June 28, 2011 |
ATHENS, Greece - Organizers of a flotilla to challenge Israel's sea blockade of the Gaza Strip say they'll sail any day now, but they are struggling to overcome delays that they attribute to Israeli pressure. They have held regular news conferences to talk up their campaign, but they are so cautious that they will not say where their boats are docked. Dire warnings and diplomatic sensitivities shadow the politically charged plan to deliver aid to the Palestinian territory. The fear is a reprise of a similar mission a year ago that ended when nine activists on a Turkish vessel died in a raid by Israeli commandos.
April 23, 2013 |
ANKARA, Turkey - In a step toward restoring ties, former allies Turkey and Israel agreed Monday on the "methods and principles" of working out compensation payments for the victims of a deadly 2010 Israeli raid on a Gaza-bound aid flotilla, Turkey's deputy prime minister said. Eight Turks and one Turkish American were killed and several other pro-Palestinian activists were wounded when Israeli commandos stormed the ship Mavi Marmara while stopping an international flotilla trying to breach a blockade of the Gaza Strip.
June 2, 2010 |
On a hot Memorial Day when Americans were honoring their war veterans, the world was shocked to hear an alarming report of troops and new bloodshed halfway around the world. The encounter between Israeli defense forces and a so-called "freedom flotilla" attempting to break that nation's embargo against Palestinians living in Gaza, reportedly left nine activists dead - and a host of unsettling questions. Although the Obama administration issued a wait-and-see statement, most other nations were quick to condemn Israel's actions.
July 3, 1987 |
The Reagan administration is postponing plans to dispatch helicopters to Kuwait while Saudi Arabia tries to marshal an Arab flotilla to handle mines apparently laid by Iran in the Persian Gulf, Pentagon sources say. The Navy had planned to send a squadron of minesweeping M-53E Sea Dragon helicopters from Norfolk, Va., and sonar equipment from Rota, Spain, to deal with the threat, according to the sources, who spoke yesterday on the condition that...
February 5, 1987 |
They relieve the Guardsmen on weekend duty. They pinpoint unfamiliar waters in rescue missions. They recommend students for the Coast Guard Academy. And they teach classes in boating safety. They are Flotilla 2-5 of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary. "The main goal of the auxiliary is people trying to help people," said George Brouse, who with his wife, Evelyn, helped form Flotilla 2-5 three years ago. The flotilla is part of a nationwide organization that began as the Coast Guard Reserve in 1939.
July 21, 1997 |
The Disney movie "101 Dalmatians" was the inspiration for this boat in the 45th annual Night in Venice boat parade on the bay in Ocean City. Spectators lined the bulkhead and parties took place at waterfront homes to watch the flotilla of more than 70 boats Saturday.
July 22, 1992 |
MOSCOW BLACK SEA FLEET DIVIDES FURTHER Sailors in the disputed Black Sea Fleet hoisted the Ukrainian flag over their warship yesterday and raced into Ukraine's port of Odessa pursued by Russian-commanded vessels. The incident brought Ukraine and Russia closer than ever before to an armed clash over the fleet. They have been quarreling for months over control of the flotilla, the former Soviet Union's counterbalance to the U.S. 6th Fleet.
May 27, 2010
Israel says it will stop Gaza flotilla JERUSALEM - Israel's navy will stop a flotilla heading for Gaza with 10,000 tons of supplies and pro-Palestinian activists intent on breaking a three-year blockade of Gaza, officials said Wednesday, in the first definitive Israeli pledge to stop the boats. The officials said that if the flotilla of eight ships did not turn back, the boats would be hauled to an Israeli port, the activists sent back to their countries, and the supplies transferred to Gaza by land.
November 30, 1990 |
John T. Dwyer of Drexel Hill, 93, who retired in 1976 after 26 years as a self-employed insurance broker, died Wednesday at Little Flower Manor in Darby. Mr. Dwyer was born in Philadelphia and was a 1915 graduate of Roman Catholic High School. He was active in the school's affairs throughout his life. Mr. Dwyer was appointed Class of 1915 secretary-treasurer and was president of the Cahill Club, an alumni group, in 1950. He also served as trustee of the high school until 1985 and took an active part in the school's yearly carnivals.
July 11, 2014 |
Last winter, a caravan of canoeists headed up the Schuylkill, paddling against the current and the chill to discuss plans for Invisible River , an arts event planned for this weekend. "Everyone was getting really excited, saying how we should put lights on the bridge, or imagining dancers in the shallows of the water and a flotilla of boats, with a music barge floating along. We were all letting our imaginations run wild," recalled choreographer Olivia Jorgensen, who was visited by a vision of dancers performing summer-solstice rituals on the banks.