• coronavirus Oct 22, 2021

    The Cheapest Way to ‘Own' a Superyacht? Buy an Apartment on One

    Residential superyachts sell onboard apartments to owners who want top-of-the-line amenities without the hassle of boat maintenance and staffing.

  • Sea-Watch Oct 17, 2021

    Volunteers in the Sky Watch Over Migrant Rescues by Sea

    A humanitarian effort seeks to monitor human rights violations and assist in the rescue of migrants fleeing Libya to Europe by boat on the Mediterranean Sea.

  • coronavirus Jul 24, 2021

    Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Yachting, But Were Too Afraid to Ask

    CNBC spoke with several yacht owners who agreed to answer all questions — with no topics off limits.

  • coronavirus pandemic Jul 6, 2020

    Italian Marine Animals Adapt to Life Without Humans

    The Italian coast guard is releasing a study which shows the recovery of marine life during the coronavirus pandemic.

  • Donald Trump Sep 3, 2019

    Iran Oil Tanker Pursued by US Turns Off Tracker Near Syria

    An Iranian oil tanker pursued by the U.S. turned off its tracking beacon, leading to renewed speculation on Tuesday that it will head to Syria. The disappearance of the Adrian Darya 1, formerly known as the Grace 1, follows a pattern of Iranian oil tankers turning off their Automatic Identification System to try and mask where they deliver their cargo...

  • spokesman Aug 27, 2019

    UN Says 40 Migrants Feared Drowned in Capsizing Off Libya

    A boat carrying dozens of migrants bound for Europe capsized Tuesday in the Mediterranean Sea off Libya, with at least 40 people missing and presumed drowned, U.N. officials said, as a support group reported it had gotten a call from someone on the vessel “crying and shouting” that passengers had died already. At least 65 migrants, mostly from Sudan, were...

  • United States Aug 19, 2019

    Iranian Tanker Sought by US Heading Toward Greece

    An Iranian supertanker with $130 million worth of light crude oil that the U.S. suspects is tied to a sanctioned organization left Gibraltar and was heading east into the Mediterranean Sea on Monday, with its next destination reported to be Greece. The Iran-flagged Adrian Darya 1, previously named Grace 1, set course for Kalamata, Greece, with an estimated arrival on...

  • food Jul 3, 2019

    Airstrike Hits Libyan Detention Center, Killing 44 Migrants

    An airstrike hit a detention center for migrants near the Libyan capital early Wednesday, killing at least 44 people and wounding more than 130, the U.N. mission to the war-torn country said. The airstrike raises further concerns about the European Union’s policy of partnering with Libyan militias to prevent migrants from crossing the Mediterranean, which often leaves them at the...

  • georgia Jun 11, 2019

    Warming Climate May Reduce Sea Life by 17%, Study Finds

    The world’s oceans will likely lose about one-sixth of their fish and other marine life by the end of the century if climate change continues on its current path, a new study says. Every degree Celsius (1.8 degrees Fahrenheit) that the world’s oceans warm, the total mass of sea animals is projected to drop by 5%, according to a comprehensive...

  • georgia Jun 11, 2019

    Warming Climate May Reduce Sea Life by 17%, Study Finds

    The world’s oceans will likely lose about one-sixth of their fish and other marine life by the end of the century if climate change continues on its current path, a new study says. Every degree Celsius (1.8 degrees Fahrenheit) that the world’s oceans warm, the total mass of sea animals is projected to drop by 5%, according to a comprehensive...

  • France Jun 9, 2019

    Cruise Line Says Search for Passenger in Mediterranean Ended

    A cruise operator says a passenger went overboard during a voyage in the Mediterranean Sea and a search for the missing Korean woman has been called off without her being found. Norwegian Cruise Line tweeted a photographed statement Sunday that said the woman went into the sea Saturday while the Norwegian Epic was sailing from Cannes, France to Palma de...

  • Donald Trump May 7, 2019

    Report: Iran Prepares to Withdraw From Parts of Nuclear Deal

    Iran on Wednesday will announce it is partially withdrawing from the nuclear deal it struck with world powers, its state-run news agency reported, a year to the day that President Donald Trump pulled America from the accord. The terms of the withdrawal remain unclear, though the IRNA news agency said President Hassan Rouhani will explain Iran’s decision in letters to...

  • Massachusetts Apr 2, 2019

    Supermarket Group Backs Mass. Plastic Bag Ban, With Conditions

    A group representing supermarkets and other food stores offered its conditional support Tuesday to a bill that if approved would make Massachusetts the latest U.S. state to outlaw single-use plastic shopping bags viewed by environmentalists as a major source of pollution and a grave threat to marine wildlife.

  • Europe Apr 1, 2019

    Dead Pregnant Whale Had 48 Lbs of Plastic in Its Belly

    An 8-meter (26-foot) sperm whale was found dead off Sardinia with 22 kilograms (48.5 pounds) of plastic in its belly, prompting the World Wildlife Foundation to sound an alarm Monday over the dangers of plastic waste in the Mediterranean Sea. The environmental group said the garbage recovered from the sperm whale’s stomach included a corrugated tube for electrical works, plastic...

  • Europe Mar 28, 2019

    Tanker Hijacked by Rescued Migrants Arrives Safely in Malta

    A Maltese special operations team on Thursday boarded a tanker that had been hijacked by migrants rescued at sea, and returned control to the captain before escorting it to a Maltese port. Armed military personnel stood guard on the ship’s deck, and a dozen or so migrants were also visible, as the Turkish oil tanker El Hiblu 1 docked at...

  • Donald Trump Oct 22, 2018

    Malta Academic in Trump Probe Has History of Vanishing Acts

    A court document made public last year by U.S. prosecutors alleged that it was Joseph Mifsud who dropped the first hint of the hacking that rocked the 2016 U.S. election when he met Trump adviser George Papadopoulos on April 26, 2016, in London and told him the Kremlin had “thousands of emails” on his Democratic presidential rival, Hillary Clinton. An...

  • Facebook Aug 17, 2018

    Shaken Italy Bridge Collapse Survivor Describes Plunge: ‘The World Came Down'

    One survivor of the Genoa bridge collapse was in his car as it plunged 45 meters (150 feet) to the ground along with falling sections of highway and concrete. He says he immediately understood that the structure was collapsing. “It came down, everything, the world came down,” said 33-year-old Davide Capello, a firefighter and soccer player who walked away traumatized...

  • Donald Trump Jul 31, 2018

    Trump Says He Would ‘Certainly Meet' With Iran's Rouhani

    President Donald Trump said Monday that he’d “certainly meet” with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, and without preconditions, if the Iranian leader were willing. Speaking during a joint news conference with Italy’s premier, Trump said he would meet with the Iranians “anytime they want to.” “I’ll meet with anybody,” he said. “There’s nothing wrong with meeting.”

  • Italy Jul 22, 2018

    Pope Appeals for End of Migrant Shipwrecks, Prays for Dead

    Pope Francis has lamented the latest migrant deaths in shipwrecks of smugglers’ boats and entreated nations to act swiftly to prevent more tragedies. Francis in his traditional Sunday appearance to faithful in St. Peter’s Square expressed sorrow over recent deaths in the Mediterranean Sea and assured victims’ loved ones of his prayers.

  • Europe Jun 16, 2018

    Spain Saves 933 Migrants From Boats Crossing Mediterranean

    Spain’s maritime rescue service says it has saved 933 people and recovered four bodies from dozens of migrant boats attempting the perilous crossing of the Mediterranean Sea over the past two days. The service said Saturday that it pulled the migrants from a total of 68 different smuggling boats that its rescue craft intercepted throughout Friday and Saturday morning after...

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