Latest Maritime accidents News

Coast Guard halts search for third boater; 2 others rescued

Nov. 14, 2019 9:00 AM EST

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (AP) — The Coast Guard has called off a search for a missing yachter who went into the water more than 500 miles (805 km) off Virginia Beach. The Coast Guard’s 5th District Command in Portsmouth said it spent the better part of Wednesday searching for the man after receiving a report...

NTSB: Coast Guard ignored duck boat safety proposals

Nov. 13, 2019 6:07 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Federal transportation safety investigators criticized the U.S. Coast Guard Wednesday for ignoring suggestions over nearly two decades to improve tourist duck boats, changes they say might have prevented last year's Missouri accident that killed 17 people. The National Transportation...

Barge bound for Alaska runs aground in British Columbia

Nov. 13, 2019 9:21 AM EST

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — No injuries were reported and there was no marine pollution when a barge headed to Alaska grounded near Vancouver Island, officials said. The Nana Provider owned by Alaska Marine Lines ran aground on Quadra Island around 8 p.m. Saturday, The Anchorage Daily News reported Tuesday....

Names of 2 friends who died in boating collision released

Nov. 12, 2019 12:35 PM EST

MEREDITH, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire authorities released the names Tuesday of two friends who died after their boats collided on Lake Winnipesaukee. The state police Marine Patrol said initial reports indicated that a 20-foot boat had possibly struck bottom near Bear Island on Saturday night. First...

Widow sues boat owner in fire off California that killed 34

Nov. 11, 2019 7:41 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The widow of a passenger who died in a fiery dive boat disaster that killed 34 people in the waters off California sued the vessel's owners Monday. Christine Dignam, whose husband, Justin Dignam, died when the Conception caught fire Sept. 2 off the Santa Barbara coast, claimed that the...

Second boat, victim found in Lake Winnipesaukee

Nov. 11, 2019 9:23 AM EST

MEREDITH, N.H. (AP) — Authorities have found another boat and another victim after a fatal accident on Lake Winnipesaukee in Meredith. Initial reports of the accident indicated that a 20-foot boat had possibly struck bottom near Bear Island on Friday evening. First responders found the boat's operator dead...

Long Island boat crash claims a life, seriously injures 3

Nov. 11, 2019 7:29 AM EST

MATTITUCK, N.Y. (AP) — Police on Long Island say a boat crash has killed one person and seriously injured three others. Southold Town police say the powerboat slammed into a bulkhead at around 9:15 p.m. on Sunday near an entrance to James Creek in Mattituck. According to Newsday , a 27-year-old woman died....

3 rescued, 1 missing after boat capsized off California

Nov. 10, 2019 6:14 PM EST

BODEGA BAY, Calif. (AP) — The Coast Guard has suspended a search for a man who went missing after a fishing boat capsized off Northern California. The search was called off Sunday after crews rescued three others who were on the boat and looked through the night for the missing man in the water about 30...

Man dead, woman hurt in Lake Winnipesaukee boating accident

Nov. 10, 2019 8:29 AM EST

MERIDETH, N.H. (AP) — The New Hampshire Marine Patrol says a man is dead and a woman injured after a boating accident on Lake Winnipesaukee in Merideth. Authorities say the accident occurred about 6 p.m. Saturday near Bear Island. WMUR-TV reports the two people were residents of Bear Island, which is only...

Authorities: Body of missing Nebraska hunter found in lake

Nov. 9, 2019 4:30 PM EST

LOUP CITY, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska officials say the body of a duck hunter who was thrown into a lake when his boat capsized has been recovered. The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission says conservation officers and rescue divers found the body of 21-year-old Anthony Dush, of Saint Paul, in Sherman County...