Latest Maritime accidents News

Bodies of 2 fishermen recovered from pond after they drowned

Sep. 15, 2021 08:39 AM EDT

MONTICELLO, Ga. (AP) — Search crews have found the bodies of two fishermen who went missing in a Middle Georgia pond. The men were last seen Monday night, when their boat overturned on the water just south of Monticello, WMAZ-TV reported. Three people went under when...

Report: Officer's error likely caused shipwreck off Georgia

Sep. 14, 2021 17:04 PM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A top officer's errors in calculating the stability of a cargo ship loaded with nearly 4,200 automobiles likely caused the giant vessel to overturn along the Georgia coast, U.S. investigators said in a report Tuesday. The U.S. National...

Iowa State suspends crew club after inquiry into drownings

Sep. 14, 2021 15:08 PM EDT

AMES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa State University has announced that its student crew club must stay off the water at least for now after an inquiry faulted the university and the club's leaders in the drowning deaths of two members. The Ames Tribune reports that Iowa State made...

East Alabama man killed in boating accident on Lake Harding

Sep. 14, 2021 12:17 PM EDT

BEULAH, Ala. (AP) — Authorities are investigating a deadly boat crash on an east Alabama lake. The wreck happened Monday on Lake Harding, just west of the Alabama-Georgia line, WSFA-TV reported. Lee County Coroner Bill Harris identified the victim...

'Shark Tank' star O'Leary's wife not found guilty in crash

Sep. 14, 2021 11:49 AM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — The wife of “Shark Tank” star Kevin O’Leary was been found not guilty Tuesday of charges stemming from in a boat crash that killed two people in central Ontario two years ago. Linda O’Leary was charged with careless operation of a vessel following...

Missing law firm money is 5th investigation into Murdaughs

Sep. 13, 2021 18:43 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — State police have officially opened an investigation into missing money that a law firm said was taken by an attorney from a prominent South Carolina legal family whose wife and son were killed at their home three months ago. Monday's announcement...

Carnival CEO discusses cruise lines, the pandemic, politics

Sep. 13, 2021 09:30 AM EDT

Carnival Corp., once a $21 billion company, saw revenue plunge to zero overnight last year when the pandemic shut down the cruise industry. It's CEO Arnold Donald's job to navigate uncharted waters for the cruise giant, which operates nine brands that span the globe. The...

Coast Guard rescues 3 from sailboat taking on water off NJ

Sep. 12, 2021 16:44 PM EDT

LONG BRANCH, N.J. (AP) — Coast Guard authorities say they rescued three people after a vessel began taking on water off the coast of New Jersey over the weekend. Officials said Monmouth County 911 dispatchers called shortly after 9 a.m. Sunday to report the emergency...

Vessel runs aground, briefly blocking part of Suez Canal

Sep. 09, 2021 13:02 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — A bulk carrier vessel became wedged Thursday in Egypt’s Suez Canal, briefly blocking traffic in one lane of crucial global waterway, Egyptian authorities said. The Suez Canal Authority said in a statement that the Panama-flagged Coral Crystal ran aground...

Coast guard rescues 125 migrants stranded on Italian isle

Sep. 09, 2021 10:01 AM EDT

ROME (AP) — The Italian Coast Guard rescued 125 migrants who were spotted huddling together on the rocky shore of a tiny uninhabited isle at dawn Thursday, after one of their two boats partially sunk near Lampedusa island. The migrants, who included 49 women and 20...