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July 7, 1997 | From Times Wire Reports
Officials reported that the battered Mir space station successfully docked with a cargo ship hauling more than two tons of badly needed supplies and custom-made parts required to bring the spacecraft back to full power. The docking 250 miles above Earth was done on automatic pilot, in contrast to the June 25 docking in which a supply ship punctured a hole in Mir's Spektr research module. Since then, Mir has been running on reduced power.
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October 24, 2013 | By Shashank Bengali
WASHINGTON - Two Americans were taken hostage by pirates who attacked their ship off the coast of Nigeria, U.S. officials said Thursday. The captain and chief engineer of the C-Retriever, a U.S.-flagged oil supply ship, were kidnapped in the attack early Wednesday in the Gulf of Guinea, according to news reports. The ship is owned by Edison Chouest Offshore, a maritime company based in Cut Off, La. A company spokesman didn't immediately respond to a request for comment. The identities of the hostages weren't released.
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NEWS
March 22, 1986 | Associated Press
The supply ship Progress 25 docked Friday with the manned orbiting space lab Mir, Tass news agency reported. The unmanned craft carried fuel, food, water and other supplies for the long-term functioning of the Mir, which was launched Feb. 20, and which is intended to form the core of a permanently staffed space station. Cosmonauts Leonid Kizim and Vladimir Solovev, who were launched in a Soyuz space capsule March 13, boarded Mir last Saturday. It has not been announced how long they will stay.
WORLD
June 5, 2010 | By Edmund Sanders, Los Angeles Times
Israeli warships early Saturday intercepted another aid supply ship sailed by pro-Palestinian activists as it headed toward the Gaza Strip in an attempt to break Israel's naval blockade of the seaside territory. Shortly after dawn, Israeli naval vessels began shadowing the cargo vessel — named Rachel Corrie after the pro-Palestinian activist from the U.S. who was killed in Gaza in 2003 — and jammed satellite communications, activists said. "We are not afraid," said Nobel Peace Prize laureate Mairead Corrigan Maguire, who is aboard the ship, in a telephone interview with Al Jazeera television shortly before the interception.
NEWS
August 16, 1987 | MICHAEL ROSS, Times Staff Writer
A small supply ship struck a mine and sank Saturday just outside the Persian Gulf in an area used by the U.S. Navy to assemble its convoys of re-registered Kuwaiti tankers. Shipping sources said that one crewman was killed while four others, including the British captain of the Emirates-based ship, are missing and presumed dead. In Saudi Arabia, a massive explosion rocked a major natural gas complex operated by the Arabian American Oil Co. (Aramco) on the Persian Gulf coast.
BUSINESS
February 18, 1994 | RALPH VARTABEDIAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Navy is planning a big bash next week to celebrate the commissioning of Supply, its newest cargo supply ship in San Diego, built by National Steel & Shipbuilding Co. But what few know is that the vessel, of a design known as AOE-6, has a severely damaged propeller. After the ceremony, it will be towed to a Navy shipyard for repairs.
WORLD
June 5, 2010 | By Edmund Sanders, Los Angeles Times
Israeli warships early Saturday intercepted another aid supply ship sailed by pro-Palestinian activists as it headed toward the Gaza Strip in an attempt to break Israel's naval blockade of the seaside territory. Shortly after dawn, Israeli naval vessels began shadowing the cargo vessel — named Rachel Corrie after the pro-Palestinian activist from the U.S. who was killed in Gaza in 2003 — and jammed satellite communications, activists said. "We are not afraid," said Nobel Peace Prize laureate Mairead Corrigan Maguire, who is aboard the ship, in a telephone interview with Al Jazeera television shortly before the interception.
NEWS
May 11, 1989 | From Associated Press
The bodies of six sailors killed in a fire aboard a U.S. Navy supply ship were flown Wednesday to Clark Air Base, north of Manila. About 100 people were on hand when the coffins, each draped in an American flag, were taken off a Navy C-2 transport plane. The sailors were killed and five others injured when fire broke out Tuesday in the engine room of the combat supply ship White Plains in the South China Sea east of Hong Kong. "We mourn six brave Americans in this tragic accident," Rear Adm. Roger Rich, commander of U.S. naval forces in the Philippines, said during the half-hour ceremony.
NEWS
June 21, 1985 | United Press International
The Soviet Union today launched an unmanned supply ship that is scheduled to reach two cosmonauts aboard the orbiting Salyut-7 space station Sunday, the official Soviet press agency Tass said. Tass said the spacecraft, Progress-24, was carrying 900 pounds of freight to veteran cosmonauts Vladimir Dzanibekov and Viktor Savinykh. The Soviet spacemen blasted off on June 6 and linked up with the space station three days later.
WORLD
October 7, 2009 | Associated Press
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.
WORLD
December 26, 2004 | From Associated Press
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.
NEWS
September 27, 2000 | TONY PERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
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November 17, 1996 | MICHAEL GRACZYK, ASSOCIATED PRESS
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.
NEWS
June 6, 1995 | Associated Press
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.
NEWS
May 10, 1989 | MELISSA HEALY, Times Staff Writer
Fire ripped through the main engine room of a U.S. Navy supply ship in the South China Sea on Tuesday, killing six crew members and injuring five. Pentagon spokesman Dan Howard said that a fuel leak appears to have ignited the blaze aboard the combat supply ship White Plains while it was conducting operations with the aircraft carrier Constellation about 100 miles east of Hong Kong. The crew of the 581-foot ship extinguished the fire in about 1 hour and 15 minutes, the Navy said.
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March 18, 1986 | Associated Press
An Australian ship has rescued 30 scientists stranded in Antarctica, reaching them just ahead of advancing winter ice, Science Minister Barry Jones said Monday. Scientists from Australia's Mawson station were picked up over the weekend, joining 22 from Edgeworth David base who were rescued March 7. However, still others remained in the polar region.
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