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Waterway and Maritime Transportation

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  • Royal Caribbean saying bon voyage to Majesty of the Seas

    Royal Caribbean saying bon voyage to Majesty of the Seas
    Royal Caribbean is getting rid of its oldest ship, the Majesty of the Seas. The last of the sovereign-class ships built in the late 1980s and early 1990s, it's following in the footsteps of sister ships Monarch of the Seas and Sovereign of the Seas,...
  • Terminal 4 upgrades nearly done at Port Everglades

    Port Everglades is putting the finishing touches on a $24 million renovation of its cruise terminal 4, which is slated to reopen to passenger and ship traffic in early December. "We're in the home stretch," said Chief Executive and Port Director...
  • South Korean ferry operator gets 10 years in prison

    The chief executive of the company that operated a South Korean ferry that sank in April, killing more than 300 people, was sentenced Thursday to 10 years in prison.  Cheonghaejin Marine Chief Executive Kim Han-sik was found guilty of professional...
  • Huatulco is a walk on Mexico's wild side

    The river rippled calmly in front of us, but we could hear the thunder of the rapids ahead. "Everybody dowwwn!" our guide bellowed in his thick accent, a command to pull our paddles from the water and crouch onto the floor of our rubber raft. No way...
  • Thai fishermen convert boats to cash in on human-smuggling

    RANONG Thailand (Reuters) - The smuggling of Rohingya Muslims fleeing persecution in Myanmar is so lucrative that Thai fishermen are converting their boats to carry humans, police, locals and officials in southern Thailand said. In recent weeks,...
  • U.S. Navy supply ships collide in Indian Ocean, minor damage

    RIYADH (Reuters) - Two U.S. Navy supply ships collided in the Gulf of Aden in the Indian Ocean early on Thursday, but no crew members were injured and initial reports suggested the vessels suffered only minor damage, the force said in a statement. It...
  • South Korean ferry executive jailed for 10 years

    SEOUL The chief executive of a South Korean ferry operator was jailed for 10 years Thursday for involuntary manslaughter over a sinking that killed more than 300 people this year, a news report said. Kim Han Sik, chief of the Chonghaejin Marine Co,...
  • Timothy Spall creates 'Mr. Turner' from the spare strokes of Mike Leigh

    Timothy Spall creates 'Mr. Turner' from the spare strokes of Mike Leigh
    With its turbulent swirls of black and gray, British painter J.M.W. Turner's 1842 canvas "Snow Storm — Steam-boat Off a Harbour's Mouth" is unparalleled in its evocation of the terror and beauty of a raging sea. There are those who doubt the story...
  • Ice to close upper Mississippi from November 20, earliest on record

    CHICAGO (Reuters) - The shipping season on the upper Mississippi River will end on Thursday as ice surrounding locks and dams near Minnesota's Twin Cities forced the earliest winter closure on records that date back to 1969, the U.S. Army Corps of...
  • Harbor area alive with marina and park projects

    Harbor area alive with marina and park projects
    A new public dock and waterfront restaurant could be coming to the Newport Harbor area if state coastal regulators give the OK. The Balboa Marina West project, proposed for a swath of land on East Coast Highway between Bayside Drive and the Coast...
  • Cyclones rather than pirates threaten global racers

    CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - Pirates are no longer a major threat for Volvo Ocean Race sailors as they set out for Leg Two from Cape Town to Abu Dhabi on Wednesday but cyclone season in the Indian Ocean ensured that another rough ride is guaranteed over the next...