Latest Maritime accidents News

Body of teen recovered; missing after Lake Havasu boat crash

Aug. 24, 2019 1:36 PM EDT

LAKE HAVASU CITY, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona authorities have recovered the body of a 17-year-old California boy who had been missing after a boat crash on Lake Havasu. Mohave County Sheriff's officials said the body of Adam Gomez of Redondo Beach, California, was located by divers Friday evening south of...

Indonesian rescuers search for 34 missing after ferry fire

Aug. 23, 2019 9:50 PM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Rescuers were searching for more than 30 people believed missing after a ferry caught fire off the coast of Indonesia's main island of Java, killing at least three people. The vessel was carrying 277 people from Tanjung Perak port in East Java's Surabaya when it caught fire late...

Son: Mom was 'a problem' as their boat sank in 2016

Aug. 23, 2019 3:31 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Vermont man whose mother was never seen again after their boat sank during a fishing trip in 2016 testified that his mother was "more kind of the problem than the solution" as the boat went down. Nathan Carman took the stand for the second straight day Friday during a trial in...

As Malta disembarks migrants more charity-govt clashes loom

Aug. 23, 2019 12:20 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Pledges by six European countries to accept over 350 migrants from a rescue ship in the central Mediterranean on Friday capped weeks of standoffs between charities and governments that have dramatically exposed Europe's inability to deal with sea migration from Africa. The tension is likely...

Norway: Dutch cybersecurity expert likely died in accident

Aug. 23, 2019 9:02 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Police in Norway believe a missing Dutch cybersecurity expert who had worked for the anti-secrecy organization WikiLeaks "most likely perished as a result of an accident" in a fjord. Police in northern Norway say Arjen Kamphuis, who was last seen on Aug. 20, 2018, when checking...

Floating homeless camp sinks in Seattle

Aug. 22, 2019 3:40 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — What authorities describe as a homeless camp on the water in Seattle has sunk. KOMO-TV reports the floating camp was made up of three boats rafted together and tied up illegally to a fishing net piling belonging to the Duwamish Tribe. Two of the boats sank last week in the Duwamish Waterway...

Boat operator charged in death of friend who fell overboard

Aug. 22, 2019 10:42 AM EDT

LAKE HOPATCONG, N.J. (AP) — A man who allegedly was operating a boat while under the influence of alcohol or drugs has been charged in the death of his friend who went overboard and drowned in northern New Jersey earlier this month. Morris County prosecutors say 24-year-old Nicholas Zarantonello, of Lake...

Search on for missing teen after boat crash on Lake Havasu

Aug. 21, 2019 9:28 PM EDT

LAKE HAVASU CITY, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities are searching for a teenage boy who is reported missing after a boat crash on Lake Havasu. Mohave County Sheriff's officials say they responded to the scene Wednesday on a report of a juvenile who had been struck by a boat. Upon arrival, deputies determined that...

Rebels claim downing US drone over Yemen

Aug. 21, 2019 5:48 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Yemen's Houthi rebels claimed they shot down a U.S. drone over the country's north, as a leading rights group said Wednesday the Saudi-led coalition fighting the Houthis killed at least 47 Yemeni fishermen in bombing attacks on fishing boats last year. Yahia Sarie, a military spokesman for the...

2 more charged in fatal boat crash

Aug. 21, 2019 2:41 PM EDT

CULLMAN, Ala. (AP) — Two more people face criminal charges in connection with a fatal July 4 boat crash on Smith Lake. The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency says troopers on Wednesday arrested Nick Bowling Suggs and Jodi Wallace Suggs, both of Decatur, on criminally negligent homicide charges. Both are 50....