Maritime accidents

FILE - This May 11, 2006 file photo shows the Freedom of the Seas cruise ship docked in Bayonne, N.J. Kimberley Wiegand, the mother of an 18-month-old Indiana girl who fell to her death from an open window on the cruise ship in Puerto Rico, told NBC’s “Today” show Monday, July 22, 2019 that her family will sue Royal Caribbean Cruises for “not having a safer situation on the 11th floor of that cruise ship.” (AP Photo/Mike Derer, File)
July 22, 2019 - 2:14 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — There are "a million things" the cruise company could have done to prevent the death of an 18-month-old Indiana girl who fell to her death from an open window on a cruise ship in Puerto Rico, the toddler's mother said in an interview broadcast Monday. Speaking publicly for the...
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FILE - In this Nov. 19, 1994 file photo, the bow door of the sunken passenger ferry M/S Estonia is lifted up from the bottom of the sea, off Uto Island, in the Baltic Sea, near Finland. A Paris court is set to adjudicate on a compensation claim related to the 1994 sinking of an Estonian ferry, which remains one Europe's deadliest maritime disasters. The court is set to rule Friday, July 19, 2019 on the claim from more than 1,000 survivors and relatives of victims. (Jaakko Aiikainen/Lehtikuva via AP, file)
July 19, 2019 - 9:41 am
PARIS (AP) — A Paris court rejected a compensation claim Friday related to the 1994 sinking of an Estonian ferry, which remains one of Europe's deadliest maritime disasters. The court ruled on the claim from more than 1,000 survivors and relatives of victims of the accident in which a car ferry...
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This undated photo provided by the U.S. Navy shows an Eagle class patrol boat built during World War I. It is similar to the USS Eagle PE-56, which exploded and sank off Cape Elizabeth, Maine, on April 23, 1945, killing most of its crew in New England's worst naval disaster during World War II. The Navy determined in 2001 that it had been sunk by a German submarine. On Monday, July 15, 2019, Garry Kozak, a specialist in undersea searches, announced that Ryan King, a New Hampshire diver, used sonar data to locate the vessel's bow and stern about three miles off Cape Elizabeth in June 2018. (AP Photo/U.S. Navy, File)
July 18, 2019 - 6:15 pm
CAPE ELIZABETH, Maine (AP) — A private dive team has located the last U.S. Navy warship to be sunk by a German submarine in World War II, just a few miles (kilometers) off the coast of Maine. The sinking of the USS Eagle PE-56 on April 23, 1945, was originally blamed on a boiler explosion. But the...
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The urn containing the ashes of the sailor of the sunken boat is placed from a ship into River Danube by a ship's captain during the funeral ceremony of the two Hungarian victims of the boat accident last May in Budapest, Hungary, Friday, July 12, 2019. They were the two crew members of a tourist boat carrying 33 South Korean tourists that was crashed by a large river cruise ship and sank in River Danube at a pier of Margaret Bridge in Budapest on May 29, killing 28 people. The remains of the captain of the boat will be buried on the land later. Seven Korean tourists survived the accident. (Szilard Koszticsak/MTI via AP)
July 12, 2019 - 8:06 am
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — More than a dozen vessels have taken part in a memorial ceremony for the two-man Hungarian crew killed in a collision when a tour boat with South Korean tourists sank after colliding with a cruise ship on the Danube River. During Friday's commemoration, an urn with the...
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FILE - This May 11, 2006 file photo shows the Freedom of the Seas cruise ship docked in Bayonne, N.J. Police in Puerto Rico say that on Sunday, July 7, 2019, a toddler apparently slipped from her grandfather's hands and fell to her death on this cruise ship, Freedom of the Seas, while docked in Puerto Rico. (AP Photo/Mike Derer, File)
July 11, 2019 - 6:33 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Authorities investigating an 18-month-old Indiana girl's fatal fall from an open window on a cruise ship in Puerto Rico said Thursday they are considering many options, including the culpability of the cruise line. As Chloe Wiegand's family accompanied the toddler's body home to...
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FILE - This May 11, 2006 file photo shows the Freedom of the Seas cruise ship docked in Bayonne, N.J. Police in Puerto Rico say that on Sunday, July 7, 2019, a toddler apparently slipped from her grandfather's hands and fell to her death on this cruise ship, Freedom of the Seas, while docked in Puerto Rico. (AP Photo/Mike Derer, File)
July 10, 2019 - 6:56 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An Indiana couple whose 18-month-old daughter fell to her death Sunday from the 11th story of a cruise ship hope to return home Thursday from Puerto Rico on a flight also carrying their youngest child's body, an attorney for the family said. Chloe Wiegand's parents, her two...
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FILE - This May 11, 2006 file photo shows the Freedom of the Seas cruise ship docked in Bayonne, N.J. Police in Puerto Rico say that on Sunday, July 7, 2019, a toddler apparently slipped from her grandfather's hands and fell to her death on this cruise ship, Freedom of the Seas, while docked in Puerto Rico. (AP Photo/Mike Derer, File)
July 09, 2019 - 6:00 pm
MIAMI (AP) — An 18-month-old Indiana girl who fell to her death from the 11th story of a cruise ship in Puerto Rico plunged from a window inexplicably left open in a children's play area, the family's attorney said Tuesday. Police in Puerto Rico had said Monday that Chloe Wiegand apparently slipped...
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July 08, 2019 - 10:01 am
MILAN (AP) — An international arbitration court opened two weeks of hearings Monday on Italy's request to have India end the criminal prosecution of two Italian marines accused of killing two Indian fishermen in 2012, an incident that led to a break in the countries' relations. The Italian...
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Two women mourn at the grave of one of the 14 crew members who died in a fire on a Russian navy's deep-sea research submersible, at the Serafimovskoye memorial cemetery during a funeral ceremony in St. Petersburg, Russia, Saturday, July 6, 2019. Russian President Vladimir Putin has awarded the nation's highest honors to 14 seamen who died in a fire on one of the navy's research submersibles. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky)
July 06, 2019 - 7:58 am
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — The 14 Russian seamen who died in a fire on one of the navy's research submersibles earlier this week were laid to rest in St. Petersburg on Saturday. The sailors were killed in the blaze on the unnamed submarine in the Barents Sea on Monday. Officials withheld details...
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FILE - In this Saturday, June 1, 2019 file photo, flowers and flag of South Korea are laid on the Margit Bridge where a sightseeing boat capsized in Budapest, Hungary. Hungarian police say a South Korean woman recovered from the Danube River has been identified as the 27th fatality of the May 29 crash between a tour boat and a cruise ship. Police said Saturday, July 6 that the body was found some 58 kilometers (36 miles) downstream from the scene of the accident at Budapest's Margit Bridge. (AP Photo/Laszlo Balogh, file)
July 06, 2019 - 5:31 am
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungarian police say a South Korean woman recovered from the Danube River has been identified as the 27th fatality of the May 29 crash between a tour boat and a cruise ship. Police said Saturday that the body was found at the village of Makad, 58 kilometers (36 miles)...
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