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Frontex boss criticises NGO rescue operations in Med

NGOs react angrily to suggestions that their efforts to rescue migrants off the Libyan coast are encouraging smugglers

NGOs react angrily to suggestions that their efforts to rescue migrants off the Libyan coast are encouraging smugglers

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Russian super yacht impounded in Gibraltar

Ahoy! Russian billionaire industrialist Andrey Melnichenko's new €400 million “super yacht” impounded by the Gibraltar Port Authority

Ahoy! Russian billionaire industrialist Andrey Melnichenko's new €400 million “super yacht” impounded by the Gibraltar Port Authority

Business

South Korean court declares Hanjin Shipping bankrupt

Hanjin Shipping, formerly the world's seventh-largest container shipping line, has been declared bankrupt by a South Korean court.

Hanjin Shipping, formerly the world's seventh-largest container shipping line, has been declared bankrupt by a South Korean court.

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Lisbon ferry crash leaves 34 injured

The boat was travelling from Barreiro on the other side of the Tagus when the accident occurred.

The boat was travelling from Barreiro on the other side of the Tagus when the accident occurred.

Business

Maersk and Alibaba link up

The world's largest container shipping line Maersk has teamed up with the Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba to cut out freight forwarders.

The world's largest container shipping line Maersk has teamed up with the Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba to cut out freight forwarders.

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Search resumes for Indonesia ferry fire victims

The search has resumed for 17 people reported missing after a ferry fire off the coast of Indonesia. At least five ships and a number of smaller craft have been deployed in the search, according to of

The search has resumed for 17 people reported missing after a ferry fire off the coast of Indonesia. At least five ships and a number of smaller craft have been deployed in the search, according to of

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Venice canal comes to life amid noisy protest against large cruise ships

Venice was the scene of a colourful and noisy protest on Sunday as a small armada of boats turned out to draw attention to large cruise ships which are allowed to pass through the Italian city’s…

Venice was the scene of a colourful and noisy protest on Sunday as a small armada of boats turned out to draw attention to large cruise ships which are allowed to pass through the Italian city’s…

Science_technology

Takeaway: ship safety

Ships burn fuel, polluting the atmosphere New regulations demand to cut the emissions The easiest way would be to reduce engine power But underpowered ships can be unsafe in storm They’re also slower,

Ships burn fuel, polluting the atmosphere New regulations demand to cut the emissions The easiest way would be to reduce engine power But underpowered ships can be unsafe in storm They’re also slower,

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Four die in Greek boat collision near the island of Aegina close to Athens

Four people have been killed and at least five injured after pleasure boat with 20 people on board collided with a speedboat near the Greek island of Aegina, close to Athens.

Four people have been killed and at least five injured after pleasure boat with 20 people on board collided with a speedboat near the Greek island of Aegina, close to Athens.

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Ghost ship mystery

Liberia’s Ministry of Defence has dispatched coast guard personnel to investigate an unknown tanker that was washed ashore in the coastal city of

Liberia’s Ministry of Defence has dispatched coast guard personnel to investigate an unknown tanker that was washed ashore in the coastal city of

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Two years since South Korean ferry tragedy

Thousands gather to pay tribute to the victims of the Sewol as the families accuse the government of a "lack of transparency"

Thousands gather to pay tribute to the victims of the Sewol as the families accuse the government of a "lack of transparency"

Business

Oil write down hits Moller-Maersk profits

Danish shipping and energy group Moller-Maersk reports a loss of $2.5 billion for Q4 2015 as it writes down the value of its oil assets.

Danish shipping and energy group Moller-Maersk reports a loss of $2.5 billion for Q4 2015 as it writes down the value of its oil assets.

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Final bid to salvage drifting cargo ship off French coast

A final attempt has been launched to salvage a cargo ship that has been adrift for almost a week. High winds and six metre waves have been hampering

A final attempt has been launched to salvage a cargo ship that has been adrift for almost a week. High winds and six metre waves have been hampering

Science_technology

The big bag theory: a cheap and innovative way to transport fresh water

Fresh water is abundant in some areas of our planet, and scarce in others. We can transport fresh water by sea to help those in need, but that's expensive. Can we make it affordable? One possible solu

Fresh water is abundant in some areas of our planet, and scarce in others. We can transport fresh water by sea to help those in need, but that's expensive. Can we make it affordable? One possible solu

Science_technology

Takeaway: the big bag theory

This plastic bag can save lives and help the environment It’s designed to transport fresh water across the sea Fresh water supply is vital in

This plastic bag can save lives and help the environment It’s designed to transport fresh water across the sea Fresh water supply is vital in

Business

CMA CGM bids 3bn euros for Singapore's Neptune Orient Lines

The world’s third-largest shipping firm, CMA CGM of France, has bid of $3.4 billion (3.13 billion euros) to buy Singapore’s Neptune Orient Lines. It

The world’s third-largest shipping firm, CMA CGM of France, has bid of $3.4 billion (3.13 billion euros) to buy Singapore’s Neptune Orient Lines. It

Science_technology

Amphibious caravan is the new luxury camping

Can’t decide between sailing or camping? German inventor Daniel Straub has the solution for you: his amphibious Sealander is a compact camping

Can’t decide between sailing or camping? German inventor Daniel Straub has the solution for you: his amphibious Sealander is a compact camping

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Migrants: cruise ship docks near Athens

A cruise ship has brought hundreds of migrants from Syria to Europe’s southern border. Syrian refugee ship arrives on Greek mainland, migrants move

A cruise ship has brought hundreds of migrants from Syria to Europe’s southern border. Syrian refugee ship arrives on Greek mainland, migrants move

Business

Mounting uncertainty over US and UK interest rates

This week, Business Middle East takes a look at interest rates in the UK and the US and when there could be a hike. In Business Snapshot, we analyse

This week, Business Middle East takes a look at interest rates in the UK and the US and when there could be a hike. In Business Snapshot, we analyse

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Hero's welcome for French replica ship Hermione after US voyage

The replica ship, the Hermione, arrived back in France on Monday to a hero’s welcome, after an historic trans-Atlantic voyage celebrating past and

The replica ship, the Hermione, arrived back in France on Monday to a hero’s welcome, after an historic trans-Atlantic voyage celebrating past and

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Egypt opens Suez Canal in lavish ceremony

Egypt has opened a major expansion to the Suez Canal to much fanfare. The project is being trumpeted as the basis of an economic turnaround for the

Egypt has opened a major expansion to the Suez Canal to much fanfare. The project is being trumpeted as the basis of an economic turnaround for the