Latest Maritime accidents News

Greece: Dozens missing after migrant boat sinks, 29 rescued

Aug. 10, 2022 09:59 AM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek authorities were conducting a major search and rescue operation Wednesday for dozens of people believed missing at sea east of the island of Karpathos after a boat reportedly carrying up to 80 migrants towards Italy sank during the night. The coast guard...

Redmond man dies in kayaking accident on Wenatchee River

Aug. 09, 2022 08:27 AM EDT

LEAVENWORTH, Wash. (AP) — A Redmond, Washington man has died in a kayaking accident on the Wenatchee River. The Chelan County Sheriff’s Office said the 25-year-old man was seen kayaking without a life jacket when he went underwater this past Sunday, KOMO-TV reported. ...

1 dead after US Coast Guard, boat collide in Puerto Rico

Aug. 08, 2022 21:25 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A U.S. Coast Guard cutter and a Puerto Rico fishing boat collided Monday in an incident that killed one person and injured another, officials said. The accident occurred in the early afternoon near the north coastal town of Dorado, according to a U.S....

Coast Guard: 2 dead, 5 missing after migrant boat capsizes

Aug. 06, 2022 23:40 PM EDT

KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) — Two people died and five were missing after a boat believed to be carrying migrants attempting to enter the U.S. illegally capsized off the coast of the Florida Keys, the Coast Guard said. Eight people were rescued, the Coast Guard said in a news release...

3 new arrests linked to slaying of Amazon expert, journalist

Aug. 06, 2022 15:53 PM EDT

BRASILIA, BRAZIL (AP) — Federal Police arrested three more suspects Saturday in a case arising from the slaying of a journalist and an Indigenous expert in the remote western reaches of Brazil’s Amazon rainforest in June. A police statement alleges the three were involved in the...

Norwegian cruise ship runs aground; no passengers on board

Aug. 05, 2022 05:11 AM EDT

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Norwegian cruise ship operator Hurtigruten says one of its ships has run aground in a fjord off the Nordic country's west coast. Hurtigruten said the MS Richard With cruise ship was not in ordinary service and there were no passengers on board when the incident...

Appalachian flooding deaths set to climb; more rain forecast

Jul. 29, 2022 19:59 PM EDT

JACKSON, Ky. (AP) — Trapped homeowners swam to safety and others were rescued by boat as record flash flooding killed at least 16 people in Kentucky and swamped entire Appalachian towns, prompting a frenzied search for survivors Friday through some of the poorest communities in America. ...

Ships must slow down more often to save whales, feds say

Jul. 29, 2022 12:20 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Vessels off the East Coast must slow down more often to help save a vanishing species of whale from extinction, the federal government said Friday. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration made the announcement via new proposed rules designed to...

5 dead, 68 Haitians rescued from waters near Puerto Rico

Jul. 28, 2022 22:42 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — At least five Haitian migrants drowned and 68 others were rescued Thursday after a suspected human smuggling boat dropped the group off in waters near an uninhabited island west of Puerto Rico, officials said. The incident is the latest in a string of...

Ukraine's grain is ready to go. But ships aren't. Why? Risk

Jul. 27, 2022 15:31 PM EDT

Shipping companies are not rushing to export millions of tons of grain trapped in Ukraine, despite a breakthrough deal to provide safe corridors through the Black Sea. That is because explosive mines are drifting in the waters, ship owners are assessing the risks and many still have questions over...