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2 Nov
The Murat 729, carrying 400 mostly Afghan migrants and refugees, sent a distress signal after its engines failed. Turkey failed to respond to a request to take back the vessel, despite a 2016 EU deal worth billions.
9 Aug
Greek islanders are taking refuge on a chartered ship and on the beach after fleeing their homes from wildfires on the Greek island of Evia, sparked by a record heatwave. The blazes have destroyed homes and reduced thousands of hectares of land to ash on Greece's second-largest island just northeast of the capital Athens.
31 May
Millions of plastic pellets from a container ship ablaze off Colombo have already washed up on beaches, along with other hazardous waste. The disaster threatens the lucrative fishing and tourism sectors.
12 Apr
Reports of an "explosion" on an Iranian cargo ship in busy waters off the Yemeni coast have been confirmed. The ship is suspected of functioning as a military base for the Revolutionary Guard.
15 Jun 2019
A 136-year-old wooden schooner had only just emerged from a €1.5-million renovation when it was sunk by a container ship near Hamburg. The accident would likely have been fatal if rescuers hadn't been in the area.
3 Jul 2018
The captain of German humanitarian ship Lifeline detained by Malta last week said in a video released on Tuesday (July 3) that the Libyan coast guard threatened him and his crew with death.
18 Jun 2017
The bodies of missing sailors were found in flooded compartments of the USS Fitzgerald, which came close to sinking after a collision with a container ship off Japan tore a gash under the warship's waterline.

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