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Argentina fires on Chinese vessel 'fishing illegally'

Argentina fires on Chinese vessel 'fishing illegally'BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina's coast guard said it fired on a Chinese boat illegally fishing in its waters before embarking on an almost eight hour chase to capture it.



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Fishermen dive into river moments before motorboat smashes into vessel

Fishermen dive into river moments before motorboat smashes into vesselA group of fisherman were forced to dive into a freezing cold river to escape being crushed by a motorboat bearing down on their small vessel. Bryan Maess was fishing with friends near the mouth of the Columbia River in Oregon when the motorboat crashed straight into the small boat in August last year. Footage captured on a GoPro mounted inside the fishing boat shows Mr Maess frantically waving at the boat as it approaches to get the driver’s attention. He repeatedly shouts ‘hey!’ as the vessel gets closer, while another on board is heard saying ‘oh my god’ before the trio dive into the water. Mr Maess has filed a $ 372,500 (£270k) lawsuit against the driver of the boat, who told police he could not see the fishing party as the dash of his boat was blocking his view, The Oregonian reports. The trip were forced to dive into the water  The fisherman suffered injuries to his ankle, leg and arms in the incident and has had vision problems and headaches since, the lawsuit says. Mr Maess claims in the suit that the boat driver, Marlin Lee Larsen, was distracted while using his mobile phone when the incident occurred. However Mr Larsen told local media the allegations were “fake news”. The 75-year-old has pleaded not guilty to criminal charges of the reckless operation of a boat, fourth-degree assault and recklessly endangering the lives of others. The case is ongoing. There are no laws prohibiting the use of a mobile phone when driving a boat in Oregon, however there are laws against operating a boat without due care. Investigators say the trio could have been killed or seriously injured if they hadn’t jumped into the water.



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'Ghost Ship' Found With Skeletal Remains Eyed As North Korean Vessel

'Ghost Ship' Found With Skeletal Remains Eyed As North Korean VesselA fishing boat carrying the skeletal remains of eight individuals was found on the northwestern coast of Japan late last week, leading to speculation that its crew may have originated from North Korea.



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China unveils massive island-building vessel

China unveils massive island-building vesselChina has unveiled a massive ship described as a “magic island maker” that is Asia’s largest dredging vessel, state media reported Saturday. The ship, capable of building artificial islands of the sort the country has constructed in the contested South China Sea, was launched Friday at a port in eastern Jiangsu province, according to the state-owned China Daily. The boat named Tian Kun Hao is capable of digging 6,000 cubic meters an hour, the equivalent of three standard swimming pools, the newspaper said.



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The Latest: US Navy vessel arrives to help damaged destroyer

The Latest: US Navy vessel arrives to help damaged destroyerSINGAPORE (AP) — The Latest on the collision between the USS John S. McCain guided missile destroyer and an oil tanker east of Singapore (all times local):



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US Navy ship fires warning shots at Iranian vessel

US Navy ship fires warning shots at Iranian vesselWASHINGTON, July 25 (Reuters) – A U.S. Navy ship fired warning shots toward an Iranian vessel near the northern Arabian Gulf on Tuesday after the vessel came within 150 yards (137 meters), a U.S. official told Reuters.



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Cameroon army vessel capsizes at sea, dozens missing: security sources

Cameroon army vessel capsizes at sea, dozens missing: security sourcesYaoundé (AFP) – A Cameroon army vessel transporting “dozens” of troops from the elite Rapid Intervention Brigade capsized on Sunday off the country’s southwestern coast, a security source told AFP. The Rapid Intervention Brigade is in the front line of Cameroon’s fight against Boko Haram jihadists in the far north. “The army has begun searches,” the source said, while another source close to the Cameroon army said at least one body had been recovered.



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The Snake in the Lake: Boaters Scared Out of Water by Rattlesnake That Climbed Into Vessel

The Snake in the Lake: Boaters Scared Out of Water by Rattlesnake That Climbed Into VesselThe boaters shared a video of the incident to Twitter in an effort to warn others.



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US Navy accuses Iranian vessel of dangerous activity

US Navy accuses Iranian vessel of dangerous activityAn Iranian navy vessel conducted an “unsafe and unprofessional” interaction with US ships by pointing a laser at an accompanying Marine Corps helicopter, the US Navy said Wednesday. The incident occurred June 13 as amphibious assault ship the USS Bataan, the USS Cole destroyer and another American ship were sailing in formation in international waters in the Strait of Hormuz. “The Iranian vessel paralleled the US formation, shining a spotlight on Cole,” Commander Bill Urban, a spokesman for the navy’s Fifth Fleet, said in a statement.



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US warship fires warning flare at Iran vessel in Gulf

US warship fires warning flare at Iran vessel in GulfA US warship has fired a warning flare at an Iranian Revolutionary Guards vessel that refused to maintain distance in Gulf waters, a US spokesman said Wednesday. Guided-missile destroyer the USS Mahan had an “unprofessional interaction” with an Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps Navy vessel on Monday in the international waters of the Gulf, US Navy spokesman Lieutenant Rick Chernitzer told AFP. Chernitzer said the Iranian vessel came within 1,100 yards (1,005 metres) of the destroyer, prompting the US Navy to issue warning messages, twice blast the internationally recognised five-whistle danger signal and deploy “a flare to determine the Iranian vessel’s intentions”.



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