Maritime accidents

May 22, 2019 - 7:48 pm
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Researchers working in the murky waters of the northern Gulf Coast have located the wreck of the last ship known to bring enslaved people from Africa to the United States, historical officials said Wednesday. Remains of the Gulf schooner Clotilda were identified and verified...
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Emergency response crews transport an injured passenger to an ambulance at the George Inlet Lodge docks, Monday, May 13, 2019, in Ketchikan, Alaska. The passenger was from one of two sightseeing planes reported down in George Inlet early Monday afternoon and was dropped off by a U.S. Coast Guard 45-foot response boat. (Dustin Safranek/Ketchikan Daily News via AP)
May 14, 2019 - 11:10 am
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A team of federal airplane accident investigators was expected to arrive in Alaska on Tuesday to investigate the cause of a midair collision between two sightseeing planes that killed at least four people. The four died when the floatplanes carrying cruise ship tourists...
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Emergency response crews transport an injured passenger to an ambulance at the George Inlet Lodge docks, Monday, May 13, 2019, in Ketchikan, Alaska. The passenger was from one of two sightseeing planes reported down in George Inlet early Monday afternoon and was dropped off by a U.S. Coast Guard 45-foot response boat. (Dustin Safranek/Ketchikan Daily News via AP)
May 13, 2019 - 9:36 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Three people were killed after two sightseeing airplanes carrying cruise ship tourists collided in midair Monday near a southeast Alaska town, the Coast Guard said. Three others remaining missing after the collision near Ketchikan, Coast Guard Lt. Brian Dykens said. The...
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May 12, 2019 - 5:29 pm
BAYPORT, Texas (AP) — Officials say air monitoring hasn't raised health concerns as the cleanup continues following a collision at a busy commercial waterway near Houston involving four vessels that caused a toxic gasoline product to leak into the water. Authorities said at a Sunday news conference...
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May 11, 2019 - 1:21 pm
BAYPORT, Texas (AP) — A busy commercial waterway near Houston remains partially closed following a collision involving four vessels that caused a toxic gasoline product to leak into the water. Authorities said at a news conference Saturday that the hull of a 755-foot (230-meter) tanker punctured...
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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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May 02, 2019 - 3:38 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — An Iranian oil tanker carrying over 1 million barrels of fuel oil suffered a malfunction in the Red Sea off the coast of Saudi Arabia, authorities said Thursday, raising concerns that the vessel could be leaking. The incident involving the Happiness I came as U.S...
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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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