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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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A U.S. Park Police helicopter removes a man in a basket from the Washington Navy Yard where at least 12 people were killed in a shootout.

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Police near the Washington Navy Yard where several people were killed and as many as 10 wounded today in a shooting.

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Two boats sail past the Costa Concordia ship as it lies on its side near the Tuscan Island of Giglio, Italy. An international team of engineers is expected to try a never-before attempted strategy to right the luxury liner, which capsized after striking a reef in 2012 killing 32 people.

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Italian marines at the central prison in Thiruvanathapuram

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Respite Arrested German sailors outside a Chennai court in March

Naming ceremony INS Arihant at sea

Major Fire broke out in a submarine INS Sindhurakshak late on Tuesday night at Lion Gate in Naval Dockyard in Mumbai.

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A conventional submarine exploded after a fire on board and sank in the dockyard in Mumbai in which 18 personnel are believed to have been killed.

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Indian navy sailors work at the naval dockyard where a submarine caught fire and sank after an explosion in Mumbai.

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The fire-damaged exterior of Royal Caribbean's Grandeur of the Seas cruise ship is seen while docked in Freeport, Grand Bahama island. Royal Caribbean said the fire occurred early Monday while on route from Baltimore to the Bahamas on the mooring area of deck 3 and was quickly extinguished. All 2,224 guests and 796 crew were safe and accounted for.

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Cadets jubilate after the passing out ceremony of the 84th batch of cadets of the Indian Naval Academy at Ezhimala in Kannur.

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South Korean Marine LVT-7 landing craft during the U.S.-South Korea joint military exercises called Ssangyong 2013 as part of their two-month-long Foal Eagle military exercises in Pohang, south of Seoul, South Korea.

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People cheer during the launch of Indian Navy’s anti-submarine warfare corvette INS Kiltan on the Ganga river in Kolkata. The Indian built corvette is named after the Kiltan island in India’s Lakshwadeep archipelago.

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Italian marines Salvatore Girone, left, and Massimiliano Latorre, arrive at a military prosecutor's office in Rome.

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Protests in Thiruvananthapuram

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A torchlight procession in Rome in 2012 demands the release of the marines

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Only words Daniele Mancini at the MEA

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Italian marines with the Italian PM

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Italian marines meeting relatives

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Italian marines at the central prison in Thiruvanathapuram

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Italian marines at a govt guesthouse in Kochi

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Italian Ambassador Daniele Mancini arrives at Ministtry of External Affairs office South Block in New Delhi. The Italian Ambassador to India was summoned after refusal of Italian government to send its two marines back to India where they are facing trial for killing two Indian fishermen.

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Jayantkumar Banthia, Chief Secretary of Maharashtra and S.P.S. Basra Commander Coast Guard during the commissioning ceremony of the Indian Coast Guard Interceptor Boat C-154 at Naval Dockyard in Mumbai.

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Marine exhibits at Kelly Tarlton’s

Boats moored at Auckland Harbour

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Naval contingent marches during Republic Day celebrations, in New Delhi.

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Coast Guard personnel at the gun salute ceremony on Indian Coast Guard Ship Rajkamal during its commissioning in Chennai.

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A huge truck drives the Yacht Princess 98, after it was lifted out of the river Rhine in Duesseldorf, Germany. The yacht with it's 30 meter (98ft) length, 95 tons weight and a price of 5.5 million British pounds would be participating in the upcoming International Boat fair.

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Italian marines Salvatore Girone, left, and Massimiliano Latorre arrive at a court in Kollam. The marines returned to Kerala after visiting their homes for Christmas celebrations in Italy. The two were detained after they mistook two fishermen for pirates and fatally shot them.

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Service Chiefs General Bikram Singh, Admiral DK Joshi and Air Chief Marshal NAK Browne paying homage at Amar Jawan Jyoti on the occasion of Navy Day in New Delhi.

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Navy Chief Admiral DK Joshi addresses a press conference in New Delhi.

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Chief of the Naval Staff, Admiral D K Joshi, with Admiral Murat Bilgel, commander of Turkish Naval Forces, before presentation of guard of honour to the latter at South Block in New Delhi.

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Sailors try to hold on to their up-turned life boat as others throw lines to them, after the life boat capsized when Indian ship Pratibha Cauvery ran aground, due to the cyclone Nilima which hit coastal Chennai.

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Oil tanker carrying some 37 people ran aground as cyclone Nilam hit coastal Tamil Nadu at 100 kms per hour. Rescue operations to look for missing crew members are on. https://twitter.com/ndtv/status/263655824180785152/photo/1

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Officials check on a half submerged boat after it collided Monday night near Lamma Island, off the southwestern coast of Hong Kong Island. The boat packed with revelers on a long holiday weekend collided with a ferry and sank off Hong Kong, killing at least 36 people and injuring dozens, authorities said.

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Fishermen pull a net they had laid to catch fish in the Arabian Sea in Thiruvananthapuram.

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The 94-meter long Indian Coast Guard Pollution Control ship 'Samudra Paheredar' arrived at the Vishakapatnam port. The indigenously built vessel designed to mitigate marine oil spill will be stationed permanently at the port.

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Mechanised boats anchored at Rameswaram as fishermen kept off the sea. Fishermen of Rameswaram began an indefinite strike protesting the arrest of 23 fishermen and seizure of five boats by the Sri Lankan Navy on charges of straying into the island nation's waters.

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Activists of All India Anti Imperialist Forum burn a combined effigy of U.S. President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in Kolkata, protesting against the presence of U.S. naval fleet in Indian Ocean.

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Italian marines Salvatore Girone, left, and Massimiliano Latorre arrive to report before the police commissioner in Kochi. The two marines are accused of fatally shooting two Indian fishermen off southwest India. They were granted bail on Wednesday, 30 May, but they cannot leave Kerala without the permission of the court.

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People march past the Unknown Soldier's monument during a torchlight procession to ask for the release of the Italian marines Massimiliano Latorre and Salvatore Girone, in Rome. Latorre and Girone, detained by an Indian court, are accused of having shot to death two Indian fishermen from the Italian cargo vessel Enrica Lexie, off southwest India, mistaking the fishing boat for a pirate ship. The banners read "Give us back our Lions", left, and "Free Now".

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Britain's Prince Andrew, the Duke of York, center, walks with Indian naval officers on the aircraft carrier INS Viraat at the Western Naval Command in Mumbai. The prince is on a week-long visit to India.

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Italian Marine Massimiliano Latorre (right) greets inmates, not seen, as he walks with fellow marine Salvatore Girone (center) to meet their family members at the central prison where the two marines are detained by Indian authorities, in Trivandrum. Italy agreed to pay nearly US$200,000 to each of the families of two dead Indian fishermen allegedly shot by Italian marines who mistook them for pirates, lawyers for the victims' families said.

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Italian Marine Salvatore Girone, second right, greets a local woman, as he walks with fellow Marine Massimiliano Latorre, right, to meet their family members at the central prison where they are detained by Indian authorities in Trivandrum. Italy agreed to pay nearly US$200,000 to each of the families of two dead Indian fishermen allegedly shot by Italian marines who mistook them for pirates.

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Chemical tanker MT ROYAL GRACE with 22 crew, including 17 Indians, hijacked by Somali pirates off Oman coast. Nigeria-bound vessel taken on Mar 2, uproar as kin informed only last week.

Passengers walk around the MS Balmoral Titanic memorial cruise ship, prior to the gala dinner in the Atlantic Ocean. Nearly 100 years after the Titanic went down, the cruise with the same number of passengers aboard is setting sail to retrace the ship's voyage, including a visit to the location where it sank. The Titanic Memorial Cruise departed onApril 8, from Southampton, England, where the Titanic left on its maiden voyage and the 12-night cruise will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the White Star liner. With some 1,300 passengers aboard, the MS Balmoral will follow the same route as the Titanic and organizers are trying to recreate the on board experience minus the disaster from the food to a band playing music from that era.

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The railway bridge across the Pamban sea is opening up to allow a ship pass under it, in Rameshwaram.

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A photo shows the broken hull of the Rena in heavy sea swells on Astrolabe reef near Tauranga, New Zealand. Maritime New Zealand, charged the owners of the Rena, Daina Shipping with discharging harmful substances from the vessel. The charge carries a maximum fine of 600,000 New Zealand dollars plus another 10,000 New Zealand dollars for each day the offending continues.

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Marissa Shadler kisses boyfriend Cory Dutkiewicz goodby as he prepares to deploy on The USS New York, an amphibious transport dock ship, from Naval Station Norfolk in Norfolk, Va. This is the first deployment of the ship, parts of which were built with steel from the World Trade Center. The New York is part of the Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group and will operate in the Mediterranean Sea and Arabian Gulf.

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Italian marines Salvatore Girone and Massimiliano Latorre are escorted after being produced at a court in Kollam. The two marines are accused of fatally shooting two Indian fishermen from the Italian cargo vessel Enrica Lexie off southwest India.

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Bangladeshis crowd around the dead bodies of victims of a ferry that capsized in the Meghna River in Munshiganj district, about 20 miles (32 kilometers) south of Dhaka, Bangladesh. The ferry, carrying about 200 people, collided with a cargo boat and capsized in the darkness of Tuesday morning, sending hundreds of people into the Meghna River, just south of the capital, Dhaka. The death toll rose to 110 while dozens of passengers still remain missing.

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Rescuers recover the body of a victim of a ferry accident on the banks of the Meghna River in Munshiganj district, about 32 kilometers south of Dhaka, Bangladesh. A ferry packed with about 200 people capsized in a river in southern Bangladesh, killing 31 people and leaving dozens more missing, authorities said.

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A rescuer carries the dead body of a young victim of a ferry accident on the banks of the Meghna River in Munshiganj district, about 32 kilometers (20 miles) south of Dhaka, Bangladesh. A ferry packed with about 200 people capsized in a river in southern Bangladesh, killing more than 30 people and leaving dozens more missing, authorities said.

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A coastal security person aims a target during a joint exercise HAMLA-3 by Odisha and West Bengal coastal security personnel to show their preparedness to counter possible terror strikes besides infiltration and sea-route smuggling, off the Paradip coast.

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Italian Marines Latore Massimiliano (front) and Salvatore Girone being escorted by Indian police officers at a court in Kollam. The marines are accused of fatally shooting two Indian fishermen.

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Passengers of the Costa Allegra cruise ship look for their baggage upon their arrival at Victoria's harbor, Seychelles Island. A disabled cruise ship carrying more than 1,000 people docked in the island nation of the Seychelles after three days at sea without power since a fire broke out in the generator room.

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Italian marines, Massimiliano Latorre, left, and Salvatore Girone, walk with their backpacks towards a waiting police vehicle to be taken to court outside the guesthouse where they have been kept in police custody in Kochi. The two Italian marines are accused of fatally shooting two Indian fishermen. The marines were providing security on a cargo ship and mistook the fishermen for pirates. New Delhi has said the Italians should be tried in India because the killings happened on an Indian boat. Rome has argued the shooting took place in international waters and the case should be handled in Italy.

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Italian marines Salvatore Girone (L) and Massimiliano Latorre, accused of killing two Indian fishermen, at a government guest house in Kochi.

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Italian Foreign Minister Giulio Terzi, right, leaves after meeting Italian marines Massimiliano Latorre, center, and Salvatore Girone, walking behind Latorre, at the government guest house where the two are being kept in police custody, in Kochi. Italy's and India's foreign ministers failed to resolve a dispute over the arrests of two Italian marines accused of killing two Indian fishermen 10 days ago. The marines were providing security on a cargo ship and mistook the fishermen for pirates.

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Italian merchant ship Enrica Lexie, involved in killing of two Indian fishermen, at Cochin Port in Kochi.

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Police carry a box containing arms, seized from Italian merchant ship Enrica Lexie, involved in killing of two Indian fishermen, to a court in Kollam.

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Italian marines Salvatore Girone, left, and Massimiliano Latorre, involved in the recent killing of two Indian fishermen, at a government guest house in Kochi.

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Defence Minister A K Antony consoles wife and sons of killed fisherman Valentine Jalastine at Kollam.

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Police officials carry sealed box containing materials seized for an ongoing investigation from the Italian cargo vessel, the Enrica Lexie anchored at the Cochin Oil Terminal, at the port in Kochi. Two marines of the Enrica Lexie were involved in the killing of two fishermen off the Kerala coast.

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A policeman with the members of the navy security team of Italian vessel Enrica Lexie, Salvatore Girone and Latorre Massimiliano, who were involved in the killing of two Indian fishermen, at a government guest house in Kochi.

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Fishermen fishing near Italian merchant ship Enrica Lexie, involved in the killing of two fishermen off the Kerala coast recently, at Cochin Port Oil Berth in Kochi.

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The Italian cargo vessel, Enrica Lexie, is anchored at the Cochin Oil Terminal at the port in Kochi. The court has extended police custody of two Italian Marines accused of fatally shooting two Indian fishermen from the Italian cargo vessel off India's southwest coast, as India and Italy wrangle over the case.

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Italian Deputy Foreign Minister Staffan De Mistura speaks to media outside External Affairs Ministry in New Delhi.

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Smoke rises from the Italian cargo vessel, Enrica Lexie, anchored at the Cochin Oil Terminal at the port in Kochi. The court has extended police custody of two Italian Marines accused of fatally shooting two Indian fishermen from the Italian cargo vessel off India's southwest coast, as India and Italy wrangle over the case.

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Under watch The two Italian marines Latorre Massimiliano (left) and Salvatore Girone

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Italian Marines Latore Massimiliano and Salvatore Girone who are kept in police custody for allegedly shooting two Indian fishermen to death from the Italian cargo vessel the Enrica Lexie, leave for a court appearance from a government guest house in Kochi. The shooting deaths of two Indian fishermen mistaken for pirates sparked diplomatic wrangling over their arrests, and some maritime experts are questioning the use of armed guards on merchant ships. Also seen is Consul General of Italy in Mumbai, Giampaolo Cutillo.

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Italian marines Latore Massimiliano, second from right, and Salvatore Girone, rear behind Massimiliano, are escorted by police officials after an appearance in court, in Kollam. A court has extended police custody of the two Italian marines accused of fatally shooting two Indian fishermen off India's southwest coast, as India and Italy wrangle over the case.

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Italian Foreign Ministry Undersecretary Staffan De Mistura, left, shakes hand with India's Junior Foreign Minister Preneet Kaur during a meeting in New Delhi. Italy sent De Mistura to India to negotiate with the government after two Italian marine security guards were arrested there for allegedly shooting to death two Indian fishermen they mistook for pirates.

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Italian Foreign Ministry Undersecretary Staffan De Mistura, addresses the media after meeting India's Junior Foreign Minister Preneet Kaur in New Delhi. Italy sent Mistura to India to negotiate with the government after two Italian marine security guards were arrested there for allegedly shooting to death two Indian fishermen they mistook for pirates.

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Italian cargo vessel, the Enrica Lexie, moves out of the Kochi port to be anchored in outer sea in Kochi. Police detained two Italians who were part of a six-member security team on the cargo ship for allegedly shooting to death two Indian fishermen they mistook for pirates.

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Police officials after meeting the Italian naval marines who were involved in killing of two fishermen off the Kerala coast at Cochin Port.

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In this photo released by the Indian Navy, Italian cargo ship "Enrica Lexie," left, anchors in the Arabian Sea off Kochi. The Italian cargo ship fired at an Indian fishing boat that it mistook for a pirate vessel, killing two fishermen. Indian Coast Guard Ship Lakshmibai is seen on right.

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Three life rafts from the MV Rabaul Queen float above the sunken hull of the ferry in the open waters off Papua New Guinea. Rescuers plucked more than 200 survivors from the sea off Papua New Guinea's east coast after the ferry sank with as many as 350 people on board, officials said.

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An Italian firefighter is lowered from an helicopter onto the grounded cruise ship Costa Concordia off the Tuscan island of Giglio, Italy. Residents of Giglio are growing increasingly worried about threats to the environment and the future of the Italian island following the suspension of the recovery operation of the capsized cruise ship Costa Concordia.

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A survivor of the Italian ship wreck is greeted by his parents on his arrival at Rajiv Gandhi International airport in Hyderabad. A group of Indians rescued from the capsized cruise ship off the Italian coast returned home describing confusion during the first moments of the tragedy.

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The Jayavarman at Kampong Cham

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South Korean Coast Guard boats move around the broken South Korean cargo ship Doola No. 3 after an explosion in waters off South Korea's western port city of Incheon, South Korea, Sunday, Jan. 15, 2012. Officials said the cargo ship sank after being rocked by the explosion, killing a part of its crewmen.

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Italian firefighters conduct search operations on the luxury cruise ship Costa Concordia that ran aground the tiny Tuscan island of Isola del Giglio, Italy. The Costa Concordia cruise ship ran aground off the coast of Tuscany, sending water pouring in through a 160-foot (50-meter) gash in the hull and forcing the evacuation of some 4,200 people from the listing vessel early Saturday, the Italian coast guard said.

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Cargo ship Rena sinks on a reef near Tauranga, New Zealand. The 774-foot vessel split in two over the weekend amid heavy seas and now the stern section is slipping from the Astrolabe reef and sinking.

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Mumbai : President Pratibha Patil being presented a memento by Navy chief Admiral Nirmal Verma during the President's Fleet Review 2011 in Mumbai.

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The sailors on board the INS Viraat perform during the President's Fleet Review 2011 in Mumbai.

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The sailors, on board the INS Viraat, perform a drill during the President's Fleet Review 2011 off the Mumbai coast.

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President Pratibha Patil inspects a guard of honour during the President's Fleet Review 2011 in Mumbai.

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The sailors on board ASW petrol vessel perform during the President's Fleet Review 2011 in Mumbai.

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In this photo released by Maritime New Zealand, the Russian fishing vessel Sparta is seen in waters in the Ross Sea near Antarctica. The fishing vessel with 32 crew members was taking on water near Antarctica. Heavy sea ice was hampering rescue efforts, and officials said it could be four or five days before anybody reaches the ship to try to rescue the crew.

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Navy personals demonstrate their skills outside the Taj Mahal hotel on the Navy Day celebration in Mumbai.

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Indian Navy's Supersonic Sea Harriers fighter aircrafts are prepared for a display during an exercise on board Indian Navy vessel INS Virat in the Arabian Sea off the coast of Mumbai.

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Marine commandos demonstrate on INS Trishul during the naval exercises at Arabian sea in Mumbai.

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Indian Navy's Sea King helicopters on a routine exercise in Mumbai.

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Navy commandos from warship INS Sukanya with apprehended Somali pirates in Gulf of Aden.

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