Latest Cruise ship accidents News

Probe to find cause of boat fire could lead to criminal case

Sep. 4, 2019 9:18 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The captain and crew who leapt from a burning dive boat off Southern California saved themselves as 34 people perished below deck. Whether their escape from the Conception before dawn Monday was the only viable option, an act of cowardice or even a crime has yet to be determined. While...

The Latest: 25 bodies found after California boat fire

Sep. 3, 2019 12:56 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on a dive boat on fire off the coast of California (all times local): 9:55 p.m. The Coast Guard says 25 people have been located and nine remain unaccounted for following a boat fire off the Southern California coast. Lt. Cmdr. Matthew Kroll says Monday night authorities have...

Hungary: Court extends arrest of river cruise ship captain

Aug. 30, 2019 1:51 PM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — A Hungarian court has extended until Sept. 30 the pre-trial arrest of the captain of a river cruise ship involved in a deadly May crash with a much smaller tour boat on the Danube River in Budapest. Twenty-six South Korean tourists and two Hungarian crew members aboard the Hableany...

Attorneys seek plea agreement in cruise ship death case

Aug. 6, 2019 2:39 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Attorneys for a Utah man accused of killing his wife on a cruise to Alaska in 2017 have filed a notice of intent to change his plea. Kenneth Manzanares was charged with murder in the death of his wife, Kristy. He pleaded not guilty to the charge. His attorneys, in a filing with a...

Ship captain in deadly Danube crash put under arrest again

Jul. 31, 2019 12:32 PM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — The cruise ship captain suspected of responsibility in a deadly collision on the Danube River in Hungary is under arrest again. A Budapest court on Wednesday ordered his arrest until Aug. 31. The 64-year-old Ukrainian captain had been released on bail on June 13, but prosecutors...

Historic home on Louisiana plantation damaged in fire

Jul. 29, 2019 5:36 PM EDT

FROGMORE, La. (AP) — Fire has damaged a historic home on a Louisiana plantation. News outlets report that flames engulfed a house Friday evening at the Frogmore Plantation. The 1,800 acre (730 hectare) property in Concordia Parish includes a cotton gin that's on the National Register of Historic Places....

Hungary: Captain in Danube boat crash back in police custody

Jul. 29, 2019 12:57 PM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — The Ukrainian captain of a cruise ship involved in a crash on the Danube River that killed 28 people was back in police custody on Monday, now also suspected of failing to provide assistance after the tragedy. A statement late Monday afternoon from Budapest police said that the...

Mother: Family will sue cruise company over toddler's death

Jul. 22, 2019 2:15 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — There are "a million things" the cruise company could have done to prevent the death of an 18-month-old Indiana girl who fell to her death from an open window on a cruise ship in Puerto Rico, the toddler's mother said in an interview broadcast Monday. Speaking publicly for the first...