The ‘Murdaugh Murders’ in South Carolina: What to Know

The unsolved killings of a lawyer’s wife and son have brought new scrutiny to three other deaths in recent years.

#charleston-sc, #colleton-county-sc, #drunken-and-reckless-driving, #embezzlement, #falls, #frauds-and-swindling, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #hit-and-run-drivers, #insurance, #islandton-sc, #legal-profession, #maritime-accidents-and-safety, #murdaugh-alex-1968, #murdaugh-paul-d-2021, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #smith-curtis-edward-1960, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts

A Century After the Titanic Sank, a Film Tries to Rescue 6 Survivors’ Stories

“The Six,” a new documentary, attempts to track down the fate of Chinese sailors who survived the Titanic but were scattered by Western immigration laws.

#china, #documentary-films-and-programs, #great-britain, #immigration-and-emigration, #maritime-accidents-and-safety, #movies, #titanic-ship, #united-states

Plane Crash in Alaska Kills 6 People

Five of the six people on the small aircraft had been traveling on a Holland America Line cruise, the company said in a statement.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #alaska, #aviation-accidents-safety-and-disasters, #federal-aviation-administration, #helicopters, #holland-america-line, #juneau-alaska, #maritime-accidents-and-safety, #united-states-coast-guard

Court Documents Identify Sailor Charged With Arson in Fire That Destroyed Ship

The sailor, Ryan Sawyer Mays, who holds the rank of seaman apprentice, is accused of starting one of the worst fires to engulf an American warship outside combat.

#arson, #coronado-calif, #fires-and-firefighters, #maritime-accidents-and-safety, #naval-criminal-investigative-service, #ryan-sawyer-mays, #san-diego-calif, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-navy, #uss-bonhomme-richard-lhd-6-ship

Booming Interest in Boating Leads to More Deaths and Accidents

The U.S. Coast Guard reported a 25 percent jump in boating fatalities last summer compared to the year before. Casualty numbers this summer are tracking to be even higher.

#balboa-island-calif, #boats-and-boating, #ferries, #maritime-accidents-and-safety, #newport-beach-calif, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #rescues, #rhode-island, #travel-and-vacations

Survivor of Capsized Louisiana Lift Boat Seacor Power Detail Escape

The man, who was one of six survivors of the capsizing that killed 13 people, said at a Coast Guard hearing that he broke a window with a fire extinguisher and was swept into sea.

#boats-and-boating, #louisiana, #maritime-accidents-and-safety, #united-states-coast-guard

Navy Charges Sailor With Arson in Fire That Destroyed Warship

The sailor, who was a member of the crew when the fire broke out last July, faces a hearing that will determine whether there will be a court-martial.

#arson, #fires-and-firefighters, #maritime-accidents-and-safety, #san-diego-calif, #ships-and-shipping, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-navy, #uss-bonhomme-richard-lhd-6-ship

Britain Detains ‘Noah’s Ark,’ Doubting It Can Handle the Sea

The British maritime authorities want to see paperwork proving that the ark, a floating museum of Bible exhibits, is seaworthy before it can be towed from Ipswich, England, back to the Netherlands.

#bible, #great-britain, #ipswich-england, #maritime-accidents-and-safety, #museums, #netherlands, #peters-aad, #politics-and-government

SeaStreak Ferry Runs Aground in Brooklyn

A Seastreak ferry with about 100 on board ran aground near Bushwick Inlet Park in Brooklyn on Saturday, officials said.

#brooklyn-nyc, #bushwick-inlet-park-brooklyn-ny, #evacuations-and-evacuees, #ferries, #maritime-accidents-and-safety, #seastreak-llc

Iranian Navy’s Largest Ship Catches Fire and Sinks

Efforts to save the vessel, the biggest in the country’s naval fleet and described as a “training ship,” failed. The authorities offered no cause for the blaze.

#gulf-of-oman, #iran, #islamic-revolutionary-guards-corps, #maritime-accidents-and-safety, #persian-gulf, #ships-and-shipping, #strait-of-hormuz

Sri Lanka, Facing ‘Worst’ Marine Disaster, Investigates Cargo Ship Fire

A fire has raged on a cargo ship off the coast of Sri Lanka for 12 days, sending toxic chemicals and tons of plastic into the country’s waters and polluting its beaches.

#beaches, #maritime-accidents-and-safety, #oil-spills, #plastic-bags, #ships-and-shipping, #sri-lanka, #water-pollution

2 Dead and Up to 10 Missing After Boat Overturns Off Florida, Officials Say

Eight people were rescued by the Coast Guard, which said that the boat ran into trouble about 18 miles southwest of Key West.

#boats-and-boating, #florida, #gulf-of-mexico, #key-west-fla, #maritime-accidents-and-safety, #rescues, #united-states-coast-guard

Before Deadly Accident, Lift Boat Turned Toward Heavy Winds, N.T.S.B. Says

A preliminary report from the National Transportation Safety Board detailed the events that led to a commercial vessel’s capsizing off the Louisiana coast.

#boats-and-boating, #maritime-accidents-and-safety, #national-transportation-safety-board, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #rescues, #weather, #wind

At Least 2 Die After Boat Overturns Near San Diego

Twenty-three others were rescued and taken to hospitals, the San Diego Fire Department said.

#boats-and-boating, #maritime-accidents-and-safety, #rescues, #san-diego-calif

Indonesia Submarine Crew Sang a Farewell Song, Weeks Before Sinking

A video of the sailors singing went viral on social media, prompting many to infer a hidden meaning in the pop song’s lyrics.

#bali-indonesia, #defense-and-military-forces, #indonesia, #maritime-accidents-and-safety, #music, #southeast-asia, #submarines-and-submersibles

For Indonesian Submarine, Oxygen and Time Are Running Out

Rescue ships from several countries are in a desperate hunt to find the submarine, which disappeared on Wednesday with 53 people aboard.

#indonesia, #maritime-accidents-and-safety, #submarines-and-submersibles

More Than 100 Migrants Are Feared Dead as Boat Capsizes in Mediterranean

The shipwreck off Libya comes as the number of attempts to cross the sea from Africa to Europe increases in the warmer weather.

#deaths-fatalities, #libya, #maritime-accidents-and-safety, #mediterranean-sea, #middle-east-and-africa-migrant-crisis, #refugees-and-displaced-persons

Indonesian Navy Submarine Goes Missing With 53 People on Board

The last request made by the submarine was for permission to descend to a deeper part of the Bali Sea.

#bali-indonesia, #indonesia, #maritime-accidents-and-safety, #submarines-and-submersibles

After a Tragedy at Sea, a Wrecked Ship Becomes a Powerful Symbol in Italy

The relic of the deadliest shipwreck in the Mediterranean in living memory — in which some 1,000 migrants died — is being re-envisioned as a human rights monument.

#italy, #maritime-accidents-and-safety, #middle-east-and-africa-migrant-crisis, #monuments-and-memorials-structures, #ships-and-shipping

With Search Ending, 13 Are Likely Dead in Capsized Boat in Gulf

The Seacor Power, a lift boat carrying 19 people, capsized last week, eight miles from a Louisiana port in stormy weather. Six crew members were quickly rescued. The bodies of five others have been recovered.

#gulf-of-mexico, #louisiana, #maritime-accidents-and-safety, #rescues, #seacor-power, #united-states-coast-guard, #weather

Bangladesh Collision Between Cargo Ship and Ferry Leaves 27 Dead

The country has a grim history of deadly disasters on its heavily trafficked rivers.

#bangladesh, #deaths-fatalities, #dhaka-bangladesh, #ferries, #maritime-accidents-and-safety

Clearing the Suez Canal Took Days. Figuring Out the Costs May Take Years.

There will be finger-pointing and competing agendas as cargo companies, lawyers, insurers and government agencies try to sort out what went wrong when the Ever Given got stuck — and who must pay.

#canals, #freight-cargo, #insurance, #maritime-accidents-and-safety, #ships-and-shipping, #suez-canal

Ship Is Freed After a Costly Lesson in the Vulnerabilities of Sea Trade

A single stuck ship stymied global trade for nearly a week. That raises fundamental questions about risks in the supply chain industry.

#egypt, #international-trade-and-world-market, #maritime-accidents-and-safety, #ships-and-shipping, #suez-canal

‘A Very Big Problem.’ Giant Ship in the Suez Remains Stuck.

A tiny Egyptian village has a front-row seat to the unfolding effort to dislodge the container ship that ran aground in the canal, holding up $10 billion in global trade every day.

#canals, #egypt, #international-trade-and-world-market, #maritime-accidents-and-safety, #ships-and-shipping, #suez-canal

Suez Canal Blocked After Container Ship Gets Stuck

By Wednesday morning, more than 100 ships were stuck at each end of the canal, which carries roughly 10 percent of worldwide shipping traffic.

#canals, #egypt, #maritime-accidents-and-safety, #mediterranean-sea, #red-sea, #ships-and-shipping

32 Rescued From Sinking Fishing Boat: ‘Every Moment Counts’

A scallop trawler from Nova Scotia was hit by fire, then lost power and began taking on water in stormy seas. Rescue teams from Canada and the United States mounted a joint operation to save the crew.

#canada, #canadian-armed-forces, #helicopters, #maritime-accidents-and-safety, #nova-scotia-canada, #rescues, #ships-and-shipping, #united-states-coast-guard

For This Show, the Artist Went Overboard

In 38 days, with sculptures, drawings, videos and ingenuity, Nina Katchadourian revisited the shipwreck from “Survive the Savage Sea.”

#art, #books-and-literature, #catharine-clark-gallery-san-francisco-calif, #katchadourian-nina-1968, #maritime-accidents-and-safety, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #robertson-dougal, #san-francisco-calif, #survive-the-savage-sea-book, #to-feel-something-that-was-not-of-our-world-exhibit

America’s Cup: The Resurrection of American Magic

A dramatic crash left a hole in the hull of a high-tech America’s Cup yacht. A round-the-clock repair effort has brought the boat back from the dead.

#americas-cup, #american-magic-new-york-yacht-club, #hutchinson-terry, #luna-rossa-challenge, #maritime-accidents-and-safety, #new-zealand, #sailboats-and-sailing, #united-states

Cargo Ship Sinks Near Turkey, Leaving at Least 3 Dead, Officials Say

Emergency workers saved half the 12-member crew after the vessel sank off the Black Sea coast, state media said, but bad weather hindered further rescue efforts.

#black-sea, #maritime-accidents-and-safety, #ships-and-shipping

Indonesia Plane Crash Shakes Small Fishing Village

A sleepy island has become a base for the aircraft search and recovery operation after Sriwijaya Air Flight 182 fell from the sky. “I’m lucky it didn’t hit me,” said one fisherman.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #aviation-accidents-safety-and-disasters, #boats-and-boating, #borneo-indonesia, #indonesia, #jakarta-indonesia, #java-indonesia, #lion-air, #maritime-accidents-and-safety, #ships-and-shipping, #sriwijaya-air, #sriwijaya-air-flight-182, #surabaya-indonesia

Captain of California Boat That Caught Fire and Killed 34 Is Indicted

Federal officials said the captain of the Conception, who was indicted on charges of seaman’s manslaughter, neglected key safety measures that contributed to the deaths of passengers.

#boats-and-boating, #boylan-jerry, #channel-islands-calif, #diving-and-divers, #fires-and-firefighters, #maritime-accidents-and-safety, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides

Navy Won’t Repair Fire-Damaged Warship, Saying It Would Cost Billions

The U.S.S. Bonhomme Richard will instead be decommissioned and some of its spare parts will be used in other naval vessels, officials said.

#arson, #defense-department, #fires-and-firefighters, #maritime-accidents-and-safety, #ships-and-shipping, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-navy, #uss-bonhomme-richard-lhd-6-ship

Florida Man Rescued After Hours Clinging to Capsized Boat

After two unexpected nights at sea and a Coast Guard search, Stuart Bee was rescued from the water by a passing freight ship.

#boats-and-boating, #florida, #maritime-accidents-and-safety, #united-states-coast-guard

19th-Century Ship Is Revealed by Storm Erosion in Florida

Researchers believe the vessel is the Caroline Eddy, a ship built during the Civil War and wrecked in 1880. “It was a sea like a mountain,” its captain recounted at the time.

#archaeology-and-anthropology, #coast-erosion, #florida, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #maritime-accidents-and-safety, #meide-chuck, #sand-and-gravel, #shipwrecks-historic

Asylum Seeker Who Lost His Son on Trek to Greece Is Charged in His Death

Rights groups warn that the charges set a worrying precedent and are part of a strategy by Greek authorities to deter migrants from attempting to travel to the country.

#asylum-right-of, #deaths-fatalities, #europe, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #immigration-and-emigration, #maritime-accidents-and-safety, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #samos-greece

At Least 74 Drown in Wreck Off Libya, U.N. Agency Says

A rubber raft crowded with at least 120 migrants sank in the Mediterranean Sea on Thursday. The craft was on a notoriously dangerous route for refugees trying to reach European shores.

#drownings, #international-organization-for-migration, #libya, #maritime-accidents-and-safety, #mediterranean-sea, #middle-east-and-africa-migrant-crisis, #refugees-and-displaced-persons

The Sunday Read: ‘Lost in the Deep’

The epic hunt for a lost World War II aircraft carrier.

#aviation-accidents-safety-and-disasters, #maritime-accidents-and-safety, #submarines-and-submersibles, #world-war-ii-1939-45

Humpback Whale Upends California Kayakers

Julie McSorley and Liz Cottriel were whale watching off California’s Central Coast when a humpback suddenly surfaced beneath their kayak.

#kayaks, #maritime-accidents-and-safety, #san-luis-obispo-calif, #whales-and-whaling

Hundreds Die at Sea Off Senegal’s Coast on a Perilous Route to Europe

Those attempting to migrate from West Africa to Europe are once again taking a route so dangerous it’s known as “Barcelona or die.”

#africa, #canary-islands, #drownings, #europe, #international-organization-for-migration, #maritime-accidents-and-safety, #middle-east-and-africa-migrant-crisis, #senegal

At Least 140 Drown in Worst Shipwreck of 2020, U.N. Agency Says

About 200 migrants were aboard a boat that caught fire and capsized on Saturday, hours after it had left Senegal for the Canary Islands, according to the International Organization for Migration.

#canary-islands, #drownings, #international-organization-for-migration, #maritime-accidents-and-safety, #middle-east-and-africa-migrant-crisis, #senegal

Lack of Night Patrol Delayed Detection of Deadly Boat Fire, U.S. Says

The fire aboard the Conception scuba dive boat killed 34 people last year.

#boats-and-boating, #california, #deaths-fatalities, #fires-and-firefighters, #maritime-accidents-and-safety, #national-transportation-safety-board, #santa-barbara-calif, #truth-aquatics

Documentary Casts Doubt on Official Finding in 1994 Ferry Disaster

After the Estonia sunk in a storm off Finland, investigators said that a bow door had been bashed in by heavy seas. But a new series has raised disturbing fresh details.

#baltic-sea, #documentary-films-and-programs, #estonia, #estonia-the-find-that-changes-everythingmovie, #europe, #ferries, #maritime-accidents-and-safety, #ships-and-shipping, #traffic-accidents-and-safety

Argentina Spied on Families of Lost Submarine Crew, Officials Say

The families had grown angry at the former government for delaying the search operation and giving them what turned out to be false hope. Now, the new government says spies tracked the families.

#argentina, #buenos-aires-argentina, #maritime-accidents-and-safety, #patagonia-argentina, #submarines-and-submersibles

Sailors Trapped by Covid-19 Fight Exhaustion and Despair

When borders closed, seafarers on ships around the world suddenly had no way home. Half a year later, there’s no solution in sight.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #freight-cargo, #international-maritime-organization, #international-trade-and-world-market, #international-transport-workersfederation, #labor-and-jobs, #maritime-accidents-and-safety, #ships-and-shipping

Several Boats Sink During ‘Trump Boat Parade’ in Texas, Officials Say

There was no immediate word about casualties at the event, which was taking place on Lake Travis.

#boats-and-boating, #lake-travis-tex, #maritime-accidents-and-safety, #parades, #trump-donald-j

Capsized Cattle Ship: New Zealand Suspends Cow Exports

A second man believed to be a crew member was plucked from the sea, but he later died, the Japanese Coast Guard said. The carcasses of a dozen cows were also spotted at sea.

#animal-abuse-rights-and-welfare, #cattle, #china, #deaths-fatalities, #east-china-sea, #japan, #maritime-accidents-and-safety, #new-zealand, #philippines, #rescues, #ships-and-shipping

Banksy-Funded Rescue Vessel Evacuated After Distress Call

About 400 migrants remain stranded aboard several rescue vessels in the central Mediterranean as international aid groups urge European officials to let them come ashore.

#banksy, #illegal-immigration, #louise-michel, #maritime-accidents-and-safety, #mediterranean-sea, #middle-east-and-africa-migrant-crisis, #rescues, #sea-watch-ev, #ships-and-shipping

Pipeline Explosion in Corpus Christi Leaves 2 Dead and 2 Missing

Six people were injured, officials said, including some who were taken to hospitals to be treated for burns.

#corpus-christi-tex, #deaths-fatalities, #explosions-accidental, #maritime-accidents-and-safety, #nueces-county-tex, #pipelines, #ships-and-shipping, #united-states-coast-guard

Remains of Sailor and 7 Marines Killed in Training Accident Are Recovered

The servicemen had been missing since the amphibious assault vehicle they were in sank off the coast of Southern California on July 30.

#camp-pendleton-calif, #maritime-accidents-and-safety, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-marine-corps, #united-states-navy

Ship Blamed in Beirut Explosion Hasn’t Sailed in 7 Years. We Found It.

The explosive material responsible for the Aug. 4 blast in Beirut was carried there by the ailing cargo ship Rhosus in 2013. Here’s what happened next.

#beirut-lebanon, #freight-cargo, #maritime-accidents-and-safety, #new-york-times, #satellites, #ships-and-shipping