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Navy Announces Cause Behind 2 Fatal Collisions

'Multiple failures' by sailors partly to blame for deaths of 17 others

(Newser) - The Navy announced Wednesday that two collisions that killed 17 sailors over the summer were partly caused by "multiple failures" by service members in charge of making sure their ships didn't hit anything, the Washington Post reports. On June 17, the USS Fitzgerald hit a container ship off... More »

Divers Find Remains of All 10 Missing Sailors

They searched flooded compartments of USS John S. McCain

(Newser) - Divers have recovered the remains of all 10 sailors who went missing after the USS John S. McCain and an oil tanker collided near Singapore last week, the US Navy said Monday. Navy and Marine Corps divers had been searching in flooded compartments of the destroyer for days after the... More »

Navy Finds Dead Sailors Aboard Rammed Destroyer

Several bodies recovered from flooded compartments aboard USS Fitzgerald

(Newser) - The search for seven US Navy sailors missing after their destroyer collided with a container ship off Japan was called off Sunday after several bodies were found in the ship's flooded compartments, including sleeping quarters. Vice Adm. Joseph Aucoin, the commander of the Navy's 7th Fleet, described the... More »

Six Arrested in Deadly Hong Kong Ferry Collision

37 dead, including 5 children

(Newser) - The death toll in yesterday's Hong Kong ferry collision is now at 37, including five children, and six crew members have been arrested in the tragedy—one of the worst maritime accidents in Hong Kong in decades. The crew members, three from each boat involved, "are being investigated... More »

US Destroyer Collides With Tanker in Gulf

USS Porter still operating under own power, damage being assessed

(Newser) - The US Navy says one of its guided-missile destroyers collided with an oil tanker early today but that no one was injured in the accident. The collision involving the USS Porter and the Panamanian-flagged bulk oil tanker M/V Otowasan occurred at approximately 1am local time, the US Navy said in... More »

China-Japan Sea 'Collision' Hits YouTube

Video could heighten tension over September incident

(Newser) - Video of a September maritime crash that has made political waves appeared on YouTube today, potentially escalating tensions between China and Japan, AFP reports. The video shows what appears to be the Chinese fishing boat at the heart of the conflict sailing, then changing course and hitting a Japanese vessel.... More »

Fla. Boat Crash Leaves 5 Dead, 7 Injured

Friends killed on powerboat that rams into docked tugboat

(Newser) - A 22-foot pleasure boat smashed into a docked tug boat near Jacksonville, Fla., last night, killing at least five people and seriously injuring seven, the Florida Times-Union reports. The victims, many of them friends from California, were all on board the 2000 Crownline powerboat that appeared "beached on the... More »

S. Korean Ship Missing After Collision

Slammed into Panamanian vessel; 16 sailors disappear

(Newser) - A South Korean freighter remains missing after it collided with a Panamanian cargo ship off Japan early this morning, AFP reports. Japanese rescuers are searching for the vessel, which was carrying 16 sailors. “We believe the ship probably sank,” said a coast guard official. “We found an... More »

Nine Dead, 10 Missing in Amazon Boat Wreck

Brazilian ferry collided with barge in dark of lunar eclipse

(Newser) - Nine people died, and 10 more are missing and feared dead after a ferry in Brazil sank this morning after colliding with a barge on the Amazon River, the AP reports. Authorities, who rescued 92 passengers near the town of Itacoatiara, say  "visibility was very poor" at the time... More »

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