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  • Coast Guard rescues five aboard sinking boat off San Diego

    Coast Guard rescues five aboard sinking boat off San Diego
    The Coast Guard rescued five persons Saturday night when their 30-foot boat, the PMS Escape II, was in danger of sinking 17 miles west of San Diego.
  • Tunisia says 36 migrants dead in latest Mediterranean shipwreck

    TUNIS (Reuters) - The Tunisian coast guard on Saturday recovered the bodies of 21 migrants, most probably Syrians, who drowned when their boat sank in the Mediterranean near the maritime border with Libya, officials said. They said the total number of...

    Coast Guard helps sinking boat off Virginia Beach

    The Coast Guard helped stop a recreational fishing boat from sinking Saturday off the coast of Virginia Beach.  The Coast Guard got a call from the operator of the 46-foot sport fishing boat Sitting Pretty around 10 a.m., telling them that the boat...

    More than 250 migrants may have died in shipwreck off Libya

    TRIPOLI (Reuters) - More than 250 migrants may have died when a boat sank a kilometer (half a mile) off the Libyan coast, a coastguard official said on Sunday. "We believe there are still more than 250 bodies trapped underwater," coastguard official...

    Italy finds 19 boat migrants dead, saves over 3,500 since Friday: navy

    GENEVA (Reuters) - Nearly 2,000 people fleeing Africa and the Middle East have drowned in the Mediterranean this year, most of them in the past three months as they tried to reach Europe from Libya, the United Nations refugee agency said on Tuesday....