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Waterway and Maritime Disasters

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  • Costa Concordia captain says 'stupid mistake' led to shipwreck

    ROME The Costa Concordia cruise liner was shipwrecked almost three years ago as a result of a "stupid mistake," captain Francesco Schettino said on Tuesday, during his first questioning in the trial where he is accused of manslaughter and other serious crimes.
  • Gloucester woman sentenced for making a false distress call

    GLOUCESTER — A Gloucester woman was sentenced Monday in federal court for falsely reporting a sinking ship in 2012. Ashley Strum-Smith, 29, received six months' home detention and five years' probation, and was ordered to pay $82,764 in...

    From the archives

    Here's how the Los Angeles Times covered J. Bruce Ismay's role in the Titanic disaster in 1912: * "Bruce Ismay, Director Manager of White Star Line, Will Be Called to Washington to Explain How He Happened to Be Among the Rescued." —April 18, 1912...

    South Korea ferry verdicts bring disappointment, vow to appeal

    The sheer magnitude of the tragedy was pain enough for South Korea: more than 300 people, many of them high school students, lost in the April sinking of the Sewol ferry. Then, as details of how the captain and crew behaved when the ship began taking on...

    Coast Guard rescues 2 boaters in Annapolis

    Coast Guard rescues 2 boaters in Annapolis
    The Coast Guard rescued two men whose boat was sinking near Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse in Annapolis Sunday afternoon, officials said. Crews from the Coast Guard, the Maryland Natural Resources Police and the State Police were called at about 3 p.m....