Latest Maritime accidents News

Frenchman dies as boat capsizes off Sardinia; partner safe

Apr. 22, 2019 1:14 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — A Frenchman has died after his sailboat capsized off the coast of the Italian island of Sardinia but his female companion has survived. Italian news agency ANSA said strong winds Sunday turned the boat over in waters off the southern end of the Mediterranean island. The woman and the couple's...

2 killed, 1 injured in Miami Beach boating crash

Apr. 21, 2019 12:01 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Two people have been killed and one has been injured after a boat crashed against a Miami Beach jetty and capsized. Rescuers continue to search for a possible fourth passenger. News outlets say Miami-Dade Fire Rescue crews found one person on the rocks who was going in and out of...

Congo's president says 150 reported missing after boat sinks

Apr. 17, 2019 6:29 AM EDT

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Congo's president says 150 people are reported missing after a boat sank on Lake Kivu in the country's east. The motorized boat was headed toward the commercial hub of Goma when it sank Monday evening. Many of the victims were believed to be traders who make the journey each week....

Fugitive UK man wanted in speedboat death extradited

Apr. 10, 2019 2:14 PM EDT

TBILISI, Georgia (AP) — A British man wanted for the manslaughter of a woman who died when his speedboat crashed while they were on a date in London has been extradited from Georgia. Jack Shepherd, 31, jumped bail before his trial, where he was found guilty of killing 24-year-old Charlotte Brown in the...

Coast Guard rescues 3 fishermen from raft after boat sinks

Apr. 8, 2019 2:52 PM EDT

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard rescued three fishermen from a life raft after their fishing boat sank in the Gulf of Mexico. A Coast Guard statement says mayday calls were sent by an unknown source early Monday morning. Two cruise ships also reported hearing mayday calls and the Norwegian Pearl...

Ferry hits Brazil bridge, sending roadway, 2 cars into river

Apr. 6, 2019 6:32 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A ferryboat collided with a bridge pillar in Brazil's Amazon region Saturday, causing the span's central roadway to plunge into the Moju River along two cars and cutting a highway to one of the country's busiest ports, authorities said. Para state Gov. Helder Barbalho told reporters...

Iran media reports battery explosion on sub kills 3

Apr. 6, 2019 10:45 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian state media are reporting three staff in the country's defense industries have been killed in an explosion in a submarine under construction in the country's south. A Saturday report by the Fardanews website said the three technicians were killed when batteries on the vessel...

Full reopening of Houston Ship Channel unclear after fire

Apr. 1, 2019 1:37 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard says it's unclear when the Houston Ship Channel will fully reopen as crews continue cleaning up chemicals that seeped into one of America's busiest shipping lanes following a fire at a petrochemical storage facility. Coast Guard Capt. Rich Howes said Monday that cleanup...

Romania seizes more than ton of cocaine; 2 arrested

Mar. 26, 2019 12:02 PM EDT

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romanian authorities have seized more than a ton of high-grade cocaine stashed on a boat that capsized in the Danube Delta. Police hauled bags of cocaine, with an estimated street value of 300 million euros ($338 million), on Tuesday outside the agency that investigates organized...

Court in Georgia rules to extradite fugitive Brit

Mar. 26, 2019 10:57 AM EDT

TBILISI, Georgia (AP) — A fugitive British man wanted for the manslaughter of a woman killed during a London date on a speedboat is to be extradited from Georgia, a court ruled Tuesday. Jack Shepherd, 31, vanished while on bail over the manslaughter of 24-year-old Charlotte Brown, who died when his...