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Hearing held on Oregon crab boat sinking that killed 3

May. 13, 2019 4:56 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The captain of a crabbing vessel that sank in high waves, killing him and two other fishermen, had methamphetamine and alcohol in his system, according to testimony Monday at the opening of a five-day U.S. Coast Guard hearing. Stephen Biernacki, 50, and crew members James Lacey, 48,...

Boat with 8 Syrians capsizes off Lebanese coast; 5 missing

May. 13, 2019 6:10 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon's state-run National News Agency says a fishing boat that was illegally carrying eight Syrian refugees to the Mediterranean island of Cyprus has capsized. The report says the incident occurred on Monday off the northern Lebanese town of Chekka. It says that Lebanon's navy detained...

Company says it was told duck boats were OK before sinking

May. 11, 2019 1:37 PM EDT

BRANSON, Mo. (AP) — An entertainment company that owned a duck boat involved in a fatal sinking on a Missouri lake last summer disputes that an independent investigator told it its vehicles did not comply with a government standard. Ripley Entertainment hired Steve Paul in 2017 before it bought the boats...

Red Crescent: Drowned migrants' bodies may take days to rise

May. 11, 2019 12:27 PM EDT

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — The bodies of dozens of migrants who drowned trying to reach Europe from Libya will take days to surface, the head of Tunisia's Red Crescent said Saturday. Mongi Slim told The Associated Press that around 75 migrants left the Libyan city Zouara aboard a boat that capsized Friday. Of...

Judge dismisses lawsuit over slain millionaire's residency

May. 10, 2019 12:28 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A judge in New Hampshire dismissed a lawsuit Friday against a man relatives say killed his millionaire grandfather for inheritance money, saying the slain grandfather was not a resident of the state. Judge David King said John Chakalos lived in Connecticut, even though he had a New...

Up to 70 migrants drown after boat capsizes off Tunisia

May. 10, 2019 11:38 AM EDT

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — As many as 70 migrants trying to reach Europe from Libya drowned Friday when their boat capsized in the Mediterranean Sea, and at least 16 other people from the boat were rescued, according to U.N. migration officials and Tunisia's state news agency. The International Organization for...

Tunisian news agency: Up to 70 migrants die when their boat sinks in Mediterranean Sea

May. 10, 2019 9:30 AM EDT
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisian news agency: Up to 70 migrants die when their boat sinks in Mediterranean Sea.

Arkansas company buys remainder of Branson duck boat fleet

May. 8, 2019 7:03 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The company that originally owned a duck boat that sank on a Missouri lake last summer killing 17 people has sold the remainder of its fleet to an Arkansas-based investment company. Stacy Roberts, who owns DUKW Arkansas, LLC, said that his Hot Springs, Arkansas company purchased 18...

Indonesia sinks 51 foreign boats to fight against poaching

May. 4, 2019 9:26 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian authorities resumed their tough stance against illegal fishing in the country's waters by sinking 51 foreign ships Saturday, as the government ramps up efforts to exert greater control over its vast maritime territory. The seized ships were sunk at five ports across the...

Boat capsizes in Strait of Gibraltar; 9 of 12 migrants drown

May. 3, 2019 7:30 PM EDT

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — An activist group that operates a hotline for migrants trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea said Friday that nine of the 12 people on a Spain-bound boat drowned after hotline workers notified authorities in both Morocco and Spain of a distress call. Alarm Phone personnel spoke with...