Boat accidents

In this undated photo provided by the Whale and Dolphin Conservation a humpback whale bears injuries and wounds consistent with vessel strikes. A new study in the journal Marine Mammal Science said whale ship strikes might be more common than previously suspected sighting almost 15 percent of humpback whales are injured by ships strikes. (Skyler Suhrer/Whale and Dolphin Conservation via AP)
April 23, 2017 - 9:29 am
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A group of marine scientists says collisions of whales and boats off of the New England coast may be more common than previously thought. The scientists focused on the humpback whale population in the southern Gulf of Maine, a body of water off of Massachusetts, New Hampshire...
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April 22, 2017 - 12:39 pm
CHAPIN, S.C. (AP) — One person is dead and a second is missing in the water after two boats collided in a nighttime crash on a South Carolina lake. The Department of Natural Resources told media outlets the crash happened on Lake Murray around 11 p.m. Friday near Dreher Island. Authorities say a 32...
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April 14, 2017 - 11:30 am
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard says it has rescued two U.S. citizens whose boat sank north of the Dominican Republic. The Coast Guard says Kirk Plender of New Hampshire and John Boone of South Carolina were traveling through the Silver Banks fishing area when their 62...
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April 08, 2017 - 12:23 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — U.S.-led coalition aircraft struck two locations in northern Syria on Saturday, killing at least 21 people, including a woman and her six children who were on a boat fleeing clashes between the Islamic State group and U.S.-backed fighters, activist groups said. Activist groups that...
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March 31, 2017 - 6:33 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Four people are recovering from minor injuries after their sailboat capsized and crashed into a California pier in a dramatic scene captured by multiple witnesses. Rob Rappaport, a division chief at the Redondo Beach Fire Department, said Friday that the boat's captain and...
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In this photo released by Proactiva Open Arms NGO on Friday, March 24, 2017, the body of a migrant on board the Golfo Azzurro, the Spanish NGO Proactiva Open Arms rescue ship on the Mediterranean Sea off the Libyan coast, during a search and rescue operation by Spanish NGO Proactiva Open Arms. A Spanish aid organization says it fears hundreds of migrants may have died off the coast of Libya after five bodies were found near two capsized boats and the search for a third vessel reported missing had so far proved futile. (Proactiva Open Arms via AP)
March 24, 2017 - 7:59 am
MADRID (AP) — A Spanish aid organization said Friday that it feared that hundreds of migrants may have died Libya's coast after five bodies were found near two capsized boats while the search for a third vessel reported missing has so far proved futile. Proactiva Open Arms spokeswoman Laura Lanuza...
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March 17, 2017 - 11:58 am
GENEVA (AP) — The Latest on the conflict in Yemen and the attack on a refugee boat off its Red Sea coast that killed more than 40 people (all times local): 5 p.m. A top official with the U.N.'s migration agency says 42 bodies have been recovered following a military attack on a boat carrying...
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FILE - In this Sept. 25, 2016, file photo, investigators inspect an overturned boat as it rests on a jetty after a crash off Miami Beach, Fla. Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez was the "probable" operator of a speeding boat that crashed into a Miami Beach jetty on Sept. 25, 2016, killing the star baseball star and two other men, according to a report issued Thursday, March 16, 2017, by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, which investigated the accident. (AP Photo/Gaston De Cardenas, File)
March 16, 2017 - 11:44 am
MIAMI (AP) — Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez was the "probable" operator of a speeding boat that crashed into a Miami Beach jetty on Sept. 25, killing the baseball star and two other men, according to a report issued Thursday by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, which...
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March 16, 2017 - 10:32 am
MIAMI (AP) — Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez was the "probable" operator of a speeding boat that crashed into a Miami Beach jetty on Sept. 25, killing the star baseball star and two other men, according to a report issued Thursday by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, which...
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