Searchers have found Adam Nixson’s boat, dog, and personal items. Nixson’s boat may have capsized.Nixon has not been located. Search has been hampered by flooding and rising water in the area. Family has opened a GoFundMe page at https://www.gofundme.com/adamnixson
The sixty-five foot cruiser, Leviathan II, operated by Jamie’s Whale Watching, with 27 whale watchers aboard went down near Tofino on the coast of Vancouver Island, British Columbia. The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre is searching around Plover Point. Plover Point is a popular area to watch sea lions, but there are rocks nearby that must be avoided. BC Ambulance Service confirms three fatalities. Two patients were flown to critical care hospitals. Four were driven to hospitals and five are recuperating at home. The exact number of those missing is unknown. The boat sank near Plover Reefs, west of Vargas Island and northwest of Tofino.
The cargo ship that was last heard from on Thursday morning has sunk, but Coast Guard officials are holding out hope that they can find the 33 crew members who were on board. The container ship, called El Faro, was en route from Jacksonville, Florida, to San Juan, Puerto Rico, when it went missing.
Early this morning we received an email from a cruise passenger aboard the Royal Caribbean Adventure of the Seas alerting us that a man had gone overboard last night. We received this message:
“Man overboard Royal Caribbean Adventure of the Seas. Close enough to San Juan to be getting AT&T service right now. At about 8:45 – 9:00 PM, the Captain came over loudspeaker and announced that a man had “jumped” overboard.
They also said they believed he was in his mid 20s. About 30 – 45 minutes later they announced the arrival of a Coast Guard helicopter. I can verify. When the announcement was made I went on deck and witnessed the ship turning around. They launched life preservers with lights attached as well as two rescue boats. There were spotlights at first and brighter ones joined later. There was talk spreading throughout the shop that people had witnessed the pulling the spotlights out of the theater or ice rink
DNA tests have identified remains as one of the final two missing victims of last year’s deadly shipwreck of the Costa Concordia off an Italian island, the ANSA news agency reported Thursday.
The remains of Maria Grazia Trecarichi were found by scuba divers inside the cruise liner on October 8, three weeks after the 300-metre, 114,000-ton cruise liner was righted from the partly capsized state that it had lain in for 20 months.
It was moved as part of expensive and risky salvage operations.
Trecarichi had booked a holiday on the Costa Concordia to celebrate her 50th birthday along with her friend Luisa Antonia Virzi, who also died, and her teenage daughter Stefania and her boyfriend, who both survived.
Even more human remains may have been uncovered in the Costa Concordia wreckage. Divers found what is believed to be more human remains, just a week after other remains were found. The head of Italy’s civil protection said more remains were found which may belong to thr last two missing victims of the January 2012 disaster in which 32 people were killed when the ship capsized off the coast of Italy. “Other remains have also been found and are currently undergoing DNA tests,” the agency’s chief Franco Gabrielli said according to the Toronto Sun. “We are waiting for the results of the analysis,” he said.
The relatives of the two people still missing from the Costa Concordia disaster embarked on a heart-wrenching wait for the discovery of their remains today, a day after the giant cruise ship was hauled upright. The clouds of sediment will have to settle, and the badly mangled starboard side of the ship inspected, before divers and other searchers can enter. “I hope that they will be able to make the ship secure quickly and then find my mother’s body,” Stefania Vincenzi, the 18-year-old daughter of Mrs Trecarichi, told The Daily Telegraph in her first interview with a British newspaper, as she looked at the wreck, half covered in brown algae…
Authorities were conducting an air and marine search Thursday off Australia’s east coast for two cruise passengers who were believed to have fallen overboard the night before. The couple, Australian citizens from New South Wales state, were discovered missing Thursday morning after the Carnival Spirit docked at Sydney’s Circular Quay, at the end of a 10-day journey, said New South Wales Police Superintendent Mark Hutchings. He said surveillance camera footage showed that the couple — a 30-year-old man and a 26-year-old woman whose names have not been released — fell from the ship’s mid deck Wednesday night, when the ship was about 120 kilometers (65 nautical miles) off the coast of Forster, a city 300 kilometers (185 miles) north of Sydney.