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Missouri's Hawley to reintroduce McCaskill duck boat bill

Nov. 28, 2018 5:10 PM EST

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Republican Sen.-Elect Josh Hawley says he'll reintroduce a duck boat safety bill that his campaign rival Sen. Claire McCaskill proposed after a duck boat sank in July, killing 17 people. Hawley on Wednesday said he'll bring the legislation up again after he assumes office in...

31 dead in Ugandan boat accident, toll expected to rise

Nov. 25, 2018 11:53 AM EST

MUKONO, Uganda (AP) — Ugandan divers retrieved 31 bodies and expected to find more in a capsized vessel in Lake Victoria, making it one of the country's worst maritime disasters and prompting the president to call for more stringent safety regulations. The vessel was believed to be overcrowded with nearly...

Uganda: At least 10 die in boat accident on Lake Victoria

Nov. 24, 2018 2:26 PM EST

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — A Ugandan police official says at least 10 people have died in a boat accident on Lake Victoria. Police spokesman Emilian Kayima said late Saturday that police marine units had pulled 40 survivors from the water. He said search and rescue efforts will continue overnight for others...

Coast Guard investigates boat hitting dock in San Francisco

Nov. 24, 2018 12:38 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Coast Guard is investigating what caused a ferry boat to crash twice into docks at San Francisco's famed Ferry Building, slightly injuring two people aboard. Coast Guard spokesman Chris Shih says investigators are looking into mechanical issues and other factors that led to...

US man wrote 'God sheltered me' before trip turned deadly

Nov. 23, 2018 2:22 PM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — The young American, paddling his kayak toward a remote Indian island whose people have resisted the outside world for thousands of years, believed God was helping him dodge the authorities. "God sheltered me and camouflaged me against the coast guard and the navy," John Allen Chau wrote...

Duck boat owner settles with Missouri family over accident

Nov. 23, 2018 2:21 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The company that owns a duck boat that sank on a Missouri lake in the summer, killing 17 people, has settled the first of several lawsuits filed in the accident. William Bright, 65, and his 63-year-old wife, Janice, of Higginsville, Missouri, were among those killed in the July 19...

'A case of misdirected adventure': Tribesmen kill American

Nov. 22, 2018 1:26 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — The first time American John Allen Chau visited the isolated island in the seas between India and Southeast Asia, he came bearing gifts that included a football and fish. He interacted with some of the tribesmen — who survive by hunting, fishing and collecting wild plants and are...

Chinese fishing boat sinks off Japan's coast; 5 crew missing

Nov. 19, 2018 10:39 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's coast guard said Monday that a Chinese fishing boat sank off a southern Japanese island and five of its crewmembers were missing. Three others were rescued. The coast guard said it received a distress call earlier Monday and was later informed that the boat sank about 370 kilometers...

Thailand recovers boat that sank in July, killing 47 Chinese

Nov. 17, 2018 9:19 AM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — Officials on Saturday recovered a boat that sank in rough weather off Thailand's southern resort island of Phuket in July, killing 47 Chinese tourists. Two tour boats sank off Phuket on July 5. Tourists from one boat were rescued, while the sinking of the double-decker Phoenix left 47...

Turkey: 4 migrants killed, 6 missing after boats sinks

Nov. 12, 2018 8:21 AM EST

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The Turkish coast guard on Monday recovered four bodies and was still searching for six missing migrants after their boat sank in the Aegean Sea, Turkey's state-run news agency reported. Anadolu Agency said three other migrants were rescued as part of a search-and-rescue operation...