cargo ship News

Officials: Grounded Ship Refloated in Egypt’s Suez Canal

CAIRO (AP) — A cargo ship carrying corn that went aground early on Monday in the Suez Canal was refloated and traffic through the crucial waterway was restored, Egyptian authorities said. Adm. Ossama Rabei, head of the Suez Canal Authority, …

Try, Try Again to Free the Ever Forward in Chesapeake Bay

BALTIMORE (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard prepared a second attempt to free a stranded container ship Wednesday, more than two weeks after it ran aground in the Chesapeake Bay. The effort will be similar to Tuesday’s attempt involving five …

Emirati-Flagged Cargo Ship Sinks in Persian Gulf Off Iran

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — An Emirati-flagged cargo ship, longer than a soccer field, sank in stormy seas off Iran’s southern coast in the Persian Gulf on Thursday, authorities said. Rescuers were trying to account for all of the …

Burnt-Out Cargo Ship With Luxury Cars Sinks off Portugal’s Azores

A burnt-out cargo ship carrying thousands of luxury cars, including Porsches and Bentleys, sank on Tuesday off the Portuguese Azores archipelago nearly two weeks after it caught fire, a port official said. Joao Mendes Cabecas, the captain of the nearest …

Fire on Cargo Ship that Destroyed Volkswagen Cars Extinguished

The fire on the cargo ship Felicity Ace, which had burned for more than a week, is likely extinguished and the vessel is now being towed, according to the operator MOL Ship Management. The ship had been transporting thousands of …

Porsches, Lamborghinis Lost at Sea May Cost VW $155 Million

The cargo ship carrying about 4,000 Volkswagen AG vehicles that caught fire last week could cost the automaker at least $155 million, according to a risk-modeling company’s estimate. Of the roughly $438 million total value of goods aboard the Felicity …

Coast Guard: 1,200-Foot Ship Dragged California Oil Pipeline

Investigators believe a 1,200-foot (366-meter) cargo ship dragging anchor in rough seas caught an underwater oil pipeline and pulled it across the seafloor, months before a leak from the line fouled the Southern California coastline with crude. A team of …

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 …