Boat accidents

December 06, 2019 - 6:19 am
NOUAKCHOTT, Mauritania (AP) — The death toll from a migrant boat capsizing off Mauritania has risen to 63 after the coast guard found five more bodies. It was one of the deadliest disasters this year among young Africans trying to reach Europe. Search and rescue operations continue off the coast...
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Map shows location of Mauritanian city where survivors of a capsized boat are being treated.; 2c x 4 inches; 96.3 mm x 101 mm;
December 05, 2019 - 1:39 pm
NOUAKCHOTT, Mauritania (AP) — The drowning of at least 58 migrants in the Atlantic Ocean off Mauritania sent despair through tiny Gambia on Thursday while some demanded a crackdown on human traffickers after one of this year’s deadliest disasters among young Africans trying to reach Europe. At...
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December 04, 2019 - 7:37 pm
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — At least 58 people are dead after a boat carrying dozens of migrants capsized in the Atlantic Ocean off the West African nation of Mauritania, the U.N. migration agency said Wednesday. It said 83 people swam to shore. It was one of the deadliest disasters this year among...
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November 30, 2019 - 12:49 pm
ROME (AP) — Italian coast guard divers on Saturday recovered the bodies of seven people in the sea off a tiny island where a boat crowded with migrants capsized a week earlier. The recovery, at a depth of 47 meters (155 feet), near Lampedusa raised to 12 the number of bodies found from the...
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An arm of a migrant is seen as a border police officer stands by a woman's body recovered at sea near the Sicilian island of Lampedusa, southern Italy, Sunday, Nov. 24, 2019. Italian news reports say the Italian coast guard has recovered seven bodies of migrants near Lampedusa and kept up its search Sunday of rough seas for as many as 13 other migrants feared missing after their boat capsized on Saturday. (AP Photo/Mauro Seminara)
November 24, 2019 - 8:02 am
ROME (AP) — The bodies of five migrant women, two of them washed ashore, were recovered Sunday, the Italian coast guard said, as a search continued in rough seas near the tiny island of Lampedusa for some dozen more people feared missing in the capsizing of a fishing boat. Three of the bodies were...
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November 23, 2019 - 5:30 pm
ROME (AP) — A crowded boat filled with migrants capsized in wind-whipped seas near a tiny Mediterranean island Saturday, sending them tumbling into the water, said the Italian coast guard, which pulled 149 of them to safety. There were fears at least two people or perhaps many more were missing...
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November 23, 2019 - 8:26 am
RABAT, Morocco (AP) — Morocco says two people have died and nine others are missing after a fishing boat with at least 11 crew members aboard capsized off southwest Morocco. The Moroccan Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries said the boat left the port of Tan Tan on Thursday afternoon in favorable...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, June 11, 2019 file photo, a crane places the wreckage of the Hableany sightseeing boat on a transporting barge at Margaret Bridge, the scene of the fatal boat accident in Budapest, Hungary. Hungarian police say that the deceased captain of the tour boat which sank after colliding with a river cruise ship on the Danube River was not to blame for the deadly incident. Twenty-eight people, mostly South Korean tourists, aboard the Hableany (Mermaid) sightseeing boat died after their vessel collided with the Viking Sigyn river cruise ship on May 29. The remains of a South Korean tourist have yet to be recovered. (Balazs Mohai/MTI via AP, file)
October 15, 2019 - 12:18 pm
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Experts have concluded that the captain of a sightseeing boat that collided on the Danube River with a much larger cruise ship was not responsible for the deadly crash that killed 28 people, including himself, Hungarian police said Tuesday. The small Hableany (Mermaid) tour...
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This photo released by the 9th Regional Japan Coast Guard Headquarters, shows a Japanese Fisheries Agency patrol vessel at the site of its collision with a North Korean fishing boat off the northwestern coast of the Noto Peninsula, Ishikawa prefecture, Japan Monday, Oct. 7, 2019. Japanese authorities said they are searching for several North Korean fishermen thrown to sea off Japan's northern coast after their boat collided with the patrol vessel and sunk early Monday in an area crowded with poachers from the North. (The 9th Regional Japan Coast Guard Headquarters via AP)
October 07, 2019 - 9:24 am
TOKYO (AP) — Japanese authorities said they rescued all of about 60 North Korean fishermen whose boat collided with a Japanese patrol vessel and sank Monday in an area crowded with poachers. Coast guard officials earlier said that only about 20 North Korean crewmembers were thrown into the sea...
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FILE - In this Sept. 12, 2019, file photo, the burned hull of the dive boat Conception is brought to the surface by a salvage team off Santa Cruz Island, Calif. Federal investigators who examined the burned-out wreckage of a scuba diving boat have not been able to determine what ignited a fire that killed 34 people off the California coast, a law enforcement official said Friday, Sept. 27. (Brian van der Brug/Los Angeles Times via AP, File)
September 27, 2019 - 5:42 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — U.S. investigators who examined the burned-out wreckage of a scuba diving boat have not been able to determine what ignited a fire that killed 34 people off the California coast, a law enforcement official said Friday, but two inquiries are still searching for answers. Teams from...
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