Maritime accidents

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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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 - 9:14 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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January 01, 2019 - 6:21 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard says good Samaritans on nearby merchant vessels rescued 16 members of the crew of a Panamanian car carrier heading from Japan to Hawaii that caught fire in the Pacific Ocean. The Coast Guard said Sunday three of the remaining five crew members of the Sincerity...
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December 31, 2018 - 5:33 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — A Panamanian car carrier heading from Japan to Hawaii caught fire in the Pacific Ocean, with some crew members abandoning the ship and the U.S. Coast Guard and other vessels heading to its rescue Monday. The Coast Guard said in a statement that crew members launched a life raft and...
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December 20, 2018 - 10:06 am
MADRID (AP) — Spain's Supreme Court has ruled that the captain and the insurer of the Prestige oil tanker must pay more than 1.5 billion euros ($1.7 billion) in compensation for Spain's biggest environmental disaster, when the vessel sank in 2002. The court said in a statement Thursday that captain...
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A crew member of a cargo ship that ran aground carrying a suitcase is rescued with the help of a winch system extended from the shore, off the Black Sea coast of Sile, Turkey, Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018. Turkish coastal safety teams have rescued 16 crew members from the in a dramatic operation that lasted several hours.The Comoros-flagged ship, Natalia, ran aground in rough seas early on Wednesday en route to Istanbul from Russia.(Akin Celiktas/DHA via AP)
December 19, 2018 - 11:22 am
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish coastal emergency teams have rescued 16 crew members from a cargo ship that ran aground off the Black Sea coast of Sile in a dramatic operation that lasted several hours. The Comoros-flagged ship, Natalia, ran aground in rough seas early Wednesday en route to Istanbul...
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Tugs manoeuvre the Kuzma Minin, a 16,000-tonne Russian cargo ship, as attempts are made to refloat it after it ran aground off Gyllyngvase Beach in Falmouth, south west England, Tuesday Dec. 18, 2018. (Ben Birchall/PA via AP)
December 18, 2018 - 7:20 am
LONDON (AP) — A Russian cargo ship with 18 crew members on board has run aground off the coast of Falmouth, Cornwall, in southwest England, following bad weather. A spokeswoman for Britain's Maritime and Coastguard Agency said the 180-meter (590 foot) vessel "dragged her anchor and grounded" on the...
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Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, left, leads the National Security and Defence Council meeting in Kiev, Ukraine, Friday, Nov. 30, 2018. Ukraine's president says that the country has barred Russian men between 16 and 60 from traveling to the country. The move comes as the long-simmering conflict between the two nations escalated in the Black Sea on Sunday. President Petro Poroshenko has tweeted that the restrictions on Russian travelers have been taken in order to prevent the Russians from forming "private armies" fighting on Ukrainian soil. (Mykhailo Markiv, Presidential Press Service via AP, Pool)
November 30, 2018 - 7:06 am
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Russia-Ukraine tensions (all times local): 4 p.m. Hungary's Prime Minister Viktor Orban says his country is supporting Ukraine in the latest escalation of tensions with Russia. Speaking through a translator in Prague after meeting his Czech counterpart Andrej Babis on...
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In this image taken from video released by the Russia's Federal Security Service taken from a Russian Coast Guard vessel purporting to show an incident between the Russian coast guard and a Ukrainian tugboat, in the Kerch Strait on Sunday Nov. 25, 2018. Russia said three Ukrainian vessels made an unauthorised passage through Russian territorial waters, while Ukraine alleged that one of its boats was rammed by a Russian coast guard vessel. (Russia's Federal Security Service via AP)
November 27, 2018 - 7:11 am
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on tensions between Russia and Ukraine (all times local): 4:10 p.m. Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid says a Russian attack on Ukrainian military vessels constitutes "war in Europe." Kaljulaid says this "will not, shall not and cannot ever again be accepted as business as...
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Ukrainian Ambassador the the United Nations Volodymyr Yelchenko speaks during a security council meeting about the escalating tensions between the Ukraine and Russia at United Nations headquarters, Monday, Nov. 26, 2018. Russian border guards opened fire on three Ukrainian vessels in the Kerch Strait near the Russia-occupied Crimean peninsula, raising the prospect of a full-scale military confrontation. The incident comes on the back of a four-and-a-half year long proxy conflict in eastern Ukraine. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
November 26, 2018 - 12:42 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on tensions between Russia and Ukraine (all times local): 9:40 p.m. Ukraine's Ambassador to the United Nations is warning that rising tensions with Russia "constitute a clear threat to international peace and security." Volodymyr Yelchenko told a United Nations Security...
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