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In this photo released by the National Search And Rescue Agency (BASARNAS), rescuers carry the body of a victim of a sunken boat off Bengkalis, Indonesia, Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020. A boat carrying 20 Indonesian migrant workers sank on its way to Malaysia, and rescuers have found 10 survivors and are searching for the missing. (BASARNAS via AP)

Migrant boat sinks in Indonesia; 10 rescued, 9 missing

Jan. 23, 2020 5:29 AM EST

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A boat carrying 20 Indonesian migrant workers sank on its way to Malaysia, and rescuers have found 10 survivors and were searching Thursday for nine missing. One body was recovered, officials said. The boat began leaking and sank about an hour after leaving Rupat Island in the...

Norwegian tanker owner denies fault in fatal Texas collision

Jan. 21, 2020 7:23 PM EST

GALVESTON, Texas (AP) — The owner of a chemical tanker ship has denied any liability for a collision with a fishing boat off the coast of Texas that killed one crew member and left two more missing and presumed dead. Norway-based Odfjell SE filed a motion Friday in response to a federal lawsuit brought by...

FILE - In this July 23, 2018 file photo, a duck boat that sank in Table Rock Lake in Branson, Mo., is raised after it went down the evening of July 19 after a thunderstorm generated near-hurricane strength winds, killing 17 people. The owner of the tourist duck boat has settled its final pending lawsuit for an undisclosed amount. (Nathan Papes/The Springfield News-Leader via AP, File)

Owner of boat that sank, killing 17, settles final lawsuit

Jan. 17, 2020 2:23 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The owner of a tourist duck boat that sank in a Missouri lake, killing 17 people, has settled its final pending lawsuit for an undisclosed amount. Thirty-one lawsuits have been filed against Ripley Entertainment since the former World War II amphibious vehicle sank in July 2018 at...

Hawaii family sues school over child's death while kayaking

Jan. 17, 2020 9:27 AM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — The family of a 5-year-old boy who died on a kayaking excursion filed a lawsuit against the school that conducted the trip. The family of Alaric Chiu filed the lawsuit Thursday against Mid-Pacific Institute citing reckless behavior and gross negligence leading to the boy's death March 28....

Search suspended days after deadly collision off Texas coast

Jan. 17, 2020 4:57 AM EST

GALVESTON, Texas (AP) — Days after a fishing boat's collision with a chemical tanker just off the Texas coast left one person dead, the U.S. Coast Guard suspended the search for two fishermen. The Coast Guard and its partners “completed over 10 sorties, searched over nine hours” and covered...

1 killed, 2 missing after fishing boat hits tanker in bay

Jan. 15, 2020 9:33 PM EST

GALVESTON, Texas (AP) — A member of a fishing boat crew was killed and two others are missing after their 81-foot craft collided with a 600-foot chemical tanker near the entrance to Galveston Bay just off the Texas coast, the U.S. Coast Guard reported. The fishing boat Pappy's Pride capsized after...

This photo from video provided by Rob Gensorek of Basin Tackle Charleston shows firefighters rescuing the crew from a capsized crab boat in the harbor at Coos Bay, Ore., late Tuesday evening, Jan. 14, 2020. Three men were in good condition early Wednesday after being cut from inside the hull of the capsized boat. The 38-foot (11-meter) Pacific Miner was flipped upside-down by large waves late Tuesday and then got caught on rocks in a jetty in Coos Bay as the tide went out. A U.S. Coast Guard helicopter on a routine training mission spotted the vessel and launched a rescue, the agency said in a news release. (Rob Gensorek of Basin Tackle Charleston via AP)

Crab fishermen survive harrowing capsize off Oregon coast

Jan. 15, 2020 3:52 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Three men were in good condition early Wednesday after being cut from inside the hull of a capsized crab boat off the Oregon coast. Their harrowing rescue was caught on video the night before. The 38-foot (11-meter) Pacific Miner was flipped upside-down by large waves in the middle...

Body of missing fisherman found on North Carolina coast

Jan. 14, 2020 4:35 PM EST

SWAN QUARTER, N.C. (AP) — The body of a fisherman who disappeared after his boat capsized on the North Carolina coast has been found, a sheriff's office said. The Hyde County Sheriff's Office says the body of Keyron Davis was recovered and identified around 11:30 a.m. Friday, news sources reported on...

FILE - In this Sept. 2, 2019, file photo provided by the Santa Barbara County Fire Department, the dive boat Conception is engulfed in flames after a deadly fire broke out aboard the commercial scuba diving vessel off the Southern California Coast. The family of the lone crew member to die in a fiery scuba boat disaster that killed all 33 passengers off the Southern California coast last year sued the vessel's owner Monday, Jan. 13, 2020, in federal court. The lawsuit by the family of Allie Kurtz claims the owners of the Conception knew the boat was unsafe and lacked required smoke detectors and fire equipment. (Santa Barbara County Fire Department via AP, File)

Family of dead crew member sue California dive boat operator

Jan. 13, 2020 4:27 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The family of the lone crew member to die in a fiery scuba boat disaster that killed all 33 passengers off the California coast last year sued the vessel's owner Monday in federal court. The lawsuit by the family of Alexandra “Allie” Kurtz claimed the owners of the...

Brentwood Academy math teacher Chandler Ganick, left, sits with 17-year-old high school seniors Garrett Crouch, center, and Ethan Oesterle after returning from Costa Rica in Nashville. The three, along with Brentwood Academy literature teacher Jimmy Ker, were left adrift in the Pacific Ocean after their fishing boat capsized during a school trip to Costa Rica. The foursome, along with the boat's two crew members, were lost in the ocean for hours several miles offshore before being rescued by passing boats. (Jessica Bliss/The Tennessean via AP)

Students, faculty recount being lost at sea for hours

Jan. 12, 2020 12:59 PM EST

BRENTWOOD, Tenn. (AP) — The small boat lurched. First upward, to the crest of the oncoming wave. Then down into the valley between each 15-foot swell. Each time the nose of the small fishing vessel plunged forward, its passengers' feet lifted off the ground. And when the bow slammed into the wall of water...