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.
February 2, 2005 |
A crab boat that sank in the Bering Sea last month was carrying too much weight and the captain had a history of overloading the vessel, Coast Guard investigators said. Five men on board the Big Valley died Jan. 15, the opening day of the crab season, when the vessel sank 70 miles west of St. Paul Island, one of the Pribilof Islands. Investigators said they could not conclude that overloading caused the sinking.
March 27, 2007 |
The Coast Guard searched Monday for a sunken whale-watching catamaran whose mast broke off near Maui, killing one man and requiring the rescue of at least 50 tourists. The crew from the 55-foot tour boat reported on the vessel's radio Sunday evening that the mast had snapped about two miles off Kahana Beach near Kaanapali. Witnesses said the boat was sinking and many passengers were already in the water when more boats arrived.
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.