Boat accidents

May 10, 2019 - 9:44 am
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — A U.N. migration official and Tunisia's state news agency say as many as 70 migrants have drowned when their boat capsized in the Mediterranean Sea and at least 16 other people have been rescued. An official with the International Organization for Migration in Tunisia said the...
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In this Jan. 2019, photo provided by Luisa Garcia, mother of Yubreilys Merchán, shows Merchan in Güiria, Venezuela. Merchán, a 23-year-old hairdresser, survived when the wooden boat carrying her and other Venezuelans, mostly women, sank on its way to Trinidad early Wednesday, April 24, near the Venezuelan island of Patos, 5 miles from a peninsula in the Venezuelan state of Sucre. (Carmen Garcia via AP)
April 27, 2019 - 3:30 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — As a small boat packed with Venezuelans capsized in Caribbean coastal waters this week, Yubreilys Merchán found herself with seconds to react. In a desperate bid to survive, the 23-year-old hairdresser stripped off her clothes to lighten her weight before plunging into the...
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April 17, 2019 - 6:29 am
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Congo's president says 150 people are reported missing after a boat sank on Lake Kivu in the country's east. The motorized boat was headed toward the commercial hub of Goma when it sank Monday evening. Many of the victims were believed to be traders who make the journey each...
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March 26, 2019 - 9:12 am
TBILISI, Georgia (AP) — A court in Georgia has ruled to extradite a fugitive British man wanted for manslaughter in the case of a woman who was killed during a London date on a speedboat. The court in the capital Tbilisi in the former Soviet republic of Georgia ruled on Tuesday to extradite Jack...
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Water seeps into the west side of town with sandbags lining the intersection of Ridge Road and Military Avenue in Fremont, Neb., on Saturday, March 16, 2019. The flooding followed days of snow and rain — record-setting, in some places — that swept through the West and Midwest. (Kent Sievers/Omaha World-Herald via AP)
March 17, 2019 - 6:02 am
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Authorities were using boats and large vehicles on Saturday to rescue and evacuate residents in parts of the Midwest where a recent deluge of rainwater and snowmelt was sent pouring over frozen ground, overwhelming creeks and rivers, and killing at least one person. The scramble...
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Rescuers search for survivors on the beach after two boats carrying migrants capsized off the shore near Godoria, in northeast Djibouti Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019. More than 130 migrants were thought to be missing after the two boats capsized Tuesday off the East African nation of Djibouti, the International Organization for Migration said. (International Organization for Migration via AP)
January 30, 2019 - 2:43 pm
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The remains of 52 people have been found after some 130 migrants went missing off Djibouti when two boats capsized in rough waters, the U.N. migration agency said Wednesday, as body bags were laid out on the sand. Sixteen survivors were recovered, and the tiny East African...
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January 29, 2019 - 1:37 pm
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The U.N. migration agency says more than 130 migrants are thought to be missing after two boats capsized off the tiny East African nation of Djibouti. A statement says local police have found five bodies so far and search efforts are underway. Witnesses say the boats were...
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Locals clear out supplies from the coastline in preparation for the approaching Tropical Storm Pabuk, Friday, Jan. 4, 2019, in Pak Phanang, in the southern province of Nakhon Si Thammarat, southern Thailand. Rain, winds and surging seawater are striking southern Thailand as a strengthening tropical storm nears coastal villages and popular tourist resorts. (AP Photo/Sumeth Panpetch)
January 04, 2019 - 1:29 pm
NAKHON SI THAMMARAT, Thailand (AP) — Rain, wind and surging seawater from a tropical storm buffeted coastal villages and world-famous tourist resorts on southern Thailand's east coast on Friday, knocking down trees and utility poles and flooding roads. One person was reported dead and another...
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Ugandan police carry away a body of one of the victims of a boat which capsized in Lake Victoria near the capital, Kampala, Uganda, Sunday, Nov. 25, 2018. Police say dozens died when the boat, which was carrying more than 90 passengers on a pleasure cruise, capsized Saturday evening. (AP Photo/Stephen Wandera)
November 25, 2018 - 11:52 am
MUKONO, Uganda (AP) — Ugandan divers retrieved 31 bodies and expected to find more in a capsized vessel in Lake Victoria, making it one of the country's worst maritime disasters and prompting the president to call for more stringent safety regulations. The vessel was believed to be overcrowded with...
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In this image taken from video a ferry carrying dozens of passengers crashes into a dock at San Francisco's famed Ferry Building on Friday, Nov. 23, 2018. (Tiffany Dennis via AP)
November 24, 2018 - 12:37 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Coast Guard is investigating what caused a ferry boat to crash twice into docks at San Francisco's famed Ferry Building, slightly injuring two people aboard. Coast Guard spokesman Chris Shih says investigators are looking into mechanical issues and other factors that led to...
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