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Coast Guard responds to fuel spill after tug boat crash

Nov. 19, 2019 9:37 AM EST

NAGS HEAD, N.C. (AP) — The Coast Guard says it’s responding to a diesel spill after a tugboat collided with an old bridge on North Carolina’s Outer Banks. The Coast Guard said in a news release Monday that the fuel is coming from the semi-submerged tug. It had struck the Old Bonner Bridge in...

Police: Wooden boat capsizes in Pakistan, killing at least 8

Nov. 18, 2019 3:24 AM EST

MULTAN, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani police say an overloaded, small wooden boat capsized in eastern Punjab province, killing eight passengers and leaving several others missing. Local police chief Mohammad Imran says the boat tilted on its side, filled with water and sank on Monday in the Sutlej River near...

Coast Guard halts search for third boater; 2 others rescued

Nov. 14, 2019 9:00 AM EST

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (AP) — The Coast Guard has called off a search for a missing yachter who went into the water more than 500 miles (805 km) off Virginia Beach. The Coast Guard’s 5th District Command in Portsmouth said it spent the better part of Wednesday searching for the man after receiving a report...

NTSB: Coast Guard ignored duck boat safety proposals

Nov. 13, 2019 6:07 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Federal transportation safety investigators criticized the U.S. Coast Guard Wednesday for ignoring suggestions over nearly two decades to improve tourist duck boats, changes they say might have prevented last year's Missouri accident that killed 17 people. The National Transportation...

Names of 2 friends who died in boating collision released

Nov. 12, 2019 12:35 PM EST

MEREDITH, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire authorities released the names Tuesday of two friends who died after their boats collided on Lake Winnipesaukee. The state police Marine Patrol said initial reports indicated that a 20-foot boat had possibly struck bottom near Bear Island on Saturday night. First...

Widow sues boat owner in fire off California that killed 34

Nov. 11, 2019 7:41 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The widow of a passenger who died in a fiery dive boat disaster that killed 34 people in the waters off California sued the vessel's owners Monday. Christine Dignam, whose husband, Justin Dignam, died when the Conception caught fire Sept. 2 off the Santa Barbara coast, claimed that the...

Second boat, victim found in Lake Winnipesaukee

Nov. 11, 2019 9:23 AM EST

MEREDITH, N.H. (AP) — Authorities have found another boat and another victim after a fatal accident on Lake Winnipesaukee in Meredith. Initial reports of the accident indicated that a 20-foot boat had possibly struck bottom near Bear Island on Friday evening. First responders found the boat's operator dead...

Long Island boat crash claims a life, seriously injures 3

Nov. 11, 2019 7:29 AM EST

MATTITUCK, N.Y. (AP) — Police on Long Island say a boat crash has killed one person and seriously injured three others. Southold Town police say the powerboat slammed into a bulkhead at around 9:15 p.m. on Sunday near an entrance to James Creek in Mattituck. According to Newsday , a 27-year-old woman died....

3 rescued, 1 missing after boat capsized off California

Nov. 10, 2019 6:14 PM EST

BODEGA BAY, Calif. (AP) — The Coast Guard has suspended a search for a man who went missing after a fishing boat capsized off Northern California. The search was called off Sunday after crews rescued three others who were on the boat and looked through the night for the missing man in the water about 30...

Man dead, woman hurt in Lake Winnipesaukee boating accident

Nov. 10, 2019 8:29 AM EST

MERIDETH, N.H. (AP) — The New Hampshire Marine Patrol says a man is dead and a woman injured after a boating accident on Lake Winnipesaukee in Merideth. Authorities say the accident occurred about 6 p.m. Saturday near Bear Island. WMUR-TV reports the two people were residents of Bear Island, which is only...