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Damage Assessment Begins on Overturned Cargo Ship After Fire

BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — A salvage team on Saturday began assessing damage caused by a fire inside the remains of an overturned cargo ship that is being dismantled along the Georgia coast. “The assessment is likely to take several days,” …

Salvage Crews Secure Drifting Dutch Cargo Ship Off Norway

HELSINKI (AP) — Despite heavy seas, a joint Norwegian-Dutch salvage operation has managed to get an abandoned Dutch cargo ship under control off the coast of Norway and was towing the ship to port on Thursday. Norwegian officials said the …

Salvage of Dutch Ship Adrift Off Norway Postponed For a Day

HELSINKI (AP) — Bad weather conditions have postponed efforts to salvage a Dutch cargo ship that’s been drifting off the coast of Norway for two days after its crew was evacuated, Norwegian maritime officials said Wednesday. Norwegian and Dutch salvage …

Removal of Georgia Shipwreck Delayed Again Over Anchor Issue

SAVANNAH, Ga. — An engineering problem has forced another delay before salvage crews can start removing an overturned cargo ship that’s been partially submerged on the Georgia coast for more than a year, officials said Wednesday. The multi-agency command overseeing …

`Smooth Travel’ Observed Before Ship Capsized Off Georgia

SAVANNAH, Ga. — A tugboat captain who helped push the ill-fated cargo ship Golden Ray from the docks as it left a Georgia seaport said Monday he observed only “smooth travel” before the giant vessel overturned. Clifton Gorden was the …

Lebanon Officials Ignored Warnings on Chemical Tied to Blast

The volatile chemical suspected of causing the deadly explosion that flattened Lebanon’s main port had been lying in storage there for six years despite warnings from customs officials about its hazards, documents show. The ammonium nitrate — equivalent to 1,800 …

Judge Won’t Halt Salvage of Capsized Ship on Georgia Coast

SAVANNAH, Ga. — A federal judge ruled she will not halt removal of a capsized cargo ship along the Georgia coast while a salvage company that lost the job to a competitor sues the U.S. Coast Guard. The decision by …

Cargo Ship Stuck in Sand Could Remain in Sea for Many Months

A cargo ship that capsized off the Georgia coast could remain in the sea for the next year. That’s the long-range outlook of Coast Guard Cmdr. Matt Baer, a member of the Unified Command tasked with removing the ship that …

Company Says Kentucky Bridge Lights Out Before Wreck

The owners of a cargo ship that struck and collapsed part of a western Kentucky bridge say they were not responsible for a nighttime collision that took out part of the span because some of the bridge’s lights were not …

UK Coastguard: 6 People Missing After Ship Sinks

Six people are missing and two have been rescued after a cargo ship sank in the Irish Sea early on Sunday in gale force winds off the coast of north Wales, British authorities said. Holyhead Coastguard said the Swanland cargo …