Tag: boat

Indonesian Passenger Boat Carrying 240 Catches Fire; 14 Dead

JAKARTA, Indonesia—A passenger boat carrying 240 people caught fire Monday off southern Indonesia, killing 14, rescue officials said. The KM Express Cantika 77 was headed to Kalabahi from Kupang in East Nusa Tenggara province when it caught fire. It was carrying 230 passengers and 10 crew members, officials said. The cause of the fire was…


Florida Boat Captain Charged in Fatal Parasailing Accident

MARATHON, Fla.—A boat captain has been charged with manslaughter in a Memorial Day parasailing crash in the Florida Keys that killed a 33-year-old Illinois woman and injured her young son and nephew. Daniel Gavin Couch, 49, was booked into the Monroe County Jail on Thursday and was being held on a $100,000 bond. An investigation…


At Least 6 Dead After Migrant Boat Sinks Off Turkish Coast

ISTANBUL—Six people including children drowned when a boat carrying migrants from Lebanon destined for Italy sank off the coast of southwestern Turkey, the Turkish coast guard said on Tuesday. In a statement, the coast guard said a total of 73 migrants from four life boats were rescued on Tuesday while search and rescue operations for…


5 Dead After Boat Capsizes Off New Zealand Coast: Police

Five people died in New Zealand on Saturday when a boat carrying 11 capsized off Kaikoura, a coastal town on South Island, according to police. Radio New Zealand (RNZ) reported that Kaikoura Mayor Craig Mackle believed the boat was overturned by a whale. However, police did not confirm the cause. “This is a tragic event…


Coast Guard: 2 Dead, 5 Missing After Illegal Migrant Boat Capsizes

KEY WEST, Fla.—Two people died and five were missing after a boat believed to be carrying migrants attempting to enter the U.S. illegally capsized off the coast of the Florida Keys, the Coast Guard said. Eight people were rescued, the Coast Guard said in a news release Friday. The agency described the boat as a…


Coast Guard: 2 Dead, 5 Missing After Migrant Boat Capsizes

KEY WEST, Fla.—Two people died and five were missing after a boat believed to be carrying migrants attempting to enter the United States illegally capsized off the coast of the Florida Keys, the Coast Guard said. Eight people were rescued, the Coast Guard said in a news release Friday. The agency described the boat as…


Boat Carrying Haitian Migrants Sinks Off Bahamas, Killing 17

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico—Authorities in the Bahamas combed shorelines and open waters on Monday in hopes of finding more survivors after a boat carrying up to an estimated 60 Haitian migrants apparently capsized. Divers have found the bodies of 15 women, one man and a toddler, while another 20 men and five women have been…


Pakistan Resumes Search for 29 Missing After Boat Capsized

MULTAN, Pakistan—Pakistani rescuers Tuesday resumed a search for 29 people who went missing after a passenger boat carrying nearly 100 members of a wedding party capsized in the fast-flowing Indus river. Twenty-one women and children were killed in the disaster a day earlier, a senior government official said. Divers from Pakistan’s army were expected to…


US Approves SpaceX’s Starlink Internet for Use With Ships, Boats, Planes

WASHINGTON—The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on Thursday authorized Elon Musk’s SpaceX to use its Starlink satellite internet network with moving vehicles, green-lighting the company’s plan to expand broadband offerings to commercial airlines, shipping vessels, and trucks. Starlink, a fast-growing constellation of internet-beaming satellites in orbit, has long sought to grow its customer base from individual…


84-Year-Old Spends 40 Years Building Huge Wooden Boat in His Garage — And He’s Still Working on It

Bill Hable was 47 when he started building himself a boat. Now the former mechanical engineer from Bloomer, Wisconsin, is 84 years old — and still working on it. The magnificent 41-foot wooden schooner is kept in a large boathouse Hable built at his home. Every week, three days a week, he takes himself into…