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Waterway and Maritime Disasters

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  • Eroni Kumana dies at 93; helped rescue JFK and his PT-109 crew

    Eroni Kumana dies at 93; helped rescue JFK and his PT-109 crew
    On a moonless night in the summer of 1943, a Japanese destroyer tore through a U.S. Navy patrol-torpedo boat guarding the waters around the Solomon Islands. The boat was PT-109, skippered by a young lieutenant from Massachusetts named John F. Kennedy.
  • Woman, boy identified in fatal boating accident in Brevard

    Woman, boy identified in fatal boating accident in Brevard
    A woman and a young boy who died this weekend after the boat they were in capsized were identified Monday. The victims were 65-year-old Stephanie Coleman of New York and 4-year-old Ares Aronoyos of Mims, Florida Today is reporting. The accident was just...

    Boat goes aground, smuggler goes to prison

    Boat goes aground, smuggler goes to prison
    It was poor seamanship that sunk a $14 million South Florida drug-smuggling ring and sent one of its organizers to prison. David Antonio Mendez-Sicard was sentenced to more than 11 years in federal prison Thursday — his 59th birthday — for...

    Coast Guard suspends search for man who fell from sailboat

    Coast Guard suspends search for man who fell from sailboat
    After more than 20 searches over nearly 20 hours, the Coast Guard has suspended the search for a Chicago area man who fell from a sailboat two miles from the Lake Michigan shore over the weekend. The search for Daniel Brown, 54, described as a "strong...

    From the Boathouse: Questions after Tahoe Queen debacle

    Ahoy! Did you hear that an authentic Mississippi paddle wheeler on a sightseeing cruise ran aground Monday afternoon? Reports are filtering in that the 119-foot Tahoe Queen had aboard 296 passengers and 14 crew when the vessel grounded on a sand bar...