Search and rescue efforts

January 10, 2019 - 2:32 pm
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Authorities say an alert Milwaukee bus driver rescued a young child found wandering barefoot on a freeway overpass in frigid temperatures. The Milwaukee County Transit System says the boy was less than a year old and wearing only a diaper and a onesie when bus driver Irena Ivic...
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FILE - In this Dec. 31, 2018 file photo provided by the U.S. Coast Guard, a Coast Guard HC-130 Hercules aircrew flies over the 650-foot Sincerity Ace on fire 1,800 nautical miles northwest of Oahu in the Pacific Ocean. A tugboat has reached the ship abandoned by crew members after it caught fire while transporting automobiles from Japan to Hawaii last week. The Sincerity Ace had 21 crew members on board when the fire started last week. The crew members abandoned the burning vessel, which stretches 650 feet (198 meters). Ships in the area rescued 16. Four were listed as unresponsive in the water. A company spokesman said tugboat crew members who arrived Monday, Jan. 8, 2019, will first try to find the remaining five crew members. (U.S. Coast Guard via AP)
January 08, 2019 - 3:41 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — A tugboat is searching for crew members who weren't rescued when the ship they were on caught fire while transporting automobiles from Japan to Hawaii. The Sincerity Ace had 21 crewmembers on board when the fire started last week. The crewmembers abandoned the burning vessel, which...
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January 07, 2019 - 9:40 am
THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — The Latest on Europe's migration crisis (all times local): 5:35 p.m. A private rescue group says some migrants aboard its vessel off Malta are refusing food on their 17th day of awaiting permission to disembark at a European port. Sea-Watch tweeted on Monday it fears the...
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Turkish coast guard and a medic help a crew member after a Panama-flagged vessel, Volgo Balt 214, which sank in rough waters off the Black Sea coastal province of Samsun, Turkey, Monday, Jan. 7, 2019. A cargo ship sank in rough waters off Turkey’s Black Sea coast on Monday, killing six crew members including its captain, officials and media reports said. Seven other crew members were rescued. (DHA via AP)
January 07, 2019 - 7:37 am
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A cargo ship sank in rough waters off Turkey's Black Sea coast on Monday, killing six crew members including its captain, officials and media reports said. Seven other crew members were rescued. Turkish authorities launched a search and rescue mission off the Black Sea coastal...
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This photo provided by the Russian Emergency Situations Ministry taken from tv footage shows shows an Emergency Situations employee holding a cat rescued from debris of damaged parts of a collapsed section of an apartment building, in Magnitigorsk, a city of 400,000 about 1,400 kilometers (870 miles) southeast of Moscow, Russia, Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019. Search crews have pulled more bodies from a huge pile of rubble at a collapsed Russian apartment building. (Russian Ministry for Emergency Situations photo via AP)
January 03, 2019 - 2:32 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — After three-and-a-half days of fighting a mountain of concrete, cold weather and time, rescue teams in an industrial Russian city ended a search for people who were inside an apartment building where an explosion triggered a partial collapse, giving a final death toll Thursday of 39...
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Aerial photo provided by the Central Command for Maritime Emergencies Germany shows container vessel MSC ZOE near the German North Sea island of Borkum Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019. The Dutch coast guard said that along with light bulbs, toys and flat screens, some of the containers carried closed-off barrels of an organic peroxide, a flammable and highly toxic compound. The container ship is suspected to have lost the cargo during an overnight storm in waters off the coastal border between Germany and the Netherlands. (Central Command for Maritime Emergencies Germany/dpa via AP)
January 03, 2019 - 10:04 am
BERLIN (AP) — Authorities in Germany and the Netherlands were searching Thursday for up to 270 shipping containers lost at sea by a cargo ship caught in a storm, saying that a few of them are carrying hazardous material. A bag of the substance washed ashore on a Dutch island. The ship that lost the...
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This image made from video and provided by the Russian Emergency Situations Ministry shows Emergency Situations employees working at the scene of a collapsed section of an apartment building, in Magnitigorsk, a city of 400,000 about 1,400 kilometers (870 miles) southeast of Moscow, Russia, Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019. Search crews have pulled more bodies from a huge pile of rubble at a collapsed Russian apartment building. (Russian Ministry for Emergency Situations photo via AP)
January 03, 2019 - 8:37 am
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on the search of a partially collapsed apartment building in Russia: (all times local): 5:20 p.m. Russia's emergencies ministry says the search of the concrete rubble from a partially collapsed apartment building has ended and the number of deaths stands at 39. The ministry...
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January 03, 2019 - 5:03 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Norwegian officials say four people from Sweden and Finland are missing after an avalanche in northern Norway but strong winds, heavy snowfall and poor visibility are hampering rescue efforts. A woman from Sweden and three men from Finland were last heard from on...
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An Emergency Situations employee helps a woman to carry her goods from apartments located near the destroyed part a collapsed apartment building in Magnitogorsk, a city of 400,000 people, about 1,400 kilometers (870 miles) southeast of Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019. Search crews have pulled more bodies from a huge pile of rubble at a collapsed Russian apartment building. The building's pre-dawn collapse on Monday came after an explosion that was believed to have been caused by a gas leak. (AP Photo/Maxim Shmakov)
January 02, 2019 - 3:28 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — Search crews in Russia pulled more bodies Wednesday from a huge pile of rubble where part of an apartment building collapsed, bringing the known death toll to 33 and the number of missing residents down to eight as the grim recovery work continued for a third night. A 3-year-old girl...
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FILE In this Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018 file photo people swim at a beach in Rafina, east of Athens, ten days after the Greece's deadliest wildfire in decades that killed 100 people. Three migrant fishermen have been awarded Greek citizenship after rescuing scores of people forced into the sea by a major wildfire outside Athens that left 100 people dead last summer. Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos hosted the ceremony Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019 for Gani Xheka from Albania and Egyptians Emad El Khaimi and Mahmoud Ibrahim Musa. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis, file)
January 02, 2019 - 1:47 pm
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Three migrant fishermen received Greek citizenship Wednesday for helping to rescue scores of people who were forced into the sea by flames from a summer wildfire that would leave 100 people dead. Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos hosted a ceremony for Gani Xheka, 35, from...
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