Maritime accidents

In this image provided by the U.S. Navy, a Russian destroyer, left, sails very close to the USS Chancellorsville, right, while operating in the Philippine Sea, Friday, June 7, 2019. The U.S. and Russian militaries accused each other of unsafe actions in the incident. (Photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Christopher J Krucke via AP)
June 07, 2019 - 7:45 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. and Russia accused each other of unsafe actions on Friday after an American guided-missile cruiser and a Russian destroyer came within 165 feet (50 meters) of each other in the East China Sea. The U.S. 7th Fleet said the Russian destroyer put the safety of the USS...
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A floating crane able to lift 200 tons and which would be able to hoist the boat out of the water on its way on the site of the accident where a sightseeing boat capsized in Budapest, Hungary, Wednesday, June 5, 2019. South Korean officials say divers in Budapest have begun preparing a sunken tour boat in the hope that a huge floating crane can lift it out of the Danube River. (AP Photo/Laszlo Balogh)
June 05, 2019 - 8:28 am
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — A huge floating crane, designed to lift a sunken sightseeing boat that was carrying South Korean tourists, arrived in Budapest on Wednesday as the search for more bodies continued, officials said. But rising waters in the Danube River could impede the crane from reaching...
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A corpse freed from the shipwreck is covered with a black sheet at Margaret Bridge in Budapest, Hungary, Tuesday, June 4, 2019. A sightseeing boat carrying 33 South Korean tourists was crashed by a large river cruise ship and sank in the River Danube at a pier of Margaret Bridge on May 29, killing at least seven tourists. Seven other tourists were injured, 21 persons, including the two crew members, went missing. Two bodies have been found on June 3 and one more today so far, reducing the number of missing persons to eighteen. (Zoltan Balogh/MTI via AP)
June 04, 2019 - 9:42 am
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — The Latest on the sunken tour boat in Hungary's capital (all times local): 6:25 p.m. Hungarian police say the confirmed death toll from the Danube River tour boat that collided with a large cruise ship grew to 11 after they recovered another body. The remains of a South...
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A rescue crew works on the Danube river where a sightseeing boat capsized in Budapest, Hungary, Tuesday, June 4, 2019. Divers recovered the bodies Monday of two more victims who were on a tour boat that capsized and sank in the Danube River after a collision with a river cruise ship. (AP Photo/Laszlo Balogh)
June 04, 2019 - 2:28 am
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Two bodies found in the Danube River have been confirmed as South Korean victims of last week's sightseeing boat accident in Budapest. South Korea's foreign ministry said Tuesday that a body found near the tour boat on the river floor was a woman in her 50s, while the body...
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A cruise ship passes by St. Mark's Square filled with tourists, in Venice, Italy, Sunday, June 2, 2019. Groups that want to ban cruise ships on Venice's busy canals say a collision that injured four tourists has served as a wake-up call. Opponents say cruise ships are out-of-scale for Venice, cause pollution, threaten the lagoon's ecosystem and dangerous. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
June 03, 2019 - 9:28 am
MILAN (AP) — Cruise industry officials have long insisted ship accidents wouldn't happen in Venice's busy Giudecca Canal. They said guiding tugboats and technology would ensure safety. The 65,500-ton cruise ship that crashed into a much smaller riverboat docked in the canal on Sunday proved them...
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Members of the Hungarian anti-terrorist unit steer a boat towards the spot in the Danube river where a sightseeing vessel had capsized in Budapest, Hungary, Monday, June 3, 2019. Hungarian water management authorities said on Sunday, June 2, that the Danube river's high water levels, which have stymied efforts to reach a sunken tour boat where 21 missing people could be trapped, are falling. (AP Photo/Marko Drobnjakovic)
June 03, 2019 - 1:32 am
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Preparations for salvage efforts of a sunken tour boat in the Danube River have resumed in Budapest. A diver could be seen Monday morning entering the water from a pontoon in the river, holding on to a ladder in the river as other adjusted his air hose and other equipment...
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A tourist river boat, left, is dwarfed by the MSC Magnifica cruise ship passing by, in Venice, Italy, Sunday, June 2, 2019. The towering cruise ship MSC Opera has struck a dock and a tourist river boat on a busy canal in Venice. Italian media report that at least five people have been injured in the crash. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
June 02, 2019 - 7:22 am
VENICE, Italy (AP) — A towering, out-of-control cruise ship rammed into a dock and a tourist river boat on a busy Venice canal on Sunday morning, injuring four tourists and sparking new calls for placing restrictions on cruise ships in the famed but strained tourist city. The collision happened...
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The MSC cruise ship Opera is seen after the collision with a tourist boat, in Venice, Italy, Sunday, June 2, 2019. The towering, out-of-control cruise ship rammed into a dock and a tourist river boat on a busy Venice canal on Sunday morning. Italian media reported that at least five people were injured in the crash. The collision happened about 8:30 a.m. on the Giudecca Canal, a major thoroughfare that leads to Saint Mark's Square in the northeastern Italian city. (Andrea Merola/ANSA via AP)
June 02, 2019 - 4:05 am
VENICE, Italy (AP) — The Latest on the cruise ship crashing into a dock and another river boat in a Venice canal (all times local): 1 p.m. MSC Cruises, an international cruise ship line with its headquarters in Geneva, says its ship, the MSC Opera, experienced a mechanical problem Sunday as it was...
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Rescue team members are seen on a barge floating on the Danube river where a sightseeing boat capsized in Budapest, Hungary, Saturday, June 1, 2019. As divers descended Friday into the Danube, Hungarian authorities predicted it would take an extended search to find the 21 people still missing after a boat carrying South Korean tourists was rammed by a cruise ship and sank into the river in Budapest. (AP Photo/Laszlo Balogh)
June 01, 2019 - 1:50 pm
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — A Hungarian judge on Saturday ordered the formal arrest of a captain whose Viking river cruise ship collided with a sightseeing boat on the Danube River, sinking the tourist boat and leaving seven South Koreans dead and 21 other people missing. Authorities said water levels...
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Flowers are seen on the railing of the Margit bridge as rescue boats work on the Danube river at the scene where a sightseeing boat capsized in Budapest, Hungary, Saturday, June 1, 2019. Rescue operations continue Saturday, and Hungarian authorities predicted it would take an extended search to find the 21 people still missing after a boat carrying South Korean tourists was rammed Wednesday night by a cruise ship and sank. (AP Photo/Marko Drobnjakovic)
June 01, 2019 - 8:10 am
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — The Latest on the deadly tour boat collision on the Danube River in Hungary (all times local): 5:05 p.m. Hungarian water management authorities say the Danube River's water levels are expected to fall quickly in Budapest in the coming days. This may help efforts to salvage...
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