Latest Maritime accidents News

2nd body recovered off Greek island after migrant boat sank

Dec. 3, 2020 10:22 AM EST

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The body of a woman was recovered Thursday on the Greek island of Lesbos and identified as that of a woman reported missing after a migrant boat sank the previous day. The coast guard said the body was recovered from a rocky part of the coast, bringing the death toll from the sinking...

Coast Guard searches for 3 off Maine after mayday call

Dec. 3, 2020 10:16 AM EST

ROCKLAND, Maine (AP) — Rescue crews are searching for three people off the Maine coast after a fishing vessel began taking on water Thursday, the Coast Guard said. Crews from Maine and Massachusetts responded to a mayday call placed at 6:30 a.m. about the vessel, a Coast Guard spokeswoman said. The Coast...

FILE - In this Sept. 2, 2019, file photo provided by the Santa Barbara County Fire Department, the dive boat Conception is engulfed in flames after a deadly fire broke out aboard the commercial scuba diving vessel off the Southern California Coast. The captain of a scuba diving boat that caught fire and sank off the coast of California last year, killing 34 people who were trapped below deck, was indicted Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020, on federal manslaughter charges for one of the deadliest maritime disasters in recent U.S. history. (Santa Barbara County Fire Department via AP, File)

California boat captain indicted in fire that killed 34

Dec. 1, 2020 9:02 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The captain of a scuba diving boat that caught fire and sank off the coast of California last year, killing 34 people who were trapped below deck, was indicted Tuesday on federal manslaughter charges for one of the deadliest maritime disasters in recent U.S. history. Jerry Boylan, 67,...

4 rescued, 6 missing after boat capsizes near Puerto Rico

Dec. 1, 2020 12:23 PM EST

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard said Tuesday that four people have been rescued and it is searching for six more who were on a boat that capsized west of Puerto Rico. The Coast Guard said the boat capsized on Sunday in unclear circumstances while near Desecho Island in the Mona Passage. A...

FILE - In this July 12, 2020, file photo, smoke rises from the USS Bonhomme Richard at Naval Base San Diego in San Diego, after an explosion and fire onboard the ship at Naval Base San Diego. The Navy on Monday, Nov. 30, 2020, said that it will decommission the warship docked off San Diego after suspected arson caused extensive damage, making it too expensive to restore. (AP Photo/Denis Poroy, File)

Navy will decommission warship damaged in suspected arson

Nov. 30, 2020 6:06 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Navy said Monday that it will decommission a warship docked off San Diego after suspected arson this summer caused extensive damage, making it too expensive to restore. Fully repairing the USS Bonhomme Richard to warfighting capabilities would cost $2.5 billion to $3 billion and take...

Authorities release name of kayaking accident victim

Nov. 30, 2020 2:10 PM EST

NARRAGANSETT, R.I. (AP) — Authorities on Monday released the name of the Rhode Island woman who died in a kayaking accident last week. Vickie Medeiros, 61, of Cumberland, died at the hospital on Friday after her kayak overturned in rough waters at the mouth of the Narrow River in Narragansett, the state...

Missing Florida boater found clinging to capsized boat

Nov. 30, 2020 8:08 AM EST

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A 62-year-old boater who had been missing since Friday was found Sunday clinging to his capsized vessel off of Florida's Atlantic coastline, the U.S. Coast Guard said, The agency had been searching for signs of Stuart Bee and his 32-foot (9.7 meters) boat since he was reported...

Coast Guard suspends search for man swept away by surf

Nov. 28, 2020 5:25 PM EST

PORTLAND (AP) — The Coast Guard suspended its search Saturday for a man who presumably drowned while crabbing in a bay on the northern Oregon Coast. Around 2:20 p.m. on Friday, the Oregon State Police, Tillamook County Sheriff’s Office, Netarts Fire and Rescue, and the U.S. Coast Guard responded to...

Investigation into sunken fishing boat could take months

Nov. 27, 2020 2:56 PM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — An investigation into what caused a fishing boat carrying four Maine fishermen to sink off Cape Cod will likely take weeks or months, the Coast Guard said Friday. The boat sank off Provincetown on Monday when it was en route to Gloucester, Massachusetts. Members of the Maine fishing...

61-year-old woman dies after kayak flips on rough waters

Nov. 27, 2020 2:01 PM EST

NARRAGANSETT, R.I. (AP) — Rough waters played a major role in the death of a 61-year-old Rhode Island woman in a kayaking accident on Friday, state environemental officials said. The victim and a 56-year-old companion were headed to the mouth of the Narrow River in Narragansett where sea conditions were...