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Missouri city to honor 17 killed in tour boat accident

Jan. 14, 2019 12:34 PM EST

BRANSON, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri city where 17 people died in a tour boat accident last year plans to honor the victims somehow but is still determining how to do so. A Branson businessman in September proposed building a lighthouse-shaped monument to the victims of the July 19 "duck boat " accident on...

3 dead after commercial crabbing vessel capsizes off Oregon

Jan. 10, 2019 4:40 AM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A commercial crabbing boat capsized in rough waters off the Oregon coast, killing the three men aboard and sending a shock wave through a seafaring community already struggling from a monthlong delay to the annual crabbing season. The U.S. Coast Guard said the vessel, the Mary B. II,...

Tropical storm crosses south Thailand without major damage

Jan. 5, 2019 5:00 AM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — Ferry services and airports reopened in southern Thailand on Saturday as a storm moved west into the Andaman Sea after causing disruption and leaving at least one person dead. Tropical Storm Pabuk barreled across the Gulf of Thailand on Friday but spared world famous beach resorts major...

Tropical storm's rain, surging seas strike Thai beaches

Jan. 4, 2019 1:29 PM EST

NAKHON SI THAMMARAT, Thailand (AP) — Rain, wind and surging seawater from a tropical storm buffeted coastal villages and world-famous tourist resorts on southern Thailand's east coast on Friday, knocking down trees and utility poles and flooding roads. One person was reported dead and another missing after...

Search suspended for child, suspected smuggler off Florida

Jan. 3, 2019 9:47 AM EST

MIAMI (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard has stopped searching for a 9-year-old Haitian child and a suspected migrant smuggler in the waters off Florida. Authorities say the child and the Bahamian national were among 11 people aboard an 18-foot (5.5-meter) boat that capsized Sunday during an apparent migrant...

Californian sailor welcomes discovery of yacht in Australia

Jan. 3, 2019 2:55 AM EST

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Californian solo sailor Abby Sunderland said on Thursday her "heart skipped a beat" with news that the yacht she abandoned in the remote Indian Ocean in 2010 during and ill-fated round-the-world attempt had been found off the Australian coast. South Australia Police confirmed on...

Coast Guard continues search for missing boaters off Florida

Jan. 1, 2019 5:16 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard is continuing its search for two people missing off a boat off Florida's Atlantic Coast. The agency said in a news release that they're looking for a 9-year-old Haitian national and a Bahamian national who is a suspected migrant smuggler. They were aboard an 18-foot...

Coast Guard seeks 2 missing from capsized vessel off Florida

Dec. 31, 2018 7:41 PM EST

JUPITER INLET, Fla. (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard is searching for two missing boaters who were on a vessel that capsized near South Florida. The Coast Guard says the 18-foot (5.4-meter) vessel was carrying 11 people when it capsized more than 45 miles (70 kilometers) off the coast of Palm Beach County on...

The Latest: UK warns about surge of migrant crossings

Dec. 28, 2018 12:51 PM EST

MADRID (AP) — The Latest on migrants and asylum-seekers in Europe (all times local): 6:45 p.m. Britain's Home Secretary Sajid Javid says a recent increase in small boats trying to cross from France to England should be treated as a "major incident." The Home Office said Friday it is "only a matter of time...

Poor maintenance blamed for Florida casino shuttle boat fire

Dec. 26, 2018 7:03 PM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A casino shuttle boat fire that killed one woman and injured 14 other people off Florida's Gulf Coast was caused by poor maintenance and the captain's failure to shut down the engine sooner, investigators said. The National Transportation Safety Board released a report this month...