Latest Maritime accidents News

Coast Guard faults pilot in Chesapeake Bay ship grounding

Dec. 07, 2022 11:00 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Coast Guard investigation into the grounding in March of a cargo ship in the Chesapeake Bay faulted the pilot tasked with helping the ship navigate the waterway, saying he relied too much on one piece of equipment to navigate and was on his cellphone in the runup to the...

Cruise passenger who fell overboard recalls experience

Dec. 02, 2022 15:27 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — He spent nearly 20 hours alone, treading water in the Gulf of Mexico after falling off a cruise ship and being saved on Thanksgiving. James Michael Grimes spoke about the experience Friday, saying it has taught him to not take life for granted. “My worst fear...

US passenger killed when big wave hits Antarctic cruise ship

Dec. 02, 2022 11:24 AM EST

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — A U.S. woman was killed and four other passengers injured when a massive wave struck the Viking Polaris cruise ship while it was sailing toward the port of Ushuaia in southern Argentina on an Antarctic cruise, authorities said. The 62-year-old woman...

Gold Rush treasures from 1857 shipwreck up for Reno auction

Dec. 01, 2022 01:27 AM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Since the recovery of sunken treasure began decades ago from an 1857 shipwreck off the coast of South Carolina, tens of millions of dollars worth of gold has been sold. But scientists, historians and collectors say that the real fortunes will begin to hit the...

Cuba calls migrant boat crash an accident, denies ramming

Nov. 30, 2022 15:43 PM EST

HAVANA (AP) — Cuba has denied that its coast guard vessel was to blame for a collision with a migrant-packed boat that led to the deaths of seven people, including a two-year-old girl, saying the migrant boat made an abrupt turn in heavy swells that caused the crash. The boat was...

Man arrested in UK over deaths of 27 during Channel crossing

Nov. 29, 2022 12:10 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — British police on Tuesday arrested a man over the deaths of at least 27 people who drowned while trying to cross the English Channel in a dinghy last year. The U.K.’s National Crime Agency said Harem Ahmed Abwbaker, 32, was detained in the town of Cheltenham in...

Denmark: Nigerian pirate found guilty but not imprisoned

Nov. 28, 2022 09:08 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A 31-year-old Nigerian man who was seriously injured during a gunfight last year with Danish troops on an anti-piracy mission off West Africa was Monday found guilty of endangering others by a Danish court. However, the court ruled that the man, had his...

'Miracle': Missing cruise ship passenger found OK in water

Nov. 25, 2022 21:04 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard says a passenger who went overboard from a cruise ship in the Gulf of Mexico was rescued on Thanksgiving after likely being in the water for hours. The 28-year-old man was reported missing at noon Thursday while the vessel, the Carnival...

4 drowned, 5 missing from capsized boat off Florida Keys

Nov. 20, 2022 11:57 AM EST

MARATHON, Fla. (AP) — At least four people are believed to have drowned and rescuers were searching for another five people off the Florida Keys after a homemade vessel capsized during a failed migration attempt, authorities said Sunday. The U.S. Coast Guard said nine people were...

Wisconsin deer hunter rescued from river when kayak capsizes

Nov. 19, 2022 13:56 PM EST

FOND DU LAC, Wis. (AP) — A deer hunter whose kayak capsized Saturday morning in an eastern Wisconsin wildlife area was rescued after spending about an hour in icy waters. Authorities say the 27-year-old man from Waupaca was being treated at a hospital for hypothermia after...