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In this April 9, 2014 photo provided by the Australian Defense Force, a Royal Australian Air Force AP-3C Orion flies past Australian Defense vessel Ocean Shield on a mission to drop sonar buoys to assist in the acoustic search of the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 in the southern Indian Ocean. The ship searching for the missing Malaysian jet has detected two more underwater signals that may be emanating from the aircraft's black boxes, and the Australian official in charge of the search expressed hope Wednesday that the plane's wreckage will soon be found.

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A Royal Australian Air Force AP-3C Orion flies past Australian defense vessel Ocean Shield on a mission to drop sonar buoys to assist in the acoustic search for the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 in the southern Indian Ocean

Schettino, the captain of the Costa Concordia, speaks to reporters after going back on board the cruise liner at Giglio harbour

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Francesco Schettino, centre, the captain of the Costa Concordia, speaks to reporters after going back on board the cruise liner at Giglio harbour on Thursday. Mr Schettino went back on board the cruise liner on Thursday for the first time since it sank with the loss of 32 lives just over two years ago, accompanying experts investigating the capsize.

SS Great Britain ...The 25 metre long mainyard is lifted into place on Brunel's SS Great Britain in Bristol as preparations begin for the attraction's Go Aloft that will allow the public to climb the rigging and out onto the mainyardl. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday December 20, 2013. Visitors will be able to step into the shoes of a Victorian sailor and be able to scale the rigging for a unique view of Bristol. See PA story SEA Brunel. Photo credit should read: Tim Ireland/PA Wire

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From April 2014, visitors to the SS Great Britain will be allowed to walk the yardarm and scale the rigging for a Victorian sailor’s view of Bristol, where the ship is moored. The Go Aloft adventure will be an educational and interactive experience of life on board a 19th century passenger steam ship Read more

A cruise ship sails out from Trieste harbor, northern Italy, at sunset.

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A cruise ship sails out from Trieste harbour, northern Italy, at sunset

Clean Coasts Photography Awards 2013...Embargoed to 1900 Friday November 15. Undated handout photo issued by An Taisce, of 'Astrid' taken by Jakub Walutek, winner of the Costal Heritage category of the Clean Coasts Photography Awards 2013. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Friday November 15, 2013. See PA story ENVIRONMENT Photography. Photo credit should read: Jakub Walutek/An Taisce/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.

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A handout photo issued by the National Trust of Ireland, shows “Astrid” taken by Jakub Walutek, the winner of the coastal heritage category of Ireland’s clean coasts photography awards 2013. The photo shows the tall ship Astrid, which sank off the coast of Kinsale in Cork in July. Read more

Visitors try out small weapons on the HMAS Darwin at Royal Australian Navy's Sydney base of Garden Island, during an open day after the Navy celebrated 100 years since their first ships entered Sydney Harbour, on October 7, 2013.  The open day followed the Royal Australian Navy International Fleet Review which also included visiting warships from Britain, Singapore, Japan, India, Thailand and the United States.

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Visitors try out small weapons on HMAS Darwin at the Royal Australian Navy’s Sydney base on Garden Island. The open day was part of the navy’s celebrations to mark 100 years since its first ships entered Sydney Harbour. Other events included an International Fleet Review with visiting warships from Britain, Singapore, Japan, India, Thailand and the United States.

The Costa Concordia ship lies on its side on the Tuscan Island of Giglio, Italy, Monday, Sept. 16, 2013. Engineers on Monday succeeded in wresting the hull of the shipwrecked Costa Concordia from the Italian reef where it has been stuck since it capsized in January 2012, leaving them cautiously optimistic they can rotate the luxury liner upright and eventually tow it away. Never before has such an enormous cruise ship been righted, and the crippled Concordia didn't budge for the first three hours after the operation began, engineer Sergio Girotto told reporters.

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The Costa Concordia ship lies on its side on the Tuscan Island of Giglio, Italy. Engineers on Monday succeeded in wresting the hull of the wrecked ship from the reef where it has been stuck since it capsized in January 2012. Never before has such an enormous cruise ship been righted and the crippled Concordia didn’t budge for the first three hours after the operation began, according Sergio Girotto, engineer.

The MSC Magnifica cruise ship enters the mouth of  River Tyne at sunrise. The MSC Magnifica ship is 293.8 metres long, has 1259 cabins and can carry 2,500 passengers who are looked after by a 1,000-strong crew.

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The MSC Magnifica cruise ship enters the mouth of the River Tyne in northeast Britain at sunrise. The ship, which is manned by a 1,000-strong crew, is 293.8 metres long, has 1,259 cabins and can carry 2,500 passengers

View of a cargo ship in the Panama Bay in Panama City on July 18, 2013. Panama on Wednesday officially requested UN inspectors scrutinize the cargo on the North Korean ship seized near Panama on Tuesday, which UN diplomats said could constitute a breach of the strict arms sanctions imposed on North Korea over its nuclear programme. North Korea said Wednesday that Cuban arms seized from the Pyongyang-flagged ship near the Panama Canal were part of a legitimate deal.

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A cargo ship passes through the Panama Bay in Panama City on Thursday. Panama on Wednesday requested for UN inspectors to scrutinise the cargo on the North Korean ship seized near Panama on Tuesday, which UN diplomats said could constitute a breach of the strict arms sanctions imposed on North Korea over its nuclear programme. Read more

The Mariner of the Seas, right, one of the Voyager-class vessels of Royal Caribbean International, docks at Kai Tak Cruise Terminal in Hong Kong's Victoria Harbor Wednesday, June 12, 2013. The Kai Tak Cruise Terminal located at the former Kai Tak Airport, which is designed by Foster and Partners, a HK$8.2 billion (US$1 billion) infrastructure project is expected to develop Hong Kong into a regional cruise hub in Asia and the gateway for China. The terminal start to run on June 12.

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The Mariner of the Seas, one of Royal Caribbean International’s Voyager-class vessels, docks at Kai Tak Cruise Terminal in Hong Kong’s Victoria Harbour on Wednesday. Read more