March 31, 2005 |
The captain of a freighter that ran aground in the Aleutian Islands and broke apart, spilling more than 335,000 gallons of fuel, pleaded guilty Wednesday to one count of making a false statement to federal investigators. Kailash Bhushan Singh, 53, of New Delhi was sentenced to three years' probation, which he will be allowed to serve in his own country. Singh admitted in U.S.
February 15, 1988 |
A honeymooner who told authorities that a strong wind blew his wife over the side of a ship cruising 30 miles southwest of San Diego was being held without bail Sunday on suspicion of murder, officials said. Scott Robin Roston, 36, of Santa Monica, was arrested in Long Beach when the luxury liner, Star Dancer, docked Saturday afternoon. He was being held by federal authorities at the Terminal Island detention center and is awaiting a hearing with the U.S.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 17, 1996 |
Circling the world for three months on an ocean liner while earning a semester's worth of college credits has been a life-changing adventure for thousands of students who have joined the University of Pittsburgh's Semester at Sea program. But a recent handful of accidental deaths has some Southern California parents contending that the experience should come with a warning label.
March 7, 2004 |
A fierce gust of wind flipped a water taxi with 25 people aboard in Baltimore's Inner Harbor on Saturday, leaving one dead and three presumed drowned. Federal safety officials began an investigation into what was the city's first passenger-ferry fatality since the boats began cruising the harbor more than two decades ago.
October 27, 2002 |
Coast Guard crews and dockworkers slowly righted a container ship carrying pulp, newsprint and lumber that was listing toward a pier in Elliott Bay early Saturday. Workers were unloading the Westwood Rainier about 3:30 a.m. when they noticed it was listing, Coast Guard spokesman Rod Rooen said. The 600-foot vessel brushed against two cranes on the pier, partially tearing two electrical reels. No injuries were reported, Rooen said.
March 4, 1987 |
A Danish cargo ship loaded with 400 tons of dynamite and detonators and abandoned by its crew after a fire drifted in the English Channel on Tuesday. Coast guard officials warned vessels in the busy international waterway to steer clear of the ship for fear that the fire may be continuing and could trigger a huge explosion. The crew of two men and three women abandoned the 1,000-ton, 136-foot Hornestrand on Tuesday morning after Capt. Niels Bach Kristensen saw smoke coming from a hold.