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Couple stranded in Mexico after kicked off cruise ship for medical emergency

Couple stranded in Mexico after kicked off cruise ship for medical emergencyThe wife's illness while on board in Mexico led the ship's crew to remove the New Jersey couple, leading to a grueling, costly trip home by cab and plane.



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Curacao blocks Venezuela aid ship cargo, citing security

Curacao blocks Venezuela aid ship cargo, citing securityWillemstad, Curaçao (Netherlands Antilles) (AFP) – Curacao authorities Friday blocked Venezuelan opposition supporters from loading aid donations onto a ship to sail to their country, the vessel’s captain said, with the island’s government citing security concerns. The Venezuelans have flown containers to Curacao from private donors in the United States — part of a broader aid effort by Venezuela’s self-declared leader Juan Guaido to put pressure on President Nicolas Maduro. The organizers tried on Friday to load the aid onto the Seven Seas supply ship, moored in the port of the Caribbean island 40 miles (65 kilometers) from Venezuela’s coast.



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Man makes terrifying jump from 11th story cruise ship balcony

Man makes terrifying jump from 11th story cruise ship balconyRoyal Caribbean has banned a group of thrill seekers after one of the men



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Search for missing British cruise ship entertainer suspended

Search for missing British cruise ship entertainer suspendedThe United States Coast Guard has suspended the search for a missing British cruise ship entertainer. In a statement, the coast guard said it had ended the search for 20-year-old Arron Hough at about 2.30pm on Thursday, two days after he reportedly went overboard. Crews searched for approximately 83 hours and covered more than 3,700 square miles, the statement added. Commander Christopher Douglas, Coast Guard Sector San Juan chief of response, said: "We've been in contact with members of Mr Hough's family throughout our search efforts and know this is a very difficult and painful time for them. "Suspending a search is one of the most difficult decisions we have to make as first responders, and it is never made lightly." Aaron Hough went missing from the ship on Christmas Day Credit: Facebook Mr Hough, from Sunderland, disappeared from the Royal Caribbean ship on Christmas Day. The vessel, named Harmony Of The Seas, was 267 miles (430km) north-west of Aguadilla, Puerto Rico, at the time and was travelling to Philipsburg, St Maarten. The last CCTV footage available of Mr Hough showed him heading on to the ship's deck at around 4am, according to a statement issued by Royal Caribbean. However, staff on board the ship only realised he was missing when he did not report to work later that day. The United States Coast Guard was alerted to Mr Hough's disappearance at 1.45pm. Royal Caribbean and the coast guard were unable to confirm how far the ship had travelled during that time.



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ExxonMobil ship approached by Venezuelan navy off Guyana

ExxonMobil ship approached by Venezuelan navy off GuyanaGEORGETOWN, Guyana (AP) — A ship hired by ExxonMobil was approached by a Venezuelan naval vessel off the coast of Guyana, one of the most serious incidents yet in oil-rich waters that Venezuela has long claimed as its own.



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Carnival Panorama: Construction of giant new Carnival ship hits milestone

Carnival Panorama: Construction of giant new Carnival ship hits milestoneThe construction of cruise giant Carnival's next new ship has hit a major milestone as the vessel's exterior outfitting has come to an end.



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Carnival Says a Passenger Is Missing From a Ship Currently in Mexico

Carnival Says a Passenger Is Missing From a Ship Currently in MexicoAuthorities are searching for a man who went missing from a cruise ship bound for Mexico.



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Russia laughs off US navy ship near its Pacific coast amid Black Sea tensions

Russia laughs off US navy ship near its Pacific coast amid Black Sea tensionsRussia has laughed off a US warship's “challenge” to its territorial claims in the Sea of Japan as “unsuccessful” while reacting angrily to reports that US ships could also enter the Black Sea.  The US naval activity comes less than two weeks after Russia seized three Ukrainian ships off the coast of Crimea in the Black Sea last month in an escalation of existing tensions there. The guided missile destroyer USS McCampbell “sailed in the vicinity of Peter the Great Bay to challenge Russia's excessive maritime claims” in a demonstrative “freedom of navigation” operation on Wednesday, the navy said. But the Russian defence ministry claimed on Thursday that the McCampbell had not come closer than 100 kilometres (62 miles) to its territorial waters and was currently “demonstrating its bravery” 250 miles from Russian shores.  A destroyer and several warplanes nonetheless followed the US ship, which tried to “get away at maximum speed,” the ministry said in a sarcastic statement carried on state television. Moscow has since Soviet times maintained that the entire Peter the Great Bay, which includes the home base of its Pacific fleet in Vladivostok, is historically Russian territory.  Washington on the other hand argues that Russian waters extend only 12 nautical miles from shore as per international law. In an unrelated incident, five marines were missing after an American fighter jet collided with a tanker plane during refuelling over the Sea of Japan on Thursday. Russia blocked the Kerch Strait with a tanker before seizing Ukrainian navy ships that tried to sail through last month Credit: Pavel Rebrov/Reuters The navy's freedom of navigation operation marked a geographical broadening of tensions between Russia and the US, which has previously focused on challenging Chinese claims in the South China Sea, most recently sailing naval ships near contested areas there last week.  The two Cold War foes are also at odds over a landmark arms control treaty that Donald Trump wants to abandon. Vladimir Putin, the Russian president, said on Wednesday Russia would develop new missiles if the US withdrew. Meanwhile, CNN reported that the US was notifying Turkey of “possible plans” to sail a warship into the Black Sea in response to the capture of three Ukrainian ships and 24 sailors there on November 25.  The ships were headed for Ukrainian ports in the Sea of Azov through the Kerch Strait, which has been controlled by Russia since the 2014 annexation of Crimea.  US senator John Barrasso had called on Sunday for American and Nato ships to be sent to the Black Sea in a show of force against Russia.  Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko, who is trailing in the polls before March's election, continues a string of appearances at military bases on Thursday Credit: Mikhail Palinchak/Presidential Press Service via AP The purported plan provoked a blustery response from Russian politicians and pundits on Thursday, with one warning Russia could repeat the incident of February 1988, when a Soviet frigate rammed a US cruiser in the Black Sea.  MP Yury Shvytkin vowed that Russia would “respond accordingly” if Russia's waters were violated.  “I wouldn't really want our submarines to have to surface off the American coast,” he said.  Following the seizure of its ships, Kiev has declared martial law and called up reservists in response to claims of a Russian troop buildup on its borders, which Moscow has denied. On Thursday, parliament moved forward on legislation claiming Ukraine's waters extend 24 nautical miles into the Black Sea.  In a New York Times editorial on Wednesday, Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko told Western leaders to stop “appeasing” Mr Putin and adopt further sanctions on Russia in response to its “unprovoked military attack”.  The head of the Ukrainian fleet has offered himself in exchange for the 24 captured sailors, who face six years in prison on charges of violating Russia's borders. The Russian foreign ministry retorted that he should resign instead. 



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Russian border guards' vessel collides with Ukrainian ship

Russian border guards' vessel collides with Ukrainian shipA Russian coast guard ship collided with a smaller Ukrainian tugboat in the wake of escalating tensions in Ukraine. Rough cut (no reporter narration)



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FBI, Aruba Police Probing Royal Princess Cruise Ship Death

FBI, Aruba Police Probing Royal Princess Cruise Ship DeathThe FBI and authorities in Aruba are investigating whether the tragic death of



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