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Mexico Finds Capsized Boat of Missing US Sailor

Mexican Navy spots Baltimore man Donald Lawson's racing yacht off Acapulco

(Newser) - A sailboat belonging to a Baltimore man who lost contact with family two weeks ago while sailing home from Mexico has reportedly been spotted capsized some 300 miles off the Mexican coast. A Mexican Navy search plane spotted what is believed to be Donald Lawson's 60-foot trimaran racing yacht...

After Capsizing, Sailor's Survival 'Verged on the Impossible'

He managed to make it the 16 hours until he was rescued

(Newser) - A French sailor was rescued in the rough Atlantic on Tuesday after spending 16 hours in his capsized sailboat. The 62-year-old, who'd set sail on his 40-foot vessel from Lisbon on Sunday morning, was 14 miles from the Sisargas Islands off Spain's northwestern Galicia region when he sent...

11 Dead, 31 Rescued After Helicopter Spots Capsized Boat

Boat loaded with suspected migrants overturned near Puerto Rico

(Newser) - A boat loaded with suspected migrants capsized north of an uninhabited island near Puerto Rico and 11 people had been confirmed dead while 20 men and 11 women were rescued Thursday, authorities said. It wasn't immediately clear how many people were aboard the boat when it turned over, said...

Search Ends With 8 Still Missing From Capsized Boat

Investigation into Seacor Power tragedy could take up to 2 years

(Newser) - The search for survivors from a capsized lift boat in the Gulf of Mexico has closed and attention now turns to comforting the loved ones of the five known dead and eight missing, a grim hunt for bodies and a painstaking investigation that could take up to two years. Seven...

News on Boat That Capsized Off Louisiana Coast Is Grim

1 person has been found dead; 12 are still missing

(Newser) - An area larger than Rhode Island has been searched by Coast Guard boats and aircraft following the Tuesday afternoon capsizing of a commercial lift boat off the coast of Louisiana. There were 19 crew members aboard the offshore oil rig, also known as a jackup rig, and just six have...

'Wake Low' Hit, Pulled La. Boat Under

Rescue operation underway after boat capsizes off of La.; 6 rescued so far, at least a dozen missing

(Newser) - A search and rescue operation is underway for at least a dozen people off the coast of Louisiana after a 129-foot boat capsized during a "really powerful" weather event. Officials say six survivors have been plucked from the water so far after the vessel left from Port Fourchon on...

Kids in Sailing School Get Unexpected Lesson

5 children had to be rescued from waves off Santa Cruz, Calif., on Sunday

(Newser) - Five children had to be rescued from waves off Santa Cruz, Calif., over the weekend after their boats capsized during a sailing lesson. Several small sailboats flipped as a large wave struck near the mouth of Santa Cruz harbor around 4:30pm Sunday, per NBC News . Though an initial call...

3 Ferries Capsize, With Multiple Casualties

Boats overturn in bad weather in the Philippines; dozens rescued

(Newser) - Multiple people died and dozens others were rescued when three ferry boats separately capsized in bad weather Saturday between two central Philippine island provinces, the coast guard said. Coast guard spokesman Armand Balilo said it's not immediately clear if there were passengers or crewmen missing after the inter-island ferries...

It Wasn't Good Fishing Weather. The Boat Went Out Anyway

Now 27 are dead, 9 are missing after fishing boat capsizes, sinks off coast of Honduras

(Newser) - At least 27 fishermen died after a fishing vessel capsized and sank during bad weather Wednesday in the Caribbean off Honduras' northern coast, the Central American country's military says. The AP reports that nine people are missing and 55 others have been rescued. Jose Domingo Meza, a spokesman for...

A Wave Flipped a Boat. Within Minutes, 5 Were 'Unresponsive'

BC Coroners Service issues recommendations after 2015 capsizing; it says life jackets could've saved 6

(Newser) - The drowning deaths of six people thrown from a whale-watching vessel that capsized off Canada's West Coast in 2015 have been ruled accidental, but that's not stopping a coroner from proposing a big change to prevent such a tragedy from happening again. In a report out Tuesday, Courtney...

More Bodies Wash Up in Japan
More Bodies Wash Up in Japan

More Bodies Wash Up in Japan

Boat containing remains of 7 men found, with possible 8th body

(Newser) - There were clues as to the men's origins: a cigarette package bearing Korean words, a badge bearing the likenesses of Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il. The signs point to North Korea, and to some tragedy at sea. Japanese police say the wooden boat found capsized and washed...

Drowned Baby a Crushing Symbol of Migrant Crisis

Was one of 3 infants pulled from Mediterranean on Friday

(Newser) - The figure bobbing in the water looked "like a doll, arms outstretched." But what German humanitarian organization Sea-Watch pulled from the Mediterranean Sea on Friday was not a doll. "I took hold of the forearm of the baby and pulled the light body protectively into my arms...

$10M Yacht Capsizes Before First Sail
 $10M Yacht Capsizes 
 Before First Sail 

$10M Yacht Capsizes Before First Sail

So much for that maiden voyage

(Newser) - Millions of dollars went into the drink, if not down the drain, Sunday night as a yacht worth at least $10 million capsized as it was being delivered to its owner in Washington state's Puget Sound. As KIRO TV and the Skagit Valley Herald report, some five or six...

200 Rescued When Migrant Boat Capsizes Off Italy

Up to 50 people thought to be dead

(Newser) - About 50 people are dead, including 10 children, after another boat carrying migrants to Italy capsized today in the Channel of Sicily, ANSA reports. (The AP's death toll is at 27.) It could have been far worse: Officials estimate that 200 of the 250 migrants on board have...

130 Saved in Another Christmas Island Sinking

Tragedy marks 2nd capsizing in one week

(Newser) - For the second time in a week, a boat crowded with asylum seekers sank off Christmas Island—but this time, at least 130 of the estimated 150 on board have been rescued, the AP reports. In Thursday's capsizing , which happened in the same area—a popular destination for refugees...

Scores of Asylum Seekers Feared Drowned off Indonesia

Australian, Indonesian navies search for survivors of capsized boat

(Newser) - Indonesian and Australian navies launched a rescue for about 200 people on a boat that capsized earlier today south of Indonesia in an apparent attempt to reach Australia to seek asylum. Scores of people were feared drowned. The boat capsized about 120 miles north of the Australian territory of Christmas...

India Ferry Capsizes, Kills 35
 India Ferry Capsizes, Kills 103 

India Ferry Capsizes, Kills 103

100 missing as bad weather triggers tragedy

(Newser) - Police say a packed ferry has capsized in heavy wind and rain in remote northeastern India, leaving at least 103 people dead and 100 others missing. Details were sketchy because bad weather and the remoteness of the area hampered communication. Assam state police chief JN Choudhury says the accident occurred...

Migrant Boat Capsizes Near Haiti; 85 Missing

Some 113 saved after vessel reportedly hit reef evading police

(Newser) - A boat carrying Haitian migrants capsized and sank off the Turks and Caicos Islands and up to 85 people are missing, the US Coast Guard says. One survivor said the boat struck a reef as it tried to elude police. Rescuers found 113 survivors stranded on two reefs and recovered...

10 Dead After Smuggler's Boat Capsizes Off Fla.

Coast Guard slams 'callous' smugglers after migrants drown

(Newser) - At least 10 people died when an overloaded boat authorities believe was being used to smuggle Haitian migrants into the US capsized off the coast of Florida yesterday, CNN reports. The Coast Guard—which launched a massive search-and-rescue operation after a pleasure boat spotted survivors in the water—saved 16...

At Least 9 Dead as Migrants' Boat Capsizes Off Fla.

28 Haitian and Bahamian migrants were aboard: Coast Guard

(Newser) - As many as nine people are dead after a boat carrying 28 Haitian and Bahamian migrants capsized 15 miles off the Florida coast this morning, the Palm Beach Post reports. About half the passengers have been located and the search is continuing, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel adds. Some passengers may...

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