August 6, 2005 |
Naval officials scrambled early today to rescue seven men trapped in a small submersible deep beneath the Bering Sea, in an attempt to avert a nightmarish replay of a Russian submarine tragedy five years ago. With air running out inside the mini-submarine that had become entangled in fishing net and antenna cables, naval ships sought to tow it to shallower water.
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.
August 17, 2003 |
Explorers believe they have found the sunken remains of an 1860s steamer that could yield the richest cargo ever recovered from a shipwreck: thousands of gold coins worth as much as $180 million. The S.S. Republic was carrying 59 passengers and 20,000 $20 gold coins from New York to New Orleans when it sank in a hurricane off Savannah, Ga., on Oct. 25, 1865, according to newspaper accounts and historical records.
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.
May 26, 2003 |
A powerful boiler-room explosion rocked a venerable cruise ship at its moorings Sunday, blowing some of the Norway's crew into the water and igniting a fire onboard. At least four crew members died and about 20 were injured, eight critically, before the flames were doused, officials said. The Norway had just docked at the end of a weeklong Caribbean cruise, and Miami port authorities said the vessel was carrying 2,135 passengers along with the 911 men and women of its crew.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 7, 1987 |
In the popular imagination, they have the qualities of a movie behemoth--surging, Jaws-like, out of nowhere on a sunny afternoon to gulp down party boats full of fishermen out for an afternoon of sport. They have been implicated in the demise of oil tankers. They have been blamed for drowning tourists and capsizing data buoys. They have been accused of ripping the railings off an Italian ocean liner and almost sinking the Queen Mary. They are rogue waves.
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.
April 4, 2010 |
Heaping more tragedy on an already grieving South Korea, a fishing vessel assisting in the search for 46 crewmen of a sunken naval boat went down Saturday, and the nine on board were presumed dead. As the South Korean coast guard retrieved the bodies of two of the fishermen, divers found the first corpse from the 1,200-ton navy ship Cheonan, which sank late last month after an explosion. Fifty-eight crew members, including the captain, were rescued. The body was discovered near the ship's mess hall, the Joint Chiefs of Staff said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 29, 2008 |
The Navy commander of the Pearl Harbor has been relieved of duty after the ship ran aground in the Persian Gulf, officials said Monday. Cmdr. Xavier F. Valverde was relieved of command over the weekend after a preliminary inquiry into the July 21 grounding, according to a statement released by the Naval Surface Forces. Rear Adm. Kendall Card of the Navy's Expeditionary Strike Group Three said he had lost confidence in Valverde's ability to command. The ship suffered what Navy officials called a "soft grounding" off the coast of Kuwait and was able to back off the shoal under its own power, according to Naval Surface Forces.
May 10, 2005 |
A sailor who was washed overboard hundreds of miles off the Virginia coast was pulled to safety on a merchant ship Monday, the Coast Guard said. Another sailor was found dead. Lochlin Reidy, 58, of Woodbridge, Conn., was spotted about 4 a.m. after a Coast Guard plane saw a strobe light about 400 miles east of Virginia Beach, said Officer Krys Hannum, a Coast Guard spokeswoman. Reidy was wearing a life jacket with the light attached.