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Exclusive: From Russia with fuel: North Korean ships may be undermining sanctions

Exclusive: From Russia with fuel: North Korean ships may be undermining sanctionsBy Polina Nikolskaya MOSCOW (Reuters) – At least eight North Korean ships that left Russia with a cargo of fuel this year headed for their homeland despite declaring other destinations, a ploy that U.S. officials say is often used to undermine sanctions. Reuters has no evidence of wrongdoing by the vessels, whose movements were recorded in Reuters ship-tracking data. Changing a ship's destination once underway is not forbidden and it is unclear whether any of the ships unloaded fuel in North Korea. But U.S. …



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U.S Coast Guard monitoring stranded cruise ships: chief

U.S Coast Guard monitoring stranded cruise ships: chiefThe U.S. Coast Guard is monitoring two cruise ships that have been unable to dock due to tropical storm Harvey and is preparing alternative arrangements, one of its commanders said on Saturday in a press conference. Three cruise ships operated by Carnival Corp carrying about 20,000 passengers have been stranded in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico waiting to dock at Galveston port. “We talk daily with the cruise ship operators as well as the city of Galveston and the Galveston Port Authority in order to try to identify opportunities to be able to get these cruise ships in,” said Kevin Oditt, commander of the Coast Guard sector Houston-Galveston.



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On ships far from the McCain crash, a renewed safety focus

On ships far from the McCain crash, a renewed safety focusABOARD THE USS NIMITZ (AP) — Half a world away from two deadly U.S. Navy accidents, sailors on America's massive USS Nimitz aircraft carrier reflect on the shipmates they knew who are gone. Their commanders want to make sure the same thing doesn't happen again.



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On ships far from the McCain crash, a renewed safety focus

On ships far from the McCain crash, a renewed safety focusABOARD THE USS NIMITZ (AP) — Half a world away from two deadly U.S. Navy accidents, sailors on America's massive USS Nimitz aircraft carrier reflect on the shipmates they knew who are gone. Their commanders want to make sure the same thing doesn't happen again.



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Thousands stranded on cruise ships in the Gulf by Harvey

Thousands stranded on cruise ships in the Gulf by HarveyCruise ships carrying thousands of passengers were stranded in the Gulf on Friday as Hurricane Harvey, a Category 4 storm, came ashore in the middle of the Texas coast, closing the Port of Galveston. Carnival Corp said that three of its ships were unable to return Galveston as scheduled and that two of them would be forced to divert instead to New Orleans, where they would pick up fresh supplies. “Given the severity and projected path of the storm along with potential challenges guests may encounter attempting to travel back to Galveston independently, we are strongly encouraging them to remain on board as we intend to return the ships to Galveston as soon as feasible,” Carnival said .



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China ships troops to its first overseas base in Africa

China ships troops to its first overseas base in AfricaChina has deployed troops to its first overseas naval base in Djibouti, a major step forward for the country’s expansion of its military presence abroad. Chinese sailors sailed out of a naval base in Zhanjiang in the southern province of Guangdong on Tuesday and towards the Horn of Africa nation, according to a statement posted on the defence ministry’s website. The logistics base is the first of its kind for China, which will use it to support “naval escorts in Africa and southwest Asia, (UN) peacekeeping and for humanitarian support,” the statement said.



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Nightly News Investigation: Hidden Dangers for Children On Cruise Ships

Nightly News Investigation: Hidden Dangers for Children On Cruise ShipsA teen victim recounts being sexually violated by a gym instructor on a cruise ship.



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Nightly News Investigation: Hidden Dangers for Children On Cruise Ships

Nightly News Investigation: Hidden Dangers for Children On Cruise ShipsA teen victim recounts being sexually violated by a gym instructor on a cruise ship.



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Sexual Assault On Cruise Ships Poses Danger To Minors

Sexual Assault On Cruise Ships Poses Danger To MinorsMany sexual assaults on cruise ships are barely investigated and never prosecuted, according to a new report.



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Exclusive: North Korean ships head home after China orders coal returned

Exclusive: North Korean ships head home after China orders coal returnedBy John Ruwitch and Meng Meng SHANGHAI (Reuters) – A fleet of North Korean cargo ships is heading home to the port of Nampo, the majority of it fully laden, after China ordered its trading companies to return coal from the isolated country, shipping data shows. Map: reut.rs/2olrbc0 Following repeated missile tests that drew international criticism, China banned all imports of North Korean coal on Feb. 26, cutting off the country’s most important export product. To curb coal traffic between the two countries, China’s customs department issued an official order on April 7 telling trading companies to return their North Korean coal cargoes, said three trading sources with direct knowledge of the order.



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