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FILE - In this file photo dated Nov. 18, 1994 , the front section of the passenger ferry Estonia is lifted from the sea at Uto near the town Turku in south-western Finland, that killed 852 people.  Swedish authorities said Friday Nov. 27, 2020, they need more information to reassess whether to reopen the case after a television documentary showed a huge hole in the hull, fuelling speculation of a possible explosion on board.  ( Jaako Avikainen/Lehtikuva, FILE via AP)

Sweden requires more info to reopen 1994 ferry disaster case

Nov. 27, 2020 9:19 AM EST

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Swedish authorities said Friday they need more information before deciding whether to reopen the case of a 1994 ferry sinking in the Baltic that killed 852 people, in one of Europe's deadliest peacetime disasters at sea. A TV documentary aired Sept. 28 on the M/S Estonia includes video...

Chuck Meide, director of the Lighthouse Archeological Maritime Program in St. Augustine, takes measurements of the shipwreck that surfaced near Crescent Beach Saturday. (Colleen Michele Jones/The St. Augustine Record via AP)

Surfaced shipwreck likely a 19th-century cargo vessel

Nov. 26, 2020 3:02 AM EST

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. (AP) — Researchers believe a shipwreck that surfaced near Crescent Beach is likely the remnants of a cargo vessel called the Caroline Eddy that was run aground by a hurricane in the late 19th century. According to Chuck Meide, director of the St. Augustine Lighthouse Archeological...

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 Arguineguín 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...

A view of the Viking Line cruise ship Viking Grace, run aground with passengers on board, south of Mariehamn, Finland, Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020. A Baltic Sea ferry with 331 passengers and a crew of 98 has run aground in the Aland Islands archipelago between Finland and Sweden. Finnish authorities say there are “no lives in immediate danger” and the vessel isn't leaking. The Finnish coast guard tweeted Saturday afternoon that the Viking Line ferry that runs between the Finnish port city of Turku and Swedish capital Stockholm hit ground just off the port of Mariehamn, the capital of the Aland Islands. (Niclas Nordlund/Lehtikuva via AP )

Grounded Baltic Sea ferry pulled off seabed, resumes trip

Nov. 22, 2020 8:37 AM EST

HELSINKI (AP) — A passenger ferry that ran aground in heavy winds in a Baltic Sea archipelago between Finland and Sweden was dragged off the shore and towed early Sunday to a port, where some of its over 300 passengers disembarked. The M/S Viking Grace was sailing Saturday from the Swedish capital of...

A view of the Viking Line cruise ship Viking Grace, run aground with passengers on board, south of Mariehamn, Finland, Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020. A Baltic Sea ferry with 331 passengers and a crew of 98 has run aground in the Aland Islands archipelago between Finland and Sweden. Finnish authorities say there are “no lives in immediate danger” and the vessel isn't leaking. The Finnish coast guard tweeted Saturday afternoon that the Viking Line ferry that runs between the Finnish port city of Turku and Swedish capital Stockholm hit ground just off the port of Mariehamn, the capital of the Aland Islands.  (Niclas Nordlund/Lehtikuva via AP)

Passengers spend night on Baltic Sea ferry that ran aground

Nov. 21, 2020 4:21 PM EST

HELSINKI (AP) — A Baltic Sea ferry with 331 passengers and a crew of 98 run aground in heavy storm winds Saturday in the Aland Islands archipelago between Finland and Sweden. Finnish authorities said there were “no lives in immediate danger” and the vessel, inspected by divers, wasn't...