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Obesity Leads To Fewer Passengers On U.S. Ferries
2011-12-25 07:34:02

The U.S. obesity epidemic has forced the Coast Guard to increase the estimated average weight of adult passengers, meaning that fewer passengers will be allowed onboard ferries and similar crafts at any given time, various media outlets reported last week. According to the Associated Press (AP), the new Coast Guard stability regulations that went into effect on December 1 increased the estimated weight of adult passengers from 160 pounds to 185 pounds. Those figures are based on...

2009-01-06 10:40:54

A rescue boat has pulled up alongside the capsized yacht of Vendee Globe racer Jean Le Cam but is encountering rough seas, officials said Tuesday. Race officials in Paris issued an update saying the oil tanker Sonangol Kassanje was alongside Le Cam's overturned yacht near Cape Horn but that a rescue attempt was being delayed by adverse weather conditions. Le Cam is believed to be alive and well in his yacht's hull, The Times of London reported. The Frenchman, who was in third place in the...

2008-10-06 09:00:41

Toxic chemicals retrieved from capsized Philippine ferry MANILA, Oct. 5 (Xinhua) -- Four hundred and two barrels of toxic chemical endosulfan have been recovered from the capsized ferry MV Princess of Stars more than 100 days after it sank off in central Philippines. The Task Force Princess of the Stars, in a statement, said the last barrel of endosulfan trapped inside the capsized ferry was successfully and safely retrieved as of 1 p.m. Sunday. "Sulpicio Lines said the toxic...

2008-07-17 09:00:37

One dead, three missing after boat capsizes off east China coast WEIHAI, Shandong, July 16 (Xinhua) -- A fishing boat capsized early Wednesday at sea area off Weihai City, in east China's Shandong Province, leaving one person dead and three others missing. The boat, registered in northeastern Liaoning Province, sank after colliding with another vessel about 37 kilometers east of Rongcheng Bay. All the seven people on the boat fell into the water. Rescuers dispatched by Beihai Rescue...

2008-07-07 09:00:32

Second boat sinks off east China coast, at least 10 missing HANGZHOU, July 4 (Xinhua) -- A fishing boat sank off east China's coast on Friday, leaving at least 10 people missing, a police spokesman said. The vessel, carrying a group of people who went angling, went down at about 5 p.m. in the East China Sea, near Taizhou City, Zhejiang Province, said Jia Ce, a border defense police officer. The exact number of people aboard the boat and the cause of sinking were not immediately...

2006-04-10 07:19:56

ACCRA (Reuters) - Some 120 people were feared drowned after a boat packed with passengers and goods capsized on Ghana's Lake Volta, police in the West African country said on Monday. "There were 150 passengers on board but only 30 have been rescued. The rest are feared dead," police spokesman Kwesi Ofori said. He said the accident happened on Saturday and that a search party was still looking for survivors. Ofori said the boat was probably overloaded. He said it hit a stump as it...

2006-04-10 07:20:46

ACCRA (Reuters) - Some 120 people were feared drowned after a boat packed with passengers and goods capsized on Ghana's Lake Volta, police in the West African country said on Monday. "There were 150 passengers on board but only 30 have been rescued. The rest are feared dead," police spokesman Kwesi Ofori said. He said the accident happened on Saturday and that a search party was still looking for survivors. Ofori said the boat was probably overloaded. He said it hit a stump as it...

2006-04-03 07:10:38

MANAMA (Reuters) - Bahrain said on Monday it had ended an operation to rescue survivors and recover bodies from a cruise boat that capsized off its coast last week and said 58 foreigners were killed in the accident. The twin-decked boat, which was not licensed to sail, was carrying 130 passengers, of which 72 survived, said a statement by the Interior Ministry on the state news agency. Officials earlier said the boat had been carrying about 126 passengers and that 68 passengers had...

2006-04-02 00:43:19

DUBAI (Reuters) - A Bahraini cruise boat that capsized off Bahrain's coast killing at least 57 people last week was not licensed to sail, an official said. Interior Ministry spokesman Colonel Tareq Al-Hassan told reporters late on Saturday that the ship's owner had applied for a license but never completed the procedures. "The owner of the ship had applied for a license in December 2005. He was asked to meet the regulations, the conditions, and he was given a list of regulations that...

2006-04-01 03:09:30

By Hala Alsalman MANAMA (Reuters) - Rescue workers searched on Saturday for two missing passengers of a cruise boat that capsized off the coast of Bahrain, after at least 57 people, mostly foreigners, drowned, officials said. A helicopter circled the clear sky and Bahraini navy ships were scouring the water for the missing after their twin-decked boat went down late on Thursday. Families of 13 Britons who drowned were expected to arrive in Bahrain later in the day to claim the...


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