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Coast Guard search: 12 missing in ship capsize off Louisiana

Apr. 14, 2021 09:39 AM EDT

GRAND ISLE, La. (AP) — The Coast Guard kept searching for 12 people missing off the coast of Louisiana on Wednesday, hours after six other crew members were pulled from rough seas following the capsizing of their commercial platform vessel during a “microburst” of bad weather. ...

New Zealand bans live cow exports due to welfare concerns

Apr. 13, 2021 23:40 PM EDT

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand announced Wednesday it is banning the export of live cows and other farm animals by sea due to welfare concerns. Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor said the ban would take up to two years to be fully enforced to give those...

Death toll up to 42 after migrant boat capsizes off Djibouti

Apr. 13, 2021 04:06 AM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The International Organization for Migration says the death toll has risen to 42 after a boat carrying migrants capsized off the Horn of Africa nation of Djibouti early Monday. Sixteen children were among the dead, spokeswoman Yvonne Ndege said....

Postcard from Titanic's radio operator being sold at auction

Apr. 12, 2021 12:52 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A postcard written by the Titanic's senior radio operator just weeks before the ocean liner sank in the North Atlantic in 1912 has been put up for auction. The card, with a glossy image of the ill-fated ship on the front, was written by Jack Phillips to...

UN: 34 migrants drown off Djibouti after boat capsizes

Apr. 12, 2021 09:20 AM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Thirty-four migrants have died after their boat capsized off the Horn of Africa nation of Djibouti, the International Organization for Migrants said Monday. IOM regional director Mohammed Abdiker in Twitter posts said the migrants were being...

Boater remains missing in Georgia after boat capsizes

Apr. 11, 2021 13:54 PM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — The Georgia Department of Natural Resources continues to search for a person who fell overboard in Savannah after a boat capsized. Local news outlets reported the search was scheduled to resume Sunday after stopping late Saturday night. ...

Salvage crews tow drifting Dutch freighter to port in Norway

Apr. 08, 2021 14:20 PM EDT

HELSINKI (AP) — Despite heavy seas, a joint Norwegian-Dutch salvage operation managed to safely tow to land Thursday an abandoned Dutch cargo ship that had been adrift off the coast of Norway. The Eemslift Hendrika, a Netherlands-registered ship designed to carry large...

Teen's body recovered after Indianapolis canoeing accident

Apr. 08, 2021 11:44 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The body of a 17-year-old boy who went missing last week when a canoe he had been riding in went over a dam in Indianapolis has been recovered from the White River, authorities said. Indiana Conservation officers pulled Kevin Josue Flores Rodriguez'...

Salvage of Dutch ship adrift off Norway postponed for a day

Apr. 07, 2021 19:56 PM EDT

HELSINKI (AP) — Bad weather conditions have postponed efforts to salvage a Dutch cargo ship that's been drifting off the coast of Norway for two days after its crew was evacuated, Norwegian maritime officials said Wednesday. Norwegian and Dutch salvage experts are now...

Late snow storm snarls traffic in Croatia, Slovenia

Apr. 07, 2021 11:08 AM EDT

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — A late spate of wintry weather swept Croatia and Slovenia on Tuesday, causing traffic disruptions. Blizzards and strong winds in part of Croatia prompted authorities to issue warnings to travelers and close some roads for heavy trucks with...