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Nathan Carman survived on a raft for eight days floating in the Atlantic Ocean before he was rescued by a passing freighter.
Hundreds of bodies, 47 of them alive, wash up on a strip of beach in the vicinity of an Oregon fishing village, with no crashed airliner or sunken freighter to account for their presence.
As spring warms up, the freighters have returned to crisscrossing the Great Lakes.
The Americans wanted to send officials to inspect the dilapidated freighter and its illicit cargo.
The industry estimates that 44 percent of freighter costs are associated with human crews.
There is already a freighter version of the earlier model.
The Ship Many freighters that call at the port rival the height of skyscrapers in length and take several days to unload.
The crew from a passing freighter called for help after seeing the 40-foot sailing boat become disabled.
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Definition of freighter for English Language Learners
: a large ship that is used to carry goods
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