U.S. helicopter found; 'high-impact' crash killed 11

World Mar 13, 2015

U.S. helicopter found; 'high-impact' crash killed 11

Divers found the Black Hawk helicopter that crashed amid dense fog during a Florida training mission, killing 11 Marines and soldiers, but continuing bad weather Thursday prevented the recovery of the flight recorder from the wreckage. The military's response officially changed from search-and-rescue to search-and-recovery ...

Strong currents slow search for AirAsia wreckage

Asia Pacific Jan 7, 2015

Strong currents slow search for AirAsia wreckage

Strong currents forced Indonesia to expand the search area for the crashed AirAsia plane Tuesday, as rough seas and bad weather pushed debris and made it difficult to reach suspected chunks of the fuselage on the ocean floor. Two more bodies were retrieved Tuesday, bringing ...

Skin divers turn to tourism to stem the tide

National Apr 24, 2014

Skin divers turn to tourism to stem the tide

by Chikako Mogi

At the Sea People restaurant in Shima, a coastal hamlet in Mie Prefecture, sea diver Machiyo Yamashita wants a piece of a tourism industry dominated by the cities that sapped her town's vitality by luring away its youth. "I want to cook and serve customers ...

National Feb 19, 2014

Rescued scuba diver recounts ordeal

One of the Japanese women rescued after disappearing while scuba diving off the Indonesian island of Bali recounts her harrowing ordeal of being swallowed up by strong currents and surviving on coconuts.