Latest Boat accidents News

3 dead as speedboat trying to set record crashes off Venice

Sep. 18, 2019 2:50 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Three sportsmen trying to set a new speedboat record were killed when their vessel crashed into a breakwater offshore the lagoon city of Venice and flipped over, firefighters said Wednesday. A fourth person, the sole survivor of the Tuesday crash, was badly injured, according to firefighters...

Filipino coast guard men convicted in Taiwan fisherman death

Sep. 18, 2019 3:44 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A Philippine court found eight Filipino coast guard personnel guilty Wednesday of conspiring to shoot and kill a Taiwanese fisherman in a 2013 incident at sea that strained ties between the neighboring nations. Manila Regional Trial Court Judge Eduardo Ramon Reyes said in a...

6 reported dead after tourist boat capsized off Senegal

Sep. 17, 2019 4:09 PM EDT

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Six Senegalese have died after a boat capsized in a storm during an excursion to a tiny island off the coast of Senegal's capital, a private radio station said Tuesday. Thirty-five people were rescued after the storm on Monday evening, including 24 Senegalese, six French, two Germans,...

Mediterranean migrant rescues, deaths; French camp emptied

Sep. 17, 2019 11:56 AM EDT

ABOARD THE OCEAN VIKING (AP) — At least two people died and 14 were missing Tuesday after a boat filled with people hoping to reach Europe capsized near Tunisia. Elsewhere in the Mediterranean, a rescue ship picked up 109 people from two flimsy boats off the coast of Libya within hours of each other. And...

Mexican tycoon arrested when boat kills son by San Francisco

Sep. 16, 2019 11:21 PM EDT

TIBURON, Calif. (AP) — A member of one of Mexico's wealthiest families was arrested on manslaughter charges after his 11-year-old son died on a family boating trip in the San Francisco Bay, police said Monday. Javier A. Burillo, 57, was arrested Sunday at his multimillion-dollar home in the bay front...

The Latest: Arrested man is from wealthy Mexican family

Sep. 16, 2019 7:58 PM EDT

TIBURON, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on father arrested in San Francisco Bay Area boating death (all times local): 4:00 p.m. Property records show that a man arrested on manslaughter charges after his 11-year-old son was thrown overboard from a boat and killed by the vessel is a member of one of the richest...

Man pleads guilty in fatal Lake of the Ozarks boat accident

Sep. 16, 2019 3:53 PM EDT

LAKE OF THE OZARKS, Mo. (AP) — A 43-year-old St. Joseph man could face up to 20 years in prison after pleading guilty in a Lake of the Ozarks boating accident that killed a man. Cletus Barsch pleaded guilty on Sept. 10 to one count of boating while intoxicated resulting in a homicide and two counts of...

Police say 36 people missing after boat sinks in Congo

Sep. 16, 2019 7:43 AM EDT

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Police in Congo say 36 people are missing after a boat sank on the Congo River east of the capital, Kinshasa. The national police said Sunday that about 76 people were rescued after the accident near the Mambutuka locality about 80 kilometers (49 miles) outside Kinshasa. The boat had...

India searches for 35 tourists in river after boat capsizes

Sep. 16, 2019 4:25 AM EDT

HYDERABAD, India (AP) — Indian navy divers on Monday joined a massive search for 35 Indian tourists missing after a double-decker sightseeing boat capsized in a flooded river in southern India, drowning at least 12 people. Andhra Pradesh state Home Minister M. Sucharitha said authorities closed the sluice...

12 dead, 25 missing in boat accident on southern India river

Sep. 15, 2019 8:44 AM EDT

HYDERABAD, India (AP) — A sightseeing boat capsized on a swollen river in southern India on Sunday, killing 12 people and leaving 25 others missing, an official said. Andra Pradesh state's home minister, M. Sucharita, said there were 61 people — 50 passengers and 11 crew members, all of them Indian...