Latest Ferry accidents News

Authorities rescue 82 people after ferry collision in India

Sep. 09, 2021 06:20 AM EDT

GAUHATI, India (AP) — Authorities working overnight rescued 82 people after two passenger ferries collided in a river in northeastern India, police said Thursday. The head-on collision Wednesday caused one of the boats to sink in the Brahmaputra river, leaving one...

Private expedition to dive into wreck of M/S Estonia ferry

Sep. 08, 2021 12:06 PM EDT

HELSINKI (AP) — A privately-funded expedition, commissioned by relatives of the victims of the M/S Estonia ferry that sank into the Baltic Sea nearly 27 years ago, will dive into the vessel’s wreckage this month. It's the latest attempt to gain more insight into one...

One dead, several feared missing in Indian ferry collision

Sep. 08, 2021 11:01 AM EDT

GAUHATI, India (AP) — Two passenger ferries collided Wednesday in a river in northeastern India, leaving at least one person dead and several others missing, officials said. The head-on collision caused one of the boats to sink in the Brahmaputra river, said Ashok...

Woman dies after boat hits hidden sand shoal

Sep. 07, 2021 10:25 AM EDT

HATTERAS, N.C. (AP) — A Virginia woman was killed when she was thrown from a boat and run over after it hit a hidden sand shoal off the Outer Banks on Monday, officials in North Carolina said. The rented 21-foot Carolina skiff was traveling southwest across Hatteras...

Spain: 2 hospitalized when ferry runs into islet near Ibiza

Aug. 29, 2021 06:04 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — A passenger ferry ran aground on an islet near the Spanish island of Ibiza, leaving a child and a man requiring hospitalization, authorities said Sunday. Nearly 40 people were evacuated from the ferry, and Spain’s maritime rescue service said a...

Passenger boat in Bangladesh sinks after collision, 22 dead

Aug. 28, 2021 11:32 AM EDT

DHAKA,Bangladesh (AP) — At least 22 people died when a Bangladeshi passenger boat sank with more than 100 aboard, and the driver of a cargo vessel suspected of colliding with the boat was arrested, officials said Saturday. The boat sank Friday evening in a large body of...

Police: Trolley accident in Florida injures 12 people

Jul. 17, 2021 17:33 PM EDT

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. (AP) — Twelve people were injured in an accident Saturday involving a trolley that typically ferries tourists around historic St. Augustine, Florida, authorities said. All 12 were hospitalized, including one flown to a larger nearby medical center,...

Ferry, vessel collide in Nantucket Harbor in heavy fog

Jul. 17, 2021 14:16 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A ferry boat collided with another vessel in Nantucket Harbor in heavy fog, although both ships were able to make it to their destinations, the U.S. Coast Guard said. The collision happened at about 8:45 p.m. Friday, The Boston Globe reported. The Hy-Line...

Ferry sinks in rough seas near Bali; 7 dead and 11 missing

Jun. 29, 2021 23:19 PM EDT

DENPASAR, Indonesia (AP) — Rescuers on Wednesday were searching for 11 people missing in rough seas overnight after a ferry sank near Indonesia’s resort island of Bali. Seven bodies have been recovered and 39 people were rescued, many of them unconscious after drifting in choppy waters...

Ferry sinks in rough seas near Bali; 6 dead and 3 missing

Jun. 29, 2021 20:46 PM EDT

DENPASAR, Indonesia (AP) — Rescuers searched into the night Tuesday for three missing people after a ferry sank with more than 50 people onboard in rough seas near Indonesia’s resort island of Bali, killing at least six people, officials said. The ferry, the KMP...