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Missing Florida boat found clinging to capsized boat

Nov. 29, 2020 1:47 PM EST

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A 62-year-old boater who had been missing since Friday was found Sunday clinging to his capsized vessel off of Florida's Atlantic coastline, the U.S. Coast Guard said, The agency had been searching for signs of Stuart Bee and his 32-foot (9.7 meters) boat since he was reported...

Coast Guard suspends search for man swept away by surf

Nov. 28, 2020 5:25 PM EST

PORTLAND (AP) — The Coast Guard suspended its search Saturday for a man who presumably drowned while crabbing in a bay on the northern Oregon Coast. Around 2:20 p.m. on Friday, the Oregon State Police, Tillamook County Sheriff’s Office, Netarts Fire and Rescue, and the U.S. Coast Guard responded to...

Investigation into sunken fishing boat could take months

Nov. 27, 2020 2:56 PM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — An investigation into what caused a fishing boat carrying four Maine fishermen to sink off Cape Cod will likely take weeks or months, the Coast Guard said Friday. The boat sank off Provincetown on Monday when it was en route to Gloucester, Massachusetts. Members of the Maine fishing...

61-year-old woman dies after kayak flips on rough waters

Nov. 27, 2020 2:01 PM EST

NARRAGANSETT, R.I. (AP) — Rough waters played a major role in the death of a 61-year-old Rhode Island woman in a kayaking accident on Friday, state environemental officials said. The victim and a 56-year-old companion were headed to the mouth of the Narrow River in Narragansett where sea conditions were...

Maine fishing community mourns loss of 4 fishermen at sea

Nov. 25, 2020 5:51 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Maine's commercial fishing community is mourning the loss of four fishermen who went missing when an 82-foot (25-meter) fishing vessel sank off Provincetown, Massachusetts. The Coast Guard said Tuesday it called off the search for the crew of the Portland-based Emmy Rose that sank early...

Migrants sit in Arguineguin port after their rescue in Gran Canaria island, Spain on Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020. Spanish rescue services said Wednesday at least seven people died after a migrant boat carrying more than 30 people hit rocks close to a small port on the Canary Island of Lanzarote. Many of the rescued were taken to the ArguineguĂ­n dock on the southwestern coast of Gran Canaria island, where several thousand people of different origin are being kept, some in tents. (AP Photo/Javier Fergo)

8 migrants die as boat overturns near Spanish island

Nov. 25, 2020 9:03 AM EST

MADRID (AP) — At least eight people died after a migrant boat carrying more than 30 people hit rocks close to a small port on Lanzarote in the Canary Islands, Spanish rescue services said Wednesday. The boat was one of 17 intercepted in the islands' waters in the past 24 hours. About 450 people were...

Coast Guard suspends search for missing fishing vessel crew

Nov. 24, 2020 6:42 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — The Coast Guard said Tuesday it called off the search for the four-member crew of a Maine fishing boat that sank off Massachusetts. The Coast Guard searched an area of approximately 2,066 square miles for more than 38 hours, Capt. Wesley Hester said in a release. “The decision to...

Coast Guard calls off search for four-member crew of Maine fishing boat that sank off Massachusetts coast

Nov. 24, 2020 6:38 PM EST
BOSTON (AP) — Coast Guard calls off search for four-member crew of Maine fishing boat that sank off Massachusetts coast.

Search on for 4-member crew of sunken Atlantic fishing boat

Nov. 23, 2020 12:05 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — The Coast Guard is searching for the four-member crew of a Maine fishing boat that sank off Massachusetts early Monday. The 82-foot (25-meter) Emmy Rose went down about 20 miles (32 kilometers) northeast of Provincetown, Massachusetts, the Coast Guard said in an emailed statement. The Coast...

Firefighters retrieve the body of a migrant from the beach after a shipwreck on the island of Rhodes, southeastern Greece, Monday, Nov. 23, 2020. Greece's coast guard says a speedboat that appeared to have been smuggling migrants to the island of Rhodes from nearby Turkey partially sank before reaching land Monday, leaving one person dead. (Argyris Mantikos/Eurokinissi via AP)

Speedboat taking migrants to Greece partially sinks; 1 dead

Nov. 23, 2020 7:23 AM EST

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A speedboat that appeared to have been smuggling migrants to the Greek island of Rhodes from nearby Turkey partially sank before reaching land, leaving one person dead, Greece's coast guard said Monday. The coast guard said it received information about the speedboat near the...