Boat accidents

May 10, 2019 - 6:44 am
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — A U.N. migration official and Tunisia's state news agency say as many as 70 migrants have drowned when their boat capsized in the Mediterranean Sea and at least 16 other people have been rescued. An official with the International Organization for Migration in Tunisia said the...
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In this Jan. 2019, photo provided by Luisa Garcia, mother of Yubreilys Merchán, shows Merchan in Güiria, Venezuela. Merchán, a 23-year-old hairdresser, survived when the wooden boat carrying her and other Venezuelans, mostly women, sank on its way to Trinidad early Wednesday, April 24, near the Venezuelan island of Patos, 5 miles from a peninsula in the Venezuelan state of Sucre. (Carmen Garcia via AP)
April 27, 2019 - 11:24 am
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — As a small boat packed with Venezuelans capsized in Caribbean coastal waters this week, Yubreilys Merchán found herself with seconds to react. In a desperate bid to survive, the 23-year-old hairdresser stripped off her clothes to lighten her weight before plunging into the...
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April 25, 2019 - 11:29 am
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The Latest on the boat that sank in the Caribbean Sea (all times local): 2:20 p.m. Officials say they're searching for 21 people who are missing after a boat sank in the Caribbean Sea off the shore of Venezuela. Lt. Kerron Valere of the Trinidad and Tobago Coast Guard said...
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April 17, 2019 - 3:29 am
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Congo's president says 150 people are reported missing after a boat sank on Lake Kivu in the country's east. The motorized boat was headed toward the commercial hub of Goma when it sank Monday evening. Many of the victims were believed to be traders who make the journey each...
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Romanian special police troops carry bags of cocaine outside the building of the Directorate for Investigating Organized Crime and Terrorism in Bucharest, Romania, Tuesday, March 26, 2019. Authorities captured over a tone of high purity cocaine with an estimated value of 300 million euros (338 million USD) from a capsized boat in the Danube Delta. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
March 26, 2019 - 9:01 am
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romanian authorities have seized more than a ton of high-grade cocaine stashed on a boat that capsized in the Danube Delta. Police hauled bags of cocaine, with an estimated street value of 300 million euros ($338 million), on Tuesday outside the agency that investigates...
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FILE- In this July 23, 2018, file photo the duck boat that sank on July 19 in Table Rock Lake in Branson, Mo., is raised. The company that owns the boat that sank last summer, killing 17 people, announced Thursday, March 21, 2019, that it won't operate the vessels this year because of the ongoing investigation and will instead open a replacement attraction in the tourist town of Branson. (Nathan Papes/The Springfield News-Leader via AP, File)
March 21, 2019 - 11:18 am
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The company that owns a duck boat that sank on a Missouri lake last summer, killing 17 people, announced Thursday that it won't operate the vessels this year because of the ongoing investigation and will instead open a replacement attraction in the tourist town of Branson...
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Water seeps into the west side of town with sandbags lining the intersection of Ridge Road and Military Avenue in Fremont, Neb., on Saturday, March 16, 2019. The flooding followed days of snow and rain — record-setting, in some places — that swept through the West and Midwest. (Kent Sievers/Omaha World-Herald via AP)
March 17, 2019 - 3:02 am
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Authorities were using boats and large vehicles on Saturday to rescue and evacuate residents in parts of the Midwest where a recent deluge of rainwater and snowmelt was sent pouring over frozen ground, overwhelming creeks and rivers, and killing at least one person. The scramble...
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Rescuers search for survivors on the beach after two boats carrying migrants capsized off the shore near Godoria, in northeast Djibouti Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019. More than 130 migrants were thought to be missing after the two boats capsized Tuesday off the East African nation of Djibouti, the International Organization for Migration said. (International Organization for Migration via AP)
January 30, 2019 - 11:43 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The remains of 52 people have been found after some 130 migrants went missing off Djibouti when two boats capsized in rough waters, the U.N. migration agency said Wednesday, as body bags were laid out on the sand. Sixteen survivors were recovered, and the tiny East African...
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In this Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019 photo, provided by the U.S. Coast Guard, a U.S. Coast Guard boat crew responds to three fishermen in the water after the commercial fishing vessel Mary B II capsized while crossing Yaquina Bay Bar off the coast of Newport, Ore. Authorities say three men were killed when their fishing boat capsized in rough waters off the Oregon coast. (U.S. Coast Guard via AP)
January 10, 2019 - 1:39 am
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A commercial crabbing boat capsized in rough waters off the Oregon coast, killing the three men aboard and sending a shock wave through a seafaring community already struggling from a monthlong delay to the annual crabbing season. The U.S. Coast Guard said the vessel, the Mary...
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Locals clear out supplies from the coastline in preparation for the approaching Tropical Storm Pabuk, Friday, Jan. 4, 2019, in Pak Phanang, in the southern province of Nakhon Si Thammarat, southern Thailand. Rain, winds and surging seawater are striking southern Thailand as a strengthening tropical storm nears coastal villages and popular tourist resorts. (AP Photo/Sumeth Panpetch)
January 04, 2019 - 7:14 am
NAKHON SI THAMMARAT, Thailand (AP) — Rain, wind and surging seawater from a tropical storm buffeted coastal villages and world-famous tourist resorts on southern Thailand's east coast on Friday, knocking down trees and utility poles and flooding roads. One person was reported dead and another...
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