Maritime accidents

January 17, 2021 - 2:41 pm
AUCKLAND, New Zealand (AP) — United States challenger American Magic is assessing the extent of damage to its race yacht Patriot, which capsized and came close to sinking during racing Sunday in the America’s Cup challengers series. Skipper Terry Hutchinson said American Magic is confident of...
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January 17, 2021 - 9:57 am
ISTANBUL (AP) — A cargo ship sank off Turkey's Black Sea coast on Sunday, leaving at least three people dead, Turkish authorities said. Six others were rescued. The transport ministry said the Palau-flagged ship named Arvin had anchored off the port of Bartin in northern Turkey due to bad weather,...
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January 04, 2021 - 2:56 pm
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Rescue workers in Colombia are trying to locate more than 20 migrants whose boat sank as it tried to reach Panama. The sinking was reported on Monday by officials in Acandi, a municipality along the Gulf of Uraba, an inlet of the Caribbean sea that is lined by dense jungle...
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In this photo released by Alexander Kokorin, fishing trawler Onega is moored in Arkhangelsk, Russia, Oct. 31, 2020. Russian emergency officials say a Russian fishing trawler has sank in the northern Barents Sea and 17 of its crew have gone missing. They say two crew members have been rescued. The Russian Investigative Committee said the vessel with 19 crew on board capsized and sank on Monday morning, Dec. 28, 2020. (Alexander Kokorin via AP)
December 28, 2020 - 6:16 am
MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian fishing trawler sank Monday in the northern Barents Sea and 17 of its crew are still missing, emergency officials said. Two other crew members have been rescued. According to a statement by the Russian Investigative Committee, the vessel with 19 crew members on board...
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FILE - In this Sep. 9, 2020 file photo, migrants from different nationalities, mainly from Somalia, Egypt and Morocco, but also from Libya, Sierra Leone, Ivory Coat, Bangladesh, Senegal, Syria, Palestine, Benin and Tunisia, including 14 minors and 4 women, rest on board the Spanish NGO Open Arms vessel after being rescued in international waters, in the Central Mediterranean sea. Tunisian authorities say 20 African migrants have been found dead after their boat, which was trying to reach Europe, sank in the Mediterranean Sea. Five survivors were rescued Thursday, Dec. 24, 2020 and authorities are searching for up to 20 others believed missing. (AP Photo/Santi Palacios, File)
December 24, 2020 - 8:38 am
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — About 20 African migrants were found dead Thursday after their smuggling boat sank in the Mediterranean Sea while trying to reach Europe, Tunisian authorities said. Five survivors were rescued and the Tunisian navy is searching for up to 20 others still believed missing...
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December 18, 2020 - 9:57 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Sweden said Friday it wants divers to inspect the wreck of one of Europe’s deadliest peacetime maritime disasters, the sinking of a ferry in the Baltic Sea in 1994 that killed 852 people, in order to probe claims of a large hole in the hull. A 1997 report had concluded...
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This undated photo released by AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHER SG shows the Singapore-flagged oil tanker BW Rhine. The BW Rhine suffered an explosion early Monday, Dec. 14, 2020 after being hit by "an external source," off Saudi Arabia's port city of Jiddah, a shipping company said. The apparent attack on the oil tanker marks the fourth assault targeting Saudi energy infrastructure in a month. (Tommy Chia/AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHER SG via AP)
December 14, 2020 - 6:33 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — An oil tanker off Saudi Arabia's port city of Jiddah suffered an explosion early Monday after being hit by “an external source,” a shipping company said, suggesting another vessel has come under attack off the kingdom amid its yearslong war in Yemen. The apparent...
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Clark McIlvain and Kathleen McIlvain hold a photo of their son, Charles McIlvain, at their home on Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020, in Woodland Hills, Calif. Charles McIlvain was one of 34 people killed when dive boat Conception caught fire and sank off the coast of California on Sept. 2, 2019. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)
December 04, 2020 - 5:52 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The snapshots tell the story of a big man with a big, beaming grin. The McIlvain family passes around the pictures, laughing over their son Charlie's antics captured through the years: Charlie as a youngster camping with a backpack bigger than him, Charlie cheesing for the camera...
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FILE - In this Sept. 2, 2019, file photo provided by the Santa Barbara County Fire Department, the dive boat Conception is engulfed in flames after a deadly fire broke out aboard the commercial scuba diving vessel off the Southern California Coast. The captain of a scuba diving boat that caught fire and sank off the coast of California last year, killing 34 people who were trapped below deck, was indicted Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020, on federal manslaughter charges for one of the deadliest maritime disasters in recent U.S. history. (Santa Barbara County Fire Department via AP, File)
December 01, 2020 - 9:01 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The captain of a scuba diving boat that caught fire and sank off the coast of California last year, killing 34 people who were trapped below deck, was indicted Tuesday on federal manslaughter charges for one of the deadliest maritime disasters in recent U.S. history. Jerry Boylan...
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FILE - In this file photo dated Nov. 18, 1994 , the front section of the passenger ferry Estonia is lifted from the sea at Uto near the town Turku in south-western Finland, that killed 852 people. Swedish authorities said Friday Nov. 27, 2020, they need more information to reassess whether to reopen the case after a television documentary showed a huge hole in the hull, fuelling speculation of a possible explosion on board. ( Jaako Avikainen/Lehtikuva, FILE via AP)
November 27, 2020 - 9:19 am
STOCKHOLM (AP) — Swedish authorities said Friday they need more information before deciding whether to reopen the case of a 1994 ferry sinking in the Baltic that killed 852 people, in one of Europe's deadliest peacetime disasters at sea. A TV documentary aired Sept. 28 on the M/S Estonia includes...
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