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Specialists in Costa Rica: Ship found at Punta Uva could be the Daisy Gray

The tides became shipwreck-seekers' best friend this weekend at Punta Uva, Costa Rica.

Investigation finds ‘no negligence’ in deadly Costa Rica catamaran accident 

Costa Rica's Judicial Investigation Police (OIJ) has determined that negligence is not to blame in the January catamaran accident that claimed the lives of three tourists. But the case may not be over.

Coast Guard seizes two boats off Pacific coast this week for allegedly transporting tourists without permits

The Coast Guard is boosting surveillance after receiving several reports of small boats in the Pacific transporting large numbers of tourists without providing minimum security measures and without insurance policies. One company is disputing those allegations.

Tragic boat accidents renew calls for navigation law

In the wake of several tragic boat accidents this year, government officials and environmental groups are pointing blame at the Legislative Assembly for failing to pass a bill designed to increase maritime safety and hold ship captains accountable for reckless behavior.

Five months on, survivors of deadly catamaran accident still waiting for answers

Survivors have been waiting for Costa Rica's National Insurance Institute to process their claims, and a recent attempt to inspect the wreckage of the day cruiser came up short.

French tourist drowns during fishing tour in Costa Rica’s southern Pacific

Four other occupants of the boat were rescued by Coast Guard officials and taken to a local hospital with minor injuries.

US Coast Guard finds no survivors in Haiti shipwreck

There were about 50 people on board the ship, who had been trying to reach Providenciales Island in the neighboring Turks and Caicos.

US Coast Guard to assist in investigation of deadly catamaran accident

A report on the joint team’s findings will be presented to Costa Rican authorities in five to seven months.

Oceanographers forecast strong waves, rip tides along Costa Rica’s Pacific shores starting Thursday

Experts are warning beachgoers to be aware of strong wave breaks and rip tides, mostly along Costa Rica's northern Pacific beaches.

Panamanian fishermen rescued after 33 days adrift

Despite its month at sea, the crew was said to be in good condition.

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