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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 25, 2007 |
A 62-foot commercial fishing boat that had run aground was dislodged early Saturday, Harbor Patrol officials said. Two tugboats pulled the Emerald Sea to Newport Harbor just after midnight, where Coast Guard officials will inspect it. The boat ran aground on a sandbar near 36th Street on Friday morning. Preliminary reports point to operator error, officials said.
February 28, 2007 |
Japan has decided to pull its whaling fleet out of the Antarctic and end a hunt early in the wake of a fire that crippled its mother ship, officials said today. The blaze aboard the Nisshin Maru two weeks ago killed one crew member and left the vessel unable to move under its own power for 10 days, prompting strong protests from New Zealand and Greenpeace over potential oil and chemical spills or damage to penguin colonies.
February 23, 2007 |
A fire broke out on an Indonesian ferry carrying 300 passengers, killing at least 16 people and causing scores to jump into the sea, officials said. More than a dozen people remained unaccounted for. The fire started in a truck on the ferry's car deck hours after the vessel left the capital, Jakarta, for the northwestern island of Bangka, port official Sato Bisri said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 21, 2007 |
A 26-year-old tugboat worker was killed off Marina del Rey on Tuesday when a tow line attached to a barge snapped, hitting her and breaking her neck. A 36-year-old man was injured when he tried to aid his co-worker. Los Angeles County Sheriff's Deputy Oscar Butao said the woman was thrown against the railing of the tug after the tow cable hit her. The cable apparently snapped when it was pulled taut by a sea swell.
February 11, 2007 |
A barge struck a cruise ship Saturday on the Mississippi River, leaving a 30-foot gash on the ship and forcing the cancellation of a five-day cruise to the Caribbean. No injuries were reported on Carnival Cruise Lines' Fantasy ship or the barge, authorities and company officials said. The barge hit the riverbank and then the port side of the cruise ship as it waited to dock, according to a statement from the cruise line.
February 1, 2007 |
A Norwegian cruise ship carrying nearly 300 passengers, including 119 Americans, ran aground on a remote Antarctic island and damaged its hull before getting free of the rocks, officials said. No one was injured. The 294 passengers were evacuated from the Nordkapp to sister ship Nordnorge as a precaution, said a spokeswoman for Norwegian Coastal Voyage. The vessel ran aground near Deception Island.
January 1, 2007 |
Rescue boats picked up scores of exhausted survivors Sunday from an Indonesian ferry that sank during a storm, but at least 400 remained missing in the choppy Java Sea, officials and media reports said. Almost two days after the ship went down, helicopters dropped food and water to a group of about 30 people drifting in a life raft after heavy waves prevented rescuers from getting to them, Transport Minister Hatta Radjasa said.
December 31, 2006 |
Navy ships scoured the rough Java Sea today in search of survivors from a ferry that sank in a storm off central Indonesia, leaving more than 500 people missing, officials said. More than a day after the accident, 109 survivors had been rescued, Transport Minister Hatta Radjasa told reporters in Semarang late Saturday. The ferry is thought to have had 638 passengers, Radjasa said. No bodies have been recovered, but some survivors reported seeing fellow passengers slip beneath the waves.
December 30, 2006 |
A ship carrying about 850 passengers sank in a storm off the coast of Central Java province, and most of them may be dead, a navy commander told Indonesian radio today. Col. Yan Simamora said the Senopati went down about midnight Friday while traveling from Sumarang on the island of Java to Kumai in Central Kalimantan province on the island of Borneo. He told El Shinta radio that rescuers had found nine survivors.