Maritime accidents

People and relatives of victims waiting on the bank of the Tigris river where the ferry sank in Mosul, Iraq, Thursday, March 21, 2019. A ferry overloaded with people celebrating the Kurdish new year sank in the Tigris River near the Iraqi city of Mosul on Thursday, killing dozens of people, mostly women and children, officials said. (AP Photo/Farid Abdulwahed)
March 21, 2019 - 2:08 pm
MOSUL, Iraq (AP) — A ferry overloaded with people celebrating the Kurdish new year and Mother's Day capsized in the Tigris River near the Iraqi city of Mosul on Thursday, killing at least 83 people, including families, officials said. Many of the dead were women and children who could be seen...
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This photo provided on Thursday March 14, 2019 by the Marine Nationale, shows the Grimaldi vessel Grande America on fire in the Bay of Biscay, off the west coast of France, Monday March 11, 2019. French authorities are working to contain an oil spill off the Atlantic Coast after the Italian tanker sank following a fire. French and British rescue teams saved all 27 people aboard the Grande America tanker after it sank Tuesday. (Marine Nationale via AP)
March 14, 2019 - 5:44 am
PARIS (AP) — French authorities are working to contain a fuel spill off the Atlantic Coast after an Italian container ship sank following a fire. French and British rescue teams saved all 27 people aboard the Grande America after it sank Tuesday, according to a French government statement. Images...
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In this Feb. 26, 2019, photo taken by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority near Rennell Island in the Solomon Islands shows the “MV Solomon Trader” ship which ran aground Feb. 5. Australian officials say an environmental disaster is unfolding in the Solomon Islands after the ship ran aground and began leaking oil next to a UNESCO World Heritage site. (The Australian High Commission Solomon Islands via AP)
February 28, 2019 - 11:36 pm
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — An environmental disaster is unfolding in the Pacific after a large ship ran aground and began leaking oil next to a UNESCO World Heritage site in the Solomon Islands, Australian officials said Friday. Footage taken this week shows little progress has been made in...
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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 - 7:52 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Thirty bodies 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. Sixteen survivors were recovered, and the tiny East African nation's coast guard continued a search and rescue...
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January 29, 2019 - 12:37 pm
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The U.N. migration agency says more than 130 migrants are thought to be missing after two boats capsized off the tiny East African nation of Djibouti. A statement says local police have found five bodies so far and search efforts are underway. Witnesses say the boats were...
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In this video grab provided by the Kerch.fm web portal, the two vessels, the Maestro and the Candiy, on fire near the Kerch Strait linking the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov, in Kerch, Crimea, Monday, Jan. 21, 2019. Two Tanzanian-flagged commercial vessels caught fire in the Black Sea, leaving at least 10 sailors dead, Russian officials said, and seven sailors are reported still missing. (Kerch.fm via AP)
January 21, 2019 - 2:35 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — Two Tanzanian-flagged commercial vessels caught fire in the Black Sea, leaving at least 14 sailors dead, Russian officials said Monday. Five other sailors were missing. The Federal Agency for the Sea and River Transport said the fire erupted while fuel was being pumped from one tanker...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2018 filer, the Sea-Watch rescue ship waits off the coast of Malta. A migration official says survivors have told rescuers that up to 117 migrants might have died when a rubber dinghy capsized in the Mediterranean Sea off Libya. Flavio Di Giacomo of International Organization for Migration says three survivors were plucked to safety by an Italian navy helicopter Friday, Jan. 18, 2019 and they say 120 were aboard when the dinghy left Libya. (AP Photo/Rene Rossignaud, File)
January 20, 2019 - 4:48 pm
ROME (AP) — A private rescue boat carrying dozens of migrants said Sunday that for a second day several nations had not given permission for it to enter a safe port, while another vessel filled with panicky migrants and described as taking on water in the southern Mediterranean was helped by a...
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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 - 3:39 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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FILE - In this Dec. 31, 2018 file photo provided by the U.S. Coast Guard, a Coast Guard HC-130 Hercules aircrew flies over the 650-foot Sincerity Ace on fire 1,800 nautical miles northwest of Oahu in the Pacific Ocean. A tugboat has reached the ship abandoned by crew members after it caught fire while transporting automobiles from Japan to Hawaii last week. The Sincerity Ace had 21 crew members on board when the fire started last week. The crew members abandoned the burning vessel, which stretches 650 feet (198 meters). Ships in the area rescued 16. Four were listed as unresponsive in the water. A company spokesman said tugboat crew members who arrived Monday, Jan. 8, 2019, will first try to find the remaining five crew members. (U.S. Coast Guard via AP)
January 08, 2019 - 3:41 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — A tugboat is searching for crew members who weren't rescued when the ship they were on caught fire while transporting automobiles from Japan to Hawaii. The Sincerity Ace had 21 crewmembers on board when the fire started last week. The crewmembers abandoned the burning vessel, which...
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Turkish coast guard and a medic help a crew member after a Panama-flagged vessel, Volgo Balt 214, which sank in rough waters off the Black Sea coastal province of Samsun, Turkey, Monday, Jan. 7, 2019. A cargo ship sank in rough waters off Turkey’s Black Sea coast on Monday, killing six crew members including its captain, officials and media reports said. Seven other crew members were rescued. (DHA via AP)
January 07, 2019 - 7:37 am
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A cargo ship sank in rough waters off Turkey's Black Sea coast on Monday, killing six crew members including its captain, officials and media reports said. Seven other crew members were rescued. Turkish authorities launched a search and rescue mission off the Black Sea coastal...
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