Water transport

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Nurdles: the worst toxic waste you’ve probably never heard of
Billions of these tiny plastic pellets are floating in the ocean, causing as much damage as oil spills, yet they are still not classified as hazardous

Karen McVeigh

29, Nov, 2021 @7:15 AM

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A catamaran and a plan: desperate to get home, New Zealanders set sail across the Tasman
With government-controlled quarantine spots in very short supply and long waiting lists for flights home, some stranded citizens are taking to the seas

Eva Corlett in Wellington

27, Oct, 2021 @2:43 AM

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Canada container ship fire: ‘bomb cyclone’ storm may hinder effort to assess damage
Blaze on freighter ship has been largely contained, but officials won’t be able to determine damage amid wind and rain

Leyland Cecco in Toronto

25, Oct, 2021 @3:56 PM

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UN chief urges airlines and shipping firms to do more to cut emissions
António Guterres says current efforts are more consistent with global heating ‘way above 3C’

Fiona Harvey Environment correspondent

14, Oct, 2021 @3:38 PM

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Skipper recalls ‘evasive’ submarine off Cornwall as trawler sank in 2004
Inquest in London hears crew who went to assist French trawler Bugaled Breizh tell of sub’s movements at scene where five died

Steven Morris

05, Oct, 2021 @1:52 PM

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Former teacher to paddle into Torquay after epic voyage around Britain
Brendon Prince to become first to circumnavigate mainland on standup paddleboard, all to raise awareness of water safety

Steven Morris

14, Sep, 2021 @2:56 PM

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France accuses Patel of blackmail in row over Channel migrants
Interior minister says UK plans to return boats of vulnerable people would not be accepted

Rajeev Syal, Jamie Grierson and Angelique Chrisafis in Paris

09, Sep, 2021 @6:45 PM

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Concern for migrants’ safety as hundreds resume Channel crossings
RNLI lifeboat charity experiences especially busy day after recent run of bad weather halted crossings

Tom Ambrose

06, Sep, 2021 @9:15 PM

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Two divers presumed dead after vanishing near wreck off Cornwall
Helicopter and lifeboats take part in search after men fail to return from exploring HMS Scylla on Friday

Tom Ambrose

04, Sep, 2021 @12:16 PM

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Amazing Grace: artist’s tribute casts new light on Victorian rescue heroine
Grace Darling’s role in saving the survivors of a shipwreck off Northumberland is to be commemorated on the anniversary of the feat

Vanessa Thorpe

15, Aug, 2021 @6:45 AM

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‘Lovely to be back onboard’: Princess cruise ships return to sea
Sailing restarts after Covid pause with ‘seacations’ sporting reduced capacity and tracking technology

Gwyn Topham Transport correspondent

07, Aug, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Secret buyer nabs Microsoft grandee’s superyacht for £200m
For £1m a week you can rent 126-metre ship built for Paul Allen, which has eight decks, two helicopters, two subs and a recording studio

Rupert Neate Wealth correspondent

06, Aug, 2021 @3:00 PM

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