Latest Boat accidents News

Coast Guard ends search after rescuing 38 near Puerto Rico

May. 16, 2022 16:59 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard announced Monday that it suspended the search for potential survivors of a capsized boat near Puerto Rico after finding 11 bodies and rescuing 38 migrants from a vessel that had carried an estimated 60 to 75 passengers. Crews...

Pup Overboard! Coast Guard rescues dog from Pamlico Sound

May. 16, 2022 12:08 PM EDT

HATTARAS, N.C. (AP) — A dog lost overboard in Pamlico Sound in North Carolina was rescued by a U.S. Coast Guard crew on Saturday, officials said. The crew aboard a boat in the area received a report of a vessel that had lost their dog overboard, Coast Guard Station Hatteras Inlet...

Fatal boat trip highlights Haitians fleeing violence

May. 13, 2022 17:13 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Haitians are fleeing in greater numbers to the neighboring Dominican Republic, where they board rickety wooden boats painted sky blue to blend with the ocean to try to reach Puerto Rico — a trip in which 11 Haitian women drowned this week, with dozens of other...

11 dead, 31 rescued after boat capsizes near Puerto Rico

May. 12, 2022 20:23 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A boat loaded with suspected migrants capsized north of an uninhabited island near Puerto Rico and 11 people had been confirmed dead while 31 others were rescued Thursday, authorities said. It wasn't immediately clear how many people were aboard the...

Maine sheriff needed rescue after kayak capsized

May. 12, 2022 08:44 AM EDT

STANDISH, Maine (AP) — The sheriff in Maine’s most populous county needed to be rescued after his kayak capsized in Sebago Lake. Cumberland County Sheriff Kevin Joyce suffered symptoms of hypothermia following the episode Wednesday and was taken to Maine Medical Center as a...

Man denies killing mother at sea to inherit family's estate

May. 11, 2022 20:56 PM EDT

RUTLAND, Vt. (AP) — A 28-year-old man who was rescued from a raft off the coast of New England in 2016 after his boat sank pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges he killed his mother at sea to inherit the family’s estate. Nathan Carman was arraigned in federal court in Rutland...

Tourists, crew rescued in the Galapagos after boat sinks

May. 11, 2022 17:03 PM EDT

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — A boat with 15 tourists and 10 crew members caught fire and sank off the Galapagos Islands on Wednesday, but Ecuadorian authorities said all aboard were rescued. The Ecuadorian navy said authorities ordered a nearby vessel to carry out the rescue after the...

Man charged with killing mother at sea to inherit estate

May. 10, 2022 17:21 PM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A man found floating on a raft off the coast of New England in 2016 after his boat sank was charged in an indictment unsealed Tuesday with killing his mother at sea to inherit the family's estate. The eight-count indictment released in federal court in...

Spain rescues migrants at sea but more are reported missing

May. 10, 2022 07:46 AM EDT

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Spanish emergency services said Tuesday they rescued 57 sub-Saharan migrants on an inflatable boat making its way to the Canary Islands, a day after 28 people were reported missing on the same perilous route from Africa when their boat overturned. Spain's...

Boater who died in weekend drowning at Topaz Lake identified

May. 09, 2022 16:09 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Authorities have identified a man who died after drowning in Topaz Lake over the weekend. The Reno Gazette-Journal reports 32-year-old Jacques “Jack” Castaneda was confirmed Monday as Nevada's first boating-related death this year. The Nevada...