August 16, 2002 |
The families of the 15 men who died when the fishing vessel Arctic Rose sank in the Bering Sea will divide insurance money estimated at less than $9 million, lawyers said Thursday. The 92-foot Seattle-based vessel sank April 2, 2001, killing all aboard. It was the region's worst U.S. fishing vessel disaster in decades. The ship had been trawling for sole after a winter season plagued by mechanical problems, poor fishing and foul weather.
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October 6, 2007 |
A marine science trip came to a dramatic end Friday for 35 ninth-grade students when the tall ship they were sailing on began taking on water amid choppy seas and windy weather. The schooner American Pride docked safely at its home port at Rainbow Harbor in Long Beach, but not before the U.S. Coast Guard responded with all available resources and was joined by crews from the Long Beach and Los Angeles fire departments.
November 13, 2007 |
More than 30,000 birds and countless fish have been killed in an "ecological catastrophe" wrought by thousands of tons of oil from a tanker that broke apart in a heavy storm near the Black Sea, the governor of the region said Monday. Birds weighed down by thick coatings of the fuel oil hopped weakly along the shore or sat helplessly in the sand. Workers with pitchforks and shovels started the backbreaking labor of gathering up vast clumps of oil mixed with sand and seaweed.
May 31, 1987 |
The newly refitted Queen Elizabeth 2 docked here Saturday after what the crew called its stormiest North Atlantic crossing in 15 years. Winds of up to 50 m.p.h. rocked the liner, throwing passengers and their food across the dining room and forcing Capt. Lawrence Portet to sit strapped to his chair on the bridge, crew members told a reporter aboard the liner. "All crockery and cutlery was thrown from the tables at breakfast and so were many of the passengers," one waiter said.
March 27, 1999 |
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.
October 24, 2001 |
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.
January 5, 2005 |
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.
October 1, 2005 |
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.
May 17, 2005 |
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.