Maritime accidents

Preparations are made to lift the sunk shipwreck at Margaret Bridge, the scene of the deadly boat accident in Budapest, Hungary, Monday, June 10, 2019. A sightseeing boat carrying 33 South Korean tourists was crashed by a large river cruise ship and sank in the River Danube on May 29, 2019. (Tamas Soki/MTI via AP)
June 10, 2019 - 10:56 am
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungarian rescuers say that preparations to raise a sunken tour boat out of the Danube River are mostly finished and the lifting of the wreckage is "not far" from happening. Rescue spokesman Nandor Jasenszky said Monday that wire straps to raise the Hableany (Mermaid) have...
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The cruise liner Norwegian Epic at port in Barcelona, Spain, Sunday June 9, 2019, after a search for a missing Korean passenger in the Mediterranean Sea was called off. The Norwegian cruise operator said Sunday in a Tweet statement that a Korean woman passenger went overboard Saturday during a voyage in the Mediterranean Sea and a search has been called off without her being found. (ATLAS via AP)
June 09, 2019 - 4:32 pm
MADRID (AP) — A cruise ship passenger went overboard during a voyage in the Mediterranean Sea and a search for the missing Korean woman was called off without her being found, the cruise operator said Sunday.. Norwegian Cruise Line tweeted a photographed statement that said the woman went into the...
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A 200-ton lift capacity crane named Clark Adam is pictured after its arrival to Margaret Bridge, the scene of the deadly boat accident in Budapest, Hungary, Friday, June 7, June 2019. A sightseeing boat carrying 33 South Korean tourists was crashed by a large river cruise ship and sank in the River Danube on May 29. The body of seven tourists on board were retrieved on that night, seven tourists survived, 21 persons, including the two Hungarian crews went missing. Twelve more victims have been found and identified since then. (Zoltan Balogh/MTI via AP)
June 07, 2019 - 1:14 pm
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — A huge floating crane has been placed in the heart of Budapest to help raise a sunken tour boat off the floor of the Danube River. Before the crane, which was positioned Friday near Margit Bridge, can be used, wire harnesses have to be installed under the boat. Full...
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FILE - In this Sept. 27, 2002 file photo, the U.S. guided missile cruiser USS Chancellorsville lies at anchor in India's southern port of Cochin. The U.S. and Russian militaries accused each other of unsafe actions on Friday, June 7, 2019, after the USS Chancellorsville and a Russian destroyer came within 165 feet (50 meters) of each other in the East China Sea. (AP Photo, File)
June 07, 2019 - 9:08 am
TOKYO (AP) — The U.S. and Russian militaries accused each other of unsafe actions on Friday after an American guided-missile cruiser and a Russian destroyer came within 165 feet (50 meters) of each other in the East China Sea. The U.S. 7th Fleet said the Russian destroyer put the safety of the USS...
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A power shovel fixed on a pontoon at work, at the scene of a boat accident, on River Danube in Budapest, Hungary, Thursday, June 6, 2019. A Hungarian rescue official says divers are setting up harnesses and lifting points on the sunken tour boat in the Danube River so it can be raised by a massive floating crane. (Zoltan Balogh/MTI via AP)
June 06, 2019 - 4:37 pm
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — The death toll from last week's Danube River crash between a sightseeing boat and a cruise ship has risen by four to 19, Hungarian police said Thursday. Police said the body of a female South Korean tourist was found in Budapest, while the remains of one of the two...
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A cruise ship passes by St. Mark's Square filled with tourists, in Venice, Italy, Sunday, June 2, 2019. Groups that want to ban cruise ships on Venice's busy canals say a collision that injured four tourists has served as a wake-up call. Opponents say cruise ships are out-of-scale for Venice, cause pollution, threaten the lagoon's ecosystem and dangerous. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
June 03, 2019 - 11:28 am
MILAN (AP) — Cruise industry officials have long insisted ship accidents wouldn't happen in Venice's busy Giudecca Canal. They said guiding tugboats and technology would ensure safety. The 65,500-ton cruise ship that crashed into a much smaller riverboat docked in the canal on Sunday proved them...
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Members of the Hungarian anti-terrorist unit steer a boat towards the spot in the Danube river where a sightseeing vessel had capsized in Budapest, Hungary, Monday, June 3, 2019. Hungarian water management authorities said on Sunday, June 2, that the Danube river's high water levels, which have stymied efforts to reach a sunken tour boat where 21 missing people could be trapped, are falling. (AP Photo/Marko Drobnjakovic)
June 03, 2019 - 3:32 am
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Preparations for salvage efforts of a sunken tour boat in the Danube River have resumed in Budapest. A diver could be seen Monday morning entering the water from a pontoon in the river, holding on to a ladder in the river as other adjusted his air hose and other equipment...
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A cruise ship passes by St. Mark's Square filled with tourists, in Venice, Italy, Sunday, June 2, 2019. Groups that want to ban cruise ships on Venice's busy canals say a collision that injured four tourists has served as a wake-up call. Opponents say cruise ships are out-of-scale for Venice, cause pollution, threaten the lagoon's ecosystem and dangerous. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
June 02, 2019 - 2:53 pm
VENICE, Italy (AP) — A towering, out-of-control cruise ship rammed into a dock and a tourist riverboat on a busy Venice canal on Sunday morning, injuring five people, officials said. The collision sparked new calls for placing restrictions on cruise ships in the famed city. The crash happened about...
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The MSC cruise ship Opera is seen after the collision with a tourist boat, in Venice, Italy, Sunday, June 2, 2019. The towering, out-of-control cruise ship rammed into a dock and a tourist river boat on a busy Venice canal on Sunday morning. Italian media reported that at least five people were injured in the crash. The collision happened about 8:30 a.m. on the Giudecca Canal, a major thoroughfare that leads to Saint Mark's Square in the northeastern Italian city. (Andrea Merola/ANSA via AP)
June 02, 2019 - 6:05 am
VENICE, Italy (AP) — The Latest on the cruise ship crashing into a dock and another river boat in a Venice canal (all times local): 1 p.m. MSC Cruises, an international cruise ship line with its headquarters in Geneva, says its ship, the MSC Opera, experienced a mechanical problem Sunday as it was...
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Rescue team members are seen on a barge floating on the Danube river where a sightseeing boat capsized in Budapest, Hungary, Saturday, June 1, 2019. As divers descended Friday into the Danube, Hungarian authorities predicted it would take an extended search to find the 21 people still missing after a boat carrying South Korean tourists was rammed by a cruise ship and sank into the river in Budapest. (AP Photo/Laszlo Balogh)
June 01, 2019 - 3:50 pm
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — A Hungarian judge on Saturday ordered the formal arrest of a captain whose Viking river cruise ship collided with a sightseeing boat on the Danube River, sinking the tourist boat and leaving seven South Koreans dead and 21 other people missing. Authorities said water levels...
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