Obama promises full support for probe into the lost El Faro ship

2015-10-08 11:18

President Barack Obama is promising the 'full support of the US government' as officials investigate the sinking of the cargo ship El Faro.

2 ships collide near Belgium

2015-10-06 11:44

A Dutch cargo ship has sunk off the Belgian coast after colliding with a gas tanker. The crew of 11 has been rescued.

Minister concerned over safety in fishing industry

2015-10-02 13:21

Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Minister Senzeni Zokwana has expressed concern over safety in the fishing industry after at least 12 fishermen drowned in the Western Cape.

Called-off search leaves trawler disaster toll at 12

2015-09-30 21:15

The fishing trawler disaster death toll now stands at 12 after the search for the last missing men was called off.

Dead fisherman 'lived for the sea'

2015-09-30 06:15

The widow of one of the nine fishermen who died in rough seas near Cape Town says her husband had lived for the sea, and had died with his best friends.

I'm glad I didn't get on that boat, says fisherman

2015-09-29 14:47

Sebastian Job made a sudden decision two weeks not to set foot on the fishing vessel that he had worked on for six years. Days later his friends, who were like family to him, died on the boat.

Bodies of recovered fishermen 'slipped out of lifejackets'

2015-09-28 14:54

The bodies of two missing fishermen who abandoned a stricken trawler were initially recovered by nearby vessels before a second tragic mishap.

Crowded boat overturns in India river; dozens feared drowned

2015-09-28 12:48

An official says an overcrowded motorboat has capsized in a river near the northeast Indian city of Gauhati, and dozens of people are feared drowned.

Search continues for 3 missing fishermen

2015-09-28 12:00

A helicopter and vessels off the Western Cape coast are still looking for the missing fishermen who had to abandon a fishing trawler that got into trouble. Nine other fishermen have been confirmed dead.

3 hurt as yacht strikes whale near Fish Hoek

2015-09-26 22:42

Three people have been injured after their yacht struck a whale near Fish Hoek.


Yacht missing with 2 Britons, American, Canadian, Filipino

2015-10-06 15:46

The Philippine coast guard says a yacht carrying two Britons, an American, a Canadian and a Filipino has gone missing while sailing from Hong Kong to the northwestern Philippines at about the time a storm was affecting the region.

Identities of fishermen lost in trawler tragedy released

2015-10-02 16:03

The identities of the 12 fishermen who died after abandoning their trawler during a storm at the weekend have been released.

By 2033 SA's maritime industry should create 1 million jobs , contribute R177 billion towards GDP

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Fishermen's bodies to be identified

2015-09-30 20:13

Arrangements are being made for loved ones to identify the remains of the fishermen who died when a fishing trawler overturned off Cape Town, the Viking Fishing Company has confirmed.

Dept wants thorough probe into trawler tragedy

2015-09-29 16:11

There needs to be a thorough investigation into the deaths of nine fishermen who, with the rest of their crew, abandoned a fishing trawler, the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries says.

We can't take it anymore - family of missing fisherman

2015-09-28 14:57

Monday should have been a day of celebration in the Julies household. Instead, there was a feeling of despair as they waited on news about their father who was on a fishing trawler on which nine men died.

Stricken trawler being towed to Cape Town

2015-09-28 13:58

A fishing trawler which took on water in rough seas - leading to the deaths of at least nine crew members- is being towed to Cape Town, the National Sea Rescue Institute says.

Trawler disaster - where was the training?

2015-09-28 12:40

A lack of training could have been a contributing factor in the deaths of nine fishermen who abandoned their trawler off the Cape coast.

10 dead in Cape fishing trawler disaster

2015-09-28 07:49

Ten fishermen have died and three remain missing after they abandoned a fishing trawler which was taking on water in rough seas near Cape Town, the NSRI says.

9 missing in boat collision off Taiwan

2015-09-18 08:27

A Taiwanese fishing boat has capsized off the island's north coast after colliding with a gravel ship, leaving all nine fishermen on board missing, officials say.

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