Reuters - More than 4,220 people on the stricken cruise ship Carnival Triumph faced another night of what some have described as hellish conditions on Wednesday, as the company said it was offering passengers an additional $500 in compensation for their hardship. The 893-foot (272 meter) vessel has been without propulsion and running on emergency generator power since Sunday, when an engine room fire left it adrift off Mexico’s southern Yucatan Peninsula. It is being hauled by tugboats to Mobile, Alabama, where it is due to arrive no later than Thursday.
Thursday, February 14, 2013
Fox News - Passengers aboard a cruise vessel stranded in the Gulf of Mexico after a weekend engine fire have limited access to bathrooms, food and hot coffee, but also a new destination: Mobile, Ala. Carnival Cruise Lines President and CEO Gerry Cahill said in a statement Monday that the Carnival Triumph had drifted so far north of its original position that it will be towed to the southern U.S. port, instead of the original plan to take it to Progreso, Mexico.
Tuesday, February 12, 2013 - A 26-foot boat sailed across Highway 101 on Saturday when the trailer it was on broke apart, police said. The crash happened as a Ford SUV towed the trailer and boat north along Highway 101. The trailer started swaying side to side before it broke apart, causing the SUV to spin in a circle. The boat came free of the trailer and slid across the southbound lanes of Highway 101, coming to rest blocking the entrance of the Agate Beach Best Western Motel.
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Lansing State Journal - A 2008 crash involving a power boat and a barge that killed three people and injured two others has led to $8.1 million in judgments against the barge owner. The Macomb Daily of Mount Clemens reports $7.5 million was awarded by default last year to the estates of the three people killed when the boat they were riding in crashed into the 120-foot barge in a bay just off of Lake St. Clair. The boat’s operator was awarded $200,000 and another passenger was awarded $400,000.
Wednesday, January 09, 2013
Insurance Journal - N.J. resident Kevin Kelly couldn’t quite tell the damage Superstorm Sandy caused his 30-foot Wellcraft Sportfisher when he saw it last week. It was in the middle of Shrewsbury Avenue in Highlands, N.J., under a pile of about 30 boats entangled in power lines. Then he got the bad news: American Star is a total loss after the top was ripped off its tower and the engine compartment was flooded. “It’s a big mess,” said Kelly, 50, who owns a custom apparel company and lives in West Caldwell, N.J., but keeps his boat in Highlands. “A good way to look at this is there is really little you can do. You are going to pull your boat out of the water and pray for the best.”
Thursday, November 15, 2012 - A sailboat came off a trailer on Interstate 89 near French Hill during Monday’s evening commute. The accident happened in the area of mile marker 80 near the Williston and Richmond line. "We were coming down the hill and the trailer started to dance behind the pick-up truck," said Richmond firefighter Michael Parent. He was driving right behind the boat. "It came around sideways and hit the pick-up truck," Parent said. "Then it broke loose off the trailer and kept going down the interstate." The boat took up both southbound lanes. Luckily it didn’t hit any cars.
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Click On Detroit - A dredge barge and its tug boat have sunk in Lake Huron. U.S. Coast Guard Lt. Justin Westmiller said the 110-foot dredge boat and a 38-foot tug boat started taking on water during stormy weather about two miles from the shore of Lakeport just after 4 a.m. Both boats then sank about 22 feet. The stern of the dredge barge and a portion of the tug boat is still visible in the water. The dredge boat was carrying between 1,500 to 2,000 gallons of diesel fuel, which is now leaking into the water.
Friday, July 20, 2012 - It was a strange sight on a usually quiet dock in Ottawa County Thursday morning. "In 22 years you don’t expect to get a call of a car sitting on top of a boat," said Sgt. Curt Theune of the Spring Lake-Ferrysburg Police Department. For the second time in three years a woman has been involved in a crash involving her vehicle and a body of water. Witnesses said Cari Draft’s vehicle backed into some machinery in the parking lot of the Holiday Inn in the 900 block of W. Savidge Street in Spring Lake. She then drove forward and her vehicle went between some trees, airborne, over a nearby dock and landed on a boat in the water.
Monday, July 16, 2012
Insurance Journal - Straight-line wind gusts damaged buildings, uprooted trees and sent a 30-foot sailboat crashing through the window of a home in North Dakota on June 9, the National Weather Service said. The boat hit a home in Granville, where residents have reported numerous downed power lines and swing sets and other items flattened, KXMC television reported. Rick Krolak, a Weather Service technician, said high winds in southern Montrail County destroyed an old church storage building and overturned several campers.
Monday, June 11, 2012
CNN - Two U.S. Navy ships collided Wednesday off the coast of San Diego, according to Navy officials. No injuries have been reported and the cause of the accident is still under investigation, but it appears to be a steering malfunction, Navy spokesman Cmdr. Charlie Brown said. Both ships -- the USS Essex, an amphibious assault ship, and the USNS Yukon, a refueling ship -- were damaged, but the full extent was not immediately known, Brown said.
Thursday, May 17, 2012
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