Latest Ferry accidents News

Search for missing California ferry passenger called off

Jun. 12, 2021 00:22 AM EDT

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Authorities on Friday night called off a sweeping air and sea search for a passenger who went overboard from a ferry off the coast of Southern California. Crews from Los Angeles County and the U.S. Coast Guard searched Thursday night and all...

Search on for missing Catalina ferry passenger

Jun. 11, 2021 03:41 AM EDT

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Authorities searched Thursday evening for a passenger who reportedly fell overboard from a Santa Catalina Island ferry. A man was reported to have fallen off the Jet Cat Express at around 6 p.m. several miles offshore of Long Beach as the...

Helena High student drowns at Canyon Ferry Reservoir

Jun. 07, 2021 14:08 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A 17-year-old Helena High School student drowned over the weekend at Canyon Ferry Reservoir east of Helena, Lewis and Clark County officials said. The boy and other teens were swimming at a day use area on Saturday when the current became too strong...

Ferry with more than 100 aboard runs aground in New York

Jun. 05, 2021 20:50 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A passenger ferry with more than 100 people aboard ran aground in New York City and was taking on water Saturday, according to the Coast Guard and fire department officials. No serious injuries were reported. The ferry operated by Seastreak, which runs...

Striking seamen in Greece temporarily disrupt ferry services

Jun. 03, 2021 04:10 AM EDT

PIRAEUS, Greece (AP) — Ferry services to the Greek islands were disrupted Thursday morning after a seamen’s union went ahead with a strike that a court had declared illegal. Union members blockaded the entrance to ferries in the main port of Piraeus, preventing anyone...

Indonesia ferry catches fire at sea; all 195 aboard safe

May. 29, 2021 11:33 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A large ferry with nearly 200 people on board caught fire Saturday while traveling to a remote island in northeastern Indonesia, forcing passengers and crew to jump into the sea but causing no casualties, officials said. The KM Karya Indah was...

Ferry fire will cause Puget Sound summer travel delays

May. 13, 2021 12:06 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Puget Sound ferry travelers can expect summer delays because last month’s fire aboard the ferry Wenatchee has forced the state to use smaller vessels than normal on several routes. The Seattle Times reports the Washington State Ferries is operating 18...

Vermont and ferry company drop plans to scuttle old ferry

May. 12, 2021 12:01 PM EDT

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The state of Vermont and the Lake Champlain Transportation Company are dropping plans to sink a century-old ferry in Lake Champlain where it could have been used as an underwater scuba diving destination. The Vermont Division of Historic...

Danes mull new probe of 1990 ferry fire that killed 159

May. 12, 2021 09:21 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Danish lawmakers agreed Wednesday to set up a task force to look into a 1990 ferry fire that killed 159 people, which could lead to a new police investigation into one of Scandinavia’s worst peacetime maritime disasters. Justice Minister...

Environmental groups appeal sinking of old ferry for divers

May. 02, 2021 11:09 AM EDT

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Environmental organizations are appealing a decision to allow a century-old ferry to be sunk in Lake Champlain where it would become an underwater scuba diving destination just off the Burlington waterfront. The state has approved the sinking of...