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Cook Survives 2 Days in Submerged Wreck

After two days trapped in freezing cold water and breathing from an air bubble in an upturned tugboat under the ocean, Harrison Okene was sure he was going to die. Then a torch light pierced the darkness.

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Ship’s cook Okene, 29, was on board the Jascon-4 tugboat when it capsized on

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LCS Deployed Into South East Asian Region

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The US navy has deployed a radically different type of vessel to Singapore.

The USS Freedom will form part of a more nimble and efficient US naval force in the Asia-Pacific region, a move China views with suspicion. Via:aljazeera [ad]

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China Locks Missile Radar on Japanese Ship

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A Chinese navy frigate has locked its weapon-targeting radar on a Japanese ship, Tokyo says, amid mounting tensions over a territorial row.

Japanese Defence Minister Itsunori Onodera said the incident happened on 30 January near islands claimed by both nations in the East China Sea.

Image shows approximate location of incident.

He said

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Suspected: Iranian Arms Shipment Intercepted, Bound for Yemeni Insurgents

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Yemeni forces intercepted a ship on January 23 carrying a large cache of weapons – including surface-to-air missiles – that U.S. officials suspect were being smuggled from Iran and destined for Yemeni insurgents, officials said on Monday.

Yemen’s government said the arms intercepted aboard the ship off the

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Two Cruise Ships Experience Viral Outbreak

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An unknown illness, suspected of being a norovirus, has sickened 194 passengers and 11 crew members aboard the luxury cruise ship Queen Mary 2, causing vomiting and diarrhea, federal health officials said on Friday.

QM2 arrives at Port

Earlier in the week, 189 passengers and 31 crew members on the Emerald Princess came down

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Russian Crew and 700 Tons of Gold Ore Missing

A vessel with a nine-person crew and 700 tons of gold ore onboard has gone missing in stormy seas off Russia’s Pacific Coast.

The ship sent a distress call on Sunday as it was sailing from the coastal town of Neran to Feklistov Island in the Sea of Okhotsk.

The vessel, hired

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Russian Ships Steaming for Syrian Waters

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Amid the continued uprising in Syria, the Russian Defense Ministry on Friday issued somewhat contradictory statements about a group of its naval warships steaming into the eastern Mediterranean.

The first statement said the warships were not planning to call on Tartus, a naval base Russia maintains in Syria. The second, issued several

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