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  • Beijing sends evacuation ships to Vietnam

    May 18, 2014 12:13 AM

    BEIJING (AP) - China on Sunday dispatched five ships to Vietnam to speed up the evacuation of its citizens following deadly anti-Chinese riots over Beijing's deployment of an oil rig in waters claimed by both countries. The first ship departed Sunday morning from the southern island of Hainan, according to... more »
  • Replica ships Nina and Pinta to visit Houma

    January 23, 2012 10:06 AM

    HOUMA, La. (AP) - Replicas of two of the three ships that Christopher Columbus sailed to the New World will be displayed next month in Houma. The Nina and Pinta will be open to the public Feb. 17-26 at the Downtown Marina, and will depart on Feb. 27. A statement... more »
  • US Navy Says 4 Ships Robbed Off Iraqi Coast

    August 15, 2010 3:30 PM

    BAGHDAD (AP) - The U.S. Navy says four commercial ships anchored near the southern oil hub of Basra have been robbed in a rare attack off the Iraqi coast. Lt. John Fage, a spokesman for the Navy's Fifth Fleet in Bahrain, said Sunday that two men armed with AK-47 rifles... more »
  • Tropical Depression Putting Pressure on BP and U.S. to Evacuate Ships

    July 22, 2010 1:04 PM

    ON THE GULF OF MEXICO (AP) - A tropical depression racing toward the Gulf of Mexico Thursday increased pressure on BP and the U.S. government to decide whether to evacuate dozens of ships at the site of the ruptured oil well. The National Hurricane Center in Miami said a cluster... more »
  • Ships Ready to Leave Leaky Well as Storm Brews

    July 22, 2010 7:15 AM

    ON THE GULF OF MEXICO (AP) - Crew members aboard dozens of ships in the Gulf of Mexico prepared Thursday to evacuate as a tropical rainstorm brewing in the Caribbean brought the deep-sea effort to plug BP's ruptured oil well to a near standstill. Though the rough weather was hundreds... more »
  • Cleanup Ships Idled as Storms Rattle Gulf Region

    June 29, 2010 11:02 PM

    GRAND ISLE, La. (AP) - The crashing waves and gusting winds churned up by now Hurricane Alex put the Gulf oil spill largely in Mother Nature's hands Tuesday. Regardless of whether the storm makes things worse or even better, it has turned many people fighting the spill into spectators. Oil-scooping... more »
  • Skimming Ships In The Gulf Back To Shore Due To Weather

    June 29, 2010 12:58 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - BP and the Coast Guard are sending oil-scooping skimming ships in the Gulf of Mexico back to shore because nasty weather is churning up rough seas and powerful winds. U.S. Coast Guard Lt. Dave French said Tuesday that all efforts had been halted for now off... more »
  • Carnival to Move 2 Ships to New Orleans

    June 23, 2010 8:39 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Carnival Cruise Lines says it will return to pre-Katrina capacity levels at the Port of New Orleans when it positions two of its ships there to operate year-round starting next year. Officials say the 2,974-passenger Carnival Conquest and 2,052-passenger Carnival Ecstasy will be moved from their... more »
  • Senator Landrieu secures $29 million

    October 7, 2009 1:36 PM

    WASHINGTON - The United States Senate late yesterday, by a vote of 93-7, approved its annual Department of Defense appropriations bill, which included key provisions sponsored by United States Senator Mary L. Landrieu, D-La. These Landrieu requests strengthen the country's national defense, while providing funding for important military projects and... more »

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