January 16, 1985
A U.S. Air Force helicopter sent to evacuate a sick seaman from a merchant ship crashed on the vessel, killing six crewmen and leaving a seventh missing and presumed dead. The HH-53 helicopter crashed and started a fire aboard the Asian Beauty, a Panamanian-registered ship that was 540 nautical miles north of Honolulu, Air Force spokesman Sgt. Paul Chute said. The copter was to have evacuated a British seaman.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 18, 1985
Your editorial (Nov. 12), "Best of a Bad Job," revealed our morbid fears of Soviet retaliation, lest we let them remove their young seaman from our jurisdiction, notwithstanding the congressional subpoena. What Soviet retaliation? Detention of an American seaman trying to defect in the U.S.S.R.? Our shameful actions in the infamous Simas Kudirka "episode" seem all but forgotten. Aren't we ever going to learn from our tragic mistakes? I.A. FLAG Long Beach
June 25, 1986 |
A 26-year-old Romanian seaman jumped ship in Brooklyn today, dialed the 911 emergency number on a pay phone and asked police for political asylum. Police said Virgil Anastasiu, an engineer on the freighter Bazias, was being questioned by the Immigration and Naturalization Service.
February 16, 1986 |
Last Sept. 6, after 21 days adrift in the Indian Ocean with two Indonesian boatmen, Judy Schwartz and Rickey Berkowitz, both of Palos Verdes, washed ashore in a remote fishing village in southern Sumatra. Although weak and malnourished, the two 27-year-old women recovered so quickly that, before returning home, they held a press conference at the American Embassy in Jakarta. "We thought it was kind of fun," Schwartz would say later. "We had no idea what it would lead to." It led to a "madhouse."
September 24, 1993 |
The body of a Coast Guard seaman trapped when a tugboat capsized and sank in Lake Erie has been recovered, Petty Officer Brian Huth said Wednesday. Michael Eric O'Neill, 20, of West Alexander, Pa., was in the engine room trying to determine why the tug was taking on water when it rolled and sank.
June 5, 2003 |
Goalkeeper David Seaman, who has played 75 international matches for England, has left his club team, Arsenal, to join Manchester City of the English Premier League. The move had been expected after Arsenal said Seaman probably would be a backup if he returned. The club had even offered Seaman, 39, a coaching position. "I have given this move an enormous amount of thought and I honestly believe that the time is right for me to move on to a new challenge," Seaman said on Arsenal's Web site.