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June 3, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
Environmentalists protested the docking of a cruise ship Monday, alleging it will generate huge amounts of sewage, wastewater garbage and air pollution in San Francisco Bay. Activists contend the Crystal Harmony, docked at Pier 35, was not allowed to dock in Monterey because it allegedly dumped waste in a marine sanctuary.
February 17, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
A Japanese whaling ship stranded in Antarctic waters was on an even keel after pumps cleared water used to douse the fire that crippled it, a New Zealand government official said. A missing crewman was reportedly found dead. Officials and environmentalists are concerned that the Nisshin Maru, carrying tens of thousands of gallons of oil, could threaten Antarctic penguins.
June 14, 1987 | Associated Press
Explosives experts defused two bombs Saturday that were placed aboard a large model of explorer Christopher Columbus' ship, the Santa Maria, police said. Police said two men subdued a security guard with tear gas spray early Saturday and left the bombs aboard the ship, anchored in this northeastern port. The vessel, 82 feet long and 25 feet wide, is visited daily by tourists. The original craft was 117 feet long and 34 feet wide.
February 17, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
The Carnival Cruise Lines ship Carnival Destiny canceled its Caribbean port stops and sailed toward Miami after more than a day adrift in the ocean. It was near the Turks and Caicos Islands southeast of the Bahama Islands early Tuesday when one of two cycloconverters malfunctioned. Cycloconverters transmit electricity from a ship's diesel engines to a propulsion motor. The ship was carrying 2,956 passengers on a seven-day cruise.
January 12, 1991
An argument between two crew members on a luxury cruise ship led to the stabbing death of a 35-year-old Portuguese man just after the ship Dawn Princess left Ensenada for its return to San Pedro Friday morning. Some of the 890 passengers disembarking Friday said they were still unaware of the killing, which took place near the crew's mess hall just before 8 p.m. Thursday when the ship was about 20 miles off the coast of Mexico.
June 29, 1999
Closing a dark chapter in Disneyland history, guests rode the sailing ship Columbia around the park's Rivers of America on Monday for the first time since a tourist was killed Christmas Eve while waiting to board. With the cry "bow line clear!" sea chanteys echoing on board and a news helicopter beating accompaniment above, crew members in striped socks and three-cornered hats eased the 212-ton ship away from the dock just before 1 p.m.
July 13, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
The Spanish Civil Guard heightened a battle over a $500-million treasure of gold and silver coins from a shipwreck when it seized a vessel belonging to a Tampa, Fla.-based company. The Ocean Alert was seized three miles off the southeastern coast. The Civil Guard acted on an order of a Spanish judge who in June instructed police to seize two vessels of Odyssey Marine Exploration if they left the British colony of Gibraltar and entered Spanish waters.
August 14, 1999 | From Reuters
U.S. agents using welding torches and crowbars discovered 132 Chinese illegal immigrants in a secret compartment in the hold of a ship docked in Savannah, Ga., immigration officials said Friday. U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service spokeswoman Sue Brown said the migrants were found by agents acting on a tip that Prince Nicholas, a ship registered in Cyprus, was smuggling illegal immigrants.
September 17, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
The Coast Guard stopped a Royal Caribbean cruise ship from coming into Miami while it swept the port after finding a security breach in the Port of Miami's passenger terminal. The three-hour delay reflected heightened security at airports and ports around the country since four passenger planes were hijacked Tuesday. The Coast Guard said an open door was discovered leading to secure areas late Saturday. Officers conducted a security sweep overnight.
June 9, 2012 | By Ronald D. White, Los Angeles Times
Every commercial harbor in the nation has its own pilots, and at the Port of Long Beach one family has been running the pilot operation for 90 years. It's the Jacobsen clan, whose roots stretch back to a Norwegian fishing village. Today they are responsible for shepherding ships as long as skyscrapers are tall. "My grandfather Jacob started doing this in 1922, when this port was pretty much just a mud flat," said Tom Jacobsen, the third-generation president of Jacobsen Pilot Service.
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