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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.


Word of the Day
tourtiere
  • a meat pie that is usually eaten at Christmas in Quebec
The word 'tourtiere' comes from the French tourte, or passenger pigeon.
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