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Waterway and Maritime Transportation

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  • China's seizure of Japanese ship has pre-World War Two roots

    BEIJING (Reuters) - It all began with a pre-World War Two contract between China's then "ship king" and a Japanese company to lease two Chinese freighters. When the one-year lease was up in 1937, the ships were nowhere to be found. That year also...
  • Search for MH370 reveals a military vulnerability for China

    HONG KONG/BEIJING (Reuters) - When Chinese naval supply vessel Qiandaohu entered Australia's Albany Port this month to replenish Chinese warships helping search for a missing Malaysian airliner, it highlighted a strategic headache for Beijing - its lack...
  • James River gets ready for its close-up

    James River gets ready for its close-up
    When Capt. John Smith first explored the James River more than 400 years ago, he was making highly accurate maps as well as history. This summer, outdoors enthusiasts plan to make history again when they raft down the big river to craft the very first...
  • 'Do you mean teacher?' asks boy on South Korean ferry as rescuers seek captain

    MOKPO/SEOUL (Reuters) - The first alarm from a sinking South Korean ferry was raised in a phone call from a child on board to a fire station at 8.52 a.m. on the morning the boat capsized, three minutes after the vessel made its fateful last turn. That...
  • READER SUBMITTED: Columbus Ships Pinta And Nina To Land In Norwich

    On Thursday May 29 , the 'Pinta' and the 'Nina', replicas of Columbus' Ships, will open in Norwich.The ships will be docked at the Marina at American Wharf, until their departure early Wednesday morning June 4. The 'Nina' was built completely by hand and...
  • READER SUBMITTED: Hiking Through History: A Guided Tour Along The Connecticut River In South Glastonbury

    Walk, Talk, and Dinner Presented by the Historical Society of Glastonbury. Started in 1655, the Glastonbury-Rocky Hill ferry is believed to be the oldest continuously operated ferry in the United States. The ferry slip on the Glastonbury side of the...
  • South Korean ferry disaster: Debate rages on who is to blame

    SEOUL -- In the wake of what appears to be South Korea’s worst maritime disaster in decades, a national debate is raging over just who bears the lion’s share of the blame. Officially, 87 people are confirmed dead and 215 remain missing in...
  • South Bass Light Station is Lake Erie lighthouse with its own ghosts

    South Bass Light Station is Lake Erie lighthouse with its own ghosts
    Most visitors to party-happy Put-in-Bay don't realize that there is an old lighthouse on the island, one with its own ghosts. The South Bass Light Station is tucked on the island's southwest corner. It's not far from the Miller Boat Line Ferry dock....
  • South Korean president compares ferry captain's behavior to murder

    SEOUL The conduct of the captain of the ferry that sank last week trapping hundreds of schoolchildren was comparable to murder, South Korean President Park Geun Hye said Monday as hopes of finding any of the missing passengers alive faded. "The conduct...
  • Ship freed near Virginia Beach

    Ship freed near Virginia Beach
    Anchors are now aweigh for a stuck cargo ship in Virginia Beach. The 751-foot cargo ship Ornak ran aground last week in high winds, but was pulled off shore by two tugboats Friday afternoon. The ship was anchored off the coast, and officials began...
  • Calm, safe waters, but ill-fated Korean ferry may have been going too fast

    JINDO/INCHEON, South Korea (Reuters) - It should have been plain sailing for a South Korean ferry carrying hundreds of children and their teachers on an outing to the sub-tropical island of Jeju, an annual trip for Danwon High School. The Sewol had 476...
  • Korean ferry accident: Conduct of ferry crew akin to murder, South Korean president says

    Korean ferry accident: Conduct of ferry crew akin to murder, South Korean president says
    South Korean President Park Geun-hye said Monday the actions of some crew of a ferry that sank with hundreds feared dead were tantamount to murder, as a four-year-old video transcript showed the captain promoting the safety of the same route. Sixty-...