July 16, 1988 |
Iranian speedboats attacked a tanker Friday that passed within five miles of the Iran's military stronghold of Farsi Island, but the ship escaped with minor damage as an American missile frigate raced to its aid. "No assistance was required" when the Robert G. Bradley reached the 85,989-ton Sea Victory, a Liberian-registered tanker, in international waters, a U.S. Navy spokesman said. U.S.
November 22, 1985 |
A Soviet minesweeper fired three warning shots across the bow of a Japanese fishing boat that accidentally brushed against it in international waters, a Maritime Safety Agency spokesman said early today. No one was injured. The spokesman said the shots were fired across the bow of the 8.5-ton fishing boat, which carried three crewmen.
January 9, 1987 |
The battleship Iowa and two other warships headed today for the coast of Central America where they will engage in routine training operations in international waters, the Navy said. Joining the Norfolk-based battleship were the guided-missile cruiser Yorktown, also from Norfolk, and the destroyer Deyo, based in Charleston, S.C. "The deployment will demonstrate U.S. interests in the Central American region," Chief Petty Officer Joseph Mowery, a Navy spokesman, said.
January 21, 2005 |
North Korea allowed a South Korean police ship to pass through its waters on a rescue mission for 14 missing crewmen after a cargo vessel sank. It was the first time the North had given such permission. The South Korean ship Pioneer sank in international waters about 185 miles off North Korea's eastern coast. Four of the ship's 18 crewmen were rescued, but the others remained missing.
January 19, 1992 |
Coast Guard officers called to rescue 28 crew members from a burning ship arrested them all on drug charges after finding 4.5 tons of cocaine on board, authorities said Friday. Coast Guard spokesman Jim Howe said the officers found the cocaine on board the Panamanian-registered Harbour in international waters on Jan. 7 after they boarded the vessel to deal with flooding caused by firefighting efforts.
January 28, 1988 |
A Coast Guard cutter preparing to put a boarding party on a Haitian boat was rammed by the vessel in international waters off the eastern Bahamas, a Coast Guard spokesmen said. No one was injured, and the cutter Valiant was not damaged in the incident Tuesday night, but the Haitian boat sank and its nine crew members had to be rescued.
October 6, 2001 |
Greece warned illegal immigrants that its borders would remain closed to them, as a cargo ship carrying hundreds of refugees sat for a third day in international waters off the Greek coast. The cargo ship, thought to be carrying 300 to 400 illegal immigrants, was being shadowed by a Greek navy ship and several coast guard vessels south of the Peloponnesian peninsula. The Merchant Marine Ministry said there had been no communication with those on board.
September 17, 1987 |
The Justice Department announced today that a Lebanese man has been charged in the United States with taking hostages in connection with the seizure of a Royal Jordanian Airlines plane in Beirut 2 1/2 years ago. The arrest of Fawaz Younis on Sept. 13 by special agents of the FBI in international waters in the Mediterranean Sea "represents the first overseas arrest by U.S. law enforcement officials of a suspected terrorist being sought under U.S. laws," Atty. Gen.
May 8, 1999 |
The alleged leader of a Cuban spy ring was charged with conspiring to commit murder, the first criminal count filed in the deadly 1996 downing of four pilots by a Cuban warplane. An indictment unsealed in Miami alleges Gerardo Hernandez conspired with the Cuban military to provoke a violent confrontation with Brothers to the Rescue, an exile group that searches for Cuban refugees at sea. A Cuban fighter attacked two of the Brothers' planes over international waters in 1996.