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NEWS
March 27, 1999 | Associated Press
Two 12-year-old boys have been charged with making false distress-at-sea calls from their school bus in a prank that set off an urgent search of Long Island Sound by the Coast Guard. The boys made four calls over two days this week, using a hand-held VHF radio. They reported their boat had crashed into rocks and was taking on water near Bridgeport Harbor. The Coast Guard dispatched two 41-foot boats, which spent several hours searching for the boys.
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NEWS
October 24, 2001 | Associated Press
Russia's top prosecutor led investigators onto the deck of the nuclear submarine Kursk on Tuesday as they began the search for clues as to what caused the vessel to explode and sink more than a year ago. Crew members on the barge that lifted the submarine from the Barents Sea floor and towed it to a floating dock in Roslyakovo, near the Arctic port of Murmansk, lowered wreaths into the water to honor the Kursk's 118 dead.
NATIONAL
January 5, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
Salvagers have removed the first oil from a freighter broken in two off the coast. The salvage team used a heavy-lift helicopter to remove three oil tanks from the stern of the Selendang Ayu, which grounded and broke apart Dec. 8 off Unalaska Island.
WORLD
October 1, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
An Israeli-registered ship is suspected of hitting a Japanese fishing boat that capsized earlier this week, killing seven crew members, the Japanese coast guard said. Japan, which investigated the whereabouts of several ships seen in the area, was told by South Korean authorities that an Israeli ship showing signs of a collision had docked in the South Korean port of Busan, coast guard spokesman Osamu Kon said.
WORLD
May 17, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
Officials said 67 passengers were dead and more than 35 were missing after an overloaded ferry sank in stormy weather. The double-deck ferry capsized Sunday in the mouth of the Bura Gauranga River 90 miles south of Dhaka, the capital. Nearly 50 passengers survived.
NATIONAL
November 14, 2002 | From Associated Press
A jury on Wednesday found the owners and operators of the cargo ship New Carissa negligent for allowing it to run aground in 1999, and it awarded Oregon $25 million to remove the last of the wreckage from a public beach. The Coos County Circuit Court jury deliberated for fewer than seven hours over evidence presented in the monthlong trial before reaching the 10-2 verdict. "It's an important victory for the state of Oregon," said Tom Towslee, spokesman for Gov. John Kitzhaber.
WORLD
November 14, 2002 | From Times Wire Reports
Lawyers for the families of 33 teachers and students who were on a Japanese boat sunk by a U.S. submarine off Hawaii signed a compensation deal with the U.S. Navy today in Tokyo. The Navy will pay $13 million, local media reports said. Negotiations between the Navy and two other families continue. Nine men and teenage boys died when the Greeneville surfaced beneath the Ehime Maru on Feb. 9, 2001, sinking it. The trawler was on a training expedition for a fisheries high school.
NATIONAL
October 22, 2002 | From Times Wire Reports
Coast Guard crews and the Alaska Air National Guard searched for two men missing after an explosion and fire tore through a 180-foot fishing vessel in the Bering Sea. One crewman was killed and five others were seriously injured in the explosion aboard the Galaxy, a Seattle-based vessel used to catch and process Pacific cod. The vessel was carrying a crew of 25 and an observer from the National Marine Fisheries Service at the time of the blast, a Coast Guard spokesman said.
WORLD
September 16, 2002 | From Times Wire Services
Fourteen would-be migrants from Liberia drowned after the rickety boat they were traveling on sank as it neared the Sicilian coast, Italian officials said. The Italian coast guard and border patrol rescued 92 people from the sea off the southern city of Agrigento, 12 of whom were hospitalized, said coast guard Cmdr. Giuseppe Rando. Two crew members were arrested on suspicion of facilitating illegal immigration, state TV said.
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