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Friday 8 December 2023 Dublin: 9°C

# Pacific Ocean

This year
Enough cocaine to 'service New Zealand for 30 years' found floating in Pacific Ocean
The cocaine is thought to have been dropped there by an international drug-smuggling syndicate.
All time
A Frenchman has begun his epic attempt to be the first person to swim across the Pacific Ocean
Ben Lecomte’s swim between Tokyo and San Francisco will take between six to eight months.
Photos: Public warned as molten lava from Hawaii volcano reaches the ocean
One giant lava flow grew to six meters in height and blocked a portion of a motorway.
Seven survivors from missing ferry found drifting in a dinghy on the Pacific Ocean
Six adults and a baby were on board the dinghy.
Two women who claim they were lost at sea for five months didn't activate their rescue beacon
Doubts have been raised about their story.
US sailors and two dogs rescued after five months lost at sea
Jennifer Appel Tasha Fuiaba’s sailboat engine broke on 30 May and they have been stranded at sea since.
Two men washed up on uninhabited Pacific island saved after writing 'SOS' in the sand
The men were stranded for about 8 days.
The 'pause' in global warming could last another 10 years
… however things will start heating up rapidly after that.
A superfast internet cable is going to be built under the Pacific Ocean
The cable, which will deliver speeds of up to 60Tb/s and is being backed by six companies including Google, will be ready around mid-2016.
'The worst part of my epic 45-day Pacific Ocean excursion? When the iPods stopped working'
Dubliner Philip Cavanagh recently became the first Irishman ever to row the 2,000-plus miles journey.
'It’s disgusting! We’ve gone 17 days without a shower'
Irishman Philip Cavanagh chats to while rowing a 2,100-mile journey across the Pacific Ocean.
Interview: The Irishwoman set to be part of the first all-female four to row across the Pacific Ocean
Aoife Ní Mhaoileoin, a doctor from Dublin, is preparing to undertake an intensive 2,400 mile-journey from California to Hawaii.
Meet the man attempting to become the first Irish person to row 2,100 miles across the Pacific Ocean
Philip Cavanagh is hoping to raise €100,000 as part of the challenge, which will involve roughly four weeks of continuous rowing.
Six Fukushima workers doused with radioactive water
Tons of highly toxic water spilled out when workers removed the wrong pipe during works.
Five dead as 8.0 quake off Solomons sparks Pacific tsunami
Latest reports suggest that between 60 to 70 homes have been damaged by waves crashing into at least four villages on Santa Cruz Islands.
7.7 magnitude quake hits off Alaska, triggers local tsunami
Homes nearby were shaken but there have been no immediate reports of casualties or damage.
These islands are first to be powered by solar energy alone
Tokelau islands in the Pacific have population of 1,500 and were using 2,000 barrels of diesel a year to power generators.
Fisherman sues cruise ship that sailed past stranded vessel
The Panamanian fisherman watched his two companions die after a US cruise liner sailed past their distressed vessel in the middle of the Pacific and failed to stop.
Kiribati president suggests 'floating island' contingency plan
The president of the Pacific island says the plan might sound like science fiction, but insists every option should be explored as the sea level rises and threatens Kiribati residents.
Strong earthquake hits islands in Pacific
No damage or casualties yet reported in 7.5-magnitude quake in ‘Ring of Fire’ region.
Japan's meteorological agency says winds will carry radiation to sea
Thousands evacuated from Russian coastline after tsunami warning
Some 11,000 people have been evacuated from the Pacific islands by the Russian authorities in anticipation of a tsunami.