October 7, 2009 |
U.S. troops set up a field hospital Tuesday and rerouted ships to aid victims of a powerful earthquake that left hundreds of thousands homeless, in their largest relief operation in Muslim-majority Indonesia since the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami. The expansion of the U.S. mission comes as efforts shifted from searching for survivors amid the rubble to providing relief to villages that have been cut off by massive landslides generated by last week's magnitude 7.6 quake. Aid workers from at least 20 countries focused on caring for the homeless, who huddled in makeshift shelters and cooked meager meals of rice and noodles over open fires or ate vegetables from their fields.
December 26, 2004 |
An unmanned cargo ship on a vital supply mission docked early today at the international space station, carrying badly needed food for a U.S.-Russian crew that has been forced to ration dwindling supplies. The Progress M-51 also carried Christmas presents from families and friends, said officials at Russian mission control outside Moscow.
September 27, 2000 |
For the first time since the United States stepped up drug interdiction efforts on the high seas, the Navy and Coast Guard have succeeded in seizing one of the supply ships that play a crucial role in helping drug-laden speedboats make the long voyage from Colombia to Mexico, officials said Tuesday. Military and law enforcement officials lauded the seizure of the leaky, rusting fishing trawler Gran Tauro as a major victory in the fight to close off the eastern Pacific route to drug-runners.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 17, 1996 |
To archeologists excavating the wreck of one of the explorer LaSalle's ships, success is finding tiny things like blue glass beads or bronze pins. But on a really terrific day, a 300-year-old skeleton is discovered in the wreckage, as one was recently. Or the hand guard of an officer's rapier appears out of the mud that shrouds the ribs of the Belle, and an archeologist can touch 310 years of history. "You may be able to see the object in a museum, but you can't touch it," said Toni Carrell.
June 6, 1995 |
The U.S. Navy aircraft carrier Abraham Lincoln and a supply ship collided during a replenishment operation in the Persian Gulf on Monday and one person was slightly injured, a U.S. Naval Forces Central Command statement said. It said the support ship Sacramento was transferring food and fuel to the carrier when they collided.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 4, 1995
Rescuers on Wednesday plucked six people from a life raft after a 190-foot offshore supply carrier sank off Malibu. One man was treated for hypothermia, but the rest of the crew members were uninjured, a Coast Guard officials said. The Coast Guard received a Mayday call from the Long Beach-based American Heritage about 12:10 a.m., said Petty Officer Randy Reid. The caller reported "flooding in the engine room," Reid said, adding that it was unknown what caused the leak.