Latest Maritime accidents News

Officials: Search for migrants after boat sinks off Keys

Sep. 28, 2022 19:24 PM EDT

KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) — Four Cuban migrants swam to shore in the Florida Keys and three others were rescued from the ocean after their boat sank Wednesday, shortly before Hurricane Ian made landfall in southwestern Florida. But 20 more people might be missing, officials said. The...

New report: Oil spills from offshore transportation way down

Sep. 28, 2022 11:10 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Oil and natural gas spills from tankers and pipelines in U.S. waters dropped dramatically from the last decade of the 1990s to the one from 2010 through 2019, according to a federal report Wednesday. The amounts spilled and dumped in wastewater from drilling rigs...

'Don't leave me': Survivor recounts Lebanon boat sinking

Sep. 28, 2022 04:43 AM EDT

BOURJ HAMMOUD, Lebanon (AP) — Jihad Michlawi struggled to make ends meet as a chef in crisis-hit Beirut. The Palestinian had never considered taking a perilous journey across the Mediterranean Sea to Europe until friends who did so persuaded him to try. Now, he's one of dozens of...

California man dies in apparent boating accident in Arizona

Sep. 27, 2022 15:29 PM EDT

PARKER, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities are investigating the death of a California man in an apparent boating accident on the Colorado River in northwestern Arizona. Colorado River Station Marine Enforcement officials said deputies were called to investigate a boating collision around 7...

Death toll in Bangladesh pilgrim boat capsize rises to 66

Sep. 27, 2022 05:58 AM EDT

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Rescuers in northern Bangladesh on Tuesday found more bodies from an overcrowded boat with Hindu pilgrims that capsized in one of the country's worst recent river disasters, pushing the death toll to 66, officials said. At least 15 more people are still...

Death toll from boat capsize in Bangladesh rises to 41

Sep. 26, 2022 09:38 AM EDT

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Rescuers recovered 17 more bodies on Monday from a boat that capsized while carrying about 100 Hindu pilgrims in northern Bangladesh, raising the confirmed death toll to 41, police and news reports said. Scores of people remained missing from the accident...

Typhoon heroes: 5 Filipino rescuers drown in flooded village

Sep. 26, 2022 08:51 AM EDT

SAN MIGUEL, Philippines (AP) — Typhoon Noru left a trail of destruction in northern Philippine provinces on Monday with at least eight people dead, including a group of rescuers who were scrambling to save villagers trapped in floodwaters, officials said. Five government rescuers...

Boat capsize in Bangladesh kills at least 24 Hindu pilgrims

Sep. 25, 2022 21:33 PM EDT

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — A boat carrying about 100 Hindu pilgrims capsized Sunday in a river in northern Bangladesh, leaving at least 24 people dead, police said. The overcrowded boat overturned in the afternoon while returning from a Hindu temple on the other side of the River...

Chinese survivors had no food, water on sinking boat

Sep. 24, 2022 21:17 PM EDT

SIHANOUKVILLE, Cambodia (AP) — Chinese survivors from a boat that sank near a Cambodian island, killing three people and leaving eight missing, said they embarked on what they believed would be a short-term fishing job and ended up without food and water aboard the vessel and their belongings...

Coast Guard works to remove sunken ships from Columbia River

Sep. 24, 2022 13:51 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Two ships that have been abandoned in the Columbia river for years are being removed and the U.S. Coast Guard is working with state agencies to clean up the fuel and oil that leaked from the vessels. The ships — a Navy tug called the Sakarissa and a Coast...