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, 2002 |
The man walks into the bar, shakes hands with his friends, orders a beer. He looks like every other man in the place, but he's different, and everyone knows it. They try not to stare. Seven hours later, the man's friends are gone, but the man is still standing in the same spot at the bar, drinking, talking. No one needs to ask why. The whole town knows the man's son died in the World Trade Center, along with nearly 50 other people who hailed from here. His son boarded the 5:43 a.m.
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.