Dunkirk veteran Garth Wright (95) with Royal Navy Wren Lauren Parsons on board the Little Ship the Princess Freda as the Little Ships arrive in Dunkirk, France, to mark the 75th anniversary of Operation Dynamo
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The Viking Star going through the Thames Barrier in London as part of its maiden voyage on Tuesday
Migrants wait to disembark from military ship “Bettica” following a rescue operation at sea on Tuesday in the port of Salerno, southern Italy
The world’s joint third largest cruise ship, MS Anthem of the Seas, owned by Royal Caribbean, arrives at berth 101 in Southampton Docks ahead of her naming ceremony
Workers carry a rope line to fasten a decommissioned ship at the Alang shipyard in the western Indian state of Gujarat.
Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, during the official naming of the P&O Cruises new flagship Britannia, in a glittering ceremony in which a bottle of British Wiston Estate Brut NV was broken against the hull of the 143,000 tons cruise ship in the port of Southampton, Britain,
The container ship Lysblink Seaways grounded at Kilchoan, Ardnamurchan in the West Highlands, Scotland on Wednesday
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Immigrants wait to board a ship on Wednesday in Lampedusa, Italy. Hundreds of migrants have recently arrived in Lampedusa fleeing the attacks by militant group Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant, known as Isis, in Libya
A tug boat helps maneuver the world’s largest container ship, the CSCL Globe, operated by China Shipping Container Lines Co., ahead of docking at the Port of Felixstowe, a subsidiary of Hutchison Whampoa Ltd., in Felixstowe, U.K., on Wednesday.
Cargo ship Hoegh Osaka lies on its side after being deliberately run aground on the Bramble Bank in the Solent estuary, near Southampton, England. The vessel was beached on Saturday after it began to list.
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Residents ride their motorcycles past a ship which ran aground during last year’s Typhoon Haiyan in Tacloban city in central Philippines November. The Philippines are preparing to commemorate victims of Typhoon Haiyan, ahead of the one-year anniversary of the disaster on November 8, according to a government official.
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The world’s largest cruise ship Oasis of the Seas arrives in Southampton, England, on Wednesday. The ship will dock into Southampton for a one day stay stop before departing for the US
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