Boat accidents

Rescatistas en barcos trabajan para recuperar un barco turístico que naufragó en Budapest, Hungría, el jueves 30 de mayo de 2019. (Zoltan Mathe/MTI vía AP)
May 31, 2019 - 2:56 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Survivors of a South Korean tour boat sinking in Budapest say they barely managed to grab onto a drifting lifeboat while looking in horror as others around them struggled in the dark, rainy waters, shouting for help. Only seven among 35 people, 33 of them South Koreans,...
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FILE - In this April 17, 2014, file photo, South Korean Coast Guard personnel search for missing passengers aboard the sunken South Korean ferry Sewol in the water off Jindo, South Korea. The deadly sinking of a boat in Hungary carrying South Korean tourists on Thursday, May 30, 2019, is touching a nerve in South Korea, where many are still traumatized over a 2014 ferry sinking that killed more than 300 people, mostly school kids. That grief is compounded by some South Korean tour agents and travelers' claims that there have long been worries over safety at the site where the collision happened. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon, File)
May 31, 2019 - 12:29 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The sinking of a boat carrying South Korean tourists in Hungary is touching a nerve in South Korea, where many are still traumatized over a 2014 ferry sinking that killed more than 300 people, mostly students. The grief is compounded by claims by some South Korean tour...
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People watcg as a sonar is used at Margaret Bridge during a search operation on the River Danube in Budapest, Hungary, Thursday, May 30, 2019, following a collision of a hotel ship and a smaller cruise ship on the previous evening. The cruise ship sank with thirty-three South Korean passengers and two Hungarian staff on board. The shipwreck has been found at Margaret Bridge. (Balazs Mohai/MTI via AP)
May 30, 2019 - 11:29 am
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Rescue crews in Hungary's capital were preparing to raise a sightseeing boat from the bottom of the Danube River Thursday as search teams scoured the waters for 21 people missing after the vessel, packed with South Korean tourists, collided with a larger cruise ship and...
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A footage shows the two ships seconds before the collision on the River Danube during a press briefing at the police headquarters in Budapest, Hungary, Thursday, May 30, 2019. On the previous evening a hotelship and a smaller cruise ship collided, and the latter sank with thirty-three South Korean passengers and two Hungarian staff on board. At least seven people died and nineteen are missing. (Noemi Bruzak/MTI via AP)
May 30, 2019 - 5:50 am
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — The Latest on a boat that capsized in the Danube River in Budapest with 33 South Korean tourists (all times local): 12:30 p.m. A South Korean travel agency says 38 relatives of the South Korean tourists who were onboard a sightseeing boat that capsized in Budapest are on...
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May 10, 2019 - 9:52 am
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — As many as 70 migrants trying to reach Europe from Libya drowned Friday when their boat capsized in the Mediterranean Sea, and at least 16 others on the boat were rescued, according to U.N. migration officials and Tunisia's state news agency. The International Organization for...
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In this Jan. 2019, photo provided by Luisa Garcia, mother of Yubreilys Merchán, shows Merchan in Güiria, Venezuela. Merchán, a 23-year-old hairdresser, survived when the wooden boat carrying her and other Venezuelans, mostly women, sank on its way to Trinidad early Wednesday, April 24, near the Venezuelan island of Patos, 5 miles from a peninsula in the Venezuelan state of Sucre. (Carmen Garcia via AP)
April 27, 2019 - 1:09 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — As a small boat packed with Venezuelans capsized in Caribbean coastal waters this week, Yubreilys Merchán found herself with seconds to react. In a desperate bid to survive, the 23-year-old stripped off her clothes to lighten her weight before plunging into the water. Then...
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April 25, 2019 - 6:04 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Search teams combed the Caribbean on Thursday for 25 possible Venezuelan migrants missing after a boat sank in rough seas headed to the island of Trinidad, authorities said. At least nine others from the sunken boat had been pulled alive from the water, while officials...
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April 17, 2019 - 5:29 am
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Congo's president says 150 people are reported missing after a boat sank on Lake Kivu in the country's east. The motorized boat was headed toward the commercial hub of Goma when it sank Monday evening. Many of the victims were believed to be traders who make the journey each...
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March 26, 2019 - 8:12 am
TBILISI, Georgia (AP) — A court in Georgia has ruled to extradite a fugitive British man wanted for manslaughter in the case of a woman who was killed during a London date on a speedboat. The court in the capital Tbilisi in the former Soviet republic of Georgia ruled on Tuesday to extradite Jack...
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Water seeps into the west side of town with sandbags lining the intersection of Ridge Road and Military Avenue in Fremont, Neb., on Saturday, March 16, 2019. The flooding followed days of snow and rain — record-setting, in some places — that swept through the West and Midwest. (Kent Sievers/Omaha World-Herald via AP)
March 17, 2019 - 5:02 am
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Authorities were using boats and large vehicles on Saturday to rescue and evacuate residents in parts of the Midwest where a recent deluge of rainwater and snowmelt was sent pouring over frozen ground, overwhelming creeks and rivers, and killing at least one person. The scramble...
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