Marine transportation industry

November 20, 2018 - 1:53 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The N.C. Department of Transportation has awarded a contract to build two new replacement ferries to go into service in 2020. The department said in a news release that Gulf Island Shipyards of Houma, Louisiana, will build the two ferries for just under $23 million. The two new...
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FILE In this file photo taken on Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018, Smoke rise as the boosters of first stage of the Soyuz-FG rocket with Soyuz MS-10 space ship carrying a new crew to the International Space Station, ISS, separate after the launch at the Russian leased Baikonur cosmodrome, Kazakhstan. Russia's space agency says an investigation has found that a rocket carrying a crew to the International Space Station failed recently because of a technical malfunction of a sensor. The Soyuz-FG rocket carrying a NASA astronaut and a Roscosmos cosmonaut failed two minutes into the Oct. 11 flight, sending their emergency capsule into a sharp fall back to Earth. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky, File)
November 01, 2018 - 10:21 am
MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian space investigation has found that sensor that was damaged during assembly forced a Russian rocket to abort its trip two minutes after it was launched, a top Russian official said Thursday. The Soyuz-FG rocket carrying NASA astronaut Nick Hague and Roscosmos cosmonaut Alexei...
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October 26, 2018 - 1:22 am
SINGAPORE (AP) — An executive of one of two Singapore companies named by the U.S. Treasury Department this week for violating sanctions against North Korea said Friday that he was unaware of any such dealings. The Treasury Department said in a statement Thursday that the companies, commodities...
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October 21, 2018 - 8:11 am
LONDON (AP) — A ferry collided with several yachts and ran aground while trying to berth at a harbor on the Isle of Wight off southern England on Sunday, officials and the ferry company said. The accident took place early Sunday when the ferry was sailing from Southampton to East Cowes and was...
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In this Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018, photo, Indonesian men carry car tires past Sabuk Nusantara 39 which was swept ashore by the tsunami in Wani village on the outskirt of Palu, Central Sulawesi, Indonesia. The crew of the hulking ferry dropped by the tsunami in front of a row of houses in an Indonesian village say the wave that drove them onto land was a towering 10-15 meters or higher and came just several minutes after a quake made the ship bounce like a basketball. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)
October 05, 2018 - 2:02 am
WANI, Indonesia (AP) — The captain and crew sailing the Sabuk Nusantara ferry to new owners on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi got the task done and then some. The hulking red and yellow ship was bounced like a basketball as a massive earthquake rocked the region and it landed in front of a row...
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The undated photo provided in the photo library on the website of DFDS shows the vessel Regina Seaways. The ferry with 294 passengers on board was stranded in the Baltic Sea on Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018 after an engine breakdown. The malfunction aboard the Regina Seaways produced smoke, which triggered the ship's fire extinguishing system in the engine room, DFDS said in a statement. (DFDS A/S via AP)
October 02, 2018 - 4:23 pm
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A ferry stranded in the Baltic Sea for about six hours with an estimated 300 people on board safely reached its destination Tuesday night, the Lithuanian port of Klaipeda, port authorities said. The ferry, operated by Copenhagen-based DFDS Seaways, was in international...
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The undated photo provided in the photo library on the website of DFDS shows the vessel Regina Seaways. The ferry with 294 passengers on board was stranded in the Baltic Sea on Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018 after an engine breakdown. The malfunction aboard the Regina Seaways produced smoke, which triggered the ship's fire extinguishing system in the engine room, DFDS said in a statement. (DFDS A/S via AP)
October 02, 2018 - 1:40 pm
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The Latest on stranded ferry in the Baltic Sea (all times local): 7:35 p.m. Lithuania's Defense Ministry says that the crew of a ferry stranded in the Baltic Sea with about 300 people on board has managed to restart the main engine and the vessel is now heading toward its...
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A firefighter tries to drain water from a house after a storm hit Kalamata town, southwest of Athens, Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018. A powerful Mediterranean storm has brought torrential rain to southern Greece, as civil protection services remained on alert across most of the country despite news that the storm's intensity weakened as it moved eastward. (AP Photo/Nikolia Apostolou)
September 29, 2018 - 5:37 pm
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A rare and powerful Mediterranean storm brought torrential rain to southern Greece Saturday, reaching the capital Athens late in the night. Civil protection services remained on alert across most of the country Saturday despite word that the turbulent weather had lost force as...
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Two men try to secure boats due to bad weather at the port of Rafina, east of Athens, on Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018. Severe weather warnings remain in effect around Greece, halting ferry services and prompting school closures. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)
September 27, 2018 - 11:57 am
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's civil protection services went on alert Thursday as the country braced for the threat of a cyclone, forest fires prompted evacuations on an island and an earthquake rattled the south of the country. Gale-force winds of up to 100 kilometers per hour (62 mph) slammed...
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Flooding on Clinton Road at Cedar Creek Road on Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018, in Fayetteville, N.C. (Andrew Craft /The Fayetteville Observer via AP)
September 19, 2018 - 7:25 pm
WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on Florence (all times local): 7:20 p.m. North Carolina transportation officials say ferry service for the public has resumed for several more coastal routes. In addition, the N.C. Department of Transportation said Wednesday two state ferries arrived in Southport...
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