December 10, 2003 |
A Dutch cargo ship tipped on its side in the frigid Hudson River at Albany while it was being loaded with steel turbines, apparently trapping three crew members. Fifteen others were rescued, with some suffering from hypothermia. The missing were believed to be inside the hull, police said. Divers were brought in, but as the ship took on more water, they were pulled from the search for safety reasons.
November 18, 2000 |
A Russian cosmonaut aboard the international space station had to bring in a cargo ship by remote control Friday night after an automatic system failed. Yuri Gidzenko used a joystick to guide the Russian Progress ship to a safe linkup with the space station, almost an hour later than planned. It was the first Progress docking for the three-man station crew, on board for just two weeks.
February 16, 1990 |
A Maltese cargo ship carrying a load of cement apparently sank off western France and 12 sailors are missing, the coast guard reported Thursday. It said the Scan Trader sent a distress signal Sunday night as 96-m.p.h. winds whipped through the Bay of Biscay. Searchers found no sign of the vessel, but lifejackets from the ship washed up on the beaches at Arcachon on Thursday, appearing to confirm fears that the vessel had gone down, the coast guard said. The ship left Bilbao, Spain, on Saturday.
July 17, 1999 |
Russia launched a cargo ship to the Mir space station, just two days after resolving a dispute with Kazakhstan over the use of a launch site. The Progress supply ship took off Friday evening from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, the Interfax news agency reported. It is carrying food, fuel and equipment for Mir's three-man crew, which is scheduled to return to Earth in late August.
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October 2, 1991
Wilmington boat owners found their vessels littered with soot Tuesday after a cargo ship in Los Angeles harbor belched a huge cloud of grimy smoke from its stacks. Regional air quality inspectors said they were investigating whether the owners of the cargo ship S.S. Maui should be cited for causing a public nuisance in connection with the 10:15 a.m. incident.
December 13, 1994 |
Rescuers, refusing to abandon hope, combed 3,000 square miles of the blustery North Atlantic Monday for 22 crew members from a Ukrainian-registered cargo ship that sank Friday in a violent storm. "We remain optimistic that there will be more survivors out there," said U.S. Coast Guard spokesman Dennis Uhlenhopp, adding that bad weather remained a major obstacle. "We're facing 15-foot seas and 40-knot winds," Uhlenhopp said. "Visibility and weather are just very poor."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 22, 2007 |
The pilot of the cargo ship that sideswiped the Bay Bridge last month and spilled 58,000 gallons of fuel oil has given up his operating license, U.S. Coast Guard officials said Friday. Capt. John J. Cota turned over his license in an administrative procedure. The veteran pilot is preparing to fight charges by shipping regulators that he is incompetent to safely pilot vessels in the bay. The U.S.
February 26, 1999 |
Fighting gusty winds, a helicopter ferried a cable to the broken bow of the grounded cargo ship New Carissa on Thursday in preparation for hauling it out to sea. But the winds and pounding surf again kept salvage crews from hooking the 1,100-yard cable between the bow and a tug boat. Just before nightfall, they decided to quit for the day.
December 29, 1988 |
A 250-foot cargo ship en route from Bermuda to New York with 11 crewmen aboard capsized and sank in stormy seas off the Atlantic coast Wednesday night, the Coast Guard said. After searching for several hours, a Coast Guard C-130 plane spotted a life raft with an unknown number of survivors and a helicopter was dispatched to try to pick them up, said Coast Guard Petty Officer Kenneth Arbogast. "There were people on the raft waving flashlights, but we don't know how many," he said.