Latest Boat accidents News

Sea, land tragedies claim lives of 50 migrants in Libya

Jun. 29, 2022 13:56 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — A flimsy rubber boat collapsed and sank in the Mediterranean Sea off Libya’s coast, leaving at least 30 people including women and children missing and feared dead, an international charity said Wednesday. Officials said meanwhile they found the bodies of 20 migrants...

Lawsuit filed by family of woman killed while parasailing

Jun. 29, 2022 08:41 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The family of a 33-year-old Illinois woman who was killed while parasailing in the Florida Keys last month has filed a wrongful death and personal injury lawsuit against the boat company, attorneys said. Supraja Alaparthi was killed, her 9-year-old nephew was seriously...

Boat capsizes off Senegal coastline, 13 migrants killed

Jun. 29, 2022 07:24 AM EDT

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — A boat carrying migrants trying to get to Europe capsized off the coast of Senegal, killing at least 13 people, according to local Red Cross officials. The incident happened near Kafountine in the southern Casamance area Monday night, said Djadja Sambou, an...

Dozens dead, thousands homeless in Bangladesh, India floods

Jun. 21, 2022 06:15 AM EDT

SYLHET, Bangladesh (AP) — Villagers in northeastern Bangladesh crowded makeshift refugee centers and scrambled to meet boats arriving with food and fresh water as massive floods, which have killed dozens of people and displaced hundreds of thousands there and in neighboring India, continued to...

Sailor falls overboard, dies during Newport Bermuda Race

Jun. 20, 2022 14:10 PM EDT

NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — The captain of a sailing vessel participating in the 52nd Newport Bermuda Race fell overboard and died, race organizers said. Colin Golder, of New Providence, New Jersey, was steering the 42-foot (12.8-meter) yacht Morgan of Marietta on Sunday in strong winds,...

1 dead, 1 hurt in boating accident on Massachusetts lake

Jun. 19, 2022 16:12 PM EDT

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — One person died and another was injured when they were thrown from their boat in a Massachusetts lake, authorities said. Worcester and state Environmental police as well as the city fire department responded to Lake Quinsigamond at about 6 p.m. Saturday to...

3 people, 2 dogs jump overboard as yacht burns and sinks

Jun. 19, 2022 15:31 PM EDT

NEW CASTLE, N.H. (AP) — A 70-foot yacht burned and sank in New Hampshire, sending three people to the hospital, authorities said. The vessel, the Elusive, was on the Piscataqua River heading toward a marina in New Castle around 4 p.m. Saturday when a passenger noticed black smoke...

Officials: 3 juveniles hurt in boating accident in Delaware

Jun. 19, 2022 13:06 PM EDT

MILLSBORO, Del. (AP) — Three juveniles were injured in a boating accident on a Delaware river, officials said. Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control spokesman Michael Globetti said the accident happened on the Indian River in Millsboro on Thursday evening, The...

8 more dead as India's Assam state reels under floods

Jun. 19, 2022 06:33 AM EDT

GAUHATI, India (AP) — Massive flooding and mudslides in northeastern India's Assam state have claimed eight more lives, officials said Sunday, taking the death toll to 62 from weeks of heavy rains that caused one of Asia’s largest rivers to overflow. Assam's disaster management...

Coast Guard: Boats collide in Florida, 2 dead, 10 rescued

Jun. 18, 2022 19:13 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Two people were killed and 10 others had to be rescued when their boats collided at night near Key Biscayne in South Florida, the U.S. Coast Guard and local authorities say. The Coast Guard said a person involved in the collision notified the agency of the crash around...