Montgomery Advertiser - Cruise giant Carnival is suing the Alabama shipyard that took in the Carnival Triumph earlier this year after it lost power at sea, Mobiles Press-Register reports. The Press-Register says Carnival is blaming Mobiles BAE Systems shipyard and several related entities for what it says is more than $12 million worth of damage that occurred to the vessel during a storm that swept across the facility. The Carnival Triumph broke free from its moorings at the shipyard during the April 3 storm, which was accompanied by wind gusts approaching 70 miles per hour.
Thursday, June 20, 2013
MSNBC - At least 18 were injured in a boat crash just west of Sands Cut in Elliott Key Sunday evening, according to officials. The boats were heading into dock at about 6:30 p.m. when they collided, said Jorge Pino, spokesman for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. Three people suffered serious injuries and one was airlifted to Jackson Memorial Hospital, said a statement from the FWC.
Monday, June 10, 2013
news8000.com - A houseboat went over one of the lock gates at Lock and Dam #7 at Dresbach late Monday afternoon, sending all 11 people on board into the water. The La Crescent Fire Chief says the call came in just before 5:30 p.m. He says many were rescued by people at the nearby boat landing and lock and dam. Everyone was quickly accounted for and out of the water, even before some rescue crews arrived. "It appears to me that the lock, the people at the lock and the dam got most of the people out. Its a good thing, it could have been real nasty, the water is cold right now, and it could have been a real disaster, so when we heard that everyone was accounted for, that was a blessing," said La Crescent Fire Chief John Meyer.
Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Yahoo - For the second time this year, a fire at sea has aborted a cruise ships voyage. This time, aboard Royal Caribbeans Grandeur of the Seas and the ships 2,200 passengers were expected back in Baltimore on Tuesday after being flown on charter flights from the Bahamas. The fire that began at 2:50 a.m. Monday was extinguished about two hours later with no injuries reported. A cause wasnt immediately known but the U.S. Coast Guard and the National Transportation Safety Board planned to investigate.
Tuesday, May 28, 2013
wptv.com - A fire aboard a Royal Caribbean cruise ship is now extinguished. The call came into the Lake Worth Coast Guard at 2:52 a.m. The Royal Caribbean Grandeur of the Seas reported a Class A fire, meaning the items on fire were wood or other combustible materials. Units responded and accounted for all passengers and crew members.
Tuesday, May 28, 2013
wusa9.com - Six people, including six children, were sent to the hospital after a boat explosion in Edgewater on Monday morning. The explosion happened at approximately noon at Oak Grove Marine Center at 2820 Solomons Island Road, says Division Chief Keith Swindle with the Anne Arundel County Fire Department. Swindle said that nine people, three adults and six children, were aboard a 32-foot Well Craft boat. According to Swindle, after refueling the boat tried to move away from the dock when one of the engines stalled. Officials said an attempt to restart the engine caused an explosion and fire.
Tuesday, May 28, 2013
baynews9.com - Crews spent several hours Tuesday night battling a fire on a shrimp boat in Tarpon Springs. The fire broke out shortly before 8 p.m. on the boat, which was located at the end of the sponge docks off Dodecanese Boulevard. Officials said more than 4,000 gallons of fuel were on board the boat. Crews had difficulty containing the fire, but they were able to get it under control by 12:30 a.m.
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Reuters - A Swedish yacht capsized off the Northern California coast on Thursday during training for the Americas Cup race, and at least one sailor was taken to hospital, the U.S. Coast Guard said in a statement. A CBS affiliate in San Francisco reported that one member of the boats crew was killed when the catamaran overturned, but coast guard officials could not immediately be reached to confirm that.
Friday, May 10, 2013
baynews9.com - A 60-year-old man was airlifted to a hospital from the Homosassa Riverside Resort after the boat he was operating exploded on Tuesday, according to the Citrus County Sheriffs Office. "The explosion actually blew him out of the boat," said Citrus Sheriffs spokeswoman Heather Yates. The man was on a 20-foot center console boat located in a canal behind the launch ramp at the Homosassa Riverside Resort at 5297 S. Cherokee Way in Homosassa, at 3:40 p.m., when his boat exploded, according to a report.
Friday, April 19, 2013
cfnews13.com - The powerful storms that rolled through Central Florida Sunday flipped a houseboat over in Brevard County. The houseboat, which was anchored in Indian River Isles at 6210 Halyard Court in Rockledge, was overturned in the water. A towboat was brought to the dock area on Monday to get the boat upright. No injuries were reported. In Viera, the storm destroyed pool enclosures on two homes and knocked down palm trees.
Wednesday, April 17, 2013