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US Schooner Vanishes Off New Zealand

The last eerie call came in June 3

(Newser) - Six Americans and a Brit have vanished without a trace on the high seas between New Zealand and Australia, aboard the 70-foot vessel the Nina, CNN reports.The crew was last heard from on June 4 while battling rough conditions—68mph gusts and waves as high as 26 feet—about...

Teen Sailor: 'One Long Wave, and One Short Mast'
 Teen Sailor:  
 'One Long Wave, 
 and One Short Mast' 
she'll try again

Teen Sailor: 'One Long Wave, and One Short Mast'

Rescued Abby Sunderland blogs about 'crazy' few days

(Newser) - Abby Sunderland says she's "safe and sound" aboard a French fishing ship after being rescued from her Indian Ocean misadventure. "The long and the short of it is, well, one long wave, and one short mast," the 16-year-old writes on her blog from the rescue ship. She's...

Parents: Missing Teen Sailor Rescued

Abby Sunderland had sent up distress signal in Indian Ocean

(Newser) - The parents of a California teenager who was stranded at sea say she has been rescued by a French fishing crew. Laurence Sunderland, the father of 16-year-old Abby Sunderland, told reporters outside his home early today that maritime authorities had contacted him to confirm the rescue in heavy seas in...

900 Pulled From Sinking Filipino Ferry, 60 Missing

Five dead, 63 missing after fiasco in Philippines

(Newser) - A ferry carrying nearly 1,000 passengers sank in the southern Philippines early this morning, leaving at least five dead and more than 60 missing. The Superferry 9 began to list before dawn about 9 miles off Zamboanga del Norte province, rousing terrified passengers from their sleep and throwing some...

NFL Boaters 'Freaked Out' in Just Hours: Final Report

Survivor told Coast Guard companions 'freaked out,' threw punches

(Newser) - Two NFL players may have died only hours after the boat they and two friends were on capsized, according to a Coast Guard report released to the AP. Sole survivor David Schuyler told the Coast Guard that one man "freaked out," took off his life vest, and disappeared...

Private Search for NFL Players Wanes

Family asks volunteer boaters to keep looking

(Newser) - The private search for two missing NFL players and their friend off Florida's coast is winding down, 2 days after the official rescue ended. The family of Oakland Raiders linebacker Marquis Cooper asked volunteer boat captains to keep looking, but—compared to the dozens of boats combing the area yesterday—...

Survivor Says NFL Players Let Selves Drift Away

(Newser) - The apparent lone survivor of the boat accident that has left three football players missing gave investigators a harrowing version of his ordeal, the St. Petersburg Times reports. Nick Schuyler says the two NFL players with him gave up hope within hours of each other, stripped off their life jackets,...

Families Launch Private Search for NFL Players

Coast Guard search was called off yesterday, and they were presumed dead

(Newser) - The families of the missing football players aren't giving up. Private boats and planes were searching today for two NFL players and a third man after the Coast Guard called off its search yesterday. The men—Oakland Raiders linebacker Marquis Cooper, NFL defensive lineman Corey Smith and former South Florida...

Coast Guard Calls Off Search for NFL Players

(Newser) - The Coast Guard has ended its search for two NFL players and another man whose boat overturned Saturday off the Florida coast, CNN reports. Presumed dead are Oakland Raiders linebacker Marquis Cooper, former Detroit Lions player Corey Smith, and a former college football player, William Bleakley. A fourth man was...

Coast Guard Losing Hope: NFL Dad

(Newser) - The father of an NFL player among three men lost at sea said today the Coast Guard's hopes of finding survivors off the Florida Gulf Coast are waning. Bruce Cooper, father of Raiders linebacker Marquis Cooper, says he still has hope. But the Coast Guard told families privately that officials...

Gulf of Mexico: More Deadly Than We Think

10-foot seas, 40-mph winds, hypothermia threaten

(Newser) - People may imagine the Gulf of Mexico as a “pond,” but they’ve never seen it “get nasty” in a cold front, writes Terry Tomalin in the St. Petersburg Times. Boaters, like the missing NFL players, can face 10-foot seas and and 40-mph winds. “All it...

3 Lost When NFL Boat Flipped: Survivor

(Newser) - The missing fishing buddy rescued today off Florida's Gulf Coast told rescuers the boat was anchored when it flipped Saturday evening in rough seas and that the others got separated from the craft. The boat belongs to Oakland Raiders linebacker Marquis Cooper, who along with free-agent defensive lineman Corey Smith...

NFL Players' Pal Found Clinging to Boat off Fla.

Nick Schuyler was with missing NFL players

(Newser) - One of the men who was with a pair of NFL players missing off the Florida coast was found alive today, the St. Petersburg Times reports. The Coast Guard pulled Nick Schuyler off a boat he was clinging to west of Tampa Bay; there was no word on any of...

No Distress Signal From Missing NFLers: Coast Guard

Lion, Raider were fishing off Gulf Coast

(Newser) - The Coast Guard got no distress signal from a missing fishing boat carrying NFL players Marquis Cooper and Corey Smith and two friends off Florida's Gulf Coast, the AP reports. “That's not to say they didn't send one out," said an official. "We didn't receive anything”—...

Coast Guard Seeks Missing NFL Players

They went fishing with friends in Fla. and never returned

(Newser) - The Coast Guard is scanning choppy waters off Florida's Gulf Coast for two NFL players and their friends, the St. Petersburg Times reports. Corey Smith of the Detroit Lions and Victor Cooper of the Oakland Raiders went fishing with two friends yesterday and never returned. Their 21-foot boat is "...

Search for Missing Cruise Woman Suspended

Family believes she jumped from ship

(Newser) - The search for a woman missing from a cruise ship off Mexico since Christmas has been suspended, reports the South Florida Sun-Sentinel. Jennifer Ellis-Seitz of is believed to have gone overboard from the Norwegian Pearl near Cancun in what may have been a suicide. Her husband—arrested in April for...

FBI Joins Search for Missing Cruise Passenger

(Newser) - The FBI is looking into the disappearance of a Florida woman who was reported missing from a cruise ship in the Gulf of Mexico on Friday, Fox News reports. Jennifer Seitz’s husband reported her missing, and the Coast Guard says surveillance video shows a woman going overboard. Meanwhile, a...

15 Dead in Brazil Ferry Accident

Dozens still missing after early morning tragedy

(Newser) - A ferry taking passengers home from a nighttime party capsized yesterday in Brazil, killing at least 15 people, AP reports. Dozens more were missing in the Solimoes River, one of the Amazon's largest tributaries. Most of those killed were women. Some passengers swam to shore and others were picked up...

Boat Slayings Suspect Blabs in Prison

Inmate says man confessed to aiding in four murders

(Newser) - A jailhouse confession could doom two suspects in the murder of four people in the Joe Cool fishing boat case, the AP reports. A fellow inmate says suspect Guillermo Zarabozo came clean about the September killings, claiming that accomplice Kirby Archer shot the victims and that Zarabozo dumped the bodies...

Wife of 'Dead' Canoeist Behind Bars
Wife of 'Dead' Canoeist Behind Bars

Wife of 'Dead' Canoeist Behind Bars

Awaiting trial for insurance fraud, mom pleads for reconciliation with her sons

(Newser) - The wife of back-from-the-dead canoeist John Darwin was sent to prison yesterday shortly after she issued a plea through her attorney for a reconciliation with her sons, who publicly disowned their parents after the scandal broke. Anne Darwin is charged with dishonestly obtaining life insurance benefits and a mortgage policy....

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