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In this undated photo released by Indonesian National Search And Rescue Agency (BASARNAS), rescuers search for victims at the site of the sinking of a fishing boat in the waters of Pukuafu Strait, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia. The overloaded fishing boat carrying more than two dozens people capsized in eastern Indonesia, killing a number of passengers and leaving some others missing, an official said Monday, July 6, 2020. (BASARNAS via AP)

At least 2 dead, 7 missing in boat capsizing in Indonesia

Jul. 6, 2020 1:47 AM EDT

KUPANG, Indonesia (AP) — An overloaded fishing boat carrying 28 people capsized in eastern Indonesia, killing at least two children and leaving seven other people missing, an official said Monday. Boat crews on nearby vessels recovered the bodies of two children and have rescued 19 people from choppy...

A paramilitary boat searches for people in Lake Van, in eastern Turkey, Wednesday, July 1, 2020. Up to 60 migrants may have been trapped in a boat that sank in the lake last week, Turkey's Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu said Wednesday. Turkey launched a search-and-rescue mission involving helicopters and boats after the boat carrying migrants across Lake Van was reported missing on June 27. (DHA via AP)

Turkey: Up to 60 migrants feared dead in lake after sinking

Jul. 1, 2020 9:14 AM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Up to 60 migrants may have been trapped in a boat that sank in an eastern lake last week, Turkey’s interior minister said Wednesday. Turkey launched a search-and-rescue mission involving helicopters and boats after the boat carrying migrants across Lake Van was reported missing...

Turkish minister: Up to 60 migrants feared dead after being trapped in a boat that sank in a lake

Jul. 1, 2020 4:00 AM EDT
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish minister: Up to 60 migrants feared dead after being trapped in a boat that sank in a lake.

Migrant boat sinks in Turkish lake; 5 bodies recovered

Jun. 30, 2020 12:59 PM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Rescue teams searching for a migrant boat, reported to have capsized in a lake in eastern Turkey, have recovered five bodies on Tuesday, officials said. A search-and-rescue mission, involving helicopters and boats, was launched after a boat carrying migrants across Lake Van was...

3 injured when boat, humpback whale collide in Alaska waters

Jun. 29, 2020 9:32 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Three people on a recreational boat were injured, one seriously, after it collided with a humpback whale, authorities said Monday. The collision happened Saturday just outside Auke Bay, north of Juneau, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Fisheries said in a statement. ...

This June 28, 2020, photo provided by the Philippine Coast Guard, shows the remains of the FV Liberty 5 along the waters off Mamburao town in Mindoro Occidental province, south of Manila, Philippines. The Philippine coast guard was searching on Monday for 14 people missing since a fishing boat and cargo vessel collided in choppy waters two nights earlier. (Philippine Coast Guard via AP)

14 missing from fishing boat after Philippine sea collision

Jun. 29, 2020 6:03 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine coast guard found no signs Monday of 14 people missing since a fishing boat and cargo vessel collided in choppy waters a day earlier. The fishing boat was damaged and overturned, and the search for those aboard was hampered by strong waves, according to officials...

Ferries collide in Bangladesh river, at least 28 dead

Jun. 29, 2020 4:51 AM EDT

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — A ferry carrying about 100 passengers capsized after being hit Monday by a larger vessel in a Bangladeshi river, killing at least 28 people, officials said. It wasn’t clear how many people were able to swim to safety or were still missing. Rescuers including firefighters...

1 dead, 6 missing after Myanmar boat sinks on river in China

Jun. 26, 2020 4:16 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — A boat from Myanmar sank on the Mekong river in southwestern China, leaving one person dead and six missing, authorities said Friday. Seventeen others were rescued, the Yunnan provincial government said in a social media post. The ship had 24 people on board when it sank about 4 a.m....

UN says bodies of 2 migrants, baby washed up on Libyan coast

Jun. 17, 2020 11:24 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — The bodies of two African migrants and a 5-month-old boy who drowned in a shipwreck over the weekend were found on the coast of Libya, a U.N. official said Wednesday. Separately, the Libyan coast guard intercepted a ship with 130 Europe-bound migrants and returned them to Libya. Safa Msehli,...

FILE - In this Friday, Dec. 27, 2019, file photo, Iowa defensive back Jack Koerner (28) reacts after Iowa recovered a fumble during the second half of the Holiday Bowl NCAA college football game against Southern California in San Diego. Koerner sustained serious injuries when he and a passenger on jet ski collided with a boat on the Lake of the Ozarks in Missouri, on Friday, June 12, 2020. (AP Photo/Orlando Ramirez, File)

Iowa defensive back Jack Koerner hurt in jet ski accident

Jun. 14, 2020 1:56 AM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa defensive back Jack Koerner sustained serious injuries when he and a passenger on a jet ski collided with a boat on the Lake of the Ozarks in Missouri. According to a police report, Koerner and Cole Coffin were hurt at about 6:30 p.m. Friday when their watercraft crashed into...