LOS ANGELES (AP) — Nine days after the scuba boat Conception went down in flames with 34 people trapped below deck in one of the deadliest disasters in California maritime history, a federal grand jury began looking into whether a crime had been committed. Now, a year after the Sept. 2 tragedy, investigations into the […]
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece’s coast guard said that a search and rescue operation was continuing Thursday, two days after the partial sinking of a yacht that had been carrying nearly 100 migrants in the eastern Aegean Sea, to locate a father and child reported missing. A total of 96 people were rescued during the […]
LAS PALMAS DE GRAN CANARIA, Spain (AP) — Spanish authorities on Wednesday located a boat near the Canary Islands with dead migrants on board, some floating in sea water the vessel took on. The Spanish Maritime Rescue Service said there were around 10 bodies on the boat. The shipwreck was spotted by a plane as […]
It was a special ceremony in New London Friday morning. The captain and crew of a Cross Sound Ferry were recognized as heroes after a life-saving rescue in the Long Island Sound.
A woman was hurt after a boat caught on fire in Norwalk on Thursday night.
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Spain has temporarily prohibited yachting across 100 kilometers (62 miles) of its northwestern coast after orca whales apparently got carried away while playing and damaged several sailboats. Spain’s transport ministry issued the week-long prohibition for sailboats under 15 meters (49 feet) long starting Tuesday. It said the area covered by the […]
PARIS (AP) — Britain’s immigration minister said after a meeting Tuesday with French officials that the two countries are looking to put new muscle into their efforts to stop a record number of migrants successfully crossing the English Channel from France to Britain in small boats. Chris Philp said the London and Paris were working […]
Two disused riverboat casinos docked in Bayou La Batre, Alabama, broke free this morning as Hurricane Sally inched toward land.
MARATHON, Fla. (AP) — When a shark attacked her husband during a snorkeling trip in the Florida Keys, his pregnant wife didn’t think twice, jumping out of a boat to pull him to safety, a sheriff’s deputy said. Andrew Eddy, 30, was on a private boat with his wife, Margot Dukes-Eddy and her family at […]
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Lisbon and Rabat are negotiating a deal that would allow an agreed number of citizens from Morocco to work legally in Portugal, a senior Portuguese official said Wednesday. The announcement came amid fears that undocumented migrants seeking a way into the European Union are increasingly targeting Portugal. On Tuesday, a wooden […]