Latest Maritime accidents News

Navy probe finds major failures in fire that destroyed ship

Oct. 19, 2021 20:26 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Navy report has concluded there were sweeping failures by commanders, crew members and others that fueled the July 2020 arson fire that destroyed the USS Bonhomme Richard, calling the massive five-day blaze in San Diego preventable and unacceptable. ...

2 migrants dead, 21 missing off Tunisia in shipwreck

Oct. 17, 2021 11:16 AM EDT

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — At least two migrants died and 21 have disappeared after their boat capsized Sunday off the Tunisian coast in the Mediterranean Sea, Tunisian officials said. Seven others were rescued. According to the spokesman at the court in Mahdia, a Tunisian...

Tanker truck rolls over near Boston spilling diesel fuel

Oct. 13, 2021 14:06 PM EDT

REVERE, Mass. (AP) — A tanker truck carrying 10,000 gallons of diesel fuel rolled onto its side near Boston early Wednesday morning, spilling fuel into environmentally sensitive areas and blocking a major intersection, officials said. No one was injured when the truck...

US Navy helicopter, human remains recovered off California

Oct. 12, 2021 16:53 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The remains of five people and the wreckage of a U.S. Navy helicopter that crashed in the Pacific Ocean off California have been recovered, the Navy said in a statement Tuesday. The MH-60S helicopter, its two pilots and three other sailors were lost in...

Lighthouse to allow visitors again for Fitzgerald memorial

Oct. 11, 2021 10:57 AM EDT

BEAVER BAY, Minn. (AP) — A Lake Superior lighthouse plans to welcome visitors back for an annual memorial honoring the sailors who died when the Edmund Fitzgerald sank. Every Nov. 10, the day the ship sank in a gale in 1975, the Split Rock Lighthouse just south of...

Coast Guard searches for missing canoeist

Oct. 10, 2021 19:16 PM EDT

The Coast Guard searched in the vicinity of Portsmouth Island in Ocracoke Inlet in North Carolina on Sunday for a 27-year-old woman who is missing after a canoe capsized. The search began after a 911 call was received about 4:15 p.m. on Saturday of a capsized canoe with...

More than 100 dead or missing after boat accident in Congo

Oct. 09, 2021 14:42 PM EDT

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — More than 100 people are dead or missing after a boat accident earlier this week on the Congo River in the country’s northwest, officials said Saturday. The tragedy took place overnight Monday into Tuesday near the town of Bumba in the...

NTSB: Engine-room-only fuel shutoff valves let fire spread

Oct. 09, 2021 09:15 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Fuel shutoff valves outside the engine room might have stopped a fire that destroyed a shrimp boat after an explosion off Louisiana last year, federal investigators say. Other shrimpers saw the smoke and rescued all four people from the Master Dylan....

Murdaugh friend has law license suspended in South Carolina

Oct. 08, 2021 17:25 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The South Carolina Supreme Court on Friday temporarily suspended the law license of an attorney who was a college friend of Alex Murdaugh and has been sued over his work on the disputed estate of Murdaugh's housekeeper. A different lawsuit said...

Damaged US sub in port after collision in South China Sea

Oct. 08, 2021 12:05 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. Navy nuclear-powered submarine that was damaged in a collision with an unknown underwater object in the South China Sea last weekend has arrived in port at Guam, the Navy said Friday. No further details about the circumstances of the collision...