Maritime accidents

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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In this photo released by Los Angeles Sheriff Department Special Enforcement Bureau their dive team assists San Bernardino County Sheriffs in the search for three missing persons in the Colorado river Monday, Sept. 3, 2018, north of Lake Havasu, near Topock, Ariz. The body of a California woman who was among four people missing after two boats collided on the river was found Monday, authorities said. Christine Lewis, 51, of Visalia, Calif., was discovered in a section of the river along the California-Arizona border, Mohave County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Anita Mortensen said. (Los Angeles Sheriff Department Special Enforcement Bureau via AP)
September 03, 2018 - 10:33 pm
MOABI REGIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — The body of a California woman who was among four people missing after two boats collided on the Colorado River was found Monday, authorities said. Christine Lewis, 51, of Visalia was discovered in a section of the river along the California-Arizona border, Mohave...
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A man fishes in front of docked ferries during seamen's unions strike at the port of Piraeus, near Athens, Monday, Sept. 3, 2018. Ferries are due to be halted by a 24-hour strike Monday, as unions seek the return of benefits and pay scales scrapped or frozen during eight years of international bailouts that ended in late August. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)
September 03, 2018 - 4:36 am
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Thousands of travelers have been stranded on Greece's islands due to a strike by ferry crews seeking higher pay and tax breaks. The main PNO crew union is meeting to decide whether to extend the one-day strike, which will normally run until early Tuesday. Ferry companies have...
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September 03, 2018 - 2:34 am
MOABI REGIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a boat collision on the Colorado River (all times local): 10:03 a.m. Authorities say four people are missing after two boats crashed on the Colorado River, ejecting more than a dozen people who were on board. The Mohave County Sheriff's Office said...
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September 02, 2018 - 5:38 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A kayak ride on Lake Superior that ended in the deaths of four Wisconsin family members would have been difficult even for experienced paddlers, officials say. Bob Krumenaker, superintendent of the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, told the Star Tribune of Minneapolis for a...
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Map locates where boats collide on Colorado River.; 2c x 3 inches; 96.3 mm x 76 mm;
September 02, 2018 - 5:34 pm
MOABI REGIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — Four people are missing after two boats crashed and sunk on the Colorado River, ejecting more than a dozen people who were on board, authorities said Sunday. A recreational boat carrying 10 people and another vessel with six people on board collided head-on...
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