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Police: Wooden boat capsizes in Pakistan, killing at least 8

Nov. 18, 2019 3:24 AM EST

MULTAN, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani police say an overloaded, small wooden boat capsized in eastern Punjab province, killing eight passengers and leaving several others missing. Local police chief Mohammad Imran says the boat tilted on its side, filled with water and sank on Monday in the Sutlej River near...

NTSB: Coast Guard ignored duck boat safety proposals

Nov. 13, 2019 6:07 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Federal transportation safety investigators criticized the U.S. Coast Guard Wednesday for ignoring suggestions over nearly two decades to improve tourist duck boats, changes they say might have prevented last year's Missouri accident that killed 17 people. The National Transportation...

Widow sues boat owner in fire off California that killed 34

Nov. 11, 2019 7:41 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The widow of a passenger who died in a fiery dive boat disaster that killed 34 people in the waters off California sued the vessel's owners Monday. Christine Dignam, whose husband, Justin Dignam, died when the Conception caught fire Sept. 2 off the Santa Barbara coast, claimed that the...

3 rescued, 1 missing after boat capsized off California

Nov. 10, 2019 6:14 PM EST

BODEGA BAY, Calif. (AP) — The Coast Guard has suspended a search for a man who went missing after a fishing boat capsized off Northern California. The search was called off Sunday after crews rescued three others who were on the boat and looked through the night for the missing man in the water about 30...

South Korea deports North Koreans who fled after killing 16

Nov. 7, 2019 8:33 PM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — In an extremely unusual case, South Korea deported two North Korean fishermen on Thursday after determining they had killed 16 other crew members on their boat and then fled to South Korean waters, Seoul officials said. South Korea has a policy of accepting North Koreans who want...

Wisconsin school settles windsurfer death lawsuit for $850K

Nov. 7, 2019 7:06 AM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The University of Wisconsin-Madison has settled a lawsuit by the family of a windsurfer killed in a collision with a university boat. The school has agreed to pay Yu Chen's family $850,000. Chen was windsurfing on Lake Mendota in May 2017 when he was struck by a UW Lake Safety boat....

Judge: Man in inheritance fight contributed to boat sinking

Nov. 4, 2019 2:35 PM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Vermont man at the center of an inheritance dispute contributed to the 2016 sinking of the boat from which his mother was lost at sea, a federal judge ruled Monday. U.S. District Judge John McConnell issued a written decision in favor of an insurance company that had refused to...

Rebels abduct dozens from Myanmar boat, say govt killed some

Oct. 27, 2019 9:17 PM EDT

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — An ethnic guerrilla army in Myanmar said some of the several dozen soldiers, police and civilian officials it abducted from a ferry were killed in a subsequent attack by government helicopters. A statement posted Sunday on the website of the Arakan Army, a rebel group in the western...

Greece: Migrant child killed in boat collision

Oct. 23, 2019 7:56 AM EDT

THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — A Greek coast guard patrol boat collided with a dinghy carrying migrants to the island of Kos from Turkey on Wednesday, leaving a child dead and another person missing, authorities said. Officials on Kos said that 31 people were rescued following the collision, in an effort...

Japan searches for North Korean boat crew who fell into sea

Oct. 16, 2019 11:21 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The Japanese coast guard was searching for seven crew members who went missing after a wooden North Korean fishing boat carrying 14 people capsized off Japan's northwestern coast, officials said Wednesday. The coast guard said it dispatched four patrol vessels and two aircraft after receiving...