A light sheen of oil extended about 2 miles from a wrecked cargo ship that split in two over the weekend, but so far the damage appears small compared to the environmental disaster created when the vessel ran aground in October.
AP (Apr. 5, 2012) New Zealand authorities filed charges against the company that owns the cargo ship Rena, which grounded off the country's north coast last October. Many say the spillage from the vessel created the ... watch video
AP (Jan. 10, 2012) Half of the cargo ship grounded off New Zealand's NE coast for 3 months is now under water, with the remaining half listing badly. As authorities braced for further damage from leaked oil, one ... watch video
AP (Mar. 17, 2014) As commercial drones take off around the globe, they are grounded in the US for now by the government. FAA officials say rules to address the safety challenges with unmanned aircraft need to be in ... watch video
Reuters - US Online Video (Mar. 16, 2014) The U.S. Navy's Blue Angels, known for daredevil stunts at public air shows, return to the skies after being grounded by budget cuts in 2013. Vanessa Johnston reports.
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AFP (July 14, 2014) US Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics explains that the fleet of F-35 stealth fighter jets had to be grounded because of an engine fire a few weeks ago. Duration: ... watch video
Reuters - Innovations Video Online (June 9, 2015) Budget airline easyJet is testing automated drones to perform safety inspections of grounded aircraft following incidents such as lightning or bird strike. Matthew Stock reports.
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AFP (July 15, 2015) The sun-powered plane Solar Impulse 2 will be grounded for months in Hawaii to carry out battery repairs, after completing nearly half of an unprecedented round-the-world flight, the project said ... watch video
AP (Apr. 7, 2014) A German registered container ship ran aground in Hong Kong on Sunday. The Hong Kong Marine Department said the ship ran aground after its main engine broke down and it drifted in the waters off Hong ... watch video
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May 15, 2013 With the Deepwater Horizon disaster emphasizing the need for better ways of cleaning up oil spills, scientists are reporting that unprocessed, raw cotton may be an ideal, ecologically friendly ... read more
Jan. 20, 2012 An expert on the protection of threatened marine ecosystems has commented on the potential for ecological disaster posed by the 2,300 tons of fuel oil still aboard the capsized cruise ship Costa ... read more