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By RICHARD PYLE, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK Jamaica Bay is a pristine waterway located within the only national park in New York City, a place where herring gulls pirouette overhead, Canada geese sail in naval formation in quiet coves and harbor seals frolic on the shoreline.
By Evangeline Majawat THE Pedra Branca and Middle Rocks decision by the International Court of Justice has thrown the spotlight on previously unknown, and even uncared for, islands, shoals, rocks and other maritime features.
By David Angier, The News Herald, Panama City, Fla. Aug. 26--The tugboat E.E. Simpson would come to rest on the sea floor as a harsh wind whipped the waves above her. She landed next to the schooner she was trying to rescue. "We were helpless and the tug was sinking fast," Capt.
The detection of emergency beacons will be greatly improved by the introduction of Europe's satellite positioning system, Galileo. The Galileo satellites will carry transponders to relay distress signals to search and rescue organisations.
By Prows, Peter The 1982 United Nations Conventio
By MIKE LAFFERTY COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - The George Dunbar left Cleveland at 6 p.m. on June 29, 1902, bound for Alpena, Mich. Loaded with coal, the 41.5-metre ship rode low in the water as it steamed northwest into rough Lake Erie weather, her boilers running full steam.
After discovering three treasure-laden shipwrecks in Indonesian waters between 1997 and 1998, including the famous Tang Treasure that was sold to Singapore in 2004 for $32 million, the German treasure hunter is returning to the region for more.
By Stefano Ambrogi COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - The United States wants to search foreign ships far outside its territorial waters to stop a possible terrorist attack on the country coming from the sea, a U.S. coastguard leader said on Wednesday.