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Coast Guard: 13 Rescued from Sinking Vessel off Virginia

NORFOLK, Virginia (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard, a crew of scientists and others launched an air and sea mission to rescue 13 people, including a child, from a fishing vessel just moments before it sank in darkness early Friday …

Inquiries Start Into Missing Japan Tourist Boat, With at Least 11 Dead

TOKYO —Inquiries began into what caused the disappearance of a tour boat off Japan’s northern coast as search efforts intensified on Monday to find the vessel and its missing passengers, with the confirmed death toll rising to 11. The “Kazu …

Judge Dismisses Charges for Duck Boat Tragedy

GALENA, Mo. (AP) — A judge on Tuesday dismissed criminal charges against three men prosecuted after a tourist boat sank and killed 17 people during a 2018 Missouri storm. The boat was swamped by waves caused by strong winds shortly …

Fishing Boat Sinks in New Zealand Storm, 4 Dead, 1 Missing

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Rescuers on Monday were continuing to search for one person still missing a day after a chartered fishing boat carrying 10 people sank in a storm off the New Zealand coast. A helicopter rescued five …

Burnt-Out Cargo Ship With Luxury Cars Sinks off Portugal’s Azores

A burnt-out cargo ship carrying thousands of luxury cars, including Porsches and Bentleys, sank on Tuesday off the Portuguese Azores archipelago nearly two weeks after it caught fire, a port official said. Joao Mendes Cabecas, the captain of the nearest …

Preliminary Hearing For 3 Charged in Duck Boat Accident

GALENA, Mo. (AP)–Three men charged after a tourist boat sank in Missouri during a 2018 storm, killing 17 people, were in court Wednesday for a preliminary hearing to determine if the criminal case against them will proceed. Kenneth Scott McKee, …

Settlement in Deadly Crab Boat Sinking Calls For Over $9M

SEATTLE — The owners of a Seattle-managed crab boat have reached a settlement of more than $9 million with two survivors and the families of four crew members who died last year when the Scandies Rose went down in the …

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 …

S.S. Hudson Found 118 Years After Sinking in Lake Superior Gale

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Flags flew at half-mast as the freighter Hudson passed through the Duluth ship canal on a mid-September day just over 118 years ago. The crew of the ship was paying their respects to President William McKinley, …

U.S. Cruise Bookings Fall After Concordia Shipwreck

The frightful images of a sinking Italian cruise ship have scared off some cruise passengers, at least temporarily, during the industry’s peak booking season. Travel agents – who book more than two-thirds of cruise passengers worldwide – have been nervously …