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Waterway and Maritime Transportation

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  • Egyptians race to expand Suez Canal, hoping for trade surge

    Bulldozers push earth and dredgers spit mud round the clock at Egypt's Suez Canal in a race to quickly expand the strategic waterway for two-way traffic, a project trumpeted by President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi to revive both the country's damaged economy...
  • Nearly 1,000 migrants rescued off Italy; 10 die

    Italy's Coast Guard is bringing nearly 1,000 migrants to southern Italian ports from several different boat rescues, but 10 migrants perished at sea. The Coast Guard said Wednesday its vessels and three cargo ships south of Sicily rescued 941 people in...
  • Tiny Caribbean isle has become a culinary powerhouse

    In its 35 square miles, Anguilla boasts more than 100 restaurants from beach shacks to a surprising number of fine-dining spots, some with celebrity chefs Think of the islands of the Caribbean and images of beaches, turquoise water and steel-drum bands...
  • Philippines suspends oil, gas exploration in disputed waters

    The Philippine government has ordered the suspension of all exploration at an offshore oil and gas field because of an ongoing territorial dispute with China, a Filipino-British company said. Oil and gas exploration company Forum Energy Plc. said the...
  • Yoga journeys include a spiritual trek to India

    Yoga journeys include a spiritual trek to India
    For fans of yoga, following that practice while being immersed in a foreign culture can be a double travel bonus. Perillo Tours offers Learning Journeys, which include Nomadic Yoga Journeys in locations such as Costa Rica, Vietnam, India and Greece....
  • Royal Caribbean saying goodbye to Splendour of the Seas

    Royal Caribbean saying goodbye to Splendour of the Seas
    Royal Caribbean Cruises is letting another of its older vessels go. The Splendour of the Seas, which was built in 1996, will leave the cruise line in 2016 after completing all of its scheduled itineraries. The 1,830-guest vessel, which currently sails...
  • A year on, what's the latest in the hunt for Flight 370?

    Nearly a year has passed since Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 vanished on a flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, sparking one of the most perplexing mysteries of modern times. Since then, search crews have taken to air, land and sea in a thus-far...
  • Romantic adventure to South Africa includes national park

    Romantic adventure to South Africa includes national park
    Here are some of the more interesting deals, websites and other travel tidbits that came across our desk recently: Great Safaris has a good deal on its World's Greatest Romantic Adventure trip to South Africa. The 11-day tour is priced from $3,995 per...
  • Ice slows business, traffic on Northeast, Midwest waterways

    Waterways around the Northeast and the Midwest are beset by ice more than a foot thick in some places, making life miserable for people who make their living on the water. Portland resident Scott Werner said this winter has been "a horror show" for him...
  • Wisconsin site could become federal marine sanctuary

    An 875-square-mile area of Lake Michigan off the Wisconsin coast could become the Great Lakes' second National Marine Sanctuary. The proposal under consideration by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration would affect an area that includes...
  • Boating event lifts spirits of children and families dealing with illness, disability

    Boating event lifts spirits of children and families dealing with illness, disability
    Wearing an "S.S. Cutie" T-shirt, a pair of red sunglasses and the tubes that help him breathe, 5-year-old Caelen Gorman marched up to the captain helping people board the Mariner III. "Excuse me!" he said. "I want a picture of that boat." The...