Ferry accidents

January 28, 2018 - 12:42 am
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Six adults and an unconscious baby were rescued Sunday from a life raft in the Pacific Ocean after drifting for four days in the blazing sun without water. The survivors had scrambled onto the small wooden dinghy after the ferry they were aboard sank, according to...
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December 28, 2017 - 12:32 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A ferry carrying more than two dozen people hit a sandbar and got stuck for hours Wednesday, spurring an evacuation on a frigid night in the waters off New York City. No injuries were reported in the second stranding in a month for the city's newly-expanded ferry service. The city-...
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Volunteers pull a rubber boat with rescued passengers from the ill-fated M/V Mercraft 3 at Infanta township, Quezon province in northeastern Philippines Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017. The Philippine inter-island ferry with more than 250 passengers and crew, including Christmas holiday travelers, sank Thursday after being battered by fierce winds and big waves off the country's northeast, leaving at least four people dead and at least seven others missing, officials said. About 240 were pulled alive, some with injuries, from the rough sea by navy and coast guard personnel and a flotilla of fishing boats after the M/V Mercraft 3 sank in the Polillo Strait between Quezon province's Infanta town and the ferry's destination, Polillo island, officials said. (AP Photo/DJ Kyle)
December 21, 2017 - 9:16 am
INFANTA, Philippines (AP) — A Philippine inter-island ferry with more than 250 passengers and crew, including Christmas holiday travelers, sank Thursday after being battered by fierce winds and big waves off the country's northeast, leaving at least four people dead and at least seven others...
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A villager takes his cows to a field with Mount Agung volcano erupting in the background in Karangasem, Bali, Indonesia, Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017. Indonesia's disaster mitigation agency says the airport on the tourist island of Bali is closed for a second day due to the threat from volcanic ash. (AP Photo/Firdia Lisnawati)
November 28, 2017 - 12:28 am
KARANGASEM, Indonesia (AP) — A volcano gushing towering columns of ash closed the airport on the Indonesian tourist island of Bali for a second day Tuesday, disrupting travel for tens of thousands, as authorities renewed their warnings for villagers to evacuate. Mount Agung has been hurling clouds...
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Mount Agung volcano erupts in Karangasem, Bali, Indonesia, Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017. Indonesia's disaster mitigation agency says the airport on the tourist island of Bali is closed for a second day due to the threat from volcanic ash. (AP Photo/Firdia Lisnawati)
November 27, 2017 - 7:35 pm
KARANGASEM, Indonesia (AP) — The Latest on a rumbling volcano on the Indonesian tourist island of Bali (all times local): 6:50 a.m. Indonesia's disaster mitigation agency says the airport on the tourist island of Bali is closed for a second day due to the threat from volcanic ash. Mount Agung in...
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November 12, 2017 - 9:48 am
MADRID (AP) — Spanish authorities say a fire broke out on a ferry in the Mediterranean Sea after it left the French port of Marseille, forcing it to make an emergency stop on the Spanish island of Mallorca. Emergency services on Mallorca say three ferry passengers were taken to a hospital and...
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A rescue worker carries an unconscious 1-year-old to a waiting ambulance after he was rescued in the waters of the Bay of All Saints, where a passenger boat carrying more than 100 people sunk, in Salvador, Brazil, Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017. The boy, who initially responded to resuscitation efforts, died in an ambulance en route to a hospital, according to a statement released by the Bahia state health department. The accident took place a day after another deadly passenger boat accident on a river in the northern state of Para. (Xando Pereira/A Tarde/Futura Press via AP)
August 24, 2017 - 6:29 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A commuter boat carrying more than 100 passengers flipped and sank Thursday in northeast Brazil, killing at least 18 people and leaving dozens missing in rough ocean waters. It was the second fatal accident involving passenger boats this week in the South American nation,...
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People who survived a sunken ferry, cry as they wait for more information about their missing friends and relatives, at a reservoir in Guatape, Colombia, Sunday, June 25, 2017. Nine people were dead and 28 missing after a tourist ferry packed with around 170 passengers for the holiday weekend capsized Sunday on a reservoir near the Colombian city of Medellin, officials said. (AP Photo/Luis Benavides)
June 26, 2017 - 7:46 am
GUATAPE, Colombia (AP) — Scuba divers are continuing to search for bodies in a reservoir near the Colombian city of Medellin where a tourist boat packed with more than 150 passengers for the holiday weekend capsized, leaving at least six people dead and 15 missing. Rescuers including firefighters...
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June 25, 2017 - 5:34 pm
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — A rescue operation is underway in Colombia after a tourist boat with about 150 people on board sank in a reservoir near Medellin. The air force said on Twitter that it was sending a helicopter to the Guatape reservoir while Medellin's mayor said firefighters and scuba divers...
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June 25, 2017 - 5:15 pm
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Authorities in Colombia say a rescue operation is underway after a recreational boat with about 150 people on board sank near Medellin. The air force said on Twitter that it was sending a helicopter to the Guatape reservoir while Medellin's mayor said firefighters and scuba...
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