Latest Maritime accidents News

Coast Guard, Navy boats collide in Alaska; 9 injured

Dec. 5, 2019 11:31 PM EST

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A U.S. Coast Guard vessel collided with a U.S. Navy boat, injuring nine people, including one critically, off Alaska's Kodiak Island. The accident occurred Wednesday evening in Women's Bay near Kodiak's Coast Guard base, said Lt. Comm. Scott McCann, a Coast Guard Alaska District...

As 58 migrants drown off Africa, a call to stop smugglers

Dec. 5, 2019 1:41 PM EST

NOUAKCHOTT, Mauritania (AP) — The drowning of at least 58 migrants in the Atlantic Ocean off Mauritania sent despair through tiny Gambia on Thursday while some demanded a crackdown on human traffickers after one of this year’s deadliest disasters among young Africans trying to reach Europe. At least...

Sailor kills 2 civilians, self at Pearl Harbor shipyard

Dec. 5, 2019 1:41 AM EST

PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (AP) — An active duty U.S. sailor whose submarine was docked at Pearl Harbor opened fire on three civilian employees Wednesday, killing two and then taking his own life just days before dignitaries and veterans descend on the base for the 78th anniversary of the Japanese attack. The...

UN says 58 migrants dead as boat capsizes off Mauritania

Dec. 4, 2019 7:38 PM EST

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — At least 58 people are dead after a boat carrying dozens of migrants capsized in the Atlantic Ocean off the West African nation of Mauritania, the U.N. migration agency said Wednesday. It said 83 people swam to shore. It was one of the deadliest disasters this year among migrants...

Judge rules 1851 law doesn’t apply in Missouri boat case

Dec. 3, 2019 3:29 PM EST

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — A federal judge has ruled that an 1851 maritime law does not protect a company from making payments to families of people aboard a tourist boat that sank on a Missouri lake, killing 17 people. After the July 2018 sinking at Table Rock Lake near Branson, multiple lawsuits were filed...

19 people report illness on cruise ship in California

Dec. 1, 2019 3:30 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities say 19 people aboard a cruise ship reported flu-like illnesses as they reached a Southern California port. The Los Angeles Fire Department says authorities were called early Sunday to evaluate patients after they fell ill on a Norwegian Cruise Line ship. Authorities say the...

Italy recovers 5 more bodies from sunken migrant boat

Dec. 1, 2019 1:50 PM EST

ROME (AP) — Italy’s coast guard says its divers have retrieved more bodies from the capsizing of a migrants’ boat, which sank near a tiny Italian island. The coast guard in a statement said the recovery of five bodies on Sunday brings the confirmed death toll in the Nov. 23 capsizing to at...

Italian coast guard divers recover 7 bodies of migrants

Nov. 30, 2019 12:50 PM EST

ROME (AP) — Italian coast guard divers on Saturday recovered the bodies of seven people in the sea off a tiny island where a boat crowded with migrants capsized a week earlier. The recovery, at a depth of 47 meters (155 feet), near Lampedusa raised to 12 the number of bodies found from the capsizing. The...

1 killed, another missing after shrimp boat capsizes

Nov. 29, 2019 5:13 PM EST

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Authorities say at least one crew member was killed when a shrimp boat overturned. The U.S. Coast Guard Sector Mobile says the vessel overturned Friday morning. The accident happened about 5 miles (8 kilometers) from the entrance of Mobile Bay. The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency tells...

Florida boaters jump ship after large explosion

Nov. 29, 2019 9:11 AM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Police in South Florida are investigating what caused a series of Thanksgiving night explosions aboard a boat that forced people to jump ship. The Cape Coral Police Department said no one was hurt in the incident and there was no danger posed to the surrounding area. Investigators...