Shipbuilding

August 05, 2019 - 6:07 am
LONDON (AP) — The Belfast shipyard that built the Titanic is facing administration. Harland and Wolff risks going into bankruptcy after its Norwegian parent company, Dolphin Drilling, failed to find a buyer. The shipyard was famed for constructing the doomed Titanic, which sank on its maiden...
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This July 17, 2019, photo provided by the U.S. Air Force shows a Navy F/A-18 Super Hornet in flight after refueling over the Pacific Ocean near the coast of Brisbane, Australia. The Navy said Wednesday, July 31, that an F/A-18 Super Hornet jet similar to this one has crashed in the California desert and a search-and-rescue helicopter is en route to the scene, about 60 miles north of the Naval Air Weapons Station at China Lake. (Senior Airman Elora J. Martinez/U.S. Air Force via AP)
July 31, 2019 - 4:00 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A U.S. Navy fighter jet crashed Wednesday in Death Valley National Park, injuring seven people who were at a scenic overlook where aviation enthusiasts routinely watch military pilots speeding low through a chasm dubbed Star Wars Canyon, officials said. The crash sent dark smoke...
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In this May 2, 2013 photo the Liberian-flagged oil tanker Mesdar is seen at an unknown location. British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt confirmed Friday July 19, 2019 that Iran had seized one British, the Stena Impero, and one Liberian-flagged vessel, Mesdar, in the Strait of Hormuz. It was the latest escalation of tension in the strategic waterway that has become a flashpoint in tensions between Tehran and the West. (John Pitcher via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT
July 20, 2019 - 4:04 pm
Seizures of oil tankers and other hostile Iranian measures in the Strait of Hormuz are already raising insurance rates for shipping companies and could eventually reduce tanker traffic in the vital waterway, with a spike in global oil prices a serious risk even without war, energy and maritime...
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This photo provided by Bath Iron Works shows Irene Hirano Inouye smiles after breaking a bottle of Champagne on the bow of a warship bearing the name of her late husband, Hawaii Sen. Daniel Inouye, during a ceremony at Bath Iron Works on Saturday, June 22, 2018, in Bath, Maine. (Dennis Griggs/Bath Iron Works via AP)
June 22, 2019 - 1:59 pm
BATH, Maine (AP) — A Hawaiian delegation brought a tropical flair to a state known for cold weather as a U.S. Navy destroyer bearing the name of the late Sen. Daniel Inouye was christened Saturday at Bath Iron Works. There were flowery leis around the necks of dignitaries and a giant one on the...
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FILE - In this March 5, 2018, file photo, a Vietnamese passenger boat sails past U.S. aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson as it docks in Danang bay, Vietnam. A U.S. sailor has pleaded guilty to espionage and sentenced to three years after admitting he took classified information about a Navy's nuclear-powered warship and planned to give it to a journalist and then defect to Russia officials said Friday, May 24, 2019. Jeff Houston of the Naval Criminal Investigative Service or NCIS said that U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Stephen Kellogg III wished to publish an expose on waste within the military and admitted he wanted to share the information with Russians. Kellogg, who joined the Navy in 2014 served aboard the USS Carl Vinson from 2016 to 2018. (AP Photo/Hau Dinh, File)
May 24, 2019 - 11:38 am
SAN DIEGO (AP) — A U.S. sailor has pleaded guilty to two counts of espionage and sentenced to three years after admitting he took classified information about the Navy's nuclear-powered warships and planned to give it to a journalist and then defect to Russia, officials said Friday. U.S. Navy Petty...
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April 23, 2019 - 4:41 pm
PASCAGOULA, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi shipyard won a $746 million contract Tuesday to design and build the first of what could be three heavy polar icebreakers for the U.S. Coast Guard. The U.S. Navy's Naval Sea Systems Command awarded the contract to VT Halter Marine of Pascagoula, choosing...
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Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, and Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu during a visit a shipyard in St. Petersburg, Russia, Tuesday, April 23, 2019. Putin said the government will pursue an ambitious navy modernization effort. (Alexei Druzhinin, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)
April 23, 2019 - 11:30 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin has watched the launch of a new submarine intended to carry prospective underwater nuclear drones — a doomsday weapon capable of causing a devastating tsunami. During Tuesday's visit to a military shipyard in St. Petersburg, Putin viewed the departure...
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Chinese sailors sit during a concert featuring Chinese and foreign military bands in Qingdao, Monday, April 22, 2019. Ships from Chinese and foreign navies have gathered in Qingdao for events this week, including a naval parade, to mark the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
April 22, 2019 - 11:15 pm
QINGDAO, China (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping urged closer ties between the world's navies on Tuesday, amid tensions over China's rapid expansion of its naval forces and forceful assertions of territorial claims in the South China Sea. Xi's remarks came in an address to foreign naval officers...
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February 23, 2019 - 8:55 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Shipyard workers in northern Poland on Saturday put back into place the metal statue of a prominent Solidarity-era priest that protesters toppled amid allegations that he sexually abused minors. Karol Guzikiewicz, head of the Solidarity union at the Gdansk shipyard, said the...
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Venezuela's Attorney General Tarek William Saab, center, arrives to the Supreme Court, in Caracas, Venezuela, Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019. Saab asked the country’s top court to ban opposition leader Juan Guaido from leaving the country, launching a criminal probe into his anti-government activities while international pressure builds against President Nicolas Maduro. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
January 29, 2019 - 10:00 am
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela's chief prosecutor on Tuesday asked the country's top court to ban opposition leader Juan Guaido from leaving the country, launching a criminal probe into his anti-government activities while international pressure builds against President Nicolas Maduro...
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