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Turkey: Up to 60 migrants feared dead after boat sinks

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Up to 60 migrants may have been trapped in a boat that sank in an eastern lake last week, Turkey’s interior minister said Wednesday. Turkey launched a search-and-rescue mission involving helicopters and boats after the boat carrying migrants across Lake Van was reported missing on June 27. So far rescue teams […]

Migrant boat sinks in Turkish lake; 5 bodies recovered

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Rescue teams searching for a migrant boat, reported to have capsized in a lake in eastern Turkey, have recovered five bodies on Tuesday, officials said. A search-and-rescue mission, involving helicopters and boats, was launched after a boat carrying migrants across Lake Van was reported missing on June 27, the regional governor’s […]

Turkey: Rescuers find wreck of missing migrant boat in lake

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish search-and-rescue teams on Wednesday located the wreck of a boat that was reported missing in a lake in eastern Turkey with up to 60 migrants on board, officials said. The boat was reported missing in Lake Van in stormy weather on June 27. Authorities estimated the boat was carrying between […]

Taiwan’s dragon boat races among few to be held this year

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan on Thursday became one of the few places to hold a boat race, thanks to no local transmissions of the coronavirus being reported on the island in over two months. The pandemic led to the cancellation of traditional dragon boat races in Hong Kong and of holiday activities in Beijing, […]

Navy awards $9.5 billion submarine contract to Electric Boat

GROTON, Conn. (AP) — The Navy has announced a proposed $9.5 billion contract with General Dynamics’ Electric Boat to build the first two submarines of a new generation of ballistic missile vessels. The new Columbia-class submarines are being built at Electric Boat’s shipyards in Groton, Connecticut, and Quonset Point, Rhode Island. Early construction began at […]

3 injured when boat, humpback whale collide in Alaska waters

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Three people on a recreational boat were injured, one seriously, after it collided with a humpback whale, authorities said Monday. The collision happened Saturday just outside Auke Bay, north of Juneau, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Fisheries said in a statement. The Coast Guard relayed information to NOAA that the boat […]

At least 30 migrants die in Tunisia boat sinking

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — A boat carrying migrants sank off Tunisia’s coast last week, killing at least 30 people, authorities said Wednesday. The North African country’s national guard said the boat capsized near the port of Sfax late Friday or Saturday. On Tuesday, 22 bodies — including 19 women and two toddlers — washed up […]

No fish story: Michael Jordan’s boat nabs 442-pound marlin

Apparently, Michael Jordan is pretty good at fishing, too. The six-time NBA champion and the crew of his 80-foot fishing boat named “Catch 23” hauled in a 442.3-pound blue marlin on Tuesday at the Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament, an event held annually off the coast of Morehead City, North Carolina, that attracts anglers from […]

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