Marine transportation industry

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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March 05, 2018 - 10:36 am
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Waves nearly 30 feet (9 meters) high from a U.S. winter storm slammed into Puerto Rico on Monday, forcing authorities to evacuate dozens of families and close roads and schools across the U.S. territory. Huge waves downed palm trees, knocked over cement benches and...
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NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, right, shakes hands with U.S. Secretary for Defense Jim Mattis prior to a meeting at NATO headquarters in Brussels on Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018. NATO defense ministers begin a two-day meeting Wednesday to focus on military spending, cooperation with the European Union, and assistance to the Iraqi army. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo, Pool)
February 14, 2018 - 10:51 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg on Wednesday urged European allies and Canada to keep ramping up defense spending, as the alliance expands its command headquarters in response to a more assertive Russia. Only eight of the 29 NATO member countries are forecast to reach this...
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