Maritime accidents

June 25, 2019 - 6:36 am
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Former heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko says his boat trip off Spain with family and friends was cut short after a fire broke out on board. The 43-year-old Ukrainian said in a tweet Tuesday the group was evacuated from the motor yacht in the Mediterranean Sea on...
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From left, Malaysia Foreign Minister Saifuddin Abdullah, Myanmar Minister of State for Foreign Affaires Kyaw Tin, Philippines Foreign Affaires Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr., Singapore Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan, Thailand Foreign Minister Don Pramudwinai, Vietnam Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh, Brunei Second Minister of Foreign affaires and Trade Erywan Yusof, and Cambodia Foreign Minister Prak Sokhonn clap after posing for a group photo during the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Foreign Ministers' meeting in Bangkok, Thailand, Saturday, June 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe)
June 22, 2019 - 12:17 am
BANGKOK (AP) — Southeast Asian leaders will commit to conclude a long-delayed regional trade pact this year despite lingering odds to fend off risks from a protracted U.S.-China trade war when they gather for a weekend summit in Thailand. The Chinese sinking of a Philippine boat, which endangered...
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June 20, 2019 - 6:00 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A federal grand jury has indicted two more employees of a company that owns a duck boat that sank on a Missouri lake last summer, killing 17 people. The U.S. attorney's office says the Branson operation's general manager, 36-year-old Curtis Lanham, of Galena, was indicted on...
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June 19, 2019 - 1:13 pm
MADRID (AP) — Spain's maritime rescue service said Wednesday that 22 migrants were missing in the Mediterranean Sea after their boat got into difficulties while crossing from North Africa to southern Europe. A ferry alerted Spanish authorities that it had rescued 27 people from a small boat, the...
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Dark storm clouds gather out at sea off the north east coast as the rain continues to fall over much of the country in England, Friday, June 14, 2019. (Owen Humphreys/PA via AP)
June 16, 2019 - 9:16 am
BERLIN (AP) — Authorities say a tourist has drowned in Switzerland's Lake Geneva after her boat capsized in a driving storm, and another was killed in nearby France after high winds brought down a tree on her campsite. The Swiss news site 20 Minuten reported Sunday the previous day's storm brought...
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FILE: In this June 1, 2019 file photo, Saudi King Salman chairs the Islamic Summit of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. May 31 and June 1 Salman hosts three high-level summits in Mecca, drawing heads of state from across the Middle East and Muslim countries to present a unified Muslim and Arab position on Iran. The monarch called on the international community to use all means to confront Iran and accuses the Shiite power of being behind "terrorist operations" that targeted Saudi oil interests. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil, File)
June 13, 2019 - 8:06 pm
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Latest on Mideast developments amid rising tensions in the Persian Gulf region (all times local): 3:55 p.m. Iran's U.N. Mission is calling for an urgent dialogue among all countries in the Persian Gulf region to ease tensions following attacks on two oil...
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In this photo provided by the Budapest Police and taken on Tuesday, June 11, 2019, the Hableany (Mermaid) tour boat is inspected after being raised out of the Danube River and taken to a Budapest dock, in Budapest. A Budapest court says that the Ukrainian cruise ship captain suspected of responsibility in a deadly collision with a sightseeing boat on the Danube River has been released on bail. The captain's Viking Sigyn collided with the Hableany (Mermaid) on May 29. (Budapest Police via AP)
June 13, 2019 - 9:45 am
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — The Ukrainian cruise ship captain suspected of responsibility in a deadly collision with a sightseeing boat on the Danube River has been released on bail, a Budapest court said Thursday. The Capital City Court said that the captain, identified earlier only as Yuriy C., isn'...
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A crane lifts the sightseeing boat out of the Danube river in Budapest, Hungary, Tuesday, June 11, 2019. Eight people are still missing from the May 29 collision between the Hableany (Mermaid) sightseeing boat and the Viking Sigyn river cruise ship at Budapest's Margit Bridge. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic)
June 11, 2019 - 9:09 am
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Rescue crews raised a sunken tour boat out of the Danube River on Tuesday, shortly after four more bodies were recovered from the vessel involved in a collision with a river cruise ship nearly two weeks ago. A huge floating crane placed the Hableany (Mermaid) on a barge at...
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A crane lifts the sightseeing boat out of the Danube river in Budapest, Hungary, Tuesday, June 11, 2019. Eight people are still missing from the May 29 collision between the Hableany (Mermaid) sightseeing boat and the Viking Sigyn river cruise ship at Budapest's Margit Bridge. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic)
June 11, 2019 - 7:48 am
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — The Latest on the fatal Danube River boating accident in Hungary's capital (all times local): 1:45 p.m. Workers in Hungary have raised out of the Danube River a sunken tour boat involved in a deadly accident last month. A huge floating crane on Tuesday placed the Hableany (...
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A 200-ton lift capacity crane named Clark Adam is pictured after its arrival to Margaret Bridge, the scene of the deadly boat accident in Budapest, Hungary, Friday, June 7, June 2019. A sightseeing boat carrying 33 South Korean tourists was crashed by a large river cruise ship and sank in the River Danube on May 29. The body of seven tourists on board were retrieved on that night, seven tourists survived, 21 persons, including the two Hungarian crews went missing. Twelve more victims have been found and identified since then. (Zoltan Balogh/MTI via AP)
June 07, 2019 - 2:14 pm
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — A huge floating crane has been placed in the heart of Budapest to help raise a sunken tour boat off the floor of the Danube River. Before the crane, which was positioned Friday near Margit Bridge, can be used, wire harnesses have to be installed under the boat. Full...
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