Latest Maritime accidents News

6 remain missing after Black Sea ship fire

Jan. 22, 2019 2:09 PM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Ambulance crews on the Crimean Peninsula transported a dozen survivors of a ship fire to hospitals on Tuesday while six of their crewmates have remained missing in the Black Sea. At least 14 sailors died in the tragedy. Two Tanzanian-flagged tankers caught fire Monday while liquefied...

Russia: 14 sailors killed when ships catch fire in Black Sea

Jan. 21, 2019 3:36 PM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Two Tanzanian-flagged commercial vessels caught fire in the Black Sea, leaving at least 14 sailors dead, Russian officials said Monday. Five other sailors were missing. The Federal Agency for the Sea and River Transport said the fire erupted while fuel was being pumped from one tanker to...

Bus collides with oil tanker in Pakistan, killing 13

Jan. 21, 2019 11:35 AM EST

QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — A Pakistani official says a bus has collided with an oil tanker, killing 13 passengers and leaving another 16 with severe burns. Local administrator Shabbir Mengal says the crash happened Monday in the southwestern Baluchistan province bordering Iran. He says rescuers have recovered...

8 drown when boat capsizes in river in southern India

Jan. 21, 2019 11:06 AM EST

BANGALORE, India (AP) — At least eight people drowned when their boat capsized in a river in southern India on Monday as they were returning home from a religious festival on a nearby island, police said. Police officer Patil Vinayak said 18 people were rescued from the river in Karwar area in Karnataka...

Tanker ship runs aground on Germany's Elbe river

Jan. 21, 2019 6:25 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — German news agency dpa says a tanker ship carrying 9,000 metric tons (nearly 10,000 U.S. tons) of hazardous goods has run aground on the Elbe river near Cuxhaven in northern Germany. Dpa says nobody was injured and there is no leak in the ship. Experts have been called to find out how to...

Boat with migrants rescued off Libya looks for port to dock

Jan. 20, 2019 5:49 PM EST

ROME (AP) — A private rescue boat carrying dozens of migrants said Sunday that for a second day several nations had not given permission for it to enter a safe port, while another vessel filled with panicky migrants and described as taking on water in the southern Mediterranean was helped by a cargo ship....

Pope mourns Mediterranean shipwrecks that claimed 170 lives

Jan. 20, 2019 7:09 AM EST

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has expressed sorrow over the lost lives of 170 migrants who drowned in recent days in the Mediterranean Sea. The U.N. refugee agency has said 117 migrants died or were missing after a smuggler's dinghy sank off Libya Jan. 18, and that 53 others died in the capsizing of...

Survivors: Up to 117 missing from sunken boat off Libya

Jan. 19, 2019 2:28 PM EST

ROME (AP) — Three survivors of a rubber dinghy that sank in the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Libya say up to 117 other migrants were aboard at the time, a U.N. migration official said Saturday. It appeared to be the latest tragedy on the dangerous central Mediterranean route from North Africa to...

Teen dies after falling from cruise ship, landing on pier

Jan. 15, 2019 5:22 PM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Officials say a teenager from the South Pacific died after falling from a cruise ship onto a pier in Haiti. The Sun Sentinel reports the Broward Medical Examiner's Office on Monday announced 16-year-old Laurent Mercer's death. He'd been on a seven-day Caribbean trip with his...

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...