Maritime accidents

August 30, 2019 - 12:50 pm
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — A Hungarian court has extended until Sept. 30 the pre-trial arrest of the captain of a river cruise ship involved in a deadly May crash with a much smaller tour boat on the Danube River in Budapest. Twenty-six South Korean tourists and two Hungarian crew members aboard the...
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In this photo provided by Philippine Coast Guard in Manila, rescued passengers of the ill-fated M/V Lite Ferry 16, are attended to by the coast guard rescuers and crew of responding vessels, on a ferry which responded to the incident, following an overnight ferry fire Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019, off Dapitan city in Zamboanga del Norte province in southern Philippines. (Philippine Coast Guard via AP)
August 28, 2019 - 12:58 am
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — At least three people were killed and 245 others were rescued after a fire engulfed a ferry in the southern Philippines overnight, the coast guard said Wednesday. Search and rescue efforts were continuing after the fire on the M/V Lite Ferry 16 off Dapitan city in...
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Rescued migrants rest near the city of Khoms, around 120 kilometers (75 miles) east of Tripoli, Libya., Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019. At least 65 migrants, mostly from Sudan, were rescued, said a spokesman for Libya's coast guard, with a search halted for those still missing. The coast guard gave an estimate for those missing and feared drowned of 15 to 20 people.(AP Photo/Hazem Ahmed)
August 27, 2019 - 12:42 pm
CAIRO (AP) — A boat carrying dozens of migrants bound for Europe capsized Tuesday in the Mediterranean Sea off Libya, with at least 40 people missing and presumed drowned, U.N. officials said, as a support group reported it had gotten a call from someone on the vessel "crying and shouting" that...
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August 23, 2019 - 8:02 am
MADRID (AP) — Malta agreed Friday to disembark 356 migrants who were trapped for two weeks on a rescue ship in the central Mediterranean, capping a week of standoffs between charities and governments that have exposed in dramatic ways Europe's inability to deal with migration from Africa. The...
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August 23, 2019 - 8:01 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Police in Norway believe a missing Dutch cybersecurity expert who had worked for the anti-secrecy organization WikiLeaks "most likely perished as a result of an accident" in a fjord. Police in northern Norway say Arjen Kamphuis, who was last seen on Aug. 20, 2018, when...
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August 21, 2019 - 7:48 am
CAIRO (AP) — Yemen's Houthi rebels claimed they shot down a U.S. drone over the country's north, as a leading rights group said Wednesday the Saudi-led coalition fighting the Houthis killed at least 47 Yemeni fishermen in bombing attacks on fishing boats last year. Yahia Sarie, a military spokesman...
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In this Aug. 8, 2019 photo, Jeff Pietro, a senior engineer assistant for Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute in Massachusetts, helps move the anchoring system for a microphone, at it is being lowered over the side of the ship in the Santa Barbara Channel off Southern California. The system, sponsored by the Benioff Ocean Initiative at University of California, Santa Barbara, will allow the scientists to inform ships about the presence of whales in the area. (Carolyn Cole/Los Angeles Times via AP)
August 16, 2019 - 2:17 pm
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — Scientists have installed an underwater sound system they hope will reduce collisions between whales and ships in the Santa Barbara Channel off Southern California. A listening station on the channel floor is able to capture whale calls as far away as 30 miles (48...
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August 05, 2019 - 7:41 am
BERLIN (AP) — Two people died in a rafting accident Monday on a river near the Austrian city of Salzburg, emergency services said. Officials were trying to determine whether anyone else was on board the raft that capsized. A witness reported seeing the capsized raft and two people drifting in the...
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FILE - In this Friday, May 31, 2019 file photo, candles and flowers are left under the Margaret Bridge near the spot where a boat carrying South Korean tourists sank in Budapest, Hungary. The Ukrainian captain of a cruise ship involved in a crash on the Danube River that killed 28 people is back in police custody. Hungarian police said Monday, July 29, 2019 that the captain, who was out on bail after being detained for his suspected responsibility in the May 29 collision, is now also suspected of failing to provide assistance after the accident and was being interrogated. Only seven South Korean tourists survived the collision which capsized and sank their tour boat. (Zoltan Balogh/MTI via AP, File)
July 29, 2019 - 11:56 am
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — The Ukrainian captain of a cruise ship involved in a crash on the Danube River that killed 28 people was back in police custody on Monday, now also suspected of failing to provide assistance after the tragedy. A statement late Monday afternoon from Budapest police said that...
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Libyan Red Crescent workers stand around a body of a drowned migrant near the city of Khoms, some 100 kilometers (60 miles) east of Tripoli, Libya, Friday, July 26, 2019. Libya's coast guard recovered dozens of bodies of Europe-bound migrants who perished at sea as search operations continued Friday, a day after up to 150 people, including women and children, went missing and were feared drowned after their boats capsized in the Mediterranean Sea. (AP Photo/Hazem Ahmed)
July 26, 2019 - 2:01 pm
CAIRO (AP) — Libya's coast guard recovered dozens of bodies of Europe-bound migrants who perished at sea as search operations continued Friday, a day after up to 150 people, including women and children, went missing and were feared drowned when their boats capsized in the Mediterranean Sea. A top...
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