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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...

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...

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...

3 men charged after deadly shootout off Puerto Rico coast

Nov. 18, 2022 16:40 PM EST

Federal authorities filed drug trafficking charges Friday against three men allegedly involved in a deadly shootout with U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents off the coast of Puerto Rico. One agent was killed and two more were injured after men traveling on a boat headed toward...

2 die in accident at finish of Route du Rhum sailing race

Nov. 16, 2022 13:17 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — Two people died Wednesday when a motorboat following the Route du Rhum solo trans-Atlantic sailing race capsized off the coast of Guadeloupe, just as the winner was reaching the finish line, race organizers said. The exact circumstances of the accident are being...

Man sentenced to 12 years in fatal Tennessee boating crash

Nov. 16, 2022 04:04 AM EST

SAVANNAH, Tenn. (AP) — A man has been sentenced to 12 years in prison for being intoxicated and causing a boating crash that killed a father and daughter on a West Tennessee lake more than two years ago, authorities said. Matthew Swearengen, 34, pleaded guilty Monday at a...

Greece: 1 more body found from migrant sailboat sinking

Nov. 16, 2022 03:11 AM EST

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek authorities say one more body has been recovered following a shipwreck earlier this month of an overloaded migrant smuggling boat in the western Aegean Sea, raising the confirmed death toll to 29. A further 27 people remain missing. Twelve men from...