Latest North Sea News

Dutch coast guard launches search for missing fishing boat

Nov. 28, 2019 6:23 AM EST

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Dutch coast guard launched a large-scale search operation Thursday, involving a naval minesweeper, helicopters and other vessels after a fishing boat went missing and very likely sank in the North Sea. Two people were on board the UK-165 boat when its emergency beacon was...

The Latest: Chinese Embassy says nationalities not confirmed

Oct. 24, 2019 10:57 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on the death of 39 people found in a truck container in southeastern England (all times local): 3:30 a.m. The Chinese Embassy in London says the nationalities of the 39 people found dead in a container truck in England have not been confirmed, appearing to contradict a police...

Danes move 120-year-old lighthouse back from eroding coast

Oct. 22, 2019 9:41 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A 120-year-old lighthouse was put on wheels and rails and moved back from the eroding North Sea coastline in northwestern Denmark on Tuesday. The now-defunct Rubjerg Knude lighthouse was moved 70 meters (300 feet) inland, said Kjeld Pedersen, the mason in charge of the move,...

The Latest: Johnson seeks support for Brexit deal

Oct. 18, 2019 3:36 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 4:05 p.m. Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar has applied more pressure to British lawmakers to pass Boris Johnson's new Brexit deal, saying there is no guarantee European Union leaders would grant a further extension to the Oct. 31 deadline for Britain...

Germany angered by Shell refusal to dismantle old oil rigs

Oct. 16, 2019 3:41 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The German government said Wednesday it has called an international meeting over Shell's refusal to dismantle old oil rigs containing thousands of tons of crude in the Northeast Atlantic. A spokesman for Germany's environment ministry told reporters in Berlin that the OSPAR Commission, which...