Search and rescue efforts

Migrants get their hair shaved aboard the Ocean Viking humanitarian rescue ship, in the Mediterranean Sea, Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019. Eighty-two rescued migrants remain on board the humanitarian rescue ship waiting for a European country to give them permission to disembark. (AP Photo/Renata Brito)
September 14, 2019 - 1:27 am
ABOARD THE OCEAN VIKING (AP) — A charity rescue boat with 82 migrants aboard says it has been given permission to dock at a tiny Italian island. Ocean Viking's crew said Saturday that Italian authorities instructed the ship to sail to Lampedusa island. The Ocean Viking, which had appealed for days...
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A car lies in the mud after a flood in San Jose, Almeria in south-eastern Spain, Friday Sept. 13, 2019. Spanish authorities say that heavy storms in the southeast have claimed another victim, bringing the death toll from the extremely bad weather to three. (AP Photo/Serge Carthwright)
September 13, 2019 - 4:39 am
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Record rainfall flooding towns and washing away vehicles in southeastern Spain claimed another victim Friday, bringing the weather-related death toll to three, authorities said. The town hall of the city of Almeria, on the Mediterranean coast, said a person was trapped in a...
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In this image released by the U.S. Coast Guard shows a crew member of the cargo ship Golden Ray as he is helped off the capsized ship Monday, Sept. 9, 2019 off St. Simons Island, Ga. A fire broke out aboard the ship early Sunday, listing it to the side and blocking the shipping channel. (U.S. Coast Guard via AP)
September 10, 2019 - 8:54 am
JEKYLL ISLAND, Ga. (AP) — The Latest on The Latest on an overturned cargo ship off the coast of Georgia (all times local): 11:50 a.m. The head of a company whose salvage workers rescued four crew members from a capsized ship off the Georgia coast says the men survived "hellish conditions" perched...
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Rescuers work near the stern of the vessel Golden Ray as it lays on its side near the Moran tug boat Dorothy Moran, Monday, Sept. 9, 2019, in Jekyll Island, Ga. Coast Guard rescuers have made contact with four South Korean crew members trapped inside the massive cargo ship off the coast of Georgia. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton)
September 10, 2019 - 5:52 am
JEKYLL ISLAND, Ga. (AP) — Now that four crewmembers trapped inside a cargo ship capsized off Georgia's coast have been pulled to safety, the U.S. Coast Guard says it's focused on safely removing the massive vessel while protecting the environment. Coast Guard rescuers pulled the four South Korean...
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Migrants are transferred onto a dinghy from a 14-meter sailboat Josefa, run by the group Resqship, after being rescued near the Bouri Oil Fields, to be taken onto the humanitarian ship Ocean Viking, in the Mediterranean Sea, late Monday, Sept. 9, 2019. Thirty-four migrants including women and the small child who were rescued by the German sailboat have been successfully taken aboard the humanitarian ship in international waters north of Libya despite a thunderstorm. (AP Photo/Renata Brito)
September 10, 2019 - 2:36 am
ABOARD THE OCEAN VIKING (AP) — Thirty-four migrants including women and a small child who had been rescued by a German sailboat were successfully transferred to a larger humanitarian ship during a thunderstorm in international waters north of Libya. The transfer happened late Monday about 120...
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People are shown on Jekyll Island's Driftwood Beach as the Golden Ray cargo ship is capsized in the background, off the Georgia coast, Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019. (AP Photo/Terry Dickson)
September 09, 2019 - 8:08 am
ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. (AP) — The Latest on an overturned cargo ship off the coast of Georgia (all times local): 11 a.m. The U.S. Coast Guard says rescuers have drilled through the hull of an overturned cargo ship and made contact with four missing crew members stuck inside. Lt. Lloyd Heflin tells...
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People are shown on Jekyll Island's Driftwood Beach as the Golden Ray cargo ship is capsized in the background, off the Georgia coast, Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019. (AP Photo/Terry Dickson)
September 08, 2019 - 5:00 pm
ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. (AP) — Rescuers scoured the Georgia coast on Sunday for four missing crew members of a cargo ship that overturned and caught fire, but the efforts ran into trouble amid the flames and instability of the ship, the U.S. Coast Guard said. The Golden Ray cargo ship's problems...
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A migrant waves his hand in the air from on a blue rubber boat some 14 nautical miles from the coast of Libya in Mediterranean Sea, Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019. Humanitarian groups SOS Mediterranee and Doctors Without Borders have successfully rescued 50 migrants and brought them aboard the Ocean Viking. (AP Photo/Renata Brito)
September 08, 2019 - 10:45 am
ABOARD THE OCEAN VIKING (AP) — Humanitarian groups SOS Mediterranee and Doctors Without Borders rescued 50 migrants on Sunday from a rubber dinghy off Libya's coast and brought them aboard their charity ship, Ocean Viking. An AP journalist aboard the Norwegian-flagged Ocean Viking witnessed the...
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FILE - In this Sept. 2, 2019, file photo, provided by the Santa Barbara County Fire Department, a dive boat is engulfed in flames after a deadly fire broke out aboard the commercial scuba diving vessel off the Southern California Coast. The owners of the dive boat where 34 people perished in a fire off the coast of Southern California filed a legal action in federal court Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019, to head off potentially costly lawsuits. Truth Aquatics Inc., which owned the Conception, filed the action in Los Angeles under a pre-Civil War provision of maritime law that allows it to limit its liability. (Santa Barbara County Fire Department via AP, File)
September 08, 2019 - 10:07 am
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — Authorities served search warrants Sunday at the Southern California company that owned the scuba diving boat that caught fire and killed 34 people last week. Agents with the FBI, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and other agencies searched Truth...
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In this photo provided by the U.S. Coast Guard, the Golden Ray cargo ship lists to one side near a port on the Georgia coast, early Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019. The ship, carrying vehicles, was being evacuated after sharply listing. The U.S. Coast Guard said the vessel was leaving Brunswick when it somehow turned drastically sideways early Sunday. (U.S. Coast Guard via AP)
September 08, 2019 - 7:36 am
BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — The Latest on vessel overturned off Georgia coast (all times local): 10:35 a.m. The U.S. Coast Guard says rescuers are looking for four crew members who are unaccounted for after a vessel overturned near a Georgia port. The Golden Ray cargo ship ran into trouble early Sunday...
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