Sale stopped of oldest message in a bottle

Sale stopped of oldest message in a bottle

UPDATE: A fisherman who found the world's oldest message in a bottle tossed into the sea in northern Germany has failed in his attempt to sell it on eBay. The auction was stopped at the last minute.

Sailor: Navy ‘mongs’ mutiny was all a joke

Sailor: Navy ‘mongs’ mutiny was all a joke

Burning ship had tonnes of radioactive material

Burning ship had tonnes of radioactive material

HSH Nordbank cuts loose bad shipping loans

HSH Nordbank cuts loose bad shipping loans

Nazi submarine wreck found off Norway

Nazi submarine wreck found off Norway

Bremen – A city built on migration

Bremen – A city built on migration

German sailors in suspected racist mutiny

German sailors in suspected racist mutiny

Sperm whales adopt kinky dolphin

Sperm whales adopt kinky dolphin

Centuries-old shipwrecks emerge from sandbank

Centuries-old shipwrecks emerge from sandbank

Two Germans rescued at sea after boat capsizes

Two Germans rescued at sea after boat capsizes

Hamburg ruling fails to solve Argentine dispute

Hamburg ruling fails to solve Argentine dispute

World’s biggest cargo ship docks in Hamburg

World’s biggest cargo ship docks in Hamburg

Hamburg plans Europe’s tallest lighthouse

Hamburg plans Europe’s tallest lighthouse

Stricken cargo ship heading for Germany

Stricken cargo ship heading for Germany

Costa captain ’caused 2010 German accident’

Costa captain ’caused 2010 German accident’

Controversial Israeli sub surfaces in Kiel

Controversial Israeli sub surfaces in Kiel

Herring fleet nets record catch despite seals

Herring fleet nets record catch despite seals

Family dies off Egyptian coast in boat wreck

Family dies off Egyptian coast in boat wreck

Man rescued from canoe on frozen river

Man rescued from canoe on frozen river

Cruise survivors unable to board train home

Cruise survivors unable to board train home

Greenpeace’s new Rainbow Warrior premiers in Hamburg

Greenpeace’s new Rainbow Warrior premiers in Hamburg

Broken tsunami warning system wastes millions

Broken tsunami warning system wastes millions

Greenpeace dumps boulders off Sylt coast

Greenpeace dumps boulders off Sylt coast

Franco-German alliance for warships mooted

Franco-German alliance for warships mooted

Ships turn to private security to fight pirates

Ships turn to private security to fight pirates

Study finds alarming rise in sea levels

Study finds alarming rise in sea levels

Shipbuilder HDW sinks Greek sub order

Shipbuilder HDW sinks Greek sub order

German man drowns after falling into Swedish lake

German man drowns after falling into Swedish lake

Controversial naval training ship sails into port as question linger

Controversial naval training ship sails into port as question linger

Hamburg company hopes kites will make shipping greener

Hamburg company hopes kites will make shipping greener

Submarine helps in Air France salvage

Submarine helps in Air France salvage

WWI submarine found off Dutch coast

WWI submarine found off Dutch coast

Calls go out to reinstate Gorch Fock commander

Calls go out to reinstate Gorch Fock commander

Lost sailors rescued by merchant ship near Argentina

Lost sailors rescued by merchant ship near Argentina

Formaldehyde likely caused Gorch Fock sailor’s weight gain

Formaldehyde likely caused Gorch Fock sailor’s weight gain

German freighter sinks Indian frigate

German freighter sinks Indian frigate

Pirates allegedly shoot seaman on hijacked German ship

Pirates allegedly shoot seaman on hijacked German ship

Gorch Fock captain used ship to water ski

Gorch Fock captain used ship to water ski

Gorch Fock crew drank heavily, report says

Gorch Fock crew drank heavily, report says

Gorch Fock sets sail for home

Gorch Fock sets sail for home

Death on navy ship sparked ‘mutiny’

Death on navy ship sparked ‘mutiny’

Training suspended on Gorch Fock after sailor’s death

Training suspended on Gorch Fock after sailor’s death

Woman sailor dies in Gorch Fock training accident

Woman sailor dies in Gorch Fock training accident

German freighter rams Dutch ferry

German freighter rams Dutch ferry

Iconic lighthouse turned ‘lonely hotel’ celebrates 125 years

Iconic lighthouse turned ‘lonely hotel’ celebrates 125 years

240 rescued as Baltic ferry catches fire

240 rescued as Baltic ferry catches fire

US Marines rescue German ship from pirates

US Marines rescue German ship from pirates

Navy training ship Gorch Fock sets sail for South America

Navy training ship Gorch Fock sets sail for South America

Ahoy! A shipload of weekend fun in Hamburg ahead

Ahoy! A shipload of weekend fun in Hamburg ahead

Coastal authorities practice for potential oil spills

Coastal authorities practice for potential oil spills

Bacteria spoiling one quarter of all beaches

Bacteria spoiling one quarter of all beaches

German Jews sending aid ship to Gaza Strip

German Jews sending aid ship to Gaza Strip

Thousands demonstrate against Israeli sea raid

Thousands demonstrate against Israeli sea raid

Thousands of WWII bombs found on sunken German ship

Thousands of WWII bombs found on sunken German ship

Paraffin spill pollutes Baltic beaches

Paraffin spill pollutes Baltic beaches

MPs deny activists on Gaza aid trip were armed

MPs deny activists on Gaza aid trip were armed

‘Traumschiff’ cruise ship evacuated after fire

‘Traumschiff’ cruise ship evacuated after fire

Scientists find sunken islands in the Caribbean

Scientists find sunken islands in the Caribbean

Politicians call on government to save German shipbuilding

Politicians call on government to save German shipbuilding

Nazi wreck puts Berlin at odds with salvager

Nazi wreck puts Berlin at odds with salvager

Ice breakers struggle to clear harbours

Ice breakers struggle to clear harbours

German tourist killed as giant waves batter cruise ship

German tourist killed as giant waves batter cruise ship

Futuristic solar yacht set for voyage around the world

Futuristic solar yacht set for voyage around the world

Legendary pirate’s skull stolen from Hamburg museum

Legendary pirate’s skull stolen from Hamburg museum

Archaeologists recover mediaeval shipwreck from Lake Constance

Archaeologists recover mediaeval shipwreck from Lake Constance

German ships breach Northeast Passage

German ships breach Northeast Passage

Man’s ferry flub sends wife, kids and dog plunging into river

Man’s ferry flub sends wife, kids and dog plunging into river

Bundeswehr ship thwarts Somalian pirates

Bundeswehr ship thwarts Somalian pirates

Formerly kidnapped German ‘mad’ for returning to Somalia

Formerly kidnapped German ‘mad’ for returning to Somalia

Pirates hijack another German cargo ship

Pirates hijack another German cargo ship

German freighter saves 75 from sinking ship

German freighter saves 75 from sinking ship

Berlin hands pirates over to Kenya for trial

Berlin hands pirates over to Kenya for trial

German navy captures seven pirates

German navy captures seven pirates

German navy captures pirates off Somalia

German navy captures pirates off Somalia

Pirates demand $6 million for German liquid gas tanker

Pirates demand $6 million for German liquid gas tanker

Norway to raise toxic Nazi submarine wreck

Norway to raise toxic Nazi submarine wreck

Somali pirates seize German tanker

Somali pirates seize German tanker

Vomiting bug traps pensioners on riverboat

Vomiting bug traps pensioners on riverboat

Man accidentally sells yacht for €22.50 in online auction

Man accidentally sells yacht for €22.50 in online auction

Body of missing Gorch Fock sailor found

Body of missing Gorch Fock sailor found

Somali pirates release German ship

Somali pirates release German ship

German military kills suspected pirate near Somalian coast

German military kills suspected pirate near Somalian coast

German ship freed by Somali pirates

German ship freed by Somali pirates

German cargo ship released by Somali pirates

German cargo ship released by Somali pirates