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Norway cruise ship evacuated after engine problems

Norway cruise ship evacuated after engine problems

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Media playback is unsupported on your device Rescuers are working to airlift 1,300 people stranded on a cruise ship off the west coast of Norway.The Viking Sky lost power on Saturday and sent out a distress signal after it began drifting towards land.It got into trouble in a notoriously difficult stretch of waters and was reportedly minutes from striking rocks.The vessel has since restarted three of its four engines and is moving towards the nearest port with the assistance of tugboats.So far, more than 300 passengers have been rescued. Most of those on board are said to be British or US citizens."During the night, the sea was very rough. The boat rolled and rolled. And then we went to breakfast. And then we were going for the afternoon film s...
Ford-class Ship Self Defense System undergoes first live test

Ford-class Ship Self Defense System undergoes first live test

Business
Feb. 5 (UPI) -- Raytheon and the U.S. Navy completed the first test of the Ship Self Defense System Integrated Combat System aboard the first of the new class of aircraft carriers, the USS Gerald R. Ford. The newest generation of Raytheon's Ship Self Defense System successfully engaged in its first live-fire test of an unmanned aerial vehicle target off the coast of California aboard USS Gerald R. Ford. The test -- against an unmanned aerial vehicle target off the coast of California -- was the first of several live fire events planned for the ship and it's new ICS this year, Raytheon said Tuesday in a press release. "The design of our Ship Self Defense System enabled seamless integration of the sensors and missiles with the CVN 78 combat system during this first-of-its-kind test, proving...
Antarctic Weddell expedition targets Shackleton's lost ship

Antarctic Weddell expedition targets Shackleton's lost ship

Science
Media playback is unsupported on your device A scientific expedition in the Antarctic is set to depart its current location to go in search of Sir Ernest Shackleton's lost ship.The team has been investigating the Larsen C Ice Shelf and the continent's biggest iceberg, known as A68.And this puts it just a few hundred km from the last recorded position of the famous British explorer's vessel, the Endurance.The polar steam-yacht was crushed in sea-ice and sank in November 1915. Shackleton's extraordinary escape from this loss, saving his crew, means there is considerable interest in finding the wreck.Endurance should be resting on the ocean floor, some 3,000m down.The Weddell Sea Expedit...
16-year-old dies after falling from balcony of cruise ship

16-year-old dies after falling from balcony of cruise ship

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A teenage boy died after falling from an eighth-floor balcony of a Royal Caribbean cruise ship docked in Haiti last week. The 16-year-old was trying to enter his room on Royal Caribbean's Harmony of the Seas cruise ship through a nearby balcony last Friday when he slipped and fell to his death, according to witnesses. Royal Caribbean did not offer details about the death, but its corporate communications manager, Owen Torres, confirmed that there'd been a tragedy on board. "We are saddened by the loss of one of our guests in a tragic accident," Torres said in a statement. The Broward Medical Examiner's Office identified the victim as Laurent Mercer of the Wallis and Futuna Islands, a French island collectivity in the South Pacific. Mercer was in the middle of a seven-day Caribbea...