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Nigerian tugboat cook survives three days in air bubble

Harrison Okene

A Nigerian sailor who survived for almost three days 30m underwater by crouching in an air bubble after his tugboat sank has spoken about his ordeal.

Friday, 14 June, 2013, 3:48am

Maritime navigational sunstone found in Elizabethan shipwreck

An oblong crystal found in the wreck of a 16th-century English warship is a sunstone, a near-mythical navigational aid said to have been used by Viking mariners, researchers said yesterday.

7 Mar 2013 - 3:20am

Briefs, December 19, 2012

South Korean navy sailors stand guard near a part of debris believed to be a fuel container of the first stage rocket from a rocket launched by North Korea. Photo: AP

Malaysia's maritime agency has come to the rescue of 40 Myanmar shipwreck survivors, thought to be Muslim Rohingya fleeing ethnic violence. It said the survivors of a wreck off the Myanmar coast on December 4, in which 160 others were reportedly drowned, were in good health and being taken to Johor state. 

19 Dec 2012 - 4:12am

Divers will attempt to get into tugboat through cabin door

Divers working on the wreck of the tugboat that sank with 18 Ukrainian seamen on board will try to get into the vessel after locating an entrance near the deck, a senior fire officer said yesterday.

But the work is difficult because of hostile conditions underwater, and it could be days before the supply boat can be lifted from the seabed.

26 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Hopes dim for 18 trapped under sea

Divers in bid to reach Ukrainian seamen 37 metres down after two vessels collide

Hopes were fading last night for 18 Ukrainians trapped in their vessel 37 metres under the sea for more than 24 hours after two ships collided off Tuen Mun.

24 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Assurances needed after collision at sea

Hong Kong's shipping lanes are busy and consequently well policed, but that does not make them immune from accidents. The collision on Saturday night between a bulk carrier and supply boat is proof, as if it was needed, that no matter how sophisticated the technology, mishaps can never be wholly discounted.

24 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Unesco seeks to protect South China Sea's heritage

The South China Sea's rich history of maritime trade and its unexplored cultural heritage, especially shipwrecks, single it out as needing protection, Unesco officials say.

These wrecks could throw a new light on history, according to Etienne Clement, Unesco's representative in Cambodia.

23 Nov 2003 - 12:00am

Rough seas, strong wind hamper search for ferry victims

Search teams yesterday continued to look for victims of the shipwreck off the eastern port of Yantai but said rough seas and strong winds had hampered efforts.

All but 22 of the 302 people aboard the Dashun ferry perished when the vessel capsized last Wednesday, official media said.

29 Nov 1999 - 12:00am