Rescuers scrambled Monday to reach as many as 34 people trapped below the deck of a burning commercial scuba-dive boat off the coast of California, US Coast Guard officials said. Many were feared dead.
Australia’s military intercepted a Sri Lankan boat carrying 13 asylum-seekers last month, Minister for Home Affairs Peter Dutton said on Monday, as Canberra sought to defend
"Very sadly despite the best efforts of paramedics, we can confirm that three people have been pronounced dead at the scene," British Transport Police said in a statement. Police, several ambulances, an air ambulance and fire engines were at the scene.
A group of French tourists were held in Greece for questioning on Saturday after a boat accident left two dead and another person seriously injured, the coastguard said.
An Indian fisherman was injured in a fishing boat explosion in the port area of Shaam, about 30 km north of Ras Al Khaimah.
Boat crews on nearby vessels recovered the bodies of two children and have rescued 19 people from choppy waters, said Emi Frizer, a local Search and Rescue Agency official. Rescuers were searching for the seven others reported as still missing on Monday.
According to Thatta Deputy Commissioner Usman Tanveer, the boat on Kneejhar Lake overturned because it was overloaded past the permitted capacity, while strong winds also led to the accident."
The container ship was on its way to Colombo from Gujarat in India when the fire broke out on deck on May 20 around 14 kilometres offshore. Eight of its nearly 1,500 containers fell overboard on Tuesday, one of which washed ashore at the Negombo tourist beach.
A spokesman of the Red Crescent said that 84 migrants were rescued and more than 40 others were missing after a boat carrying 127 migrants sank off the coast of Zarzis.
According to the details, a boat with at least 20 tourists, including children, on board drowned in Raghagan Dam when it went to deep water on a recreational trip. Soon after the tragic accident, two lifeboats carrying seven rescue personnel on board also sunk in the dam...