Latest Boat accidents News

Man charged with homicide in deadly July Georgia boat crash

Dec. 04, 2021 11:34 AM EST

MACON, Ga. (AP) — A Macon man has been charged with homicide by vessel after a July boat crash killed one man and injured six others on a Georgia lake. Local news outlets report that 57-year-old Eric Head surrendered Wednesday at the Atlanta airport. The Georgia...

Iraqi region hit by migrant deaths; smuggling big business

Dec. 03, 2021 05:53 AM EST

RANYA, Iraq (AP) — Shoes pile up outside the Mamand home in northern Iraq from relatives and friends who have streamed inside to offer solace as they anxiously await news of the family's young son, who was lost at sea somewhere between France and Britain. Most are...

Japan coast guard rescues man a day after his boat capsizes

Dec. 01, 2021 23:11 PM EST

TOKYO (AP) — A 69-year-old man drifted in choppy waters for nearly a day while clinging to the bottom of his capsized boat until he was saved by the coast guard, officials said Wednesday. The man, whose name has not been released, was the only one on the boat, the No. 5...

UK panel asks govt to scrap plan to turn back migrant boats

Dec. 01, 2021 13:49 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — A U.K. parliamentary committee on Wednesday criticized government plans to deter migrants and refugees from trying to reach Britain in small boats, saying the measures would endanger lives without stopping dangerous journeys across the English Channel like the one that killed...

Turks and Caicos sea collision kills at least 7; dozens safe

Dec. 01, 2021 09:49 AM EST

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A Turks and Caicos police boat collided with a vessel carrying migrants believed to be from Haiti, spilling scores of people into the sea and leaving at least seven dead, police said. The Turks and Caicos police said they had recovered seven...

1 dead, 1 missing after boating accident in Louisiana

Nov. 30, 2021 17:58 PM EST

BOGALUSA, La. (AP) — One boater is dead and another missing after an accident on the Pearl River, Louisiana authorities said Tuesday. Search crews found the body of Joseph Newby, 50, of Franklinton, late Monday and were looking for a 47-year-old man and the 14-foot...

In Iraq, family mourns daughter who drowned crossing to UK

Nov. 28, 2021 13:02 PM EST

IRBIL, Iraq (AP) — Snow globes, teddy bears and makeup brushes — these were the trinkets left behind in northern Iraq by Maryam Nouri who perished this week along with at least 26 others in an ill-fated voyage with dreams of reaching the United Kingdom. A wake for...

EU plane to monitor migrants on Channel shores after deaths

Nov. 28, 2021 12:55 PM EST

CALAIS, France (AP) — The EU’s border agency will dispatch a plane to monitor the shores of the English Channel for migrant activity after 27 people died when their overcrowded, inflatable boat sank en route to Britain, the deadliest migration accident on record on the treacherous...

Camped in Calais, migrants renew resolve to try for England

Nov. 28, 2021 04:45 AM EST

CALAIS, France (AP) — At the makeshift camps in France near Calais and Dunkirk, migrants are digging in, waiting for their chance to make a dash across the English Channel despite the deaths of at least 27 people this week when their boat sank a few miles (kilometers) from the French coast....

3 teens rescued from Louisiana waterway after boat capsizes

Nov. 26, 2021 15:23 PM EST

ABBEVILLE, La. (AP) — Three teenagers were rescued Friday after their boat capsized in Louisiana's Vermilion Bay. Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries enforcement agents were notified of the accident around 6 a.m. They and deputies with the Vermilion Parish...