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Families of crew from sunken fishing vessel get nearly $1M

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A judge has awarded nearly $1 million in damages to the families of four fishermen who died when their boat mysteriously sank off Massachusetts in 2020. The 82...

US Navy seizes $4 million worth of heroin in Arabian Sea

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — United States navy vessels seized 385 kilograms (849 pounds) of heroin in the Arabian Sea worth some $4 million, in a major bust by the international maritime operat...

US Navy says it seizes arms from Iran likely bound for Yemen

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The U.S. Navy said it seized a large cache of assault rifles and ammunition being smuggled by a fishing ship from Iran likely bound for war-ravaged Yemen. ...

UK panel asks govt to scrap plan to turn back migrant boats

LONDON (AP) — A U.K. parliamentary committee on Wednesday criticized government plans to deter migrants and refugees from trying to reach Britain in small boats, saying the measures would endanger liv...

Italian Coast Guard rescues 550 migrants from stormy seas

ROCCELLA JONICA, Italy (AP) — The Italian Coast Guard on Sunday safely brought to shore more than 550 migrants, many of them young men or boys from Egypt, from storm-tossed waters off the southern “to...

NTSB: Boat didn't heed danger signals before fatal collision

GALVESTON, Texas (AP) — The captain of a fishing boat that collided with a chemical tanker near Galveston, Texas, killing three people, did not respond to danger signals from the ship before the crash...

Council of Agriculture relaxes eating ban on Taiwan recreational fishing vessels

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Council of Agriculture’s Fisheries Department has decided to relax the eating ban for recreational fishing vessels. In principle, food and drink are still pro...

Ex-Coast Guard officer held on cat smuggling charges

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A former Coast Guard officer and his accomplice were held incommunicado on Thursday (Aug. 26) for their suspected role in the attempted smuggling of 154 cats into Taiwan, ...

Taiwan Coast Guard expels Chinese fishing boats from eastern territorial waters

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Coast Guard Administration’s (CGA) eastern branch said Saturday (July 31) that it had chased away two Chinese fishing boats near Taiwan’s Orchid Island. ...

Italy OKs port for rescue ship with 572 migrants aboard

ROME (AP) — Italy on Thursday agreed to allow the disembarking of 572 rescued migrants following a charity ship's desperate plea that food was running short and tensions rising on the crowded Ocean Vi...

Turkey: 1 dead in Bosporus Strait container ship collision

ISTANBUL (AP) — A container ship and a fishing boat collided in Istanbul’s Bosporus Strait, killing one person Thursday. Turkey’s Directorate General of Coastal Safety said the ship ...

India closes criminal case against 2 Italian marines

NEW DELHI (AP) — India’s Supreme Court on Tuesday closed criminal proceedings against two Italian marines in the shooting deaths of two Indian fisherman in 2012 after Italy paid $1.3 million in damage...

Supreme Court upholds verdict for Filipino fisherman who killed eight

Taipei, May 21 (CNA) Taiwan's Supreme Court recently upheld a life sentence for a Filipino fisherman who killed eight people and injured another two on board a Taiwanese fishing vessel in 2019. ...

Italy: Over 1,000 migrants brought ashore on Lampedusa

Several boats carrying an estimated 1,200 people were intercepted in the vicinity of the Italian island of Lampedusa on Sunday, Italian media reported. The small island, situated to the south of Malt...

'I have to help,' says sailor who rescued migrants at sea

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Cale Foy had just started hiking with his wife and three kids as they do every Sunday when he noticed what he thought was an abandoned fishing vessel approaching the rocky, wind-swept...