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Indonesia sinks 125 mostly foreign illegal fishing vessels

Aug. 22, 2018 12:17 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia has sunk 125 mostly foreign vessels involved in illegal fishing as it ramps up efforts to exert greater control over its vast maritime territory, an official said Wednesday. The sinkings at 11 locations across Indonesia were carried out simultaneously on Monday. Maritime...

Coast Guard refers duck boat case for criminal investigation

Aug. 21, 2018 6:31 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard has referred the investigation into last month's deadly sinking of a Missouri tourist boat to federal prosecutors, officials said Tuesday. Coast Guard spokeswoman Lisa Novak confirmed a report first published by the Kansas City Star that the case was referred to the...

Report: Boat sinks on Nile River in Sudan, killing 22 people

Aug. 15, 2018 10:13 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — A boat sank on Wednesday while crossing the Nile River in Sudan and at least 22 people drowned, including 21 students and a woman, the country's state news agency reported. The boat was carrying more than 40 students on their way to school in the northern River Nile state, SUNA said. The...

Survivor of duck boat sinking urges ban on such crafts

Aug. 14, 2018 4:56 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An Indiana woman whose husband and three children died when a duck boat sank last month in Missouri said Tuesday she hopes to save lives by backing an effort to ban the amphibious tourist boats. Tia Coleman, speaking through tears during a news conference in her Indianapolis home, urged...

Crews find body of man after boating accident

Aug. 14, 2018 12:41 PM EDT

ERIN, Tenn. (AP) — Officials say crews have found the body of a man who went missing after a boating accident in Tennessee. Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency spokeswoman Amy Snider-Spencer told media that the body of 49-year-old Randy Looney was found Tuesday morning. He was on a large ski boat Sunday...

Crews searching for man after boating accident

Aug. 13, 2018 10:01 AM EDT

ERIN, Tenn. (AP) — Officials say they are looking for one person after a boating accident in Tennessee. Houston County Emergency Management Deputy Director Bill Hall told The Leaf-Chronicle that four adults were thrown from a large ski boat Sunday evening when it struck a large object in Kentucky Lake....

Deputy's widow sues after he drowns during training

Aug. 10, 2018 11:19 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A deputy killed during training on a South Carolina lake last summer was tangled by the boat propeller after going overboard and drowned inches under the surface while pleading for his life, according to a lawsuit filed by the officer's widow. Anderson County deputy Devin Hodges, a...

Spain takes more African migrants despite signs of tension

Aug. 9, 2018 8:24 AM EDT

ALGECIRAS, Spain (AP) — A rescue boat carrying 87 African migrants who were saved in the Mediterranean Sea docked Thursday at the southern Spanish port of Algeciras, but without the welcome offered to previous groups as the political mood in Spain began showing signs of tension about a spike in migrant...

Man linked to relatives' deaths seeks access to trust fund

Aug. 7, 2018 6:05 PM EDT

WEST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Vermont man accused by relatives of killing his millionaire grandfather and his mother to collect inheritance money asked a Connecticut probate judge Tuesday to allow him immediate access to $150,000 in a family trust so he can pay for legal expenses. Nathan Carman also...

Electronic devices examined as duck boat inquiry continues

Aug. 7, 2018 12:38 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Federal officials are reviewing cellphones, a camera and a recording device found with a duck boat that sank in a storm last month in southern Missouri, as part of investigations into the disaster that killed 17 people . The National Transportation Safety Board provided few new...