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Spain: Morocco saves 14 migrants, 14 others feared drowned

Feb. 19, 2020 1:58 PM EST

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Moroccan authorities rescued only 14 migrants from a boat carrying 28 people that capsized off the Western Sahara coast, raising fears that the others drowned, Spain's maritime rescue service said Wednesday. The news came after reports a day earlier from Alarm Phone — a...

FILE - This Dec. 28, 2010 photos shows a group of manatees in a canal where discharge from a nearby Florida Power & Light plant warms the water in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Fewer manatees died in 2019 in Florida compared with the year before. Statewide, manatee deaths decreased to 606 deaths last year, down from 824 in 2018. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)

Manatee deaths in Florida drop to 606 in 2019

Feb. 17, 2020 1:44 AM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Fewer manatees died in 2019 in Florida compared with the year before. Statewide, manatee deaths decreased to 606 deaths last year, down from 824 in 2018. Experts say it appears the main cause of the decline in deaths is the reduced effect of red tide algae on manatees....

Rescuers cover the bodies of victims of a boat capsize at St. Martin's Island, Bangladesh, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2010. An overcrowded boat carrying about 125 Rohingya refugees from Bangladeshi camps sank early Tuesday in the Bay of Bengal, leaving at least 16 dead, Bangladeshi officials said Tuesday. The coast guard, navy divers and other rescuers recovered the bodies of more than a dozen people after the wooden boat capsized off St. Martin's Island, the top elected official on the island told The Associated Press. (Joynal Abedin via AP)

Rohingya boat capsizes in Bay of Bengal; at least 15 dead

Feb. 11, 2020 8:38 AM EST

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — An overcrowded boat carrying about 138 Rohingya refugees from Bangladeshi camps sank Tuesday in the Bay of Bengal, leaving at least 15 confirmed dead, mostly women, Bangladeshi officials said. The coast guard, navy divers and other rescuers recovered the bodies after the wooden...

Bangladesh official: At least 16 dead in sinking of an overcrowded boat carrying Rohingya refugees in the Bay of Bengal

Feb. 11, 2020 1:27 AM EST
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Bangladesh official: At least 16 dead in sinking of an overcrowded boat carrying Rohingya refugees in the Bay of Bengal.
A view of a Toyota car in a sinkhole which appeared overnight in the aftermath of Storm Ciara, in Brentwood, England, Monday, Feb. 10, 2020. Storm Ciara battered the U.K. and northern Europe with hurricane-force winds and heavy rains Sunday, halting flights and trains and producing heaving seas that closed down ports. Soccer games, farmers' markets and cultural events were canceled as authorities urged millions of people to stay indoors, away from falling tree branches. (Nick Ansell/PA via AP)

Fierce storm causes deaths, damage and delays across Europe

Feb. 10, 2020 2:58 PM EST

BERLIN (AP) — A storm battered Europe with hurricane-force winds and heavy rains, killing at least seven people and causing severe travel disruptions as it moved eastward across the continent Monday and bore down on Germany. After striking Britain and Ireland on Sunday, the storm moved on, leaving a trail...

2 Russian children killed in speedboat collision in Thailand

Feb. 10, 2020 2:52 AM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — Two Russian children died in a collision of two speedboats off a Thai resort island Monday. The victims were a 12-year-old boy and a 6-year-old girl. Twenty other passengers from the boats that collided off Phuket were brought to hospitals to check their condition, police said. The boats...

Bodies of 2 crewmen missing since boat-tanker crash found

Jan. 31, 2020 6:06 PM EST

GALVESTON, Texas (AP) — The bodies of two men missing since the collision of a fishing boat and a chemical tanker near Galveston, Texas, have been found in the fishing boat's capsized hull, officials said Friday. The bodies were recovered Thursday afternoon from the 81-foot fishing boat Pappy's Pride,...

A salvage crane shrouded in fog rises above a barge in a creek near the Tennessee River at the scene of a fatal marina fire at Scottsboro, Ala., on Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020. Crews already have removed at least two boats that burned at Jackson County Park Marina, and authorities say it could take several days to recover all 35 of the boats that burned in the blaze. (AP Photo/Jay Reeves)

Coroner: 4 of 8 boat dock fire victims were children

Jan. 28, 2020 5:44 PM EST

SCOTTSBORO, Ala. (AP) — Roughly two dozen people lived on Dock B at Jackson County Park Marina, and none was rich or famous. They were middle-class adults and children, not yachters, folks who liked having a Tennessee River bywater for their backyard. A fire that engulfed the wooden dock and destroyed...

Search suspended for missing crew in Louisiana barge crash

Jan. 27, 2020 9:39 PM EST

LULING, La. (AP) — The search for three men who went missing on the Mississippi River when two barge towing vessels collided has been suspended, The U.S. Coast Guard said Monday night. The Coast Guard said the agency searched over 835 nautical miles (1,545 kilometers) for the missing mariners who were...

The charred remains of a boat are shown following a fatal fire at a Tennessee River marina in Scottsboro, Ala., on Monday, Jan. 27, 2020. Authorities said the fire was reported overnight while people were sleeping on boats tied up at a dock. Crews had to rescue people from the water, and fire officials said it may take days to go through sunken boats that could hold additional victims. (AP Photo/Jay Reeves)

Alabama fire chief: At least 8 died in marina boat dock fire

Jan. 27, 2020 4:30 PM EST

SCOTTSBORO, Ala. (AP) — A massive fire that killed at least eight people and destroyed dozens of boats in an Alabama marina early Monday was spread so rapidly by the wind that “we didn't have time to do nothing,” said one resident who survived but lost his brother in the cold water. Tommy...