:11:00

South Korea's final report on the March sinking of the warship Cheonan reaffirms that a North Korean torpedo sent the ship to the bottom of the Yellow Sea, killing 46 sailors.

Koreas make ship-sinking case to U.N.updated: Mon Sep 13 2010 23:11:00

Both Koreas present their cases to the U.N. over the sinking of a South Korean warship. CNN's Richard Roth reports.

World's 'oldest beer' found in shipwreckupdated: Fri Sep 03 2010 06:33:00

First there was the discovery of dozens of bottles of 200-year-old champagne, but now salvage divers have recovered what they believe to be the world's oldest beer, taking advertisers' notion of 'drinkability' to another level.

U.S., South Korea to conduct anti-submarine warfare exercisesupdated: Thu Aug 19 2010 01:43:00

The United States and South Korean navies will begin a joint exercise off the western coast of the Korean peninsula in response to North Korea's alleged sinking of a South Korean warship last March.

3 dead, 3 missing after South Korean boat sinks in New Zealandupdated: Wed Aug 18 2010 03:57:00

Three people died and three others were missing after a South Korean fishing boat sank Wednesday morning in the waters off New Zealand, officials said.

Indian Coast Guard combats oil spillupdated: Tue Aug 10 2010 04:03:00

Emergency crews were spraying chemicals Monday to break up an oil spill off India's western coast along Mumbai two days after two vessels collided at sea, officials said.

8 dead, 90 missing after boat sinks in Indonesiaupdated: Mon Aug 09 2010 12:32:00

Eight people were killed and 90 were missing after a boat sank Monday in Indonesia, according to the country's official Antara news agency.

Vessels collide, cause oil spill off Mumbai Coastupdated: Sun Aug 08 2010 09:15:00

Two vessels collided Saturday morning off the Mumbai coast in western India, and the resulting damage caused one of the ships to leak oil, according to the Indian Coast Guard.

South Korea begins massive anti-submarine drillsupdated: Thu Aug 05 2010 09:10:00

In a move that is antagonizing North Korea and irking China, South Korea commenced a major naval exercise in the Yellow Sea Thursday, the largest since 46 South Korean sailors died in March in the sinking of a warship.

Discussions to resume Friday with North Korea over warship sinkingupdated: Fri Jul 30 2010 02:18:00

The U.S.-led United Nations Command will meet again Friday with North Korea to discuss the sinking of a South Korean warship, according to the U.S. Forces Korea website.

S. Korean PM offers to resign a second timeupdated: Thu Jul 29 2010 08:31:00

South Korea's prime minister has offered to resign for a second time, the prime minister's office said Thursday, after failure to win parliamentary approval to stop relocation of government offices out of the capital, Seoul.

U.S.-South Korea military exerciseupdated: Sun Jul 25 2010 14:41:00

Amid heightened tensions with North Korea, the United States and South Korea on Sunday began joint military exercises.

U.S., South Korea begin military exercisesupdated: Sun Jul 25 2010 14:41:00

Amid heightened tensions with North Korea, the United States and South Korea on Sunday began joint military exercises.

North Korea tensionupdated: Sun Jul 25 2010 07:32:00

Former CNN correspondent Mike Chinoy discusses the latest threat from North Korea.

North Korea ramps up threats against military exercisesupdated: Fri Jul 23 2010 22:17:00

North Korea on Saturday heightened its threats against upcoming U.S.-supported military exercises after talks over the sinking of a South Korean warship.

ASEAN officials gather in Vietnamupdated: Fri Jul 23 2010 22:17:00

CNN's Dan Rivers reports on the major issues on the table at the ASEAN conference in Hanoi.

U.N., North Korea meet again to discuss sinking of South Korean shipupdated: Fri Jul 23 2010 02:35:00

The second round of talks between North Korea and the U.S.-led U.N. Command on the peninsula ended Friday.

U.N., North Korea to discuss sinking of South Korean shipupdated: Thu Jul 22 2010 15:46:00

North Korea has agreed to hold talks Friday with the U.S.-led U.N. Command on the peninsula over the sinking of a South Korean warship.

U.S., South Korea to hold major military drillsupdated: Tue Jul 20 2010 15:00:00

The United States and South Korea will conduct major joint military exercises starting Sunday just off the Korean peninsula, the U.S. military announced Tuesday.

U.N., N. Korean meeting in DMZ postponedupdated: Mon Jul 12 2010 23:11:00

A much-anticipated meeting Tuesday between military officers of the U.S.-led U.N. Command and North Korea in the demilitarized zone between North and South Korea has been postponed, the command said.

U.N. Security Council condemns warship sinkingupdated: Fri Jul 09 2010 23:06:00

The United Nations formally condemned Friday the sinking of a South Korean warship in March but did not specifically name North Korea, which a multinational probe found culpable in the incident.

U.N. Security Council to condemn sinkingupdated: Fri Jul 09 2010 10:01:00

The United Nations is set to formally condemn the action -- but not a particular nation -- for the March sinking of a South Korean warship, the Cheonan.

U.N. to condemn warship sinkingupdated: Fri Jul 09 2010 10:01:00

The U.N. is expected to condemn North Korea for the sinking of a South Korean warship. CNN's Richard Roth reports.

South Korean prime minister offers to resignupdated: Mon Jul 05 2010 06:06:00

South Korea's prime minister has offered to resign, his communications office said Monday, after failure to win parliamentary approval to stop relocation of government offices out of the capital, Seoul.

S. Korea rejects N. Korea's call for joint inquiry into sinkingupdated: Thu Jul 01 2010 12:50:00

North Korea has called for a joint investigation with South Korea into the sinking of a South Korean navy vessel last March, but the proposal was quickly rejected by Seoul.

U.S.: Ship sinking provocative but not terrorismupdated: Tue Jun 29 2010 04:18:00

The United States will not return North Korea to its list of state sponsors of terrorism despite its alleged role in the sinking of a South Korea naval ship in contested waters off the peninsula's coast.

Tensions ripple through Korean peninsula on 60th anniversary of warupdated: Fri Jun 25 2010 16:50:00

North and South Korea marked the 60th anniversary of the Korean War with sober commemorations and sharp rhetoric as tensions continued to ripple between the two countries over the sinking in March of a South Korean warship.

North Korea rejects torpedo findings, threatens warupdated: Wed Jun 16 2010 14:39:00

North Korea on Tuesday rejected international findings that it sank a South Korean ship, warning at the United Nations the dispute could lead to war.

Koreas meet with U.N. Security Council over ship's sinkingupdated: Mon Jun 14 2010 20:15:00

United Nations Security Council President Claude Heller said that the U.N. body is "gravely concerned" about tensions between North Korea and South Korea after hearing presentations from both sides Monday into the sinking of a South Korean naval ship in contested waters in March.

South Korea takes battle over sunken warship to Twitterupdated: Thu Jun 03 2010 17:48:00

South Korea's defense ministry will show wreckage of a sunken ship to a group of Twitter users in an effort to dispel doubts among young skeptics about its investigation blaming North Korea for attacking the vessel, state media said Monday.

Boaters describe ordeal at seaupdated: Mon Aug 31 2009 19:19:00

Three men tell how they survived eight days lost at sea.

Missing boaters endured a 'survival test,' says rescued boaterupdated: Mon Aug 31 2009 10:10:00

Rescued after spending eight days lost at sea, Tressel Hawkins was happy to be back in Texas.

Shipwreck pocket watch returned after 128 yearsupdated: Thu Aug 20 2009 10:10:00

A glimpse of something shiny on the ocean floor nine years ago led a Welsh diver to uncover a piece of local history that had been forgotten for more than a century.

Mystery ends in Australia WWII disasterupdated: Wed Aug 12 2009 22:34:00

The Australian cruiser met the disguised German vessel in the waters off western Australia two years after the two became enemies in World War II.

Accused Somali pirate arraigned in U.S. courtupdated: Thu May 21 2009 17:26:00

A Somali suspect in the hijacking of the U.S.-flagged Maersk Alabama last month pleaded not guilty to 10 counts including piracy, hostage-taking, and firearms charges in U.S. District Court in New York on Thursday.

Suspect in ship hijacking charged with piracyupdated: Wed May 20 2009 11:52:00

A Somali suspect in the hijacking of the U.S.-flagged Maersk Alabama last month has been indicted on 10 counts including piracy, hostage-taking and firearms charges, officials said Tuesday.

12 missing after Japanese boat capsizesupdated: Mon Apr 13 2009 23:46:00

Twelve crew members were missing after a fishing boat capsized off southern Japan, the Japanese coast guard said Tuesday.

Australia declares disaster over oil spillupdated: Fri Mar 13 2009 11:37:00

Australian authorities have declared several coastal areas near Brisbane disaster zones after a massive oil spill earlier this week, according to the Queensland government.

Sludge blackens coastupdated: Fri Mar 13 2009 11:37:00

An massive oil spill off the Queensland coast isn't the only worry for officials. Nine Network's Peter Harvey reports.

Search for boaters to endupdated: Wed Mar 04 2009 10:17:00

The coast guard says they will call off the search for three men who are missing after their boat capsized off Florida.

Coast Guard suspends search for NFL players, friendupdated: Wed Mar 04 2009 10:17:00

The Coast Guard ended its search Tuesday for two professional football players and a third man lost at sea, leaving the families to cope with unknown fates of the men and to organize a private search.

Treasure hunters claim historic warship foundupdated: Mon Feb 02 2009 14:36:00

Deep-sea explorers say they have solved "one of the greatest mysteries in naval history" with the discovery of what was "the world's mightiest and most technically advanced warship" when it sank in 1744.

40 killed in Vietnam boat sinkingupdated: Mon Jan 26 2009 00:40:00

At least 40 people died when a crowded river boat sank in central Vietnam Sunday -- on the eve of the Lunar New Year.

Oil spill paralyzes economyupdated: Fri Jul 25 2008 20:43:00

CNN's Brian Todd is in New Orleans, where a massive oil spill wreaks havoc on the economy.

Port chief: Oil spill costing $275 million a dayupdated: Fri Jul 25 2008 20:43:00

The oil spill that closed the Mississippi River at New Orleans is costing the U.S. economy $275 million a day, the head of that city's port authority told CNN.

CNNMoney: High court reduces Exxon oil spill damagesupdated: Wed Jun 25 2008 15:29:00

The Supreme Court on Wednesday reduced a $2.5 billion punitive damages award against energy giant Exxon for its role in an infamous 1989 maritime oil spill off the coast of Alaska. Spain Claims Sunken Treasureupdated: Thu May 08 2008 12:00:00

A shipwreck and its precious cargo, which is at the center of a legal tussle between Spain and U.S. treasure hunters, has possibly been resolved

Oil tanker sinks off Vietnamupdated: Thu Mar 06 2008 04:03:00

The threat of an oil spill remains high after a tanker, carrying 1,700 tons of oil, sank off the southern Vietnamese province of Binh Thuan, the Vietnamese News Agency reported on Thursday.

Exxon vs. Alaskans as high court takes on oil spill caseupdated: Wed Feb 27 2008 16:46:00

Nearly 20 years after one of the most infamous environmental disasters scarred Alaska's Prince William Sound, the Supreme Court stepped nearer Wednesday to perhaps providing a measure of closure for the seemingly endless litigation over the Exxon Valdez oil spill.

26 Chinese rescued from sinking vesselupdated: Mon Feb 18 2008 00:09:00

Emergency crews have rescued 26 Chinese crew members whose boat began taking on water off the northern Philippines Sunday night, the state-run Chinese news agency reported.

South Korea oil spillupdated: Sun Dec 09 2007 23:10:00

South Korea's worst ever oil spill causes massive pollution. CNN's Sohn Jie-Ae reports

Russia's eco catastropheupdated: Thu Nov 15 2007 23:45:00

CNN's Matthew Chance reports on the environmental impact of the Russian oil spill.

Oil spill may take months to clearupdated: Thu Nov 15 2007 23:45:00

Residue from a large oil spill in the Black Sea region will take more than a month and a half to completely clear, Russian officials said Thursday.

Ship runs agroundupdated: Thu Nov 08 2007 13:10:00

A cruise ship with 66 passengers aboard began taking on water so it was run aground. The Coast Guard responded.

Search under way after boat crew disappearsupdated: Tue Sep 25 2007 09:33:00

The FBI is searching for the four-person crew of a Miami Beach charter boat as part of an investigation into what a bureau spokeswoman called "a possible crime on the seas."

Mystery at seaupdated: Tue Sep 25 2007 09:33:00

Authorities continue their search for four boaters reported missing in the Atlantic on Sunday. Affiliate WFOR reports.

Rescuers search for missing off Canary Islandsupdated: Thu Jul 19 2007 05:46:00

Spanish air and sea rescue teams searched Thursday for dozens of illegal immigrants feared missing after a small boat sank off Spain's Canary Islands in the Atlantic, a Spanish official with the maritime rescue service told CNN.

Is shipwreck the key to Napoleon's holy war?updated: Thu Mar 01 2007 09:50:00

A mysterious shipwreck, marked on a 200-year-old map and discovered outside the Mediterranean port of Acre, Israel, may throw light on Napoleon's attempt to conquer the Holy Land.

Search for 100 missing after Ecuador boat sinksupdated: Wed Aug 17 2005 15:20:00

Fishing vessels and cargo ships off Colombia were being alerted Wednesday to search for more than 100 people missing after their fishing boat sank, said the captain of Ecuador's port of Manta.

FSB: Gold Rushupdated: Tue Mar 01 2005 00:01:00

We're 50 miles off Florida's Atlantic coast, and things aren't going well. A deep-sea recovery device the size of a Hummer is floating in the water alongside its 250-foot-long mother ship, the Odys...

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