Latest Maritime accidents News

Hungary finishes probe of Danube boat crash that killed 28

Oct. 10, 2019 4:23 PM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungarian officials have finished their investigation of a boat crash on the Danube River in which 28 people died, most of them South Korean tourists. Prosecutors said Thursday they would review the gathered information before deciding how to proceed with the case. A sightseeing...

Probe finds drunk crew, structural issues on Kiribati ferry

Oct. 9, 2019 1:32 AM EDT

PERTH, Australia (AP) — The crew of an overloaded ferry that sank near the Pacific nation of Kiribati last year killing 95 people was drunk and the flimsy catamaran was not licensed to carry passengers, an inquiry has found. Only five passengers and two crew members of 102 aboard survived the fateful...

Japan protests to NKorea over sea collision, vows firm steps

Oct. 8, 2019 1:49 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Tuesday that Tokyo has lodged a protest with Pyongyang over a collision between a North Korean fishing boat that illegally entered Japan's exclusive economic zone and a Japanese patrol boat, pledging to step up measures against foreign poachers. Japanese...

New deadly migrant shipwreck hardens calls to revamp rescues

Oct. 7, 2019 1:59 PM EDT

MILAN (AP) — The deaths of at least 13 people early Monday on an overloaded migrant boat that capsized near the Italian island of Lampedusa have galvanized calls to shut down smuggler routes and revamp search-and-rescue efforts in the deadly central Mediterranean Sea. The Italian coast guard said one of...

Japan rescues all North Korean fishermen after collision

Oct. 7, 2019 9:25 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese authorities said they rescued all of about 60 North Korean fishermen whose boat collided with a Japanese patrol vessel and sank Monday in an area crowded with poachers. Coast guard officials earlier said that only about 20 North Korean crewmembers were thrown into the sea after their...

Recent developments surrounding the South China Sea

Oct. 7, 2019 6:47 AM EDT

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

The Latest: Japan's Abe vows to take steps against poachers

Oct. 7, 2019 6:26 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on a collision between a Japanese fisheries patrol ship and a North Korea fishing boat (all times local): 7:20 p.m. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has pledged to thoroughly investigate the case of a North Korean fishing boat that collided with a Japanese patrol ship in waters...

Japan's coast guard says it's trying to rescue 20 North Korean fishermen thrown to sea after collision with patrol boat

Oct. 6, 2019 11:33 PM EDT
TOKYO (AP) — Japan's coast guard says it's trying to rescue 20 North Korean fishermen thrown to sea after collision with patrol boat.

North Korea says underwater-launched missile test succeeded

Oct. 3, 2019 10:43 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea said Thursday it has carried out its first underwater-launched ballistic missile test in three years, in an apparent bid to dial up pressure on the United States ahead of a weekend resumption of their nuclear diplomacy. Wednesday’s test of the Pukguksong-3...

Barge hits marina, sets boats adrift in Ohio River

Oct. 2, 2019 8:37 AM EDT

LUDLOW, Ky. (AP) — Fire and police units are at the scene of a barge accident that set several boats adrift or sinking in the Ohio River. The barge hit the Ludlow Bromley Yacht Club Wednesday morning hard enough to partially submerge the marina's bar and grill. Kenton County Director of Homeland Security...