Italy rescues more than 1,000 migrants at sea; 10 perish

Mar 5, 2015

Italy rescues more than 1,000 migrants at sea; 10 perish

In dramatic sea rescues north of Libya, a flotilla of ships saved more than 1,000 migrants and refugees, while 10 migrants perished in the southern Mediterranean, Italian officials said Wednesday. Rescue vessels, including from Italy’s coast guard and navy, and three cargo ships saved ...

Feb 18, 2015

U.S. Coast Guard searching Hawaii waters for Japanese student

The U.S. Coast Guard is searching for a Japanese student reported overboard from a fishing vessel off Hawaii. The 17-year-old male, whose name was not immediately available, was reported overboard from the Japanese training vessel Hokuho Maru about 225 km southwest of Kauai. The ...

Jan 27, 2015

Two small planes ditch off Hawaii; all five aboard survive

Two small planes ran out of fuel and ditched in the Pacific Ocean off Hawaii, but the five people aboard both aircraft survived, authorities said. The Coast Guard says the separate incidents Sunday involved a single-engine plane carrying a solo pilot about 250 miles ...

Search resumes off British coast for missing mariners

Jan 5, 2015

Search resumes off British coast for missing mariners

A major search effort resumed Sunday for the missing crew of an overturned cargo ship spotted off the British coast. Seven Poles and one Filipino were on board the Cypriot-registered Cemfjord, a cargo ship carrying cement, which capsized around 15 miles (24 km) from ...

'Massacre' averted as Italians seize crowded, runaway migrant ship

Jan 1, 2015

'Massacre' averted as Italians seize crowded, runaway migrant ship

The Italian Coast Guard said Wednesday it had narrowly averted a catastrophe by intercepting a runaway freighter that was on a collision course with the country’s rocky shoreline with 768 people on board. In the second major maritime drama of recent days, officers revealed ...

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 ...