Three Die from “Illness” Aboard German Cargo Ship

Three crewmembers of a German cargo ship have mysteriously died after becoming ill aboard the vessel while docked at the small port town of Goole in the UK. Goole Police said they were notified at about 7 a.m Monday, May 26, that a man had "taken ill" aboard the MV Suntis, which had docked at West Dock, Bridge Street in Goole. The man, along with two others, were taken to … [Read more...]

Nigerian Boat With 166 People On Board Sinks

CALABAR, Nigeria, March 19 (Reuters) - At least 45 people died when a wooden boat carrying 166 people from southeastern Nigeria capsized off the coast, a doctor said on Tuesday. The boat left on Friday from the remote town of Oron, in Cross Rivers state, and was heading across the Gulf of Guinea to Gabon, in central Africa, when it capsized 40 nautical miles offshore, … [Read more...]

Cargo Ship Sinks in China, 2 Killed and 7 Missing

To children were killed and seven others missing Wednesday after a cargo ship sank while berthed at a port in China's Jiangsu province. According to maritime authorities in China, the cargo ship, loaded with approximately 10,000 tonnes of iron ore, capsized and sank at 2:25am while docked at the Port of Zhenjiang.  All 24 people on board, including at least two children, … [Read more...]

Settlement Reached in Philadelphia Duck Boat Civil Trial

Families of the two victims killed in the 2010 Philadelphia Duck Boat collision will split a $15 million settlement paid for by the companies involved in the deadly accident on the Delaware River. The pay out will be split by Ride the Ducks, which operates the amphibious sightseeing tour, and K-Sea Transportation, which owned the tugboat M/V Caribbean Sea that was pushing a … [Read more...]

New Video Emerges of Tragic 2010 Duck Boat Collision

New video of the tragic July 2010 duck boat colision on the Delaware River in Philadelphia has emerged, offering a new glimpse of the broken down tourist vessel just moments before and after the collision. The video was released by the attorneys of the families of two Hungarian students killed in the collision days before the civil trial for a wrongful death lawsuit filed by … [Read more...]