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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 »

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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