SHIPS

  • Italy migrant 'ghost ship' arrives in port January 3, 2015

    Corigliano Calabro: A ship abandoned by its crew and left drifting with 450 migrants on board reached Italy's jagged southern coast on Friday, ending the second gruelling "ghost ship" rescue operation this week. Women and children were among hundreds of migrants left stranded aboard the Ezadeen, which docked in the port...
  • Hundreds still awaiting airlift on stricken Italian ferry December 29, 2014

    Athen: Italian and Greek helicopter crews worked into the night to airlift passengers off a burning ferry adrift in the Adriatic Sea, battling darkness and bad weather that hampered rescue efforts by other ships throughout Sunday. Helicopters were plucking passengers off the Italian-flagged Norman Atlantic and transferring them to a nearby...
  • Missing AirAsia flight: India puts 3 ships, plane on standby December 28, 2014

    New Delhi: India has put on standby three ships and a maritime surveillance aircraft for assistance in the search operation after an AirAsia flight with 162 people on board on Sunday went missing en route from Indonesia to Singapore after losing contact with air traffic controllers. Indian Navy sources said one...
  • Sting takes bold gamble to save his 'Last Ship' musical November 25, 2014

    New York: British rock star Sting is joining the cast of his deeply personal Broadway musical 'The Last Ship,' calling it a bold gamble to save the show from sinking. Sting, 63, will appear from Dec. 9-Jan. 10 as the cynical foreman of a struggling shipyard in his northeast England hometown...
  • Torpedo recovery vessel sinks off Visakhapatnam coast, Navy orders inquiry November 7, 2014

    New Delhi: The Navy on Friday ordered a Board of Inquiry into the sinking of a Torpedo Recovery Vessel off the Visakhapatnam coast on Thursday night that left a sailor dead. In view of the incident, Navy Chief Admiral RK Dhowan, who is on a four-day visit to Seychelles till...
  • Navy's auxiliary ship sinks off Visakhapatnam November 7, 2014

    A naval auxiliary vessel on Thursday evening sunk off the Visakhapatnam coast during a naval exercise leaving one sailor dead and four others missing. 23 people have been rescued so far. The vessel was on a routine mission to recover practice torpedoes fired by fleet ships during a routine exercise,...
  • Nitin Gadkari to inspect Sethu Project Route on November 4 November 3, 2014

    Ramanathapuram: Union Surface Transport and Shipping Minister Nitin Gadkari would undertake an aerial inspection of the controversial Sethusamudram Shipping Channel route on November 4, officials said on Sunday. He would inspect the entire Palk Strait onboard a Coast Guard aircraft and discuss about the work so far completed on the multi-crore...
  • Rock star Sting's musical 'The Last Ship' docks on Broadway October 28, 2014

    (Reuters) - "The Last Ship," a musical by Grammy-winning rock star Sting based on his childhood in a shipbuilding town in northeastern England, landed on Broadway with a star-studded opening. Actors Robert De Niro, Liam Neeson, Bill Pullman and Alan Cumming, along with singers Billy Joel and Debbie Harry of Blondie...
  • Cruise ship docks with Ebola-watched health worker October 20, 2014

    Galveston: A cruise ship carrying a Dallas health care worker who was being monitored for Ebola returned to port on Sunday after an eventful seven-day trip in which passengers had their vacations briefly disrupted with an infectious disease scare. A lab supervisor who handled a specimen from a Liberian man who...
  • Container shipping service to Myanmar flagged off October 4, 2014

    Krishnapatnam: The Shipping Corporation of India (SCI) has launched its direct container shipping service between India and Myanmar and it plans to commence soon vessels to Thailand and Vietnam in line with the government's look east policy. The fortnightly service was flagged off at Krishnapatnam Port, one of the fastest growing...
  • US nod to build LNG plant that will ship fuel to India September 30, 2014

    Washington: Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's meeting with President Barack Obama, the US has approved construction of a liquefied natural gas project that will ship the fuel to India. US regulators gave the final approval yesterday for Dominion Resources to build the east coast's...
  • Accord priority berthing to coastal ships: Government to major ports September 30, 2014

    New Delhi: In a bid to boost coastal shipping, the government has asked all the 12 major ports to accord priority berthing to such vessels and facilitate faster movement of cargo. "Major ports shall accord priority berthing, at least on one berth, to dry bulk/general...
  • Cochin Shipyard to invest Rs 1,200 crore to build dry dock September 15, 2014

    New Delhi: Stateowned Cochin Shipyard will be investing Rs 1,200 crore for setting up dry dock facility to build LNG carrier ships, Minister of Road Transport, Highways and Shipping Nitin Gadkari on Monday said. "The vessels for transporting liquefied natural gas (LNG) will be built at a cost of Rs 1,500...
  • Indian Coast Guard ship arrives in Singapore September 12, 2014

    Singapore: Indian Coast Guard Ship 'Samudra Paheredar' arrived here as part of its Asian itinerary that seeks international cooperation by building a platform for exchange of information and bilateral exercises. Commanded by Deputy Inspector General Sanatan Jena, the ship arrived in Singapore on Thursday. Samudra Paheredar, with a complement of 10 officers...
  • Afghan Sikh stowaways were trapped in container for 18 hours August 19, 2014

    London: The Sikh men, women and children found in a shipping container in Britain were trapped in the airless box without food or water for 18 hours, their translator said on Monday. The Sikhs, discovered at Tilbury Docks in Essex, east of London, feared they would have all died had they...
  • No confirmation yet if people found in shipping container in UK are Indians: MEA August 17, 2014

    New Delhi: Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin on Sunday said that there was no confirmation whether people found in the shipping container were Indians. The remarks came in the backdrop of UK media reports suggesting that 35 illegal migrants trespassing into the United Kingdom via waterways in the...
  • UK: 'Indian' illegal migrant found dead in shipping container August 16, 2014

    London: One among the 35 people who were illegally trespassing into the United Kingdoms via waterways was found dead in one of the shipping containers on Saturday morning. UK media reports suggest that the illegal migrants including children could be from India. They were found in shipping container at Tilbury...
  • China accuses US over military reconnaissance August 1, 2014

    Beijing: China on Thursday accused the US of regular reconnaissance by naval ships and aircraft in Chinese waters and airspace. "Vessels and aircraft of the US military have for a long time carried out frequent reconnaissance in waters and airspace under Chinese jurisdiction, which seriously affects China's national security and could...
  • Gas leak, blast at ship breaking yard in Bhavnagar, 5 dead, 10 injured June 28, 2014

    Bhavnagar: Five persons were killed and ten others injured after an explosion occurred at the Alang ship breaking yard in Bhavnagar district in Gujarat. The blast was triggered by a gas leak at plot no 140, where ship breaking working was in progress. The injured labourers have been shifted to...
  • China says Vietnamese vessels rammed its ships more than 1,000 times June 9, 2014

    Beijing: China has accused Vietnam of ramming its ships more than 1,000 times in a disputed part of the South China Sea and said while it wants good relations with its southern neighbour, it would not abandon principles to achieve that. China claims most of the South China Sea and has...
  • Japan says Chinese ships in disputed waters June 6, 2014

    Tokyo : Chinese ships sailed into disputed waters off Japanadministered islands in the East China Sea on Friday, officials said, after G7 leaders cautioned against "intimidation" in territorial disputes. The Japanese coastguard said two vessels entered the 12nauticalmile band of territorial waters around one of the Senkaku islands, which China also...
  • Mumbai: Shipping professional booked for antiModi Facebook post May 23, 2014

    Mumbai: Devu Chodankar, a young shipping professional from Goa, has been booked for a Facebook post criticising Prime Ministerelect Narendra Modi. Chodankar, who is absconding, had written on a Facebook forum that if Modi came to power, Christians would lose their identity in south Goa. An FIR was filed against him...
  • Chinese ship to map seabed in 'new phase' of MH370 search May 19, 2014

    Canberra: A Chinese navy ship will start mapping the Indian Ocean seabed this week under the "new phase" in the hunt for the crashed Flight MH370, even as the damaged minisubmarine searching for the plane reached an Australian port for repairs, officials said on Monday. Malaysian, Australian and Chinese authorities met...
  • SC allows moving INS Vikrant to Darukhana ship breaking yard May 16, 2014

    The Supreme Court (SC) on Friday allowed the Indian Navy to move out the decommissioned INS Vikrant country's first aircraft carrier from Mumbai naval dockyard to Darukhana ship breaking yard. The apex court bench of Justice B.S. Chauhan and Justice A.K. Sikri allowed shifting of the 70yearold aircraft carrier...
  • Eleven crew members missing after ships collide off Hong Kong May 6, 2014

    Hong Kong: Eleven crew of a Chinese cargo ship are missing following a collision with a large container ship in the waters off Hong Kong on Monday. The cargo ship Zhong Xing 2 sank after the collision with the 300m (984ft) long Marshall Islandsregistered MOL Motivator about two nautical miles...
  • Korea ferry disaster exposes cosy industry ties, soft penalties April 30, 2014

    Seoul: A culture of cosy personal ties that can blur the lines between businesses and those regulating them, of profit over safety, and soft courts is in focus as South Korea demands answers over the sinking of a ferry with the loss of more than 300 lives, mainly high school...
  • Death toll reaches 171 South Korean ferry mishap April 24, 2014

    Seoul: The toll from a South Korean ferry that capsized and sank last week rose to 171 on Thursday, but the recovery of bodies from the sunken ship proceeded at a slower pace as search operations were hampered by unexpectedly swift currents. On the ninth day since the ferry carrying 476...
  • Boy and girl on Korean ferry tied life jackets before they drowned April 24, 2014

    Seoul: A boy and girl trapped in a sinking South Korean ferry with hundreds of other high school students tied their life jacket cords together, a diver who recovered their bodies said, presumably so they wouldn't float apart. The diver said that he had to separate the two because he...
  • IBNLive Movie Awards: 'Bhaag Milkha Bhaag' voted the best film of 2013 April 21, 2014

    New Delhi: What makes a film popular with the viewers and critics alike? Besides a strong script, a good film shouldn't just be interesting, but also have endearing characters. And if the viewers manage to empathize and care about the difficulties the characters face all through their cinematic journey, the...
  • Bodies found floating inside sunken South Korean ferry April 19, 2014

    Jindo/Mokpo: Angry relatives of more than 200 people, mostly children, missing inside a sunken South Korea ferry demanded authorities act now to raise the vessel and hit out at officials, including the country's president, as hopes of finding survivors faded. Divers saw three bodies floating through a window of a passenger...