Latest Maritime accidents News

Man missing after boat capsizes in Washington state river

Jun. 1, 2020 1:28 PM EDT

PASCO, Wash. (AP) — Washington state authorities were searching for a missing man after a boat capsized in a river as a result of strong winds. The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office says the small fishing boat overturned and three men were thrown into the Palouse River around 6 p.m. Saturday, KEPR-TV...

A man stands by candles and flowers placed near the Margit Bridge over the Danube river during a memorial ceremony for the victims, one year after the Mermaid boat accident, in Budapest, Hungary, Friday, May 29, 2020. Commemorations are taking place on the one year anniversary of the Danube River tragedy in which a sightseeing boat carrying mostly tourists from South Korea sank after a collision with a river cruise ship that killed at least 27 people. (AP Photo/Laszlo Balogh)

Hungary commemorates victims of 2019 Danube boat catastrophe

May. 29, 2020 7:27 AM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Commemorations were held Friday in Hungary for the anniversary of an accident on the Danube River in which over two dozen South Korean tourists died after their tour boat collided with a river cruise ship. At least 25 out of 33 South Korean tourists died when the Hableany...

FILE- In this Tuesday, June 11, 2019, file photo a crane places the wreckage of the sightseeing boat on a transporting barge at Margaret Bridge, the scene of the fatal boat accident in Budapest, Hungary. Preparations are underway for commemorations to be held on the first anniversary of the May 29, 2019, mishap on the Danube River in which a sightseeing boat carrying mostly tourists from South Korea sank after a collision with a river cruise ship. Just seven of the 33 South Korean tourists aboard the Hableany (Mermaid) survived the nighttime collision.(Balazs Mohai/MTI via AP)

Hungary to commemorate victims of Danube boat catastrophe

May. 28, 2020 6:25 AM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Commemorations will be held Friday on the anniversary of the Danube River tragedy in which a sightseeing boat carrying mostly tourists from South Korea sank after a collision with a river cruise ship that killed at least 27 people. At least 25 out of 33 South Korean tourists died...

FILE - In this Sept. 2, 2019, file photo provided by the Ventura County Fire Department, VCFD firefighters respond to a fire aboard the Conception dive boat fire in the Santa Barbara Channel off the coast of Southern California. Coroner's reports for the 34 victims who died in the massive scuba boat fire off the Southern California coast last year show the divers died of carbon monoxide poisoning before they were burned, authorities said Thursday, May 21, 2020. (Ventura County Fire Department via AP, File)

Coroner: Smoke inhalation killed 34 in California boat fire

May. 21, 2020 7:21 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Coroner's reports for the 34 victims who died in a scuba boat fire off the Southern California coast last year show they died of carbon monoxide poisoning before they were burned, authorities said Thursday. All thirty-three scuba divers and one crew member died in the Sept. 2 fire aboard...

The Latest: Japan ending state of emergency in 3 prefectures

May. 21, 2020 1:30 AM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — Japan approves lifting state of emergency in three...

FILE - In this Feb. 18, 2020 file photo, artifacts recovered from the Titanic sit on shelves at a storage facility in Atlanta.  A federal judge in Virginia has ruled that a salvage firm can retrieve the Marconi wireless telegraph machine that broadcast distress calls from the sinking Titanic ocean liner.  In an order released Monday, May 18, U.S. District Judge Rebecca Beach Smith agreed that the telegraph is historically and culturally important and could soon be lost within the rapidly decaying wreck site.  (AP Photo/Angie Wang, File)

Judge: Salvage firm can recover Titanic's telegraph machine

May. 19, 2020 6:03 PM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A federal judge in Virginia has ruled that a salvage firm can retrieve the Marconi wireless telegraph machine that broadcast distress calls from the sinking Titanic ocean liner. In an order released Monday, U.S. District Judge Rebecca Beach Smith agreed that the telegraph is...

Woman dies after fall from paddleboard into lake

May. 12, 2020 4:03 PM EDT

REDMOND, Ore. (AP) — A Redmond woman has died after falling from a stand-up paddleboard into a lake northwest of Sisters, authorities said. The woman fell into Scout Lake, a small body of water near the popular Suttle Lake, according to the the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office. She was pulled...

In this undated photo made available by Dr. Mauricio Usme, he is on board the Greg Mortimer, a ship operated by the Australian firm Aurora Expeditions and owned by a Miami company. Dr. Usme said he was pressured by the captain and other executives from the cruise operator and owners to change the health declaration to be admitted into ports. More than half of the passengers and crew tested positive for COVID-19, including Dr. Usme. (Mauricio Usme via AP)

Stuck on cruise ships during pandemic, crews beg to go home

May. 9, 2020 7:57 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Carolina Vásquez lost track of days and nights, unable to see the sunlight while stuck for two weeks in a windowless cruise ship cabin as a fever took hold of her body. On the worst night of her encounter with COVID-19, the Chilean woman, a line cook on the Greg Mortimer ship, summoned...

Company plans retrieval of unmanned barge on Alaska river

May. 7, 2020 9:10 AM EDT

BETHEL, Alaska (AP) — A cargo transportation company plans to retrieve an unmanned barge that has been floating down an Alaska river since it came loose from ice that trapped the vessel over the winter. Alaska Logistics LLC said the barge filled with gravel drifted more than 100 miles (161 kilometers)...

Family of dead crew member with virus sues Royal Caribbean

May. 5, 2020 9:37 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The family of a cruise crew member who died after testing positive for COVID-19 filed a lawsuit against Royal Caribbean Cruises on Tuesday saying the company failed to protect its employees as the pandemic ravaged sailings around the world. The wrongful death case filed in circuit court in...