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UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 3, 2019

Officials: Fire blocked escape for 34 divers asleep on boat

Authorities say flames roared through a boat of sleeping scuba divers so quickly that it appears none of the 34 people below deck could escape


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 27, 2019

Storm water floods California towns only reachable by boat

Two California communities north of San Francisco were accessible only by boat Wednesday after a rain-swollen river overflowed its banks and inundated low-lying areas around them overnight, authorities said.


Italy-flagged migrant rescue ship challenges Italian policy

An Italian-flagged rescue ship set sail Thursday for the deadly migrant smuggling route in the central Mediterranean Sea, challenging moves by Italy’s populist government to shut down such humanitarian operations.


UPDATED: Thu., July 5, 2018

Thai police say 56 still missing from capsized boat off Phuket

Thai police said Friday that 56 people were still missing in waters off the resort island of Phuket after a storm capsized a diving boat packed with tourists.


Greece: 16 migrants die as smuggling boat sinks in Aegean

A smuggling boat sank Saturday off a Greek island, killing at least 16 migrants including children, and a search-and-rescue operation was underway to find two others believed missing.


Smuggling boat sinks in Mediterranean, 64 feared dead

As many as 64 African migrants, including a mother whose surviving 3-year-old child desperately clung to her as she drowned, are feared dead after a traffickers’ overcrowded rubber dinghy from …


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 2, 2017

13 dead, 2 missing after boat capsizes off South Korea

At least seven people were dead and two missing on Sunday after a South Korean fishing boat collided with a refueling vessel and capsized, the coast guard said.


Boat capsizes in Indian river, killing 19; about 31 missing

Police say 19 people have drowned after an overloaded boat capsized in the Yamuna River in northern India and a search is underway for missing passengers.


Boat hits Washington state ferry; no injuries

Washington State Ferries said a private boat hit the ferry Chetzemoka on the run between Tacoma and the southern tip of Vashon Island.


Coast Guard rescues fisherman after vessel hits object

The Coast Guard rescued a commercial fisherman after his vessel hit a submerged object near the Westport Marina and began taking on water.


Officials Set To Act On Endangered List

The final public comment period has begun for four proposed changes to Washington state’s list of sensitive, threatened and endangered species listings. The Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission is scheduled …


Putting On Airs Rescue Workers Train On Hovercraft

Decked out in rain slickers from head to toe, rescue workers from Harrison looked like overgrown children as they took turns playing with a Hovercraft Thursday. The red Hovercraft, with …


New Epa Rules To Cut Watercraft Emissions

The Environmental Protection Agency is expected to issue federal regulations next week that for the first time will cut pollution from new recreational watercraft ranging from Jet-Skis to yachts. The …


Float House Owner Becomes Motorvated Turning Home Into Vessel Could Eliminate Property Taxes

Lake Pend Oreille resident Tom Hooker has filed for boat status. Photo by Craig Buck/The Spokesman-Review


Area Firms Beat Gotham, Win Big Batboat Contract

The 5.8-liter engine powering the Caped Crusader’s beefed-up boat in the new movie “Batman Forever” was assembled last summer by Redline Marine, a Lewiston marine engine manufacturer. The boat itself …


Bill Targeting Jet Skis Scuttled Opponents Labeled Measure Expensive And Unenforceable

The Idaho State Senate on Monday sank a bill that would have tightened safety regulations for Jet Skiers. Sen. Mary Lou Reed, D-Coeur d’Alene, sponsored the bill, which was voted …


Cruises Increased

Interior Secretary Bruce Babbitt has ordered the National Park Service to allow more cruise ships in Alaska’s Glacier Bay National Park. Apparently this is a concession to the new political …