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Parents of 2 Ozarks boat crash victims file lawsuit

Feb. 15, 2019 1:48 PM EST

CAMDENTON, Mo. (AP) — The parents of two suburban Kansas City victims of a Lake of the Ozarks boat crash have filed a lawsuit. The Kansas City Star reports that the suit was filed in Camden County, Missouri, Circuit Court on behalf of the families of 23-year-old Joseph LeMark, of Overland Park, Kansas, and...

Safety board: Boat sinking probably caused by pilot error

Feb. 15, 2019 1:04 PM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The sinking of a towboat in the Mississippi River was probably caused by a boat pilot's mistake and lack of oversight of the vessel, federal officials said. The National Transportation and Safety Board reported the pilot had decided to operate the boat with unsecured deck hatches when...

Lobster boat captain sentenced in death of 2 crewmen

Feb. 15, 2019 11:49 AM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A Maine lobster boat captain has been sentenced to four years in prison for the death of a pair of crewmen. The U.S. attorney's office says 30-year-old Christopher Hutchinson was sentenced Thursday after he previously pleaded guilty to two counts of seaman's manslaughter. Prosecutors...

Jury awards $123M to victims in Seattle duck boat crash

Feb. 7, 2019 7:44 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — A jury has awarded about $123 million to the victims and families of a 2015 duck boat crash that killed five college students and injured more than 60 others in Seattle. After a four-month civil trial, King County Superior Court jurors found that Ride The Ducks International bore 67 to 70...

28 Haitians die when boat sinks off Bahamas

Feb. 3, 2019 4:41 PM EST

NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — Bahamian officials say a boat smuggling Haitian migrants has sunk, leaving 28 people dead and 17 others in police custody. Chief Petty Officer Jonathan Rolle of the Royal Bahamas Defense Force says residents of the island of Abaco found four bodies and at least 15 people in coastal...

The Latest: Montenegro: Lake searched after boat capsizes

Feb. 3, 2019 3:17 PM EST

GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany (AP) — The Latest on the winter weather in Europe (all times local): 9:00 p.m. At least one person has drowned and three are missing after a boat overturned during stormy weather on a lake in southern Montenegro. Montenegro media reported that tall waves generated by strong...

Fatal boat crash trial ends after defendant found dead

Feb. 1, 2019 7:01 AM EST

FORT WALTON BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a Florida man on trial for a boat crash that killed two people appears to have killed himself. The Northwest Florida Daily News reports that a circuit judge convened court Thursday morning long enough to declare a mistrial in Judsen Cunningham's...

52 bodies of migrants found after boats capsize off Djibouti

Jan. 30, 2019 2:44 PM EST

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The remains of 52 people have been found after some 130 migrants went missing off Djibouti when two boats capsized in rough waters, the U.N. migration agency said Wednesday, as body bags were laid out on the sand. Sixteen survivors were recovered, and the tiny East African nation's...

UN: More than 130 migrants appear to be missing off Djibouti

Jan. 29, 2019 4:30 PM EST

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — More than 130 migrants were thought to be missing after two boats capsized Tuesday off the tiny East African nation of Djibouti, the U.N. migration agency said. Local police had found five bodies and search efforts were underway, the U.N. statement said. Witnesses said the boats were...

United Nations: More than 130 migrants thought to be missing off Djibouti after 2 boats capsized

Jan. 29, 2019 1:33 PM EST
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — United Nations: More than 130 migrants thought to be missing off Djibouti after 2 boats capsized.