Maritime accidents

FILE - In this Sept. 2, 2019, file photo provided by the Santa Barbara County Fire Department, the dive boat Conception is engulfed in flames after a deadly fire broke out aboard the commercial scuba diving vessel off the Southern California Coast. The widow of Justin Dignam, one of the 34 people who died in the fire, has filed a lawsuit against the boat's owners, making it the first claim from one of the 34 victims' families. (Santa Barbara County Fire Department via AP, File)
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November 11, 2019 - 7:41 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The widow of a passenger who died in a fiery dive boat disaster that killed 34 people in the waters off California sued the vessel's owners Monday. Christine Dignam, whose husband, Justin Dignam, died when the Conception caught fire Sept. 2 off the Santa Barbara coast, claimed...
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South Korean Defense Minister Jeong Kyeong-doo answers a lawmaker's question about North Koreans' deportation during a defense committee meeting at the National Assembly in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019. South Korea says it has deported 2 North Koreans after finding they had killed 16 fellow fishermen onboard and fled to South Korea. (Kim Ju-hyung/Yonhap via AP)
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November 07, 2019 - 8:32 pm
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — In an extremely unusual case, South Korea deported two North Korean fishermen on Thursday after determining they had killed 16 other crew members on their boat and then fled to South Korean waters, Seoul officials said. South Korea has a policy of accepting North Koreans...
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FILE- In this May 27, 2011 file photo, a 3,000 pound anchor from what is believed to be the wreck of the pirate Blackbeard's flagship, the Queen Anne's Revenge, is recovered from the ocean where it has been since 1718, in Beaufort Inlet, in Carteret County N.C. The Supreme Court is wrestling with a modern-day dispute involving the pirate Blackbeard's ship that went down off North Carolina’s coast more than 300 years ago. The justices on Tuesday heard arguments in a copyright case over photos and videos that document the recovery of the Queen Anne’s Revenge, discovered in 1996. (Robert Willett/The News & Observer via AP)
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November 05, 2019 - 2:17 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is wrestling with a modern-day dispute involving the pirate Blackbeard's ship that went down off North Carolina's coast more than 300 years ago. The justices on Tuesday heard arguments in a copyright case over photos and videos that document the recovery of the...
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FILE - In this Aug. 13, 2019 file photo, Nathan Carman carries documents as he arrives at federal court in Providence, R.I., where he faced civil charges over insurance issues regarding the boat aboard which he and his mother went out to sea for a night of fishing in 2016. U.S. District Judge John McConnell ruled Monday, Nov. 4, in favor on an insurance company that refused to pay an $85,000 claim to Carman for the loss of his boat, The Chicken Pox. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
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November 04, 2019 - 2:34 pm
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Vermont man at the center of an inheritance dispute contributed to the 2016 sinking of the boat from which his mother was lost at sea, a federal judge ruled Monday. U.S. District Judge John McConnell issued a written decision in favor of an insurance company that had...
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FILE - This May 11, 2006 file photo shows the Freedom of the Seas cruise ship docked in Bayonne, N.J. An attorney for an Indiana family whose 18-month-old daughter fell to her death in July from the cruise ship docked in Puerto Rico says the negligent homicide charges her grandfather now faces "are pouring salt" on the family's wounds. A judge in Puerto Rico ordered the arrest of Salvatore Anello on Monday, Oct. 28, 2019, after prosecutors submitted evidence saying that Chloe Wiegand fell from Royal Caribbean's Freedom of the Seas cruise ship when Anello raised her up to an open window. (AP Photo/Mike Derer, File)
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October 29, 2019 - 11:26 am
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — An attorney for the Indiana family of an 18-month-old girl who fell to her death from a cruise ship in July said Puerto Rican prosecutors' decision to charge her grandfather with negligent homicide is "pouring salt" on the family's wounds. A judge in Puerto Rico ordered...
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October 23, 2019 - 7:48 am
THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — Greek authorities say a coast guard patrol boat collided with a dinghy carrying migrants to the island of Kos from Turkey on Wednesday, leaving a child dead and another person missing. Officials on Kos say that 31 people have been rescued following the collision, in an...
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Coffins are prepared on the dock of the tiny island of Lampedusa, Sicily, in southern Italy, Monday, Oct. 7, 2019. At least 13 people died when an overloaded migrant boat capsized near the island of Lampedusa as they were about to be rescued, the Italian Coast Guard said Monday. Twenty-two people were rescued from the sea and taken to land. (Pasquale Claudio Montana Lampo/ANSA via AP)
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October 07, 2019 - 11:51 am
MILAN (AP) — At least 13 people died when an overloaded migrant boat capsized near the island of Lampedusa as they were about to be rescued, the Italian coast guard said Monday. Twenty-two people were rescued from the sea and taken to land. The smugglers' boat overturned as a patrol boat was...
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This photo released by the 9th Regional Japan Coast Guard Headquarters, shows a Japanese Fisheries Agency patrol vessel at the site of its collision with a North Korean fishing boat off the northwestern coast of the Noto Peninsula, Ishikawa prefecture, Japan Monday, Oct. 7, 2019. Japanese authorities said they are searching for several North Korean fishermen thrown to sea off Japan's northern coast after their boat collided with the patrol vessel and sunk early Monday in an area crowded with poachers from the North. (The 9th Regional Japan Coast Guard Headquarters via AP)
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October 07, 2019 - 9:24 am
TOKYO (AP) — Japanese authorities said they rescued all of about 60 North Korean fishermen whose boat collided with a Japanese patrol vessel and sank Monday in an area crowded with poachers. Coast guard officials earlier said that only about 20 North Korean crewmembers were thrown into the sea...
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October 07, 2019 - 5:14 am
TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on a collision between a Japanese fisheries patrol ship and a North Korea fishing boat (all times local): 6:10 p.m. Japan's Coast Guard says it has rescued "dozens" of North Korean fishermen after a collision at sea, far more than the authorities' first thought were aboard...
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September 30, 2019 - 11:26 am
RABAT, Morocco (AP) — Local authorities say they have recovered five more bodies after a rubber boat carrying Moroccan migrants capsized off the country's Atlantic coast, raising the death toll to 12. The bodies of six men and a woman had already been found Saturday off Ain Harouda, just northeast...
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