Tag: Maritime Accidents and Safety

After Migrants Drowned at Sea, Debate Over Who Should Have Saved Them

ROME — Dozens of migrants — possibly more than 100 people — drowned in the Mediterranean Sea while trying to reach Europe this month after their boat sank and passengers waited in the water for hours until a rescue ship arrived, according to Doctors Without Borders. European airplanes dropped lifeboats […]

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Moral Lessons From the Crucible of the Sea

When they were miraculously rescued, having been spotted by a 24-year-old pilot named Chuck Gwinn, whom in later years they affectionately called their “angel,” they felt they had been reborn. The second half of the 20th century was powered by this restless energy, possessed by millions of other Americans also returning from war. When I […]

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Nine of Her Family Members on a Missouri Duck Boat Died. Somehow, She Survived.

They immediately gravitated to the pool at the hotel because the children loved water, Ms. Coleman said. “I caught myself sneaking off to get in the hot tub, and here come those little bodies, coming in there with me,” Ms. Coleman said. “They’re like, ‘Oh this feels so good, this feels so good.’ I said, […]

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Eight Dead After Tourist Boat Capsizes on Missouri Lake

At least eight people were killed Thursday night when a tourist boat capsized in a southern Missouri lake as powerful thunderstorms passed through the Midwest, the authorities said. The amphibious boat, or duck boat, overturned in Table Rock Lake near Branson, Mo., around 7 p.m. as winds exceeded 60 m.p.h. Sheriff Doug Rader of Stone […]

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South Korean Court Orders Big Payouts to Families of Ferry Victims

SEOUL, South Korea — A court on Thursday ordered the South Korean government and a shipping company to pay compensation to families who lost relatives in the 2014 sinking of an overloaded, poorly inspected ferry that killed 304 people, most of them high school students. The ruling by the Seoul Central District Court on Thursday […]

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Lava Bomb Hits Tourist Boat in Hawaii, Injuring 23

A basketball-size chunk of molten rock, known as a lava bomb, crashed into a tourist boat off Hawaii’s coast this week, injuring 23 people who were there to watch lava flow off the Big Island, officials said. The Coast Guard has opened an investigation into whether the boat was in a restricted zone when the […]

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Tourist Boats Capsize Off Thai Resort Island, Leaving at Least 33 Dead

HONG KONG — Two boats carrying tourists off the coast of Thailand capsized in 16-foot waves near the resort island of Phuket, killing at least 33 people and leaving dozens missing, officials said Friday. One of the boats, the double-decker cruise ship Phoenix PC Diving, was carrying 105 passengers — including 93 tourists, all from […]

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