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Vice Admiral P Murugesan inspecting the Guard of Honour in New Delhi.

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Indian and Sri Lankan fishermen representatives during their meeting at the office of the Director of Fisheries Tamil Nadu, in Chennai.

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57 Indian fishing boats which were released by Pakistan, arrived at International Maritime Boundary Line (IMBL) at Porbandar harber in Gujarat.

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External Affairs minister Sushma Swaraj along with Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik and Union Petroleum minister Dharmendra Pradhan, releasing a postal stamp on Indian maritime civilisation during the inauguration of International seminar on India and Indian Ocean in Bhubaneswar.

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A Bangladeshi woman cries after identifying the body of her relative, victim of a capsized ferry in Manikganj district, about 40 kilometers (25 miles) northwest of Dhaka, Bangladesh.

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Indian Defense Minister Manohar Parrikar gestures to a journalist during a press conference at the Aero India 2015 at Yelahanka air base in Bangalore. Parrikar said he will investigate a senior officer's comment that an Indian coast guard vessel had destroyed a Pakistani "terror boat" late last year, contradicting the ministry's position that the men on board blew up their own boat.

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Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar in a discussion with Navy Chief Admiral Dhowan during Theatre Readiness Operational Level Exercise (TROPEX-2015), off the coast of Goa in the Arabian Sea.

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A fly past during Theatre Readiness Operational Level Exercise (TROPEX-2015), off the coast of Goa in the Arabian Sea.

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Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar descends down from AMOGH the Indian Coast Guard Ship which was launched at MPT Harbopur, Vasco - Goa.

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Landing Craft-Utility (LCU) ship Mark-IV launched by Reena Lamba, (unseen) wife of Vice Admiral Sunil Lamba, Vice Chief of Naval staff in a function at Graden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers Limited, River Ganga in Kolkata.

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Men wait as the cargo ship Ezadeen, carrying hundreds of migrants, arrives at the southern Italian port of Corigliano, Italy. The cargo ship was stopped with about 450 migrants aboard after smugglers sent it speeding toward the coast in rough seas with no one in command. Italian authorities lowered engineers and electricians onto the wave-tossed ship by helicopter to secure it, and the Icelandic Coast Guard towed it to the Italian port of Corigliano. Smugglers who bring migrants to Europe by sea appear to have adopted a new, more dangerous tactic: cramming hundreds of them onto a large cargo ship, setting it on an automated course to crash into the coast, and then abandoning the helm.

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Italian firemen work outside the Norman Atlantic ferry after that has been towed into the port of Brindisi, southern Italy.

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An aerial view of the fishing boat carrying explosives before being intercepted by Indian Coast Guard approximately 365 km off Porbander in Gujarat. The boat eventually drowned after being set on fire by crew members.

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A fishing boat carrying explosives from Pakistan which was intecepted by Indian Coast Guard, set on fire by crew members following which it sank, approximately 365 km off Porbander in Gujarat.

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Soldiers from the Army, the Navy and the Air Force wait before a ceremony to commemorate Victory Day near the India Gate war memorial, in New Delhi.

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Indian Naval soldiers march during a ceremony to commemorate Victory Day near the India Gate war memorial, in New Delhi.

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Navy helicopters perform an air show on Naval Day celebrations at the Arabian Sea in Mumbai.

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Navy personnel perform at the beating retreat during the Navy Day celebration at Gateway of India in Mumbai.

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President Pranab Mukherjee, Vice President Hamid Ansari and PM Narendra Modi at the Navy Day reception hosted by the Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral RK Dhowan at Navy House in New Delhi.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets invitees at the Navy Day reception hosted by the Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral RK Dhowan at Navy House in New Delhi.

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Union Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar with minister of state for defence, Rao Inderjit Singh during the inauguration of the Information Management and Analysis centre (IMAC) of Navy in Gurgaon.

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Seven seafarers of hijacked ship Asphalt Venture on their arrival in Mumbai in the wee hours of Monday after four years in captivity. The seafarers were kidnapped in 2010 by Somali pirates.

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Rescue work underway after a boat carrying Russian tourists capsized at a dolphin-sighting excursion off a beach in Panaji.

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In this photo released by the U.S. Navy, A-18C Hornet, attached to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 87, prepares to launch from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) to conduct strike missions against Islamic State group targets, in the Arabian Gulf.

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In this image provided by the U.S. Navy, the guided-missile cruiser USS Philippine Sea (CG 58) launches a Tomahawk cruise missile as seen from the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush. Syria said that Washington informed President Bashar Assad's government of imminent U.S. airstrikes against the Islamic State group, hours before an American-led military coalition pounded the extremists' strongholds across northern and eastern Syria.

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Taiwan Navy's Perry-class frigate launches an ASROC (anti-submarine rocket) during the annual Han Kuang military exercises, off the east coast of Hualien, central Taiwan.

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Masimiliano Latorre, one of the two Italian marines jailed for killing two Kerala fishermen in 2012, could be allowed to go back to Italy after he suffers brain stroke

After the seven-year delay in selection of foreign partner, Indian navy to go desi, build Six Stealth Subs in India with foreign tech; `50,000 cr project part of ‘Project-75-India Plan’. Another 10-year delay?

Defence Minister Arun Jaitley during the commissioning of the first indigenous stealth Anti-Submarine Warfare Corvette INS Kamorta at a ceremony at Visakhapatnam naval dockyard.

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Defence Minister Arun Jaitley with Navy chief Admiral RK Dhowan during the commissioning of the first indigenously built stealth Anti-Submarine Warfare Corvette INS Kamorta at a ceremony at Visakhapatnam naval dockyard.

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President Pranab Mukherjee, front, gives a salute along with, back left to right, Indian Army chief General Dalbir Singh Suhag, Chief of Naval Staff R.K. Dhowan and Indian Air Force chief Marshal Arup Raha as they pay homage at the landmark Indian Gate war memorial on Independence Day in New Delhi.

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A file photo of INS Kolkata (D63), the lead ship of the Kolkata-class guided-missile destroyers, which is being readied ahead of it's commissioning.

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A heavy lift offshore crane arrives for rescue work at the site of a ferry capsize in the River Padma in Munshiganj district, Bangladesh. At least 118 people were feared dead after an overcrowded ferry with up to 250 passengers on board sank in the Padma river in central Bangladesh, as the efforts to locate the vessel under deep waters is still underway.

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The wreck of the Costa Concordia cruise ship is towed by tugboats into Genoa's harbor, Italy. The shipwrecked Costa Concordia cruise liner has completed its final journey. Pulled by tugboats and nudged by brisk winds, the wreck was eased Sunday into Genoa's port — where it will be scrapped. The luxury liner struck a reef when its captain sailed too close to Giglio Island off Tuscany's coast Jan. 13, 2012, and capsized, killing 32 people. A spectacular operation set the wreck upright in September 2013. On Wednesday, tugboats began the five-day journey to Genoa, headquarters of ship owner Costa Crociere Spa. The wreck will be searched in hopes of finding the remains of an Indian waiter, the only body never found. Ship captain Francesco Schettino is being tried for alleged manslaughter, causing the shipwreck and abandoning the boat with many passengers and crew still aboard.

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Crew members of the stranded ship (MV) Priyanka wait to be airlifted by the Coast Guard near Revdanda in Raigad district, Maharashtra.

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The first ever indigenously built Research Vessel (Ship) 'Sindhu Sadhana' acquired recently by the CSIR-National Institute of Oceanography, at Marmugao Harbour, in Goa.

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The Mediterranean Sea beach front, which is normally crowded at this time of year, in Tel Aviv, Israel.

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In this image provided by NASA, Typhoon Neoguri churns toward Okinawa and southern Japan. One of the strongest and biggest typhoons to hit during Japan's summer months, Neoguri was packing sustained winds of 194 kph and gusts up to 240 kph, the Japan Meteorological Agency said.

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Migrants wait to disembark from the Italian Navy Ship 'Grecale' at the Pozzallo harbour, Sicily, Italy. The bodies of some 30 would-be migrants were found in the hold of a packed smugglers' boat making its way to Italy, the latest deaths in a surge of immigration to Europe. The boat was carrying nearly 600 people, and the remaining 566 survivors were rescued by the navy frigate Grecale and were headed to the port at Pozzallo, on the southern tip of Sicily. Overall during the weekend, the navy said it rescued more than 5,000 migrants, adding to the nearly 60,000 people who have made their way to Italy since the beginning of the year, compared with 42,000 in all of 2013.

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Italian naval officers look at migrants disembark from Italian Navy ship 'Etna' which docked in Messina Port, Sicily, Italy. According to reports, some 500 migrants were rescued from two boats by two different ships at sea.

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Indian Coast guards take over seven Indian fishermen from Sri Lankan coast guards at Indo-Sri Lankan International Maritime Boundary Line.

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The Alang ship-breaking yard after a blast triggered by a suspected gas, in in Bhavnagar district of Gujarat.

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A batch of Indian fishermen, repatriated by Indian Coast Guard Ship Vishwast near the Indo-Sri Lankan International Maritime Boundary Line, before they were handed over to officials of the State Fisheries department in Chennai.

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India's first indigenously-built anti submarine warfare corvette INS Kamorta is ready to be commissioned into the Indian Navy next month, defence officials said.

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Defence Minister Arun Jaitley, with Navy chief Admiral RK Dhowan, addressing the media after the inaugural session of the Naval Commanders Conference, in Delhi.

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Tow tow tow your boat, gently down the street. In Malda, West Bengal.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi waves from the cockpit of MIG 29 on the deck of the newly dedicated India's largest warship INS Vikramaditya, off the coast of Goa.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi inspects the Guard of Honour at INS Hansa airbase at Dabolim in Goa.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi at an aircraft onboard INS Vikramaditya, in Goa

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the deck of INS Vikramaditya, in Goa.

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Narendra Modi arrives at INS Hansa, near Dabolim, in Goa.

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A high-speed ferry heading to Macau crashes into a breakwater in Macau's harbour. The hydrofoil was carrying 220 passengers and 13 crew when it hit the seawall, leaving 58 people with minor injuries after departing nearby Hong Kong about an hour earlier, the ferry’s operator, Shun Tak Holdings Ltd., said in a brief statement.

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Chief of Naval Staff, Admiral RK Dhowan (r) being welcomed by Flag Officer Commanding in Chief, Southern Naval Command, Vice Admiral Satish Soni (L) at Southern Naval Command in Kochi.

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Family members of passengers aboard the sunken ferry Sewol struggle with a security officer, right, while attempting to attend a trial of the ferry's crew members at Gwangju District Court in Gwangju, South Korea. 15 crew members from the sunken ferry are in court to enter pleas on charges that they were negligent and failed to save passengers in the disaster, which left more than 300 people dead or missing.

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Decommissioned warship, INS Vikrant being brought ashore at Darukhana ship breaking yard in Mumbai.

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The Shoko Maru, a 998-ton tanker, sinks after it exploded in waters off Himeji port, western Japan.

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Indian Navy's first aircraft carrier, INS Vikrant being moved to a ship breaking yard in South Mumbai.

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Chief of Naval Staff Admiral R K Dhowan inspects the Command Ceremonial Parade at INS Kunjali in Mumbai.

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Relatives of passengers aboard the sunken ferry Sewol watch a television news programme showing South Korean Prime Minister Chung Hong-won speak at a press conference after offering his resignation, at a gymnasium in Jindo, South Korea.

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Searchers looking for bodies of passengers believed to have been trapped in the sunken ferry Sewol in the waters off the southern coast near Jindo, south of Seoul, South Korea.

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A relative of a passenger aboard the sunken Sewol ferry prays as she awaits news on her missing family member at a port in Jindo, South Korea. As divers continue to search the interior of the sunken ferry, the number of confirmed deaths has risen, with about 220 other people still missing.

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In this map provided by the Joint Agency Coordination Centre, details are presented in the search for the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 in the southern Indian Ocean.

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Students and citizens pray for safe return of the passengers of the sunken ferry Sewol in Ansan, South Korea.

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Holding his new Navy football jersey, President Barack Obama stands between Navy football team co-captains Matt Aiken right, and Cody Peterson, left, for photographs during a ceremony in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington.

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South Korean navy's frogman dives into a water search passengers believed to have been trapped in the sunken ferry Sewol in the water off the southern coast near Jindo, south of Seoul, South Korea.

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Relatives of missing passengers aboard the sunken ferry in South Korea. Up till now 32 people have been confirmed dead in the disaster, but 270 are still missing -- most of them children on a high school holiday trip.

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In this photo provided by the U.S. Navy, operators aboard the Australian defense vessel Ocean Shield move the U.S. Navy's Bluefin-21 autonomous underwater vehicle into position for deployment to search for the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.

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People watch a TV news program showing a sinking passenger ship, at Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea. The South Korean passenger ship carrying more than 470 people, including many high school students, is sinking off the country's southern coast after sending a distress call, officials said.

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A fire broke out today onboard INS Matanga which was undergoing repairs at the dockyard in Mumbai but no casualty was reported in the incident.

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Australian defense ship Ocean Shield lies docked at the naval base HMAS Stirling while being fitted with a towed pinger locator to aid in her roll in the search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 in Perth, Australia.

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A China Coast Guard vessel attempts to block a Philippine government vessel as the latter tries to enter the China Second Thomas Disputed Shoals (local name Ayungin Shoal) to replace Philippine troops and resupply provisions Saturday, March 29, 2014 off the South China Sea.

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Autoliner "Hoegh St. Petersburg" which is expected to reach an area south west of Australia where possible debris of missing airliner MH370 has been spotted.

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Smoke billowing out after a fire at INS Kolkata at Naval Dockyard in Mumbai.

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New South Korean military officers during the joint commission ceremony of over 5,000 new military officers of the army, navy, air force and marines at the military headquarters in Gyeryong, south of Seoul, South Korea.

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According to reports, the two officers who have been missing after submarine INS Sindhuratna had a mishap off the Mumbai coast, have been confirmed dead.

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Navy Chief Admiral DK Joshi who resigned in the wake of the INS Sindhuratna submarine accident.

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Sangam, Allahabad during Magh mela.

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People take part in a traditional boat race in the River Brahmaputra in Guwahati.

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The dining room of MV Mahabaahu

The skipper’s station on the Mahabaahu.

A local boat sails down the Brahmaputra

The ship’s reception area leads to the lounge bar on one side and the dining room on the other

A cabin on the MV Mahabaahu, which has a four-star rating and is built like a very well-appointed luxury hotel.

The MV Mahabaahu glows in the sunset

The Coast Guard demonstrates its firefighting capabilities off the coast of Chennai as part of ongoing Coast Guard Anniversary Celebrations.

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Vice Admiral Anurag G Thapliyal , AVSM Director General Indian Coast Guard after commissioning of the Indian Coast Guard Fast Patrol Vessel Abhinav at Cochin Shipyard Limited in Kochi.

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A wreath is lowered into the water near the shipwrecked Costa Concordia off the coast of the Tuscan Island of Giglio, Italy. Survivors of the capsized Costa Concordia are commemorating the second anniversary of the grounding off Tuscany that killed 32 people.

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In this image provided by Australasian Antarctic Expedition/Footloose Fotography, Ben Maddison and Ben Fisk from the Russian ship MV Akademik Shokalskiy work to place a wind indicator atop an ice feature near the trapped ship 1,500 nautical miles south of Hobart, Australia. Passengers on board a research ship that has been trapped in Antarctic ice for a week are expected to be rescued by helicopter, after three icebreakers failed to reach the paralyzed vessel.

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In this image provided by Australasian Antarctic Expedition/Footloose Fotography the Russian ship MV Akademik Shokalskiy is trapped in thick Antarctic ice 1,500 nautical miles south of Hobart, Australia. The research ship, with 74 scientists, tourists and crew on board, has been on a research expedition to Antarctica, when it got stuck after a blizzard's whipping winds pushed the sea ice around the ship, freezing it in place.

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Indian sailor Captain Sunil James carrying the coffin of his son Vivan at Orlem Church, Malad in Mumbai.

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Captain Sunil James with his mother and wife Aditi at their residence in Mumbai after his release from Togo jail.

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Captain Sunil James who was released from Togo jail with his wife Aditi at their residence in Mumbai.

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Captain Sunil James with his mother and wife Aditi at their residence in Mumbai after his release from Togo jail.

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Captain Sunil James who was released from Togo jail arrives at the airport in Mumbai.

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Captian Sunil James who was released from Togo jail arrives at the airport in Mumbai.

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Diving in Sipadan, Malaysia Some 35km off the coast of Sabah in Malaysian Borneo lies Sipadan Island, one of the world’s best diving spots. It’s home to colonies of turtles, sharks, barracudas, jacks and some 3,000 other species of fish, a 600m wall of coral and views of the deep blue. But words can’t quite encapsulate the ethereal beauty and the thrill of the experience. How to do it: A PADI training centre and a National Geographic-certified dive centre, Sipadan Scuba (sipadanscuba.com) is one of the best options. They organize diving day-trips to Sipadan for MYR 750 all-inclusive.

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Policemen escort crew members of a U.S.-owned ship MV Seaman Guard Ohio outside a court in Tuticorin, in Tamil Nadu on Friday. Police arrested the crew on charges of illegally transporting weapons and ammunition in Indian waters.

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A video grab image shows U.S.-owned ship MV Seaman Ohio detained with the 35 crew members on board, for failing to produce papers authorizing it to carry weapons and ammunition in Indian waters.

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The Costa Concordia is seen after it was lifted upright, on the Tuscan Island of Giglio, Italy. The crippled cruise ship was pulled completely upright after a complicated, 19-hour operation to wrench it from its side where it capsized last year off Tuscany, with officials declaring it a "perfect" end to a daring and unprecedented engineering feat.

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