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USS North Dakota to be commissioned in May

September 10, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

BISMARCK The USS North Dakota goes into service May 31. Continue Reading

Shell’s Alaska winter challenge: Oil-drilling ship salvage may take until spring

January 5, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

ANCHORAGE, Alaska It could take until spring for crews to remove a grounded oil-drilling ship from rocks near a remote Alaska island, thanks to the fury of the North Pacific winter, a veteran marine salvager said. Continue Reading

Safe routes to school Oct. 3

September 28, 2012 in Lake County News-Chronicle

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C. Guard guns sink ship adrift since Japan tsunami

April 6, 2012 in West Central Tribune

A U.S. Coast Guard cutter poured cannon fire into a Japanese ghost ship that had been drifting since the last year’s tsunami, sinking the vessel in the Gulf of Alaska and eliminating the hazard it posed to shipping and the coastline.
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Delegation asks to name submarine USS South Dakota

March 13, 2012 in The Daily Republic

South Dakota’s congressional delegation is requesting the Navy name the next Virginia class attack submarine the USS South Dakota.
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What’s believed to be full Titanic site mapped pieced together

March 8, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine (AP) Researchers have pieced together what’s believed to be the first comprehensive map of the entire 3-by-5-mile Titanic debris field and hope it will provide new clues about what exactly happened the night 100 years ago when the superliner hit an iceberg, plunged to the bottom of the North Atlantic and became a legend. Continue Reading

Fire leaves cruise ship adrift off Seychelles

February 27, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) An Italian cruise liner carrying more than 1,000 people was adrift without power in the pirate-infested Indian Ocean on Monday after a fire erupted in its generator room. The blaze was extinguished without causing any injuries, officials said. Continue Reading

Costa offers $14,460 per person for ruined Italy cruise

January 27, 2012 in West Central Tribune

ROME (AP) Costa Crociere SpA offered uninjured passengers $14,460 apiece Friday to compensate them for lost baggage and the psychological trauma they suffered after their cruise ship ran aground and capsized off Tuscany. Continue Reading

Minn. couple on ship that ran aground remain missing

January 16, 2012 in West Central Tribune

MINNEAPOLIS A retired Minnesota man and his wife are among more than a dozen people unaccounted for after a cruise ship hit a reef and capsized off the west coast of Italy, their family said in a statement Monday. Continue Reading

69 missing, at least 3 dead after luxury cruise ship runs aground, tips over in Italy

January 14, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Survivors from a luxury cruise ship that ran aground and tipped over, leaving at least three dead and 69 people still unaccounted for, described today a chaotic evacuation, as plates and glasses crashed and they crawled along upended hallways trying to reach safety. Continue Reading