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#Indian Ocean

# indian-ocean - Thursday 7 November, 2019

Hand of missing Scottish tourist found in tiger shark’s stomach
# Reunion Island
# Reunion Island

Hand of missing Scottish tourist found in tiger shark’s stomach

Nov 7th 2019, 1:12 PM 72,587 Views 51 Comments

The 44-year-old man disappeared while snorkelling off Reunion Island in the Indian Ocean.

# indian-ocean - Thursday 23 May, 2019

The UN has voted 116-6 that the UK should give up control of the Chagos Islands
# Chagos Islands
# Chagos Islands

The UN has voted 116-6 that the UK should give up control of the Chagos Islands

May 23rd 2019, 5:36 PM 29,322 Views 55 Comments

Resolutions adopted by the General Assembly are not legally binding but they do carry political weight.

# indian-ocean - Monday 25 February, 2019

Britain should give up control of Chagos Islands 'as rapidly as possible' - UN court
# Indian Ocean Territory
# Indian Ocean Territory

Britain should give up control of Chagos Islands 'as rapidly as possible' - UN court

Feb 25th 2019, 11:03 PM 33,376 Views 36 Comments

The International Court of Justice said in a legal opinion that Britain had illegally split the islands from Mauritius.

# indian-ocean - Tuesday 25 September, 2018

Irish yachtsman who was marooned in Indian Ocean on way back to Australia
# Gregor Mcguckin
# Gregor Mcguckin

Irish yachtsman who was marooned in Indian Ocean on way back to Australia

Sep 25th 2018, 7:27 AM 12,265 Views 0 Comments

The two men were left waiting for help in a remote part of the Indian Ocean.

# indian-ocean - Tuesday 29 May, 2018

Mystery unsolved: Private search for Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 is called off
# Indian Ocean
# Indian Ocean

Mystery unsolved: Private search for Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 is called off

May 29th 2018, 8:55 AM 21,733 Views 20 Comments

Ocean Infinity stood to make up to $70 million if the plane was found.

# indian-ocean - Wednesday 4 October, 2017

Highly contagious plague kills 30 people in Madagascar
# Widespread Panic
# Widespread Panic

Highly contagious plague kills 30 people in Madagascar

Oct 4th 2017, 10:04 PM 21,270 Views 3 Comments

Madagascar has a history of plague outbreaks almost every year since 1980, often sparked by rats fleeing forest fires.

# indian-ocean - Tuesday 17 January, 2017

Search for missing flight MH370 called off after 3 years
# Malaysia Airlines
# Malaysia Airlines

Search for missing flight MH370 called off after 3 years

Jan 17th 2017, 7:06 AM 13,579 Views 27 Comments

The Malaysia Airlines aircraft disappeared en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing on 8 March, 2014.

# indian-ocean - Thursday 12 May, 2016

Washed up engine part and work table 'almost certainly' from missing flight MH370
# Indian Ocean
# Indian Ocean

Washed up engine part and work table 'almost certainly' from missing flight MH370

May 12th 2016, 8:35 AM 26,852 Views 37 Comments

The two pieces were found 220km apart in December and February.

# indian-ocean - Wednesday 12 August, 2015

Island at centre of MH370 find is hounded by sharks
# Swimming Ban
# Swimming Ban

Island at centre of MH370 find is hounded by sharks

Aug 12th 2015, 6:52 PM 31,027 Views 25 Comments

At least 18 people have been attacked and seven have been killed since 2011.

# indian-ocean - Sunday 2 August, 2015

Island 'on alert' as more plane wreckage washes up
# MH370
# MH370

Island 'on alert' as more plane wreckage washes up

Aug 2nd 2015, 2:49 PM 29,854 Views 10 Comments

Could it be from the doomed Malaysian Airlines flight?

# indian-ocean - Friday 31 July, 2015

Washed up wing debris confirmed as Boeing 777, the same plane as missing MH370
# Indian Ocean
# Indian Ocean

Washed up wing debris confirmed as Boeing 777, the same plane as missing MH370

Jul 31st 2015, 3:25 PM 28,084 Views 46 Comments

It’s looking more and more like the debris is from the doomed airliner.

# indian-ocean - Thursday 16 April, 2015

No one is giving up in the search for MH370
# NEW AREA
# NEW AREA

No one is giving up in the search for MH370

Apr 16th 2015, 8:51 AM 9,529 Views 21 Comments

“We are confident we have the best search equipment .. if the plane is in the area we will find it.”

# indian-ocean - Friday 26 December, 2014

Flashback: The massive devastation caused by the tsunami which tore lives apart
# Ten Years On
# Ten Years On

Flashback: The massive devastation caused by the tsunami which tore lives apart

Dec 26th 2014, 7:45 AM 10,980 Views 5 Comments

Today is the tenth anniversary of the devastating 2004 tsunami which hit thirteen countries from Africa to Thailand.

# indian-ocean - Wednesday 4 June, 2014

Have scientists discovered a recorded sound of MH370 crashing into the Indian Ocean?
# Long Shot
# Long Shot

Have scientists discovered a recorded sound of MH370 crashing into the Indian Ocean?

Jun 4th 2014, 4:30 PM 26,652 Views 28 Comments

Australian researchers say it’s unlikely, but they’re investigating it.

# indian-ocean - Friday 30 May, 2014

No MH370 debris found where underwater pings were detected
# Black Box
# Black Box

No MH370 debris found where underwater pings were detected

May 30th 2014, 8:39 AM 10,800 Views 38 Comments

A US Navy official queried whether the missing plane ever went there.

# indian-ocean - Monday 28 April, 2014

"Highly unlikely" surface wreckage from missing Malaysia plane will be found
# Flight MH370
# Flight MH370

"Highly unlikely" surface wreckage from missing Malaysia plane will be found

Apr 28th 2014, 8:02 AM 9,953 Views 28 Comments

It has been forty days since the search began in the remote ocean off the Western Australian coast.

# indian-ocean - Wednesday 23 April, 2014

Ninth sub search for missing plane returns empty-handed
# Flight MH370
# Flight MH370

Ninth sub search for missing plane returns empty-handed

Apr 23rd 2014, 7:58 AM 5,322 Views 17 Comments

The cost of the ongoing search for flight MH370 is ‘not an issue’, Australia said.

# indian-ocean - Saturday 19 April, 2014

MH370 search: "We have pursued every possible lead presented to us at this stage"
# Critical Juncture
# Critical Juncture

MH370 search: "We have pursued every possible lead presented to us at this stage"

Apr 19th 2014, 3:29 PM 12,435 Views 45 Comments

Transport Minister Hishammuddin Hussein said the search is at a “very critical juncture”.

# indian-ocean - Friday 18 April, 2014

Sub searching for missing Malaysia plane reaches 'record depths'
# Mystery
# Mystery

Sub searching for missing Malaysia plane reaches 'record depths'

Apr 18th 2014, 11:56 AM 14,070 Views 19 Comments

It’s on its fifth seabed mission, and reached a record depth of 4,695 metres.

# indian-ocean - Wednesday 9 April, 2014

MH370 searchers hopeful of finding wreckage within 'days'
# Malaysia Airlines
# Malaysia Airlines

MH370 searchers hopeful of finding wreckage within 'days'

Apr 9th 2014, 7:14 AM 8,270 Views 12 Comments

Four transmissions have been detected by an Australian ship from what is believed to be the plane’s black box.

# indian-ocean - Monday 7 April, 2014

MH370: What do we know? What have we yet to find out?
# Q And A
# Q And A

MH370: What do we know? What have we yet to find out?

Apr 7th 2014, 3:15 PM 14,239 Views 60 Comments

Here are some of the key questions in the search so far…

# indian-ocean - Sunday 6 April, 2014

Teams detect three underwater signals in search for missing plane
# MH370
# MH370

Teams detect three underwater signals in search for missing plane

Apr 6th 2014, 7:54 PM 39,779 Views 68 Comments

More ships and planes were diverted to the area in the Indian Ocean today to investigate whether they could have come from the plane’s black box.

# indian-ocean - Wednesday 2 April, 2014

British nuclear sub joins search for MH370 as time is running out to find black box
# HMS Tireless
# HMS Tireless

British nuclear sub joins search for MH370 as time is running out to find black box

Apr 2nd 2014, 9:27 AM 10,223 Views 32 Comments

Despite extensive scouring ships and planes have so far found nothing that would indicate a crash site.

# indian-ocean - Monday 31 March, 2014

Daughter of MH370 pilot accuses Daily Mail of 'making up' quotes from her
# Missing Flight
# Missing Flight

Daughter of MH370 pilot accuses Daily Mail of 'making up' quotes from her

Mar 31st 2014, 8:37 AM 22,351 Views 33 Comments

Aishah Zaharie is quoted by the paper as calling her father ‘disturbed’ but she claims the paper invented her words.

# indian-ocean - Thursday 27 March, 2014

British Airways has apologised for this unfortunate Indian Ocean flight ad
# Ad Fail
From The Daily Edge
# Ad Fail

British Airways has apologised for this unfortunate Indian Ocean flight ad

Mar 27th 2014, 4:42 PM 51,468 Views 34 Comments

Oh dear.

Thailand spots 300 floating objects in Indian Ocean as weather halts search
# MH370
# MH370

Thailand spots 300 floating objects in Indian Ocean as weather halts search

Mar 27th 2014, 9:03 AM 14,715 Views 23 Comments

The pictures were taken by Thailand’s only earth observation satellite on Monday.

# indian-ocean - Wednesday 26 March, 2014

122 new objects spotted in the Indian Ocean, but nobody's sure they're MH370
# Search Goes On
# Search Goes On

122 new objects spotted in the Indian Ocean, but nobody's sure they're MH370

Mar 26th 2014, 1:14 PM 19,135 Views 13 Comments

Two objects seen from a civil aircraft appeared to be rope, and that a New Zealand military plane spotted a blue object.

# indian-ocean - Monday 24 March, 2014

# indian-ocean - Monday 25 March, 2013

Two dead as asylum-seeker boat carrying 95 capsizes
# Capsized
# Capsized

Two dead as asylum-seeker boat carrying 95 capsizes

Mar 25th 2013, 9:47 AM 5,276 Views 13 Comments

A woman and a young child have died after an overloaded boat carrying 95 asylum-seekers travelling to Australia sank in the Indian Ocean.

# indian-ocean - Tuesday 19 March, 2013

This island is a toxic dump in the centre of paradise
# Maldives
# Maldives

This island is a toxic dump in the centre of paradise

Mar 19th 2013, 7:15 AM 15,481 Views 18 Comments

Thilafushi, an artificial island in the middle of the Maldives archipelago, is the dumping ground for Malé and luxury hotels.

# indian-ocean - Sunday 24 February, 2013

Prehistoric Indian Ocean mini-continent found
# Mauritia
# Mauritia

Prehistoric Indian Ocean mini-continent found

Feb 24th 2013, 7:35 PM 15,071 Views 34 Comments

Scientists have dubbed the slab ‘Mauritia’, as it was found under the island of Mauritius.

# indian-ocean - Saturday 21 July, 2012

146 presumed dead in Tanzania ferry accident
# Indian Ocean
# Indian Ocean

146 presumed dead in Tanzania ferry accident

Jul 21st 2012, 1:11 PM 3,480 Views 3 Comments

Rescue efforts have been called off with 77 people still missing after the sinking in the Indian Ocean.

# indian-ocean - Sunday 10 June, 2012

7 stunning natural wonders you really should see
# Geology Rocks
# Geology Rocks

7 stunning natural wonders you really should see

Jun 10th 2012, 8:45 AM 13,637 Views 4 Comments

The Giant’s Causeway was rightly spotlighted in this week’s Olympic torch relay – after you’ve visited the Antrim phenomenon, you should consider saving up to see one of these magical sites…

# indian-ocean - Wednesday 11 April, 2012

Tsunami warnings lifted after two earthquakes off Indonesian coast
# Indonesia
# Indonesia

Tsunami warnings lifted after two earthquakes off Indonesian coast

Apr 11th 2012, 2:20 PM 6,754 Views 4 Comments

The earthquake was measured initially as 8.9 magnitude but has since been revised downwards to 8.6 as tsunami warnings were issued in over a dozen countries. Some have since been lifted.

# indian-ocean - Friday 2 March, 2012

In pictures: Passengers finally escape crippled Costa Allegra
# Cruise Ship Fire
# Cruise Ship Fire

In pictures: Passengers finally escape crippled Costa Allegra

Mar 2nd 2012, 11:02 AM 3,010 Views 6 Comments

So, er, where’s my suitcase?

# indian-ocean - Monday 27 February, 2012

Costa cruise ship adrift off the Seychelles in the Indian Ocean
# Costa Allegra
# Costa Allegra

Costa cruise ship adrift off the Seychelles in the Indian Ocean

Feb 27th 2012, 4:57 PM 7,221 Views 22 Comments

The ship is part of the same fleet as the Costa Concordia which ran aground off the coast of Italy in January.

# indian-ocean - Tuesday 10 January, 2012

Indonesia on brief tsunami alert after 7.3-mag offshore earthquake
# Indonesia
# Indonesia

Indonesia on brief tsunami alert after 7.3-mag offshore earthquake

Jan 10th 2012, 9:10 PM 2,959 Views 0 Comments

The quake struck around 220 miles off the coast of Sumatra, the province most devastated by the 2004 tsunami.

# indian-ocean - Thursday 29 December, 2011

Armed ship called in to protect Volvo Ocean Race from pirates
# Volvo Ocean Race
From The42
# Volvo Ocean Race

Armed ship called in to protect Volvo Ocean Race from pirates

Dec 29th 2011, 4:44 PM 3,640 Views 8 Comments

Director Jack Lloyd declares the race’s anti-piracy plan a success following delicate eight-hour operation.

# indian-ocean - Wednesday 12 October, 2011

Hijacked crew rescued... after sending SOS message in a bottle
# SOS
# SOS

Hijacked crew rescued... after sending SOS message in a bottle

Oct 12th 2011, 1:24 PM 700 Views 6 Comments

When pirates cut all lines of communication on a hijacked vessel, the ship’s crew turned to more traditional methods to get their message out.

# indian-ocean - Thursday 9 June, 2011

Naked Irish rower forced to abandon solo Indian Ocean crossing
# Naked Adventurer
# Naked Adventurer

Naked Irish rower forced to abandon solo Indian Ocean crossing

Jun 9th 2011, 11:42 AM 1,127 Views 2 Comments

The ‘Naked Adventurer’, Keith Whelan, is forced to give up his attempt due to health concerns and damage to his boat.

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