Marine transportation industry

Relatives weep at Tigaras port after learning that their family members are among the passengers of a ferry which sank on Monday, in Simalungun, North Sumatera, Indonesia, Tuesday, June 19, 2018. A night-time search and rescue effort is underway after a ferry carrying about 80 passengers sank Monday in a popular lake on the Indonesian island of Sumatra.(AP Photo/ Lazuardy Fahmi)
June 19, 2018 - 6:55 am
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Rescuers searching Tuesday for dozens of people missing after a ferry sank on Indonesia's Lake Toba found bags, jackets, an ID card and other items in the waters but no new survivors, casting a tragic pall over holidays marking the end of the Muslim holy month. Police said...
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A man walks in front of a docked ferry at the port of Piraeus, near Athens, Wednesday, May 30, 2018. Greece's largest labor unions are staging a general strike against plans to extend austerity measures beyond the bailout, in a 24-hour protest that is disrupting flights, public transport and services, closed schools and left hospitals running on emergency staff. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)
May 30, 2018 - 4:35 am
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's largest labor unions are staging a general strike against plans to extend austerity measures, in a 24-hour protest that halted ferry services to the islands, and disrupted flights, public transport and other services. Wednesday's strike also closed schools and left...
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May 27, 2018 - 8:00 am
OCRACOKE, N.C. (AP) — Contractors with the state Transportation Department are rebuilding ferry lanes at the north end of Ocracoke Island that were damaged during extreme winter weather. Drivers use the lanes to board the ferry to Hatteras. Storms washed away two of the five lanes earlier this year...
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May 25, 2018 - 1:45 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The International Maritime Organization has approved two-way shipping routes into the Arctic Ocean through the Bering Strait. The IMO accepted routes proposed by the United States and Russia for safe navigation between Alaska and Russia's Chukotskiy Peninsula. The routes...
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May 19, 2018 - 4:00 am
MANNS HARBOR, N.C. (AP) — A new passenger-only ferry linking two favorite locales for vacationers on North Carolina's barrier islands won't be making its maiden voyage this summer after all because of boat construction delays. The N.C. Department of Transportation's Ferry Division now says service...
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May 15, 2018 - 10:33 pm
HYDERABAD, India (AP) — Rescuers were searching for survivors Wednesday after a river ferry capsized in heavy winds in rural south India, leaving anywhere from 10 to 40 people missing. About 20 people swam to safety Tuesday evening after the ferry flipped on the Godavari River but others, including...
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A ferry arrives at the port of Piraeus near Athens during a 24-hour strike by the Panhellenic Seamen's Federation (PNO) to oppose the government decision of opening domestic sea transport to non-EU ships, at the port of Piraeus near Athens, Wednesday, April 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)
April 18, 2018 - 8:43 am
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek seamen are extending their strike for a further 24 hours, leaving the country's mainland and islands without ferry services until Friday morning. Ferries have remained tied up in port since 6 a.m. Wednesday for what was to have been a one-day strike. But the union, the...
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April 10, 2018 - 6:10 am
MILAN (AP) — Italian authorities have arrested 13 suspects in a high-speed migrant trafficking ring operating between Tunisia and Sicily whose members espoused radical jihadist views. Italian financial police in Sicily said Tuesday that a wiretapped conversation between two traffickers revealed one...
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April 06, 2018 - 2:37 am
MANNS HARBOR, N.C. (AP) — Ferries serving the North Carolina Outer Banks will be flying Blackbeard's flag thanks to an agreement between two state agencies. The N.C. Department of Transportation's Ferry Division has teamed with the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources with the idea, which...
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FILE--In this Jan. 18, 2014, file photo, an endangered female orca leaps from the water while breaching in Puget Sound west of Seattle, Wash. Washington Gov. Jay Inslee is set to establish an executive order Wednesday, March 14, 2018, calling for state actions to protect the unique population of endangered orcas that spend time in Puget Sound. The fish-eating whales have struggled due to lack of food, pollution and noise and disturbances from vessels. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
March 14, 2018 - 9:18 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — With the number of endangered orcas that frequent the inland waters of Washington state at a 30-year low, Gov. Jay Inslee on Wednesday directed state agencies to take immediate and longer-term steps to protect the struggling killer whales. The fish-eating mammals that spend time in...
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