The wreck of the Costa Concordia cruise ship, which was hauled upright in September but remained partially submerged, is slowly being refloated near the port of Giglio Island, Italy, on Monday. In one of the biggest maritime disasters, the vessel hit a reef and partly capsized on 13 January 2012, after being steered dangerously close to the island.
A view of the USS George Washington aircraft carrier in Busan, South Korea. It arrived there on Friday as part of a planned visit.
A Palestinian girl holds Turkish flags in Gaza Port on Thursday during the visit of the Turkish ambassador in Palestine Sakir Torunlar to lay flowers at the memorial of the 10 activists killed aboard the Turkish ship Mavi Marmara in 2010 after it was boarded by Israeli forces
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A Buginese man installs a wooden block in the hull of a phinisi, a traditional wooden two-masted sailing ship at Tanjung Bira Beach, in Bulukumba, South Sulawesi, Indonesia, on Friday
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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
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.
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 harbour, northern Italy, at sunset
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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 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.