maritime accidents and safety

At Least 58 Migrants Drown After Boat Capsizes Off Mauritania

The boat left Gambia last month aiming for Canary Islands, part of Spain. But it approached the coast in West Africa seeking fuel and food.

More than 50 Migrants are Killed in a Sinking off the African Coast

A ship carrying about 150 migrants from Gambia to Europe sank on Wednesday off the coast of Mauritania, the United Nations migrant agency said.
The Lonely and Dangerous Life of the Filipino Seafarer

The Lonely and Dangerous Life of the Filipino Seafarer

The Philippines for decades has supplied the largest share of labor on the world’s cargo ships. Filipino culture is brought aboard, from food to song and sports.
The Lonely and Dangerous Life of the Filipino Seafarer

The Lonely and Dangerous Life of the Filipino Seafarer

The Philippines for decades has supplied the largest share of labor on the world’s cargo ships. Filipino culture is brought aboard, from food to song and sports.
14,600 Sheep Trapped on a Capsized Ship. ‘We Have Saved 254.’

14,600 Sheep Trapped on a Capsized Ship. ‘We Have Saved 254.’

On Friday, officials ended a search-and-rescue operation off the coast of Romania. Crews are preparing to remove thousands of carcasses from the vessel.
Guido Badano, Officer in the Andrea Doria Crash, Dies at 92

Guido Badano, Officer in the Andrea Doria Crash, Dies at 92

Mr. Badano scrambled to rescue passengers and fellow crew members when two ocean liners collided in 1956, resulting in the deaths of 51 people.
After a Giant Ship Goes Belly Up, Many Fear a Shoreline Is Next

After a Giant Ship Goes Belly Up, Many Fear a Shoreline Is Next

The 656-foot vessel started capsizing in September, stirring concerns about the pollution creeping into the waterways.
After a Giant Ship Goes Belly Up, Many Fear a Shoreline Is Next

After a Giant Ship Goes Belly Up, Many Fear a Shoreline Is Next

The 656-foot vessel started capsizing in September, stirring concerns about the pollution creeping into the waterways.
Coast Guard Ignored Calls for Safeguards Before Duck Boat Sank, Report Says

Coast Guard Ignored Calls for Safeguards Before Duck Boat Sank, Report Says

The National Transportation Safety Board said it had warned of the dangers of duck boats, like the one that sank near Branson, Mo., killing 17 people.
Coast Guard Ignored Calls for Safeguards Before Duck Boat Sank, Report Says

Coast Guard Ignored Calls for Safeguards Before Duck Boat Sank, Report Says

The National Transportation Safety Board said it had warned of the dangers of duck boats, like the one that sank near Branson, Mo., killing 17 people.
Boat Stuck at Niagara Falls Moves for First Time Since 1918

Boat Stuck at Niagara Falls Moves for First Time Since 1918

The old iron scow had clung to rocks like a statue — until it broke free, stunning officials who thought “it would be there for all time.”
Grandfather Charged in Toddler’s Fatal Fall From Cruise Ship

Grandfather Charged in Toddler’s Fatal Fall From Cruise Ship

Salvatore Anello, who dropped his granddaughter from a cruise ship window in July, was charged with negligent homicide in Puerto Rico.
Wrecked Japanese Carriers, Lost in WWII, Are Found in Pacific Depths

Wrecked Japanese Carriers, Lost in WWII, Are Found in Pacific Depths

Deep sea explorers aboard a research vessel have used sonar images to pinpoint the location of the Akagi and Kaga, two carriers that took part in the Battle of Midway in 1942.
At Least 13 Women Are Killed as Migrant Boat Capsizes Near Italy

At Least 13 Women Are Killed as Migrant Boat Capsizes Near Italy

Rescue vessels picked up 22 survivors from the boat, which had set off from Tunisia, but the Italian Coast Guard said it feared that many others might have died.
Migrant Boat Capsizes Near Italy, Killing at Least 13 Women

Migrant Boat Capsizes Near Italy, Killing at Least 13 Women

Rescue vessels picked up 22 survivors from the boat, which had set off from Tunisia, but the Italian Coast Guard said it feared that many others might have died.

North Koreans Thrown Overboard as Fishing Ship Hits Japanese Patrol Boat

The collision came less than a week after North Korea launched a missile that landed in Japan’s exclusive economic zone.

North Koreans Thrown Overboard as Fishing Ship Hits Japanese Patrol Boat

The collision came less than a week after North Korea launched a missile that landed in Japan’s exclusive economic zone.
Police Rescued by Drug Suspects They Were Chasing After Collision at Sea

Police Rescued by Drug Suspects They Were Chasing After Collision at Sea

When three Spanish police officers fell into the ocean in the middle of a high-speed pursuit, the people they were chasing — suspected of trafficking drugs — were asked to pick them up.
Before California Boat Fire Killed 34, Entire Crew Was Asleep, N.T.S.B. Finds

Before California Boat Fire Killed 34, Entire Crew Was Asleep, N.T.S.B. Finds

The finding suggests that the crew had failed to uphold a commitment to have someone awake.
Before California Boat Fire Killed 34, Entire Crew Was Asleep, N.T.S.B. Finds

Before California Boat Fire Killed 34, Entire Crew Was Asleep, N.T.S.B. Finds

The finding suggests that the crew had failed to uphold a commitment to have someone awake.