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Determined Volunteers Still Search for Missing Capsized Ship

COCODRIE, La. (AP) — The volunteers gather around a map, suntanned fingers tracing over the bayous, lakes and islands where they’ll search. They talk about where they’ve already been and where they’ll go today. They make sure everyone has food …

Halfway Done, Georgia Shipwreck Demolition Has Months to Go

BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — Demolition of a cargo ship that overturned on the Georgia coast reached the halfway mark Monday as a towering crane lifted the vessel’s engine room section away from the rest of the shipwreck for removal by …

Crews Remove 3rd Giant Chunk of Shipwreck Off Georgia Coast

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Salvage crews cutting a wrecked cargo ship into giant chunks along the Georgia coast Tuesday lifted away the third big section to be severed from the vessel since demolition began four months ago. The South Korean …

Demolition Starts on Big Ship Stranded 14 Months Off Georgia

SAVANNAH, Ga. — Using a heavy anchor chain like a saw, a towering crane Friday began cutting apart a cargo ship that’s been stranded on the Georgia coast since it overturned nearly 14 months ago. Demolition of the South Korean …

Coast Guard Rescues 14 From Sinking Boats in Washington, Michigan

The U.S. Coast Guard rescued 14 people from sinking boats last week — 10 from northern Michigan’s Grand Traverse Bay and four from off the coast of Washington state. In Michigan, the Coast Guard said it dispatched a rescue boat …

Judge Won’t Halt Salvage of Capsized Ship on Georgia Coast

SAVANNAH, Ga. — A federal judge ruled she will not halt removal of a capsized cargo ship along the Georgia coast while a salvage company that lost the job to a competitor sues the U.S. Coast Guard. The decision by …

Judge Questions Plan to Remove Capsized Ship in Huge Chunks

SAVANNAH, Ga. — A federal judge Friday ordered attorneys for the U.S. Coast Guard and a maritime salvage company to answer detailed questions about plans to remove an overturned cargo ship on the Georgia coast by sawing it into eight …

Cargo Ship Stuck in Sand Could Remain in Sea for Many Months

A cargo ship that capsized off the Georgia coast could remain in the sea for the next year. That’s the long-range outlook of Coast Guard Cmdr. Matt Baer, a member of the Unified Command tasked with removing the ship that …

Experts Search for Source of Imbalance, a Key to Why Ship Overturned

SAVANNAH, Ga. — As authorities try to answer why a cargo ship carrying 4,200 vehicles overturned on the Georgia coast, maritime experts say investigators will be looking for shifting cargo or other problems that upset the giant vessel’s balance enough …

Personal Injury Lawyers Pounce on Cruise Ship Disaster

Soon after Mitchell Proner, a New York personal-injury lawyer, heard about the capsizing of the Costa Concordia off the coast of Italy, he sprang into action. Proner, who specializes in motorcycle-accident lawsuits, has never litigated a maritime case. But he …