Boat accidents

A ball cap with the name of the crab fishing boat Scandies Rose rests at the Seattle Fishermen's Memorial, Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020, in Seattle. The search for five crew members of the Scandies Rose in Alaska has been suspended, the U.S. Coast Guard said after two other crew members of the vessel were rescued after the 130-foot crab fishing boat from Dutch Harbor, Alaska, sank on New Year's Eve. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
January 04, 2020 - 1:07 am
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A survivor of an Alaska crab boat sinking that left five fellow fishermen missing said the crew went from “sleeping to swimming" in minutes as rough seas and ice battered their vessel on New Year's Eve. “On the 31st, we just started listing really hard on the starboard side,"...
Read More
This undated photo shows the Scandies Rose vessel in Seattle. The search for five crew members of the Scandies Rose in Alaska has been suspended, the U.S. Coast Guard said after two other crew members of the vessel were rescued after the 130-foot crab fishing boat from Dutch Harbor, Alaska, sank on New Year's Eve.(Mike Fancher/The Seattle Times via AP)
January 02, 2020 - 8:25 pm
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Five fishermen missing after a crab boat sank in the frigid waters off Alaska were feared dead after authorities called off a search for those working in the one of the most dangerous industries in the U.S. Two other crew members were rescued after the disaster Tuesday,...
Read More
December 28, 2019 - 5:06 am
BARRA, Gambia (AP) — Tina Gomez told no one in her family when she boarded a boat with more than 200 people here in Gambia last month, setting off in hopes of reaching Spain with her 2-year-old son. News of their journey came only once their boat capsized, killing 63 passengers. The young mother...
Read More
December 26, 2019 - 1:29 am
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A boat carrying migrants capsized in a lake in eastern Turkey on Thursday, killing seven people on board, officials said. At least 64 migrants were rescued. The boat sank in Lake Van as it approached the town of Adilcevaz in Bitlis province, the provincial governor's office...
Read More
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. Sen. Dianne Feinstein proposed a bill Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019, to tighten safety standards for small boats in the aftermath of the burning and sinking of the diving charter vessel that killed 34 people. (Brian van der Brug/Los Angeles Times via AP, File)
December 12, 2019 - 9:14 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A group of California congressional members have proposed tighter safety standards for small boats after a diving charter vessel burned and sank in September, killing 34 people. Only five people — the captain and four crew members — managed to escape after the 75-foot (23-meter)...
Read More
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...
Read More
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...
Read More
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...
Read More
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...
Read More
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...
Read More

Pages