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Tour boat captain not to blame in deadly Danube crash

Oct. 15, 2019 12:19 PM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Experts have concluded that the captain of a sightseeing boat that collided on the Danube River with a much larger cruise ship was not responsible for the deadly crash that killed 28 people, including himself, Hungarian police said Tuesday. The small Hableany (Mermaid) tour boat...

Hungary finishes probe of Danube boat crash that killed 28

Oct. 10, 2019 4:23 PM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungarian officials have finished their investigation of a boat crash on the Danube River in which 28 people died, most of them South Korean tourists. Prosecutors said Thursday they would review the gathered information before deciding how to proceed with the case. A sightseeing...

Probe to find cause of boat fire could lead to criminal case

Sep. 4, 2019 9:18 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The captain and crew who leapt from a burning dive boat off Southern California saved themselves as 34 people perished below deck. Whether their escape from the Conception before dawn Monday was the only viable option, an act of cowardice or even a crime has yet to be determined. While...

The Latest: 25 bodies found after California boat fire

Sep. 3, 2019 12:56 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on a dive boat on fire off the coast of California (all times local): 9:55 p.m. The Coast Guard says 25 people have been located and nine remain unaccounted for following a boat fire off the Southern California coast. Lt. Cmdr. Matthew Kroll says Monday night authorities have...

Hungary: Court extends arrest of river cruise ship captain

Aug. 30, 2019 1:51 PM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — A Hungarian court has extended until Sept. 30 the pre-trial arrest of the captain of a river cruise ship involved in a deadly May crash with a much smaller tour boat on the Danube River in Budapest. Twenty-six South Korean tourists and two Hungarian crew members aboard the Hableany...