Blind Japanese sailor completes non-stop Pacific voyage
27 April 2019 | 3:14 pm
A blind Japanese sailor completed his non-stop Pacific voyage, becoming the first sightless person on record to navigate a vessel across the vast ocean.
26 Dec 2019
In the remote South Atlantic Ocean, scientists, divers and activists brave dangerous conditions in search of an underwater mountain. The unique marine life here is rumoured to be flourishing after an extensive ban on fishing. This Greenpeace research mission is part of its year long pole-to-pole expedition to lobby the UN for an international legally-binding treaty to preserve the oceans. AFP journalists joined the NGO to see the revival of Mount Vema and get to know the men and women who sacrifice life on land for ocean conservation.
21 Feb 2020
In one day, sea rescue vessel Ocean Viking received distress calls to come to the aid of two boats carrying displaced people across the Mediterranean. DW reporter Miodrag Soric witnessed the rescue operations firsthand.
7 Jul 2020
After multiple suicide attempts over the past few days, migrants aboard the private rescue ship Ocean Viking will be moved to a quarantine vessel in Sicily.
11 Jul 2020
Coronavirus cases are on the rise again in the US and hospitalizations are reaching record numbers. But in the beach town of Ocean City, Maryland, you could almost forget that the country is in the middle of a pandemic.
19 Jul 2020
Kobina Nyarko is a Ghanaian painter who uses his work to campaign against the human destruction of the oceans. His work has drawn the attention of prominent people and institutions. Now he is hoping it will draw attention to the world's challenges.
18 Nov 2020
Australia's Scott Morison affirmed a defense pact with Japan during his visit to Tokyo. If the deal is ratified, it will allow the countries to share bases during military exercises and disaster missions.
23 Nov 2020
80-year-old sailor and journalist Jimmy Cornell starts his around-the-world tour from Seville to mark the 500th anniversary of Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan and Spanish sailor Juan Sebastian Elcano's expedition that resulted in the Earth's first circumnavigation. Cornell is completing his expedition aboard the Aventura Zero catamaran for the "Challenge Elcano 500", a totally electric boat, and hopes to complete the journey in nine months.
23 Mar 2021
The Colombian Navy has seized a narco submarine transporting several packages of cocaine. The vessel belonging to an armed group of dissident FARC guerillas was discovered in the Pacific Ocean on its way to the coast of Mexico.
10 May 2021
The fragments are from a Chinese space module launched at the end of last month. There had been speculation about where the debris would land, but experts predicted the chances of death or injuries were tiny.
24 Jul 2021
An unusual movement of fish sparks a frenzy among anglers in South Africa. Once a year, millions of sardines swim along the country's east coast – followed by birds, seals, sharks and fishermen. DW correspondent Adrian Kriesch reports from Park Rynie.
22 Jul 2021
Every year millions and millions of sardines trek along the cold currents off the South Africa coast during the southern hemisphere winter months, peaking in July. Countless dolphins and sharks hunt along the shoals - a spectacular sight that awes tourists lucky enough to find them.
1 Aug 2021
Nina Gomes is no average environmentalist. With bright pink goggles and just 4 years old, she picks trash with her father from the water along the beaches of Rio de Janeiro. With Nina in tow, Gomes sets out on a paddleboard into the picturesque but polluted waters of Rio's Guanabara Bay, where she grabs plastic bottles and bags and puts them in a mesh net.
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