Maritime accidents

October 22, 2018 - 3:40 am
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's state-run news agency says coast guards have rescued some 20 people after a boat carrying migrants sank off Turkey's Aegean Sea coast. Two of the migrants later died in the hospital. Anadolu Agency said the boat, believed to be carrying around 30 people, sank early...
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October 21, 2018 - 6:51 am
LONDON (AP) — A ferry has collided with at least two yachts and ran aground while trying to berth at a harbor on the Isle of Wight off southern England. The ferry company Red Funnel said the ferry is "aground but is watertight." The coast guard said 56 passengers onboard are safe and well, but...
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October 13, 2018 - 5:12 am
THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — The Latest on Europe's migrant crisis (all times local): 12:10 p.m. Spain's maritime rescue service says it recovered the bodies of three migrants and feared that another 17 were missing in the Mediterranean Sea. The service says that its rescue craft found the three...
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In this image made from video and provided by SevereStudios.com, damage from Hurricane Michael is seen in Mexico Beach, Fla. on Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018. Search-and-rescue teams fanned out across the Florida Panhandle to reach trapped people in Michael's wake Thursday as daylight yielded scenes of rows upon rows of houses smashed to pieces by the third-most powerful hurricane on record to hit the continental U.S. (SevereStudios.com via AP)
October 11, 2018 - 8:19 pm
PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — The devastation inflicted by Hurricane Michael came into focus Thursday with rows upon rows of homes found smashed to pieces, and rescue crews struggling to enter stricken areas in hopes of accounting for hundreds of people who may have stayed behind. At least three deaths...
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In this Jan. 31, 2016 photo Lieutenant Kyriakos Papadopoulos steers the Hellenic Coastguard boat into the Mytilene port , bringing in dozens of refugees and migrants that were trying to cross from Turkey coast to the Greek island of Lesbos. Greek authorities says that Papadopoulos credited with saving thousands of lives off the eastern Aegean island of Lesbos at the height of Europe's migration crisis has died aged 44. (AP Photo/Nikolia Apostolou)
October 10, 2018 - 12:26 pm
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The Latest on Europe's response to mass migration: (all times local): 7 p.m. A woman whose rescue fueled outrage at Italy's efforts to have Libya's coast guard bring migrants back has written to her Spanish rescuers and assured them she is being taken care of. The Cameroonian...
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The undated photo provided in the photo library on the website of DFDS shows the vessel Regina Seaways. The ferry with 294 passengers on board was stranded in the Baltic Sea on Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018 after an engine breakdown. The malfunction aboard the Regina Seaways produced smoke, which triggered the ship's fire extinguishing system in the engine room, DFDS said in a statement. (DFDS A/S via AP)
October 02, 2018 - 4:23 pm
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A ferry stranded in the Baltic Sea for about six hours with an estimated 300 people on board safely reached its destination Tuesday night, the Lithuanian port of Klaipeda, port authorities said. The ferry, operated by Copenhagen-based DFDS Seaways, was in international...
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The undated photo provided in the photo library on the website of DFDS shows the vessel Regina Seaways. The ferry with 294 passengers on board was stranded in the Baltic Sea on Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018 after an engine breakdown. The malfunction aboard the Regina Seaways produced smoke, which triggered the ship's fire extinguishing system in the engine room, DFDS said in a statement. (DFDS A/S via AP)
October 02, 2018 - 10:55 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The Latest on stranded ferry in the Baltic Sea (all times local): 4:50 p.m. Finnish and Swedish weather forecasts for the southeastern part of the Baltic Sea say there are gale force winds, rain showers, with poor visibility and risk of thunder storms in the region...
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September 26, 2018 - 4:17 pm
RABAT, Morocco (AP) — A Moroccan woman killed after the North African kingdom's navy opened fire on a boat carrying her and two dozen other migrants was buried on Wednesday, a day after she was shot. The victim, who had been studying law, died before reaching a hospital, said Mohamed Benaissa, the...
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A woman cries beside the body of her sister, a victim of the MV Nyerere passenger ferry, as she awaits transportation for burial on Ukara Island, Tanzania Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018. The death toll soared past 200 on Saturday while officials said a survivor was found inside the capsized ferry and search efforts were ending to focus on identifying bodies, two days after the Lake Victoria disaster. (AP Photo/Andrew Kasuku)
September 22, 2018 - 2:15 pm
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The death toll soared past 200 while a survivor was found inside a capsized Tanzania ferry two days after the Lake Victoria disaster, officials said Saturday, while search efforts were ending to focus on identifying bodies. The survivor, an engineer, was found near the engine...
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Rescuers retrieve a body from the water near Ukara Island in Lake Victoria, Tanzania Friday, Sept. 21, 2018. The death toll rose above 100 after the passenger ferry MV Nyerere capsized on Lake Victoria, Tanzania state radio reported Friday, while a second day of rescue efforts raced the setting sun. (AP Photo)
September 21, 2018 - 4:26 pm
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Hundreds of solemn people watched Friday as body after body was pulled from a capsized ferry that Tanzanian authorities said was badly overcrowded and upended in the final stretch before reaching shore. The death toll was above 130 but horrified witnesses feared that would...
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