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In a Remote Part of Greenland, a Cruise Ship Is Stuck
Cruise Ship Pulled
Free After 3 Days
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Cruise Ship Pulled Free After 3 Days

Vessel ran aground in a remote part of Greenland

(Newser) - A luxury cruise ship that ran aground in a remote part of Greenland above the Arctic Circle has been freed after three days, reports the AP . A fisheries research vessel came to the rescue earlier than expected and managed to pull the MV Ocean Explorer free at high tide on...

Paul Allen's Beloved Ship Tips at Dockyard

Research ship once owned by late Microsoft co-founder topples in Edinburgh, Scotland

(Newser) - A large research ship docked in Edinburgh, Scotland, tipped on its side Wednesday and injured nearly three dozen people. Photos showed the 250-foot-long Petrel leaning at a 45-degree angle, reports the AP . The BBC reports that 12 people were treated at the scene and another 21 were taken to the...

Texas Explorer Finds the Deepest Shipwreck Ever

USS Samuel B. Roberts went down in WWII fighting Japanese warships in Philippine Sea

(Newser) - In its determined last stand in October 1944, the Sammy B took on the Japanese during a World War II battle that eventually sent it down to the ocean floor. The US Navy destroyer (official name: the USS Samuel B. Roberts) remained lost to humankind for nearly 80 more years—...

New Mega Cruise Ship No One Wants Is Headed for Scrapyard

Owner of unfinished Global Dream II files for bankruptcy, without a buyer for vessel

(Newser) - The Global Dream II's maiden voyage will be one its builders probably didn't anticipate: from the shipyard to the scrapyard. Intended to be "one of the world's largest liners," the cruise ship was designed to transport 9,000 passengers and was nearing completion in a...

Woman Dies in 60-Foot Fall From Mast of Tall Ship

Police are investigating death of volunteer on Galveston ship

(Newser) - Tragedy on a tall ship: A woman fell 60 feet to her death in front of horrified tourists at the historic Elissa ship in Galveston on Saturday. Authorities say the 58-year-old woman was one of the volunteers who maintain the tall ship at a seaport museum, KTRK reports. Port of...

Let's Hope Ever Given Doesn't Get Stuck on Its Way Out

Container ship that blocked Suez Canal is finally setting sail after owners finalize deal with Egypt

(Newser) - It's not clear how much of the $550 million Egypt demanded it actually got, but it was enough to spring a container ship. The Ever Given has begun its departure from the Suez Canal, where just a few months ago it created an international headache when it got stuck...

The Ever Given Saga Isn't Over Quite Yet

Egypt won't release container ship until probe is done, 'compensation is paid'

(Newser) - Rumors started floating again this week that the beleaguered Ever Given, the container ship stuck in the Suez Canal last month for six days, had become restuck. That's not true , but the 1,300-foot ship isn't exactly free, either: The Wall Street Journal reports that Egypt won't...

They Tried to Age Beer on a Sunken Ship. The Barrels Vanished

A 'deep-water beermaking' experiment gone wrong off the coast of Argentina

(Newser) - Craft beer is getting ... weird. And the weirder the better, it seems, after thieves made off with or otherwise liberated nearly 200 gallons of ale being aged in a sunken ship off Argentina. The theft took place near Mar del Plata, where three local breweries and a diving school had...

Report: Stowaways Turn Violent on Oil Tanker

British authorities are investigating the Nave Andromeda

(Newser) - British police are investigating an undisclosed incident aboard an oil tanker in the English Channel, the AP reports. The incident reportedly took place aboard the Libyan-registered oil tanker Nave Andromeda south of Sandown on Isle of Wight, according to Isle of Wight Radio. "We are aware and dealing with...

The Ocean Just Got a Little Less Mysterious

Scientists have mapped nearly a fifth of the ocean floor

(Newser) - Wish you could see the ocean floor? A project to map the entire surface by 2030 is making headway and has nearly a fifth of it completed, the BBC reports. The Nippon Foundation-GEBCO Seabed 2030 Project began in 2017 with only 6% mapped, so it's moving at a decent...

Fire Engulfs Building in Popular Tourist Area

Pre-dawn blaze breaks out on San Francisco's Fisherman's Wharf

(Newser) - A fire engulfed a warehouse on San Francisco's Fisherman's Wharf early Saturday, sending a thick plume of smoke over the waterfront and threatening to spread to a historic World War II-era ship before firefighters brought the flames under control, the AP reports. No injuries have been reported and...

After a Period of Quiet, a 'Provocative' Move From Iran

Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Navy vessels get close to US warships

(Newser) - Six US military warships conducting exercises in international waters off Iran on Wednesday were interrupted by what the US calls a "harassing" group of nearly a dozen Iranian vessels. A statement from the US Navy's 5th Fleet says that 11 Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Navy vessels came very...

Russian Sailors Were Doing This During Near-Collision

In a Navy video, they appear to be sunbathing

(Newser) - A Navy cruiser and a Russian destroyer nearly collided Friday in the Philippine Sea, sparking an instant blame game between the two nations. Now for another issue: sunbathing? Navy video of the incident appears to show shirtless Russian sailors soaking up rays on a rear helipad as the crisis unfolded,...

'Survivor' Replica of Columbus Ship Takes 2nd Watery Plunge

La Niña sinks again in Corpus Christi, Texas, but caretakers are hopeful she can be brought back

(Newser) - "She sank fast, but she is a survivor." So says Kim Mrazek, president of the group that maintains the La Niña, a replica of Christopher Columbus' ship that was made in Spain but has called Corpus Christi, Texas, home since 1992, per CNN . The vessel took on...

Trudeau: Hitler Tested Us. Canada 'Failed Miserably'

PM apologizes for Canada's 1939 decision to turn away German Jews

(Newser) - In June 1939, more than 900 German Jews fleeing persecution by the Nazis were forced to return to Europe, including 254 who'd later die in concentration camps. Traveling aboard the MS St. Louis, they'd been turned away by the US and Cuba before a group of Canadians urged...

Russia Sends Navy Ships to Skirt British Waters

'Britain will never be intimidated,' defense chief warns

(Newser) - Tensions between Russia and Britain are heating up on the high seas. Britain's Royal Navy has dispatched ships and a helicopter in recent days to track and, in some cases, escort Russian naval ships near UK waters, reports the Washington Post . The British warship HMS St. Albans escorted the...

Hospital Ship Sits Off Puerto Rico, Mostly Empty

Red tape, general confusion preventing hurricane victims from being treated on USNS Comfort

(Newser) - After Hurricane Maria, the USNS Comfort was sent to Puerto Rico, where the floating hospital has been idling offshore for almost two weeks. But CNN reports that only 30 or so of the ship's 250 available beds are occupied, and that its surgery facilities, medical staff, and supplies have...

Coming Soon: World's First Ship Tunnel Through the Mountains

Norway is building mile-long tunnel so ships don't have to deal with stormy Stadhavet Sea

(Newser) - Even Ivar the Boneless probably would've taken a hard pass if he were told to launch his longship in the Stadhavet Sea. And since even the Vikings were scared of Norway's famously temperamental body of water, it's not surprising to hear that the country has been working...

Scientists Plan to Strand a Ship in Arctic Ice

Polarstern will drift across North Pole so researchers can get info on climate change

(Newser) - The nearly 400-foot-long Polarstern is designed to break through ice in frigid waters—but for an upcoming trip to study climate change, Germany is going to purposely let its ship become stuck in the middle of the floes, per the BBC . In what the Telegraph paints as a "daring...

California Storm Busts Up Landmark 'Cement Ship'

The SS Palo Alto has been in Monterey Bay for decades

(Newser) - A coastal landmark in California didn't survive this weekend's storms intact. Record-high waves in Monterey Bay smashed up the SS Palo Alto, better known to locals by its nickname of the "Cement Ship," reports KSBW . The ship, actually made of concrete, was built as a tanker...

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