Maritime accidents

The Kerch bridge is seen blocked for ships entrance, near Kerch, Crimea, Sunday, Nov. 25, 2018. A Russian coast guard vessel rammed a Ukrainian navy tugboat near Crimea, damaging the ship's engines and hull, the Ukrainian navy said Sunday. (AP Photo)
November 25, 2018 - 2:13 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — The Ukrainian navy said Sunday that Russia's coast guard opened fire on Ukrainian vessels in the Black Sea following a tense standoff off the coast of the Crimean Peninsula, wounding two crew members. Russia didn't immediately comment on the claims. Ukraine's navy said that two of its...
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Ugandan police carry away a body of one of the victims of a boat which capsized in Lake Victoria near the capital, Kampala, Uganda, Sunday, Nov. 25, 2018. Police say dozens died when the boat, which was carrying more than 90 passengers on a pleasure cruise, capsized Saturday evening. (AP Photo/Stephen Wandera)
November 25, 2018 - 10:52 am
MUKONO, Uganda (AP) — Ugandan divers retrieved 31 bodies and expected to find more in a capsized vessel in Lake Victoria, making it one of the country's worst maritime disasters and prompting the president to call for more stringent safety regulations. The vessel was believed to be overcrowded with...
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In this image taken from video a ferry carrying dozens of passengers crashes into a dock at San Francisco's famed Ferry Building on Friday, Nov. 23, 2018. (Tiffany Dennis via AP)
November 24, 2018 - 11:37 am
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Coast Guard is investigating what caused a ferry boat to crash twice into docks at San Francisco's famed Ferry Building, slightly injuring two people aboard. Coast Guard spokesman Chris Shih says investigators are looking into mechanical issues and other factors that led to...
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In this October 2018 photo, American adventurer John Allen Chau, right, stands for a photograph with Founder of Ubuntu Football Academy Casey Prince, 39, in Cape Town, South Africa, days before he left for in a remote Indian island of North Sentinel Island, where he was killed. Chau, who kayaked to the remote island populated by a tribe known for shooting at outsiders with bows and arrows, has been killed, police said Wednesday, Nov. 21. Officials said they were working with anthropologists to recover the body. (AP Photo/Sarah Prince)
November 23, 2018 - 1:21 pm
NEW DELHI (AP) — The young American, paddling his kayak toward a remote Indian island whose people have resisted the outside world for thousands of years, believed God was helping him dodge the authorities. "God sheltered me and camouflaged me against the coast guard and the navy," John Allen Chau...
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The Norwegian frigate "KNM Helge Ingstad" lays partially submerged in the sea near Bergen, western Norway, Tuesday Nov. 13, 2018. The frigate capsized after collision with a tank ship "Sola TS", on Nov. 8 2018. (Marit Hommedal/NTB scanpix via AP)
November 13, 2018 - 6:45 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — One of Norway's Navy frigates has almost completely gone under water after an oil tanker rammed into it last week and tore a large hole in its side, authorities said Tuesday. Rear Adm. Nils Andreas Stensoenes, the head of Norway's navy, said several of the wires used to...
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Tim Garrison, right, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, speaks during a press conference on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018 in Springfield, Mo., about the indictments against Kenneth Scott McKee, the captain of a duck boat that sank on Table Rock Lake in July, killing 17 people. (Andrew Jansen/The Springfield News-Leader via AP)
November 08, 2018 - 2:35 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The captain of a tourist boat that sank in southwest Missouri and killed 17 people, including nine members of an Indiana family, didn't tell passengers to put on flotation devices or prepare them to abandon ship even after waves crashed into the boat during a severe storm,...
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November 07, 2018 - 4:13 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States is warning other countries not to allow Iranian oil tankers into their territorial waters or ports, saying such access may run afoul of U.S. sanctions and not only incur penalties, but also result in catastrophic economic and environmental damage should an...
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Customers speak with a money exchanger at his shop in downtown Tehran, Iran, Monday, Nov. 5, 2018. Iran greeted the re-imposition of U.S. sanctions on Monday with air defense drills and a statement from President Hassan Rouhani that the nation faces a "war situation," raising Mideast tensions as America's maximalist approach to the Islamic Republic takes hold. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)
November 06, 2018 - 6:22 am
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The "largest-ever" U.S. sanctions list targeting Iran drew mockery from Iranian officials on Tuesday for including mothballed Boeing 747s, a bank that closed years earlier and a sunken oil tanker that exploded off China months ago. However, the new list of sanctions, which also...
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A member of Indonesian Search and Rescue Agency (BASARNAS) inspects debris recovered from near waters where a Lion Air passenger jet is suspected to crash off, at Tanjung Priok Port in Jakarta, Indonesia Monday, Oct. 29, 2018. A Lion Air flight crashed into the sea just minutes after taking off from Indonesia's capital on Monday in a blow to the country's aviation safety record after the lifting of bans on its airlines by the European Union and U.S. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)
October 29, 2018 - 5:28 am
KARAWANG, Indonesia (AP) — The Latest on the crash of a Lion Air plane in Indonesia (all times local): 5:10 p.m. A search and rescue agency official says he's not expecting any survivors from the Lion Air plane that crashed into seas off Jakarta with 189 people aboard. The operations director at...
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September 26, 2018 - 3:17 pm
RABAT, Morocco (AP) — A Moroccan woman killed after the North African kingdom's navy opened fire on a boat carrying her and two dozen other migrants was buried on Wednesday, a day after she was shot. The victim, who had been studying law, died before reaching a hospital, said Mohamed Benaissa, the...
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