Sep 21, 2016

29 drown, 150 rescued from capsized migrant boat off Egypt

At least 29 people drowned when a boat carrying about 600 migrants capsized off the Egyptian coast on Wednesday, with rescue teams saving at least 150 passengers, officials said. Search teams were looking for more survivors from the incident which took place off the ...

Indonesia lets migrants ashore after week on stranded boat

Jun 18, 2016

Indonesia lets migrants ashore after week on stranded boat

Indonesia allowed a group of Tamil migrants from Sri Lanka to come ashore in Aceh province on Saturday after confining them to their stranded boat for a week, but is insisting they will be towed out to sea once the vessel is repaired. Rights ...

Apr 17, 2016

Boaty McBoatface tops poll to name British polar research vessel

Boaty McBoatface has topped an online poll to name the U.K.’s newest polar research vessel, beating entries that honored scientists and explorers. Britain’s Natural Environment Research Council had asked for help finding a name that would reflect the £200 million ($284 million) ship’s mission ...

Dec 7, 2015

Four bodies taken from net-entangled boat off Aomori

Four bodies were recovered from a wooden boat found entangled in a fishing net off Aomori Prefecture, the Japan Coast Guard said. The boat, spotted Wednesday, may have come from North Korea, according to the Aomori Coast Guard Office. The bodies were recovered Sunday. ...

Nov 22, 2015

Suspected North Korean fishing boats, corpses found off Ishikawa

A wooden boat with North Korean Army written in Hangul on it was found adrift in the Sea of Japan off Wajima, Ishikawa Prefecture, on Friday, informed sources said. Fishing nets were also discovered in the 12.5-meter-long, 2.8-meter-wide, engine-equipped boat, which was sinking, the ...

Dolphin breaks woman's ankles when it leaps onto boat

Jul 2, 2015

Dolphin breaks woman's ankles when it leaps onto boat

A dolphin leaped onto a boat in Southern California, crashing into a woman and breaking both her ankles. Chrissie Frickman was boating with her husband and two children June 21 when a pod of dolphins swam alongside them. One of the animals jumped on ...