Latest Boat accidents News

Venezuelan migrants missing after 2nd sea tragedy in a month

May. 20, 2019 6:19 PM EDT

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — A Venezuelan official confirmed Monday that a small boat carrying at least 20 people sank in Caribbean coastal waters last week, with most of its passengers missing in the second sea tragedy in a month involving Venezuelan migrants taking great risks to escape their country's...

1 person drowns, 3 survive after boat overturns on river

May. 20, 2019 4:44 PM EDT

BELMONT, N.C. (AP) — Authorities say one person drowned and three others made it to shore safely after a boat capsized in a North Carolina river. Belmont Police Sgt. Brad Pickert told a news conference on Monday that a group of people was camping on an island on the Catawba River and were using the boat to...

Work underway on British tanker sunk by U-boat off NY in WW2

May. 20, 2019 3:38 PM EDT

SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) — Work is underway to extract oil from a British tanker sunk by a German U-boat off Long Island during World War II. A team has been at the site of the tanker, named Coimbra, since April 29 and has pumped more than 62,000 gallons (235,000 liters) of oil since May 11, the Coast Guard...

State will temporarily stay proceedings in duck boat case

May. 16, 2019 7:09 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — State proceedings against the owner of a duck boat that sank on a Missouri lake last summer, killing 17 people, will be temporarily halted until federal charges in the case are resolved, Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt announced Thursday. Schmitt said in a news release he and...

Hearing held on Oregon crab boat sinking that killed 3

May. 13, 2019 4:56 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The captain of a crabbing vessel that sank in high waves, killing him and two other fishermen, had methamphetamine and alcohol in his system, according to testimony Monday at the opening of a five-day U.S. Coast Guard hearing. Stephen Biernacki, 50, and crew members James Lacey, 48,...

Boat with 8 Syrians capsizes off Lebanese coast; 5 missing

May. 13, 2019 6:10 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon's state-run National News Agency says a fishing boat that was illegally carrying eight Syrian refugees to the Mediterranean island of Cyprus has capsized. The report says the incident occurred on Monday off the northern Lebanese town of Chekka. It says that Lebanon's navy detained...

Company says it was told duck boats were OK before sinking

May. 11, 2019 1:37 PM EDT

BRANSON, Mo. (AP) — An entertainment company that owned a duck boat involved in a fatal sinking on a Missouri lake last summer disputes that an independent investigator told it its vehicles did not comply with a government standard. Ripley Entertainment hired Steve Paul in 2017 before it bought the boats...

Red Crescent: Drowned migrants' bodies may take days to rise

May. 11, 2019 12:27 PM EDT

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — The bodies of dozens of migrants who drowned trying to reach Europe from Libya will take days to surface, the head of Tunisia's Red Crescent said Saturday. Mongi Slim told The Associated Press that around 75 migrants left the Libyan city Zouara aboard a boat that capsized Friday. Of...

Judge dismisses lawsuit over slain millionaire's residency

May. 10, 2019 12:28 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A judge in New Hampshire dismissed a lawsuit Friday against a man relatives say killed his millionaire grandfather for inheritance money, saying the slain grandfather was not a resident of the state. Judge David King said John Chakalos lived in Connecticut, even though he had a New...

Up to 70 migrants drown after boat capsizes off Tunisia

May. 10, 2019 11:38 AM EDT

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — As many as 70 migrants trying to reach Europe from Libya drowned Friday when their boat capsized in the Mediterranean Sea, and at least 16 other people from the boat were rescued, according to U.N. migration officials and Tunisia's state news agency. The International Organization for...