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Stuck Container Ship in Chesapeake Bay Finally Refloated

BALTIMORE (AP) — A container ship the length of more than three football fields has finally been pried from the muddy bottom of the Chesapeake Bay more than a month after it ran aground. After two unsuccessful attempts to dislodge …

Maersk Container Ship Runs Aground Off German Island

BERLIN — One of the world’s biggest container ships, the Mumbai Maersk, has run aground off the German island of Wangerooge in the North Sea, Germany’s Central Command for Maritime Emergencies and Maersk said on Thursday. No injuries were reported …

Fire Burns Aboard Container Ship Off British Columbia

VICTORIA, British Columbia (AP) — A fire was burning in several containers aboard a cargo ship off Canada’s Pacific coast province of British Columbia on Sunday. The Canadian Coast Guard said it received word late Saturday morning that a fire …

Agreement in Principle Reached Over Suez Canal Ship Dispute

ISMAILIA — The owners and insurers of a giant cargo ship that blocked the Suez Canal in March have reached agreement in principle in a compensation dispute with the canal authority, their representative and the canal’s chairman said on Wednesday. …

Fire-Ravaged Ship Sinks, Prompting Sri Lankan Pollution Fear

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — A container ship carrying chemicals sank off Sri Lanka’s capital on Thursday nearly a month after catching fire, raising concerns about a possible environmental disaster. The ship’s operator said the wreck of the Singapore-flagged X-Press …

Sri Lanka Seeks UN help in Assessing Damage From Ship Fire

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) _ Sri Lanka’s government is seeking help from the United Nations and other countries in assessing the environmental damage caused by a fire on a container ship carrying chemicals that is sinking off its capital, officials …

Sri Lankan Court Grants Bail to Captain of Fire-Ravaged Ship

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — A Sri Lankan court granted bail to the captain of a fire-ravaged container ship on Monday, hours after he was arrested by police, officials said. Police spokesman Ajith Rohana said investigators arrested the captain of …

Environmental Disaster Feared as Ship Sinks Off Sri Lanka

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Salvage experts failed to tow a fire-stricken container ship carrying chemicals out to sea and it started to sink Wednesday off Sri Lanka’s main port, raising fears of a marine environmental disaster, officials said. X-Press …

Amid Dispute, Suez Canal Blames Ship’s Grounding on Speed, Rudder

ISMAILIA, Egypt — The container ship that got stuck in the Suez Canal in March was struggling to steer because of its high speed and the size of its rudder, and could have chosen not to enter the waterway in …

Dislodged Ship Held in Suez Canal as Talks Continue Over $916M Claim

CAIRO — A ship that blocked the Suez Canal for almost a week in March is being held in the waterway as canal authorities pursue a $916 million compensation claim against the ship’s Japanese owner, one of the vessel’s insurers …