Two-train crash averted after close call in Kyushu

May 23, 2015

Two-train crash averted after close call in Kyushu

Two limited express trains operated by Kyushu Railway Co. nearly crashed at a station on the Nagasaki main line on Friday. At around 12:20 p.m., the seven-car Kamome No. 19 entered a track leading to Hizen-Ryuo Station where the six-car Kamome No. 20 had ...

Mourners mark 14 years since Ehime Maru collision

Feb 10, 2015

Mourners mark 14 years since Ehime Maru collision

A fisheries high school in Uwajima, Ehime Prefecture, on Tuesday marked the 14th anniversary of an accident in which an U.S. nuclear submarine surfaced beneath a school training boat off Hawaii, sinking it and killing nine occupants. About 300 people, including students and relatives ...

At least 10 killed in Texas when prison bus strikes train

Jan 15, 2015

At least 10 killed in Texas when prison bus strikes train

At least 10 people were killed Wednesday when a bus carrying state prisoners skidded off an icy highway overpass in Texas, slid down an embankment and collided with a passing train, a county sheriff said. The overpass on Interstate 20 was slick with ice ...

Jan 5, 2015

Elderly Osaka pair killed in four-car crash; five hurt

Two elderly residents of Osaka Prefecture were killed Sunday evening and five people suffered various injuries in a four-vehicle collision in the prefectural city of Yao. Masaru Shinohara, an 80-year-old company executive of Higashi-Osaka, and Haruko Abe, a self-employed, 70-year-old resident of Daito, died ...

Six feared dead after merchant ships collide off Italy

Dec 29, 2014

Six feared dead after merchant ships collide off Italy

Two people drowned and four were missing at sea and feared dead after two merchant ships collided in rough seas off the Italian coast on Sunday, Italian officials said. A Turkish ship with 11 crew members sank after the collision with a vessel carrying ...

Dec 24, 2014

Southwest jet loses winglet in LaGuardia brush up

Some Christmas fliers got their wings clipped — literally. Two jets at New York’s LaGuardia Airport got a little too close for comfort Tuesday morning, with one ripping the wingtip off the other. No passengers on either plane were injured. American Airlines Flight 1104 ...

Tasting event held to show fish safe after oil spill

Apr 9, 2014

Tasting event held to show fish safe after oil spill

To demonstrate that the fish pulled from Tokyo Bay are not contaminated by oil following a collision last month off the Miura Peninsula, a Chiba Prefecture fisheries association offered samples of their catches at a tasting event Wednesday. A 12,630-ton Panamanian freighter sank after ...

Freighter collision near Tokyo leaves one dead, eight missing

Mar 18, 2014

Freighter collision near Tokyo leaves one dead, eight missing

A cargo ship sank after colliding with another vessel just outside Tokyo Bay early Tuesday, leaving one crew member dead and eight missing. The sunken freighter, the 12,630-ton Panamanian-registered Beagle III, collided with the 7,406-ton South Korean-registered Pegasus Prime about 6 km off the ...

Mar 14, 2014

Ship slams into fishing boat in Manila Bay; one dead

A cargo ship slammed into a small fishing boat in Manila Bay, causing the fishing boat to sink and leaving one of its 23 crew members dead and 10 others missing, Philippine authorities said Thursday. The incident occurred late Wednesday off Cavite province, south ...

Second angler in MSDF collision dies

Jan 16, 2014

Second angler in MSDF collision dies

An angler on a sport fishing boat that sank following a collision Wednesday with a Maritime Self-Defense Force transport vessel off Hiroshima Prefecture died early Thursday, the second fatality of the accident. Koji Otake, 66, was one of three anglers aboard the boat Tobiuo, ...

Anglers hurt in collision with MSDF

Jan 15, 2014

Anglers hurt in collision with MSDF

A sports fishing boat capsized and sank Wednesday morning after colliding with a Maritime Self-Defense Force transport ship in the Seto Inland Sea off Otake, Hiroshima Prefecture, leaving two of the four men on board the leisure craft in critical condition, the Defense Ministry ...