Latest Boat accidents News

Turkey: 4 migrants killed, 6 missing after boats sinks

Nov. 12, 2018 8:21 AM EST

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The Turkish coast guard on Monday recovered four bodies and was still searching for six missing migrants after their boat sank in the Aegean Sea, Turkey's state-run news agency reported. Anadolu Agency said three other migrants were rescued as part of a search-and-rescue operation...

Missouri tour boat captain indicted after sinking kills 17

Nov. 8, 2018 5:49 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The captain of a tourist boat that sank in southwest Missouri and killed 17 people, including nine members of an Indiana family, didn't tell passengers to put on flotation devices or prepare them to abandon ship even after waves crashed into the boat during a severe storm, according...

The Latest: Charges against boat captain mark 'beginning'

Nov. 8, 2018 2:55 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Latest on federal charges filed against the captain of a Missouri tourist boat that sank in July, killing 17 people (all times local): 1:45 p.m. A prosecutor says the indictment of the captain of a Missouri tourist boat that sank and killed 17 people marks "the beginning but not...

Grand jury indicts captain of Missouri tourist boat that sank and killed 17 people, including 9 from Indiana family

Nov. 8, 2018 11:52 AM EST
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — Grand jury indicts captain of Missouri tourist boat that sank and killed 17 people, including 9 from Indiana family.

Alaska fishermen sentenced for killing endangered sea lions

Nov. 7, 2018 8:07 PM EST

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska salmon boat skipper who killed endangered Steller sea lions with a shotgun and hindered an investigation has been fined $20,000 in federal court. Jon Nichols, 31, of Cordova, was sentenced Tuesday to five years' probation, three months of home confinement and 400 hours of...

Man pleads guilty in wife's disappearance at sea

Nov. 5, 2018 5:40 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — A man with dual British and Australian citizenship whose newlywed wife went missing at sea as the couple sailed off the Bahamas on a belated honeymoon pleaded guilty Monday to an involuntary manslaughter charge in federal court. Lewis Bennett, 41, entered the plea at a hearing Monday in Miami....

Powerful water pump removed from duck boat that sank

Nov. 5, 2018 4:59 PM EST

BRANSON, Mo. (AP) — Records show a water pump had been replaced with a less powerful system in a tourist duck boat that sank in a Missouri lake, killing 17 people. The Kansas City Star reports that the original Higgins pump, which is capable of removing as much as 250 gallons of water per minute from the...

Spanish rescuers recover dead baby, save 520 migrants at sea

Oct. 28, 2018 6:32 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Spain's maritime rescue service says a baby has died despite efforts by rescuers to save it after a small boat carrying migrants sunk in the Mediterranean Sea. The death came as over 500 others were rescued. The service says Sunday that the bottom of the rubber boat gave out, tossing 56...

Boat sinks off Turkish coast: 2 migrants killed, 20 rescued

Oct. 22, 2018 3:41 AM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's state-run news agency says coast guards have rescued some 20 people after a boat carrying migrants sank off Turkey's Aegean Sea coast. Two of the migrants later died in the hospital. Anadolu Agency said the boat, believed to be carrying around 30 people, sank early Monday...

Ferry collides with yachts, runs aground near Isle of Wight

Oct. 21, 2018 9:46 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A ferry collided with several yachts and ran aground while trying to berth at a harbor on the Isle of Wight off southern England on Sunday, officials and the ferry company said. The accident took place early Sunday when the ferry was sailing from Southampton to East Cowes and was trying to...