Russian ship MV Akademik Shokalskiy is trapped in thick Antarctic ice, 1,500 nautical miles south of Hobart, Australia, Friday, Dec. 27, 2013. (AP Photo/Australasian Antarctic Expedition/Footloose Fotography, Andrew Peacock)

Icebound ship in Antarctica edges closer to rescue

SYDNEY (AP) — A ship that has been trapped in thick Antarctic ice since Christmas Eve was nearing rescue on Friday, after a Chinese icebreaker named the Snow Dragon drew close to the icebound vessel. […]


Reporters watch the Costa Concordia ship lying on its side on the Tuscan Island of Giglio, Italy, early Monday morning, Sept. 16, 2013. An international team of engineers is trying a never-before attempted strategy to set upright the luxury liner, which capsized after striking a reef in 2012 killing 32 people. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

Learn how parbuckling works

As crews work to raise the capsized Costa Concordia ship in Italy, learn about the process — known as parbuckling — in the brief video here.


Anchorage skyline along the Cook Inlet with Mt. Susitna -- namesake of the ferry -- on horizon. (AP Photo)

LA County considers Alaska’s ‘ferry to nowhere’

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A $78 million Alaskan ship that critics dubbed the “ferry to nowhere” could wind up in Southern California.


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Wave of illness subsides on Caribbean cruise

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The cruise line that operates the Queen Mary 2 says an apparent outbreak of gastrointestinal illness has subsided as the ship heads back to port.


17th century shipwreck to be freeze-dried, rebuilt

(AP) – Researchers at Texas A&M University are sailing into uncharted waters as they seek to reconstruct a 17th century ship with help from a gigantic freeze-dryer. The ship – La Belle – was a […]



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