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December 26, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
Coast guard boats and helicopters searched for 14 sailors feared dead in chilly waters off South Korea after their cargo ship was thought to have sunk in high seas. The ship, carrying 2,000 tons of nitric acid, disappeared after it sent out a distress signal off Yeosu, 280 miles south of Seoul. One sailor was rescued but the remaining 14 crew members had yet to be located. Coast guard officials said the nitric acid was not expected to cause environmental damage because it easily dilutes.
September 28, 1997 | From Associated Press
A supertanker rammed an Indian-registered cargo ship in the Strait of Malacca, where thick smoke from bush fires burning out of control obscured visibility, survivors said Saturday. Officials said 29 crew members of the Vikraman were missing and feared dead after the vessel sank late Friday south of Port Dickson, about 70 miles southwest of Kuala Lumpur, the capital. Capt. Cartik Venghatraman of the Vikraman and four other people were rescued. The five said the St.
December 30, 1990
Ten days after it was idled by a strike among its crew, a Kuwaiti-owned cargo ship finally left Los Angeles Harbor Friday night with thousands of tons of military equipment for American troops in the Persian Gulf. The departure of the Trident Baltic, owned by United Arab Shipping, brings to more than a dozen the number of cargo vessels that have departed for the gulf from the harbor. It was the first, however, to have been delayed in departing for the Middle East by a labor dispute.
November 18, 1991 | From Associated Press
An Italian navy cargo ship loaded with food and medicine left early today on a relief trip to Croatia's war-scarred coastal region. The San Marco is scheduled to arrive later in the day in Dubrovnik, a major target in Yugoslavia's five-month civil war. The medieval port has been blockaded and bombarded by Yugoslav federal forces for seven weeks, and civilians have grown desperate since water and electricity were cut off. Officials from the U.N.
January 13, 1986 | United Press International
The Navy ordered two warships to escort an American cargo vessel in the Persian Gulf area to prevent further search and seizures of the vessel by the Iranian navy, Pentagon officials said today. A White House spokesman, meanwhile, said Iran, which is fighting with Iraq, may have been within its rights under the rules of naval warfare. An armed Iranian boarding party, apparently searching for war materiel destined for Iraq, detained the U.S.
December 8, 1995 | From Associated Press
New Zealand officials and the U.S. Coast Guard want to inspect a cargo ship they suspect collided with a yacht, which sank, drowning a Santa Clarita man and his two small children. The lone survivor of the tragedy, Judith Ann Sleavin, made an impassioned plea Friday for the ship's captain and crew to cooperate with the investigation and, if responsible, accept blame for the loss of her family who had been on a world cruise.
April 16, 1987 | GERALD FARIS, Times Staff Writer
It's like a board game--a really big board game. It involves cutting a cargo ship apart in two places, shifting the parts around, adding a new part, then putting everything back together. It's being played right now by workmen at Todd Pacific Shipyards in San Pedro. The pieces are awesome: a 700-foot-long, 22,000-ton ship which, when cut up, yields a stern section of about 245 feet and a bow of 150 feet. Add to that a new 351-foot cargo-carrying midsection that Todd spent nine months building.
March 7, 2009 | Maria L. La Ganga
The pilot of a cargo ship that sideswiped the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, causing a 53,000-gallon fuel spill, pleaded guilty Friday to two counts of breaking federal environmental laws, federal officials said. As part of the plea, John Joseph Cota of Petaluma admitted negligence in the 2007 incident, which fouled 26 miles of shoreline, killed at least 2,000 migratory birds -- including endangered brown pelicans -- and delayed the start of crab season. In exchange, the U.S. attorney's office dropped felony charges that Cota failed to disclose taking painkillers, anti-anxiety medication, anti-depressants and sleeping pills.
March 9, 1988 | SHERYL STOLBERG, Times Staff Writer
Nearly 500 schoolchildren, family members and teachers who intended to spend a pleasant day watching whales, instead witnessed a gruesome spectacle: a 35-foot mother whale being struck--and probably killed--by a cargo ship bound for the Port of Los Angeles. The incident took place about 12:45 p.m. Saturday, 4 miles south of the breakwater that protects the Los Angeles Harbor.
The National Marine Fisheries Service is investigating whether a U.S. cargo ship violated the Endangered Species Act when it struck a 50-ton finback whale that was discovered dead outside the breakwater of Los Angeles Harbor. A marine biologist who examined the carcass of the 45-foot whale before it was towed offshore and sunk with weights said it appears that an American President Line cargo ship bound from Japan hit the animal Monday, possibly as far away as central California.
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