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Singapore-Bound Ferry Runs Into Trouble, 97 Rescued

SINGAPORE, Nov 30 (Reuters) – Almost 100 people were rescued when a ferry sailing towards Singapore from the Indonesian island of Batam hit a floating object and reportedly started to sink, authorities in the city-state said. Ferry operator Batamfast called out two other ferries that rescued all 90 passengers and seven crew and took them […]

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Eleven Missing After Cargo Ship Sinks Off the Philippines

Eleven people are missing and presumed lost after a Panama-flagged cargo ship sank in the South China Sea off the Philippines, the Philippines Coast Guard has confirmed. The ship, the MV Fortune Life, is believed to have sank Friday approximately 130 nautical miles West of Vigan City, Philippines. The Philippines Coast Guard reported that 6 […]

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Nigeria Probing Abduction of Polish Crew

By Dulue Mbachu (Bloomberg) — Nigeria is investigating the abduction of five Polish crew members after their vessel was attacked by gunmen in the country’s territorial waters, the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency said. The Cyprus-flagged vessel MV Szafir was attacked on Friday while “approximately seven nautical miles” from the coastal town of Brass, […]

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Power Ship Arrives in Ghana to Help End Blackouts

By Kwasi Kpodo TEMA, Ghana, Nov 29 (Reuters) – A power-generating ship was officially welcomed at Ghana’s main port on Sunday after arriving the previous day in what Power Minister Kwabena Donkor said was a bid to keep the country on track to end chronic blackouts. Power has become a political issue, and anger over […]

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Crack Could Delay Panama Canal Expansion, Spokesman Says

PANAMA CITY (Reuters) – The expansion of the Panama canal could face a new delay due to cracks that emerged a few months ago in one of the locks, a spokesman for the waterway’s authority said on Thursday. The consortium leading the construction project – led by Italy’s Salini Impregilo and Spain’s Sacyr – expects […]

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China Navy Holds First Joint Anti-Piracy Drill With NATO

BEIJING, Nov 27 (Reuters) – Chinese naval forces involved in anti-piracy patrols in the Gulf of Aden have held their first joint drill with NATO ships carrying out the same mission, China’s Defence Ministry said on Friday, as China seeks a greater global security role. The exercise happened on Wednesday, the ministry said in a […]

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Five Kidnapped from Polish Cargo Ship Off Nigeria

WARSAW, Nov 27 (Reuters) – Pirates attacked a Polish-owned cargo vessel off the Nigerian coast and kidnapped its captain and four crew, Polish authorities said, in the first documented incident of its kind in almost year in some of the deadliest shipping lanes on earth. The Cyprus-registered Szafir was boarded overnight by armed men in […]