July 16, 2012 |
WASHINGTON - Fearful of a terrorist attack, aU.S. Navyfuel resupply ship that had just passed through the Strait of Hormuz in the Persian Gulf opened fire at a 50-foot fishing boat moving toward it, killing one person and wounding three, U.S. officials said. A security team aboard the Rappahannock, which refuels warships, fired a .50-caliber machine gun Monday after the smaller boat "disregarded warnings and rapidly approached" about 10 miles off Jebel Ali port in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, according to the Navy's 5th Fleet, which is based in neighboring Bahrain.
November 9, 2011
The TLC reality show "19 Kids and Counting" may soon need a new name. Arkansas couple Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar appeared with their burgeoning clan on NBC's "Today" show Tuesday and announced they are expecting their 20th child in April. Michelle Duggar, 45, said she's in good physical shape and that she's not worried, despite complications during her last pregnancy that led to the premature birth of their youngest child two years ago. She said she's made it through her first trimester safely.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 16, 2011 |
The Sunstar is in an Oxnard boatyard, up on screw jacks under a canopy of sun-beaten tarps. The orange wheelhouse is peeling, with scraps of plywood standing in for missing window panes. The blue of the hull is scuffed off along the angles . Spots of fiberglass are coming off in brown lesions. The Herzik brothers are hunkered down in the hold, sanding the corners of two new gas tanks they built of plywood and fiberglass. Terry is the captain, 64 years old, solid, broad-shouldered, a bit craggy from the years of sun and sea. Doug is 61, leaner, smoother, with blond-gray hair and hooded, slightly wary eyes.
June 12, 2010 |
Abby Sunderland, the 16-year-old solo sailor who ran into trouble in the middle of the Indian Ocean this week, has been rescued. Sunderland was reported to be in good health after being plucked from her damaged vessel 2,000 nautical miles off western Australia by the crew of the French fishing ship the Ile De La Reunion at 7.45pm AEST. The crew of the Ile De La Reunion, a considerably larger vessel than Sunderland's Wild Eyes, dispatched a smaller boat to pick her up. The rescue, coordinated by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority's Rescue Coordination Center -- Australia (RCC Australia)
April 4, 2010 |
Heaping more tragedy on an already grieving South Korea, a fishing vessel assisting in the search for 46 crewmen of a sunken naval boat went down Saturday, and the nine on board were presumed dead. As the South Korean coast guard retrieved the bodies of two of the fishermen, divers found the first corpse from the 1,200-ton navy ship Cheonan, which sank late last month after an explosion. Fifty-eight crew members, including the captain, were rescued. The body was discovered near the ship's mess hall, the Joint Chiefs of Staff said.
January 29, 2007 |
The Coast Guard found a fishing vessel missing since Friday night submerged 36 feet in Nantucket Sound. All four crew members were still missing. Coast Guard rescuers said it appeared unlikely the crew would be found alive in the frigid waters. The vessel's lone life raft was found attached to the boat. At the time the 75-foot Lady of Grace went missing, the wind was blowing at more than 30 mph with waves as high as 10 feet.