Maritime accidents

April 24, 2017 - 8:26 am
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The Latest on the influx of refugees and migrants to Europe (all times local): 3:25 p.m. Greek authorities say a migrant boat sinking has left 16 people dead, with nine bodies recovered from Greek waters off the Aegean Sea island of Lesbos, and another seven bodies recovered...
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April 23, 2017 - 11:50 am
CHAPIN, S.C. (AP) — The coroner has identified two people who died in a boat crash on Lake Murray. Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher said in a news release that one of the victims of the Friday night collision between two boats was 37-year-old Mark Daniel Phillips of Columbia. He died of...
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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 19, 2017 - 5:02 am
MOSCOW (AP) — A cargo ship carrying grain from southern Russia to Turkey capsized Wednesday during a storm in the Black Sea and one of the 12 crew members on board has been rescued, Russian emergency services said. A search was underway for the remaining crew members, but emergency services said...
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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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Proactiva Open Arms crew conduct a search and rescue operation in the Mediterranean sea, 12 nautic miles from the Libyan coast, Thursday, April 13, 2017. The Libyan coast guard says 97 migrants are missing and believed drowned after their Europe-bound boat sank on a perilous crossing of the Mediterranean Sea. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
April 14, 2017 - 8:43 am
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Spanish rescue ships saved 73 migrants, including one pregnant woman, from five different smuggling boats trying to cross the sea from Africa to Europe during the previous 24 hours. The pregnant woman and 25 other migrants were aboard a vessel that was taking on water in the...
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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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April 01, 2017 - 6:47 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's government said Saturday that a cargo ship being used by a South Korean shipping company has gone missing in seas near Uruguay with 24 crew members. The ship went out of contact late Friday, South Korea time, shortly after one of the crew members sent a text...
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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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