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February 8, 2005 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Using this morning's high tide as leverage, a tugboat crew will try to dislodge a 165-foot ship that ran aground in Newport Beach over the weekend. The Eland, a steel-hulled, 298-ton vessel, lodged into the ocean floor while helping dredge Santa Ana River storm-drain channels Sunday morning. Long Beach-based Sauce Brothers Ocean Towing has been hired to tow the ship free during today's 8:17 a.m. peak tide, authorities said.
February 1, 2005 | From Associated Press
A Semester at Sea research vessel with about 700 college students aboard limped into Honolulu Harbor on Monday, five days after a 50-foot wave tossed the ship around in heavy seas, damaging three of its four engines and injuring two crew members. The wave broke furniture and computers on the ship, and students were forced to sit on the floor for classes for several days after the incident Wednesday morning.
January 26, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
A speedboat packed with tourists capsized as it headed to the Thai island of Koh Samui after a beach party, killing at least seven people, including a U.S. man and three other Westerners, officials said. Twenty-five people were reported missing.
January 21, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
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 18, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
The Bering Sea had calmed slightly as the Coast Guard resumed its search for three people missing from a crab boat that sank in stormy weather. A man lost overboard from another boat was presumed dead and the search for him was suspended. Three crew members of the 92-foot Big Valley were found by the Coast Guard after the boat sank -- all wearing bulky survival suits -- but only one was alive. Three other crewmen remain missing.
January 5, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
Salvagers have removed the first oil from a freighter broken in two off the coast. The salvage team used a heavy-lift helicopter to remove three oil tanks from the stern of the Selendang Ayu, which grounded and broke apart Dec. 8 off Unalaska Island.
January 3, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
Five fishermen killed when their boat, Northern Edge, capsized in a December storm were honored at a memorial service. About 300 friends, family and politicians, including Sen. Edward M. Kennedy (D-Mass.), filled the 173-year-old Seamen's Bethel in New Bedford, home port to 280 fishing vessels. "Five more men of courage and determination have gone from our midst and will not return to shore," said the Rev. Kenneth Garrett, the church's chaplain.
December 12, 2004 | From Associated Press
With 24-foot seas and 50-knot winds continuing to pound the Aleutian island where a soybean freighter cracked in half, officials Saturday could take only a few small steps toward cleaning up the massive oil spill left behind.
December 10, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
Dozens of boats worked to clean up a 14-mile-long oil spill in the South China Sea caused by a collision between two container ships, after divers were sent to patch the hull of the leaking vessel, Chinese state television reported. The oil tank on the German-registered Ilona was punctured in a collision Tuesday with the Panama-registered Hyundai Advance near the mouth of the Pearl River, northwest of Hong Kong. No injuries have been reported.
November 6, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
A 355-foot freighter slammed into an unmanned natural gas platform in the Gulf of Mexico and sparked a fire on the platform, the Coast Guard said. No pollution was reported, though the platform 17 miles off Galveston sustained significant damage. None of the 16 Russians aboard the freighter was injured.
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