Latest Maritime accidents News

Police: Boater who fled storm is killed by falling tree

Jul. 6, 2020 8:58 AM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A boater who sought shelter from a storm in North Carolina has been killed after being struck by a fallen tree. The Charlotte Observer reports that the incident occurred Sunday on Mountain Island Lake near Charlotte. Gaston County Police said that two people had fled the lake to...

In this photo provided by the Philippine Coast Guard, its personnel provide boom to contain an oil spill from a barge in Iloilo, central Philippines on Saturday July 4, 2020. More than 400 people have been evacuated from a coastal village in the central Philippines after some 250,000 liters (66,000 gallons) of bunker fuel spilled from a power-generating barge into the sea, an official said Monday. (Philippine Coast Guard via AP)

Hundreds evacuated after oil spill in central Philippines

Jul. 6, 2020 7:09 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — More than 400 people have been evacuated from a coastal village in the central Philippines after about 250,000 liters (66,000 gallons) of bunker fuel spilled from a power-generating barge into the sea, an official said Monday. “The stench was so bad we have to move people...

Boaters flag down authorities to a crashed seaplane near Powderhorn Bay on Lake Coeur d'Alene on Sunday, July 5, 2020, south of Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. The downed plane can be seen in the right side of the image. Two people died in a plane crash Sunday over Lake Coeur d’Alene Sunday, the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office told the Spokane Spokesman-Review. Investigators are checking initial reports that there were a total of eight passengers and crew on the two planes, the sheriff's office said in a statement Sunday night. (Stephanie Hammett/The Spokesman-Review via AP)

Sheriff: At least 2 killed in plane collision at Idaho lake

Jul. 6, 2020 6:55 AM EDT

COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho (AP) — Two bodies have been pulled from Idaho's Lake Coeur d'Alene and as many as six other people are missing after two small planes collided above the water, authorities said. Witnesses described the planes colliding and crashing into the lake near Powderhorn Bay at around 2:20 p.m....

In this undated photo released by Indonesian National Search And Rescue Agency (BASARNAS), rescuers search for victims at the site of the sinking of a fishing boat in the waters of Pukuafu Strait, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia. The overloaded fishing boat carrying more than two dozens people capsized in eastern Indonesia, killing a number of passengers and leaving some others missing, an official said Monday, July 6, 2020. (BASARNAS via AP)

At least 2 dead, 7 missing in boat capsizing in Indonesia

Jul. 6, 2020 1:47 AM EDT

KUPANG, Indonesia (AP) — An overloaded fishing boat carrying 28 people capsized in eastern Indonesia, killing at least two children and leaving seven other people missing, an official said Monday. Boat crews on nearby vessels recovered the bodies of two children and have rescued 19 people from choppy...

State: Boat at bottom of Michigan bay must be removed

Jul. 5, 2020 9:27 AM EDT

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — A sunken boat must be removed from the bottom of Grand Traverse Bay in northern Michigan, according to state officials. Federal and state authorities said Thursday they are working to arrange the salvage operation for the 33-foot-long vessel that sank last month, the Traverse...

President of casino company dies in watercraft accident

Jul. 5, 2020 12:21 AM EDT

The head of a casino company died Saturday in a watercraft accident while vacationing in Michigan, the company announced. Richard J. Haskins, president of Red Rock Resorts Inc. and Station Casinos LLC, which owns 20 casinos in Nevada, died, the company said in a statement. Its properties include the Palms Resort...

Surf, high tides flood Southern California's Newport Beach

Jul. 4, 2020 4:45 PM EDT

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Workers were cleaning up after high tides caused a 40-foot sailboat to capsize and also flooded the streets of Newport Beach late Friday, causing a traffic jam that kept vehicles from leaving the Balboa Peninsula for hours. The Orange County Register reported that eight...

Two hurt in watercraft collision in northern Minnesota

Jul. 4, 2020 12:41 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Investigators are probing a Jet Ski crash on a northern Minnesota lake that left two people hurt. WCCO-TV reports the crash took place Friday afternoon on Little Sturgeon Lake in St. Louis County. Authorities say a man and woman from Hibbing were traveling east on their Jet Ski when...

State urges caution after uptick in fatal boating accidents

Jul. 3, 2020 12:15 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts officials are urging boaters to take caution on the water after an increase in fatal accidents in the Northeast. Officials on Friday said the state's inland and coastal waters are expected to be busy over the July Fourth weekend. They reminded boaters to use flotation devices,...

Coast Guard rescues 5 people, dog from sinking boat

Jul. 2, 2020 3:12 PM EDT

BAY CITY, Mich. (AP) — Five people and a dog have been rescued from a sinking boat in Michigan’s Saginaw Bay. The 50-foot vessel was halfway submerged and one person wearing a life jacket was in the water when a Coast Guard rescue boat arrived after 11 a.m. Wednesday, the Coast Guard said Thursday...