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Ferry Boat Explosion Sparks Mexico Travel Warning Ahead of Spring Break

Ferry Boat Explosion Sparks Mexico Travel Warning Ahead of Spring BreakTourists are urged to use "extreme caution" when visiting the Playa Del Carmen area.



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Explosives Found Aboard Passenger Ferry Near Cancun Beach Resort

Explosives Found Aboard Passenger Ferry Near Cancun Beach ResortThe U.S. issued a security alert after explosives were found aboard a passenger ferry near the beach resort of Cancun in Mexico



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Apparent explosive device found on Mexican ferry off Cozumel

Apparent explosive device found on Mexican ferry off CozumelPLAYA DEL CARMEN, Mexico (AP) — What appeared to be undetonated explosives were found on a ferry that runs between the Caribbean resorts of Playa del Carmen and the island of Cozumel, authorities said Friday, less than two weeks after a blast shook another ferry plying the same route.



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U.S. issues alert after tourist ferry explosion in Mexico

U.S. issues alert after tourist ferry explosion in MexicoA blast last month on a tourist ferry in the Mexican beach resort of Playa del Carmen was caused by “an explosive device” that injured passengers, including U.S. tourists, the U.S. embassy in Mexico said on Thursday. A security alert posted on the embassy’s website warned American citizens to exercise caution and said Mexican authorities continued to investigate the blast. Two more explosive devices were found attached to another ferry on the island of Cozumel on Thursday, local media reported, saying marine troops had secured the scene.



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7 rescued from life raft in Pacific Ocean after ferry sank

7 rescued from life raft in Pacific Ocean after ferry sankWELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Six adults and an unconscious baby were rescued Sunday from a life raft in the Pacific Ocean after drifting for four days in the blazing sun without water. The survivors had scrambled onto the small wooden dinghy after the ferry they were aboard sank, according to authorities.



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No country for migrant stowaways caught on ferry between Ukraine and Turkey

No country for migrant stowaways caught on ferry between Ukraine and TurkeyBy Julie Astrid Thomsen COPENHAGEN (Reuters) – Twelve migrants, apparently from North Africa, have been sailing to and fro on a Danish passenger ferry between Istanbul and Odessa for the last seven weeks locked in four cabins, with no country willing to take them. According to the Danish DFDS ferry operator, Turkey and Ukraine both refuse to accept the men, who have been violent and threatening suicide. “There has been a tendency to violence and aggressions and they have threatened to jump overboard… so there is no alternative to locking them inside the cabins,” a DFDS spokesman told Reuters on Thursday.



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New ferry links North Korea and Russia despite U.S. calls for isolation

New ferry links North Korea and Russia despite U.S. calls for isolationBy Valeria Fedorenko VLADIVOSTOK, Russia (Reuters) – A new ferry between isolated North Korea and Russia docked for the first time at the Pacific port of Vladivostok on Thursday, in spite of U.S. calls for countries to curtail relations with Pyongyang over its nuclear and missile programs. The launch of the weekly service linking Vladivostok and the North Korean port of Rajin also came despite North Korea’s test-firing of a new type of ballistic missile on Sunday that landed in the sea near Russia.



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Russia launches ferry connection with North Korea

Russia launches ferry connection with North KoreaThe first ever ferry service linking Russia and North Korea was launched on Thursday, the company operating it said, hoping to serve tourists and North Korean workers. The ferry will travel weekly between Russia’s far eastern city of Vladivostok and the North Korean port of Rajin, also called Rason, said Vladimir Baranov, director of InvestStroiTrest, the company that operates the Man Gyong Bong boat that will service the route. Potential passengers include “North Koreans coming to work in Russia and tourists from northern China who miss the sea because they don’t have their own,” Baranov told AFP.



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Spain's Canary Islands battles slick after ferry accident

Spain's Canary Islands battles slick after ferry accidentSpanish coast guard crews worked Sunday to clean up a three-kilometre (1.9-mile) long diesel slick off the holiday island of Gran Canaria after a passenger ferry slammed into a pier. Emergency crews managed on Saturday to collect half of the roughly 60,000 litres (16,000 gallons) of diesel that spilled into the ocean, the regional government said. Three coast guard boats were on Sunday working to break up the slick — which is three kilometres long and half a kilometre wide — to help the diesel evaporate, it added.



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Myanmar ferry capsizes; 20 dead, over a dozen missing

Myanmar ferry capsizes; 20 dead, over a dozen missingYANGON, Myanmar (AP) — A ferry boat capsized in Myanmar's Ayeyarwaddy delta, killing 20 people and leaving more than a dozen missing, police said.



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