Latest Boat accidents News

A year after tragedy, Branson debates future of duck boats

Jul. 17, 2019 1:12 PM EDT

BRANSON, Mo. (AP) — One year after 17 people died when a boat sank on a Missouri lake near the tourist town of Branson, the question of whether the boats should return to the lake remains a topic of debate. Former Branson Mayor Karen Best had to inform the 17 victims' families that they had died when the...

Disney, Sangmeister back on land after rescue in Transpac

Jul. 16, 2019 6:43 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Roy Pat Disney was just getting out of his bunk at 2:30 a.m. Monday when he heard a distress call from another sailboat in the 50th Transpac Race from Los Angeles to Honolulu. Disney couldn't immediately make out the words but knew it was urgent. He definitely heard "OEX," the name of the...

Roy Disney rescues competitor from sinking yacht in Transpac

Jul. 15, 2019 9:32 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A crew in the 50th Transpacific Race was rescued by fellow competitor Roy Disney, the grandnephew of Walt Disney, after abandoning its sinking 70-foot sailboat early Monday. Race officials said Disney's Pyewacket, an Andrews 70, picked up the nine-man crew of John Sangmeister's OEX, a...

Recent developments surrounding the South China Sea

Jul. 15, 2019 3:04 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A look at recent developments in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neighbors in multiple disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons. The waters are a major shipping route for global commerce and rich in fish and possible oil and gas reserves. ___...

Memorial event held on Danube River for crew of sunken boat

Jul. 12, 2019 9:17 AM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — More than a dozen vessels took part Friday in a memorial ceremony for the two-man Hungarian crew killed in a collision when a tour boat with South Korean tourists sank after colliding with a cruise ship on the Danube River. During the solemn commemoration, an urn with the ashes of...

1 dead after sailboat capsizes along Chicago shoreline

Jul. 11, 2019 1:16 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Authorities say one person died and two were rescued after a sailboat capsized in Lake Michigan near the Chicago shoreline. Chicago police say in a statement that the boat overturned about 2 a.m. Thursday. A 28-year-old woman was pronounced dead after being taken to a hospital. Police say a...

Company settles lawsuits over Missouri duck boat that sank

Jul. 10, 2019 7:10 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A company that owns a duck boat that sank on a Missouri lake last summer, killing 17 people, said that it has settled or is in the process of settling more than half of the lawsuits it faces. KYTV reports that Ripley Entertainment made the disclosure in documents filed this month in...

Explosion and fire sink a commercial fishing boat in Alaska

Jul. 8, 2019 7:32 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An explosion at a dock in Alaska spread fire to a nearby fishing boat that then sank, leaving one person aboard missing, the U.S. Coast Guard said Monday. Crews were using a boat and helicopter to scour the ocean around the dock for the missing person, the Coast Guard said in a...

Italy seeks jurisdiction in killing of 2 Indian fishermen

Jul. 8, 2019 10:02 AM EDT

MILAN (AP) — An international arbitration court opened two weeks of hearings Monday on Italy's request to have India end the criminal prosecution of two Italian marines accused of killing two Indian fishermen in 2012, an incident that led to a break in the countries' relations. The Italian representative...

Searchers find bodies of 2 victims of Alabama boat collision

Jul. 6, 2019 10:45 PM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Search crews have recovered the bodies of two of the three people who went missing in a pair of holiday boating accidents on two Alabama lakes. Alabama Law Enforcement Agency's Marine Patrol spokesman, Capt. Gary Buchanan, says crews on Saturday recovered the bodies of 26-year-old...