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Coast Gurad Searches for Sinking Ship Off Port Canaveral Florida

November 15, 2010 Boating Accident Injury & Death

The U.S. Coast Guard released a recording of a mayday call that it reports came from a ship sinking off the coast of Port Canaveral Florida. Coast Guard officials reported the distress call was received around 4:30 p.m. on November 14, 2010. The Coast Guard stated all communication with the vessel was lost after the distress call was received. The search for the ship continued on Monday with a helicopter, ship and Falcon jet crew dispatched to the area where […]

Chicago Man Dies While Scuba Diving Off Looe Key Florida

November 15, 2010 Scuba Diving Accident Injury & Death

The Florida Keynoter reports Scott Filippini, 46, of Chicago died on October 18, 2010 while diving off Looe Key in the Lower Florida Keys. The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office states Filippini was participating in a dive operated by Looe Key Dive Center. The dive was in about 27 feet of water when Filippini surfaced and appeared to be in distress. He was brought aboard the dive boat not breathing and cardiopulmonary resuscitation was performed. Filippini was brought to Dolphin Marina […]

6 Boaters Rescued Near the Entrance to Narragansett Bay

November 15, 2010 Boating Accident Injury & Death

Six boaters were pulled from Rhode Island Sound by Coast Guard and Jamestown fire-rescue personnel on the evening of Nov. 6, 2010 after their 20′ Boston Whaler overturned off Beavertail Point, near the entrance to Narragansett Bay. A Coast Guard rescue crew from Station Castle Hill rescued 3 of the boaters, while the Jamestown Marine Rescue Unit rescued the remainder. Seas were 5′ and a gale warning in effect at the time of the accident. None of the boaters were […]

3 Men Spent Nearly A Day in the Waters Off the Florida Coast When their Fishing Boat Capsized

November 15, 2010 Boating Accident Injury & Death reports three men spent nearly a day lost at sea after their boat capsized off the coast of Florida. Ken Harper, Gilbert Gastineau and one other companion embarked on a fishing trip Friday, November 12, 2010. While off the Florida coast, the boat started filling up with water and began to capsize. The men tethered themselves together and tied themselves to part of the vessel that remained afloat. Because family knew the coordinates of where the men were fishing, […]

Passenger Medevaced off NCL’S Norwegian Spirit Cruise Ship While Returning to New Orleans

November 14, 2010 Cruise Ship Injury & Death

On November 13, 2010 at approximately 5:40 medical staff were called to tend to an ill passenger aboard NCL’S Norwegian Spirit. The passenger was later medevaced off the cruise ship by a U.S. Coast Guard helicopter. At the time of the incident, the Norwegian Spirit was returning to New Orleans from a 7 day Western Caribbean cruise.