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Video Shoot Erupts Into 'Floating Fireball'

'The boat was fully engulfed in flames'

(Newser) - A music-video shoot turned to horror Thursday when the boat used a set erupted in flames, People reports. Thirteen were hurt, one critically, when two blasts rocked the 41-foot Wellcraft on the New River in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Twenty-one people were shooting the low-budget video at the time. "Out... More »

Boats Sink at 'Trump Parade'

Over 2.6K people planned to attend the Texas event

(Newser) - A "Trump Boat Parade" ran into a little trouble Saturday when several boats sent out distress calls and some actually sank, CBS Austin reports. The event on Lake Travis in Austin, Texas, was going well until boats along the parade route sent out calls for help. "TCSO responded... More »

Shark Grabs 10-Year-Old Off Boat During Fishing Trip

Boy in stable condition after incident in waters off Tasmania

(Newser) - A 10-year-old boy is lucky to be alive after a shark yanked him from a boat off the Australian coast. Authorities say the boy was on a 20-foot vessel fishing with his dad and two other people Friday about 3 miles from the shores of Tasmania when the shark emerged... More »

Trapped by Virus, Man Sails 5K Miles to Get to Elderly Parents

Juan Manuel Ballestero journeyed from Portugal on sailboat after flights into Argentina were canceled

(Newser) - When the coronavirus pandemic hit, Juan Manuel Ballestero was on the island of Porto Santo in Portugal, and the native Argentinian could've remained there indefinitely. But "I didn't want to stay like a coward on an island where there were no cases," Ballestero tells the New ... More »

The Ocean Just Got a Little Less Mysterious

Scientists have mapped nearly a fifth of the ocean floor

(Newser) - Wish you could see the ocean floor? A project to map the entire surface by 2030 is making headway and has nearly a fifth of it completed, the BBC reports. The Nippon Foundation-GEBCO Seabed 2030 Project began in 2017 with only 6% mapped, so it's moving at a decent... More »

This Superyacht Is First of Its Kind. A Big Name May Buy It

Bill Gates rumored to be scooping up $640M monster, world's first hydrogen-powered superyacht

(Newser) - A world first is expected to hit the high seas in another four years or so, and the world's sometimes-richest man may be placing an order for it. The Guardian and Telegraph reported that Aqua , a 370-foot superyacht designed by Sander Sinot and worth about $640 million, was purchased... More »

Woman, Her 5 Kids Are Among the Dead in Dock Fire

The victims were living on boats in Alabama marina

(Newser) - A woman and her five children were among the eight people who died in a dock fire at a north Alabama marina, authorities and relatives said, per the AP . Grace Annette Watson Miles, 40, was killed in the blaze early Monday, along with Dezli Nicole Miles, 7; Kesston Damien Miles,... More »

8 Confirmed Dead in Alabama Dock Fire

Blaze destroyed at least 35 boats

(Newser) - A massive boat dock fire in Alabama early Monday killed at least eight people, including minors, authorities have confirmed. Scottsboro Fire Chief Gene Necklaus says it will take days to confirm the identities of the victims and learn the cause of the fire, which destroyed dozens of boats, AL.com... More »

Survivor of Boat Sinking: 'It Happened Really Fast'

Dean Gribble, one other crew member made it off the Scandies Rose; 5 are presumed dead

(Newser) - Loved ones who spoke with crew members on the Scandies Rose crabbing boat shortly before it sank on New Year's Eve in the Gulf of Alaska, leaving two survivors and five missing and feared dead, say they didn't realize just how dire the situation was. Jeri Lynn Smith... More »

Alec Baldwin Got Scammed in Statue of Liberty Tour

Actor livid after he says he and his family were tricked about tour that really went to New Jersey

(Newser) - Give us your tired, your poor, your disgruntled celebrity tourist. Although he's a native Long Islander, Alec Baldwin revealed Monday he'd been taken by what he calls a Big Apple "scam," NBC New York reports. Baldwin posted to Instagram a picture of a ticket he and... More »

'Seaman's Manslaughter' Charges Possible After Dive Boat Fire

NTSB says all 6 crew members were asleep

(Newser) - A California scuba dive boat was operating in violation of Coast Guard regulations when crew members were sleeping and a pre-dawn fire killed 34 people, leaving grieving families wondering if a required night watchman could have saved their loved ones. Thursday brought a disclosure from the National Transportation Safety Board... More »

Diving Boat Mayday Caller: 'I Can't Breathe'

34 are missing after the Conception catches fire, sinks

(Newser) - The search continues—but four bodies have turned up since a commercial diving boat caught fire off the California coast Monday and sank with 34 people apparently on board, the AP reports. Passengers of the Conception were said to be trapped below deck as flames engulfed the 75-foot vessel. Ventura... More »

Toddler Found Drifting in Boat: My Dad Went Swimming

Oscar Monjaras Robledo's body found in Texas' Lake Granbury; 3-year-old in 'good condition'

(Newser) - She told her rescuers her dad had gone swimming. Those were the heartbreaking words of a toddler found drifting in a boat in Texas' Lake Granbury on Friday morning, about 16 hours after she and her father had set off for a boat ride. Per NBC Los Angeles , local deputies... More »

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... More »

Photos Taken May 3 Added Fuel to Iran Fears

'NYT': Photos show missiles on boats in Persian Gulf

(Newser) - Non-essential Embassy staff members in Iraq have been told to leave , and there's been a report that the Pentagon could send 120,000 troops to the Middle East if tensions with Iran reach a breaking point. Now, a possible clue as to why the hubbub over Iran has suddenly... More »

His Wife's Body Was Found Tied to Anchor. He Claimed Suicide

It's life in prison for Christopher Leclair

(Newser) - A Pennsylvania man who hoped to shack up with his girlfriend after killing his wife of 25 years will instead be confined to a prison bed for life. Christopher Leclair maintained his innocence even as a judge sentenced him to life in prison without parole on Tuesday, describing the June... More »

Captain Charged in Sailor's Sad, Strange Death

Rick Smith is under arrest in the US Virgin Islands

(Newser) - A Maine seaman is facing up to 10 years in prison for the death of a sailor on his boat—who committed suicide. "Nothing like this has ever happened to me," Rick Smith tells the Press Herald . According to reports, interviews, and court documents, Smith was piloting his... More »

2K Miles Off Australia, Dramatic Rescue of an Elite Sailor

A severely injured Abhilash Tomy found after yacht dismasted during round-the-world race

(Newser) - "He is conscious, and he is safe." With those words, an Indian navy rep revealed the status of sailor Abhilash Tomy, who'd placed an emergency call from his yacht during a bid to make it around the world in the Golden Globe Race. Per NPR , Tomy's... More »

She Escaped Flaming Boat, Went Home, Then Died

One casualty reported in wake of Florida casino boat fire

(Newser) - A female passenger has died hours after a boat shuttling people to a casino boat caught fire off Florida's Gulf Coast, forcing her and about 50 other passengers and crew to jump into the chilly waters to escape. Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point spokesman Kurt Conover said Monday that... More »

Boat With 70 People Aboard Sinks in Brazilian River

So far 7 bodies found, dozens of people missing

(Newser) - A boat carrying 70 people sank on a major river in northern Brazil with at least seven dead and dozens missing, authorities said Wednesday. The public security office of the state of Para said that 25 people made it to the shore and seven bodies were recovered, per the AP... More »

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