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B. 2016-01-14 Hurricane Alex forms, first January hurricane in decades Azores, Portugal
C. 2015-11-21 Brazil dam toxic mud reaches Atlantic via Rio Doce estuary Rio Doce estuary, Brazil
3. 2015-09-06 Ambulance plane bound for Senegal with 7 on board goes missing in West Africa Senegal
4. 2015-05-31 Weather threatens Pacific crossing attempt Oceania
5. 2015-05-13 MH370 search discovers uncharted shipwreck Western Australia
G. 2015-04-25 Spain activates environmental alert as oil spill threatens vulnerable Canary beaches Maspalomas, Canary Islands, Spain
H. 2015-04-01 Super Typhoon Maysak barrels toward the Philippines Luzon, Philippines
I. 2015-01-29 Balloonists set new world distance record Oceania
2015-01-24 Indonesian rescuers try to lift fuselage of crashed AirAsia jetliner PANGKALAN BUN, Indonesia

  Search for missing jet heads west
Hurricane Alex forms, first January hurricane in decades. Portugal Brazil dam toxic mud reaches Atlantic via Rio Doce estuary Ambulance plane bound for Senegal with 7 on board goes missing in West Africa Weather threatens Pacific crossing attempt. Oceania   Indonesian rescuers try to lift fuselage of crashed AirAsia jetliner   Indonesian rescuers have managed to lift the fuselage of the crashed AirAsia jetliner near the surface before it sank to the ocean floor aga...   2 large objects found in AirAsia wreckage hunt    Indonesia: Officials were hopeful they were honing in on the Flight 8501 after sonar equipment detected two large objects on the ocean floor   More bodies of AirAsia Flight 8501 victims found Map of Pangkalan Bun Indonesia   Indonesia: The investigation into the crash has turned to the ocean floor, with more sonar equipment and metal detectors deployed to scour the seabed for wreckage   Tsunami-hit nations mark anniversary Map of Banda Aceh Indonesia  Aceh: A memorial has been held for the victims of the Indian Ocean tsunami - the first in a series of events marking a decade since the disaster   Hurricane Gonzalo slams Bermuda   Gonzalo on Friday slammed the British territory of Bermuda in the North Atlantic Ocean. Hurricane Ana is heading for the Hawaiian Islands   Flight MH370: Malaysia releases raw satellite data   The government has released the raw data used to determine that the missing Malaysia Airlines flight crashed into the Indian Ocean   US ship finds hull of missing yacht   Global: The hull of the missing UK yacht Cheeki Rafiki has been found in the North Atlantic ocean by a US Navy warship, the US Coast Guard has said Antarctica's ice losses double First sub search for plane cut short. Western Australia   Plane 'spots objects' in new area   Western Australia: Five planes spot unidentified objects in a new area of the Indian Ocean being searched for missing flight MH370   Flight MH370 'crashed in south Indian Ocean' - Malaysia PM

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year 2015 Top ^

May.13  MH370 search discovers uncharted shipwreck
Apr.25  Spain activates environmental alert as oil spill threatens vulnerable Canary beaches
Apr.1  Super Typhoon Maysak barrels toward the Philippines
Jan.29  Balloonists set new world distance record

year 2014 Top ^

Dec.5  Nasa’s Orion spaceship makes splashdown
Oct.12  Fay hits Bermuda, becomes hurricane in open waters
Sep.25  Obama creates vast Pacific Ocean marine reserve
Jun.17  Obama doubles global marine reserves
  Najib Razak said this was the conclusion of fresh analysis of satellite data tracking the flight. A text message sent to families by the airline.    a text message sent to families by the airline saying it had to be assumed "beyond reasonable doubt" that the plane was lost and there were no survivors. There were 227 passengers on ...
   Malaysia: Malaysian authorities expanded their hunt for a vanished airliner to the Indian Ocean, where a U.S. destroyer was expected to arrive soon
 U.S. believes the plane's data reporting system and transponder were shut down separately. That would indicate the plane did not disappear due to some kind of catastrophic failure

year 2013 Top ^

Nov.15  Passenger 'falls' from small plane
  Scientists say that foxes in Arctic regions who feed on ocean prey are being exposed to dangerous levels of mercury
  Arctic Ocean 'acidifying rapidly'
  The Arctic seas are being made rapidly more acidic by carbon-dioxide emissions, according to a new report
Apr.28   5 saved, 2 missing after balloon goes into Pacific   Peru: A hot-air tourist balloon has fallen into the ocean, and authorities have rescued five women while the craft's pilot and another man remain ...

year 2012 Top ^

Nov.25   Antarctic marine wildlife is under threat
   Antarctica: Marine snails in seas around Antarctica are being affected by ocean acidification, scientists have found
Sep.9   Venezuela drops charges against U.S. crew Map of Maracaibo Venezuela
  The crew of The Ocean Atlas, a cargo ship, held more than a week and accused of arms trafficking, is expected to set sail from Venezuela
Aug.21     Caribbean could see hurricane by weekend
  Tropical Storm Isaac formed in the Atlantic Ocean and churned toward the Caribbean Sea on, and it could become a Category 1 hurricane by Thursday Aug.14   Hypersonic jet aims to hit Mach 6
  USA: Hypersonic jet WaveRider is to undergo another test flight above the Pacific Ocean aiming to reach Mach 6
Jul.10   Emilia rages to Category 4 hurricane in Pacific
  Oceania: Hurricane Emilia raged into to a Category 4 storm Tuesday, hurling 140 mph winds as it spun across the Pacific Ocean
Jun.14   Tropical storm forms south of Mexican coast Map of Puerto Angel Mexico
  Mexico: A tropical storm Carlotta formed in the Pacific Ocean is expected to reach hurricane strength before it gets to Mexico's southwestern coast
Mar.25 Sub reaches Earth's deepest place. Micronesia Feb.27 Boat reaches stranded Costa ship. Seychelles Jan.17   Fliers panic over false crash alarm
  London: British Airways is apologizing to passengers after a message announcing the Miam-London plane was about to make a landing in the ocean

year 2011 Top ^

Sep.4     Katia could become major hurricane
   Bahamas: Hurricane Katia continued to intensify as it churned in the Atlantic Ocean, spurring warnings about rip tides and fears
Sep.2 Chile air force plane disappears Aug.15   Tropical Storm Gert nears Bermuda  Gert has turned northward and is predicted to bring rain and tropical storm force wind to Bermuda before heading for the open Atlantic Ocean Jul.23     Hurricane Dora weakens off coast
  Mexico: Dora weakened to Category 1 strength as it continued to churn in the Pacific Ocean off the northwest coast of Mexico
May.1 Air France crash 'memory unit' recovered. Northeastern Brazil Apr.12 Air France crash jet's tail found. Northeastern Brazil Mar.30     High radiation levels found in seawater Map of Fukushima Japan
  Northern Japan: Radioactive iodine at more than 3,000 times the regulatory limit has been found in ocean water near the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant
Mar.22 Japan tests food, seawater for radiation

year 2010 Top ^

Dec.21     Pirates hijack cargo ship in Indian Ocean   Somalia: At least four pirates, using two small boats and rocket-propelled grenades, boarded the MV Orna, a Panama-flagged merchant vessel Dec.13   Search ends for S Korea fishermen
   New Zealand: Search crews from New Zealand have called off the hunt for 17 missing fishermen from a South Korean trawler that sank in the Southern Ocean Dec.8 SpaceX craft finally launches   Florida: The first commercial spacecraft, the Dragon, a craft developed by the company SpaceX, to return from a low-Earth orbit splashed into the oce... Nov.26   Search to resume for Air France 447
  Paris: A new operation will begin next year to find the debris of the flight, which mysteriously crashed into the southern Atlantic Ocean last year
Oct.31 Medvedev visit stokes Japan row
. Russian Far East Sep.12   Hurricane Igor intensifies in Atlantic Ocean
  Caribbean: Igor was packing maximum sustained winds of up to 105 mph. The center of the storm was about 1,145 miles east of the Leeward Islands
Sep.11   Tropical Storm Igor to become hurricane  Caribbean: As Tropical Storm Igor spins across the Atlantic Ocean, forecasters say the storm will probably strengthen and become a hurricane Aug.25   Tropical Storm Earl forms in Atlantic Ocean  Caribbean: Tropical Depression 7 has intensified into Tropical Storm Earl. The storm poses no threat to land in the next five days Jul.18 Tsunami warning after Pacific quake. Papua New Guinea Jun.12 American teenage sailor rescued  Global: Abby Sunderland who ran into problems trying to become the youngest person to sail solo around the world has been rescued in the Indian Ocean Jun.10 Teenage sailor in ocean distress. Australia May.26     Gulf spill could foul Cuban waters  A strong ocean flow called the Loop Current is dragging a portion of the oil slick toward the Florida straits May.19   Oil spill 'enters Loop Current'
  Louisiana: The first oil from the Gulf of Mexico spill has entered an ocean current that could take it to Florida and up the east coast of the US
May.6 Searchers zero in on Air France wreckage. Northeastern Brazil Apr.5 Korea ship reaches Somali pirates. Somalia Mar.5   Pirates seize Norwegian tanker
   Madagascar: Pirates have hijacked UBT Ocean off the coast of Madagascar and are steering the ship toward Somalia
French team destroys pirate boats   Seychelles: 28 pirates were taken into custody by the European Union Naval Force after a handful of failed attacks on fishing vessels in the Indian Ocea... Feb.25   Vast iceberg 'may disrupt ocean currents'   Antarctica: A vast iceberg - the size of Luxembourg - which broke off the Antarctic continent could disrupt the world's ocean currents and weather patterns

year 2009 Top ^

Oct.20 China ups rescue effort for hijacked ship. East Africa Sep.23   Mexican smugglers use Pacific
  Mexico: Mexican smugglers trying to find new routes into the U.S. are turning increasingly to the Pacific Ocean for a short sail to the California coast
Sep.21     L. American cartels expand to West Africa  Colombian and Mexican drug cartels have jumped the Atlantic Ocean, working closely with local criminal gangs to carve out a staging area Aug.23   Girl dies after wave knocks her into ocean
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  New England: A 7-year-old girl died after a large ocean wave kicked up by Hurricane Bill knocked her and two other people into the Atlantic off Maine
Aug.18   Bill becomes Category 3 hurricane
  Caribbean: Hurricane, with maximum sustained winds near 125 mph. churned in the Atlantic Ocean toward the west-northwest as a major Category 3 hurricane
Jul.1   Teen plane survivor recovers in hospital   Comoros: The father of a girl who remarkably survived a plane crash has described how his daughter was ejected from the plane into the Indian Ocean France reverses 'black box' claim
Jun.30 Child found alive after Indian Ocean plane crash   Comoros: A massive rescue effort was under way after a young child was found among the wreckage of a downed Yemeni jet off the coast of Comoros France 'banned Yemen crash plane'. Paris Jun.29   Yemeni plane crashes with 154 aboard
   Comoros: A Yemeni jetliner en route to Moroni has crashed in the Indian Ocean an hour before reaching its destination, Moroni, the capital of Comoros.    The Airbus 310 was operated by the state carrier Ye...
Jun.19   Air France bodies had broken bones
  Paris: At least some of the bodies recovered had broken bones, evidence that suggests the flight broke apart before hitting the ocean
Jun.9 41 bodies recovered from Air France crash. Northeastern Brazil Jun.8 More bodies found from Air France crash. Northeastern Brazil Jun.6 Pirates release tugboat held 10 months
   Somalia: Somali pirates freed Yenegoa Ocean, a Nigerian tugboat, and the Dutch navy frigate De Zeven Provincien was escorting it to a safe harbor
Jun.4 Air France jet crash debris retrieved
   Brazil: The Brazilian navy began retrieving debris from a jet that crashed into the Atlantic Ocean with 228 people onboard
  Mystery grows over plane crash
   Brazil: Conflicting reports emerged about what caused an Air France jet carrying 228 people into the Atlantic Ocean as the hunt for evidence intensified
Jun.3 Brazil navy arrives in ocean zone
  The hunt for clues as to the fate of an Air France jet lost in a storm has intensified with the arrival of the first Brazilian navy vessel
Jun.2 Plane searchers spot ocean debris. Brazil Jun.1 Atlantic searched for lost plane. Brazil May.2     Pirates hijack UK ship in Indian Ocean
   Seychelles: Pirates hijacked a British-owned bulk carrier, but NATO forces stopped an attack on another vessel in the Gulf of Aden hours earlier
Mar.9   Freighter in collision may have sunk   Japan: South Korean freighter Orchid Pia with 16 crew members aboard may have sunk after colliding with a second freighter in the Pacific Ocean Feb.16 British, French nuclear submarines collide   United Kingdom: A British Royal Navy nuclear submarine HMS Vanguard and its French Le Triomphant collided while on operations in the Atlantic Ocean Feb.6 Pilot saves 5 after ditching plane in sea. Australia

year 2008 Top ^

Nov.17   Hijacked oil tanker nears Somalia
  The Sirius Star, a giant Saudi tanker seized by pirates in the Indian Ocean, is nearing the coast of Somalia Pirates capture Saudi oil tanker
. Kenya May.31   6.4 earthquake hit Pacific Ocean Map of Basco Philippines
   Philippines: The quake hit off the northern Philippines and was felt as far as southeastern Taiwan. The epicenter was about 80 kilometers west of Basco
Apr.22   Balloon priest still missing at sea
  Sao Paulo: Rescuers reached a cluster of brightly colored party balloons floating in the ocean but did not find Rev. Adelir Antonio di Carli
Feb.26 Eskimo village sues over global warming  Alaska: A village eroding into the Arctic Ocean sued two dozen oil, power and coal companies , claiming that the warming threatens the community's e...

year 2007 Top ^

Sep.20   Arctic seabed 'belongs to Russia'
  A Russian expedition 'has proved' that a ridge of mountains below the Arctic Ocean is part of Russia's continental shelf May.17 Polar ocean 'soaking up less CO2'
. Antarctica May.4 S Pacific to stop bottom trawling
   Chile: South Pacific nations have agreed that the ocean will be protected from fishing boats which drag heavy nets across the sea floor

year 2006 Top ^

Jun.28   Asia tsunami warning system ready
  Tsunami Disaster: Unesco: A system covering the Indian Ocean region is now up and running May.17   Second quake strikes near Tonga
  5.9 earthquake hit about 6 miles below the ocean about 90 miles east-northeast of main center of Nuku'alofa
May.16  Pacific states hold tsunami test Jan.22   US navy captures 'pirates'
   Somalia: USS Winston S Churchill captured a number of suspected pirates in the Indian Ocean off the coast of Somalia

year 2005 Top ^

Dec.26   Siren's wail marks tsunami moment
  Aceh: A siren followed by a minute of silence marked the moment a year ago when the Indian Ocean tsunami crashed ashore Nov.30   Ocean changes to cool Europe
  European Union: Changes to currents in the Atlantic may cool European weather within a few decades
Oct.8   Europe ice mission lost in ocean
  European Union: The European Space Agency ice mission Cryosat has been lost off the Russian coast
Aug.17     104 people missing off Colombia
  A boat carrying illegal immigrants capsized and sank in rough waters in the Pacific Ocean. Only 9 survivors found
Aug.3   Tropical Storm Harvey nears Bermuda  Harvey has formed in the Atlantic Ocean and should move over Bermuda Apr.21 Glaciers show retreat   Antarctica: A study shows nearly 90% of the ice bodies streaming down from the mountains to the ocean are losing mass Jan.9     Powell looks to tsunami long haul
  Washington: The outgoing US secretary of state has said he will tell Bush that U.S. should provide long-term aid to the Indian Ocean
Jan.6 Summit approves tsunami warning. Indonesia Jan.5  Annan appealed for $977 million in relief

year 2004 Top ^

Dec.31 US pledges $350m in tsunami aid
. Washington Dec.29   US forms quake relief coalition  Washington: The US, Australia, Japan and India have formed a coalition to lead aid efforts after the Indian Ocean sea surges Mar.27   Rare hurricane stirs South Atlantic
   Brazil: It's the first since 1966 a hurricane-strength storm in the South Atlantic Ocean
Jan.8   Queen names luxury ocean liner
  England: Elizabeth has named a new $800 million cruise ship, the Queen Mary 2, the largest passenger ship of its type ever built

year 2003 Top ^

Nov.6   Weak El Nino brewing in Pacific Ocean
  Oceania: The sea-surface temperature conditions characterized as a weak or borderline El Nino by the end of November

year 2002 Top ^

Dec.10 Scud missile ship seized   Yemen: 12 missiles were found aboard unflagged ship, called the So San, that stopped in the Indian Ocean by a Spanish frigate

year 2001 Top ^

Dec.12 US bomber crashes in Indian Ocean
  USA: B-1 bomber has crashed 30 miles north of the Diego Garcia. All 4 rescued
Nov.25   Ehime Maru laid to rest
  Hawaii: The wreck of a Japanese fisheries vessel has been laid to rest on the bed of the Pacific Ocean
Feb.11 Hopes fade for ship survivors
  Hawaii: Rescuers searched the Pacific Ocean for survivors of a Japanese fishing research vessel
before year 2000
Oct. 15, 1522   Hernan Cortes named governor of New Spain
  Mexico: King Charles appointed Cortés as governor, captain general and chief justice of the conquered territory, dubbed 'New Spain of the Ocean Sea'
Jul. 8, 1497   Vasco da Gama leaves Portugal to find way to India Map of Lisbon Portugal
  He was the first European to reach India by sea, linking Europe and Asia for the first time by ocean route

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