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Panamanian fishermen rescued after 33 days adrift

Zach Dyer - February 23, 2015

https://twitter.com/seguridadcr/status/569914053541261312 After 33 days adrift in the Pacific Ocean, four Panamanian fishermen were rescued on Feb. 19. The Costa Rican fishing boat "La Modesta" spotted the shipwrecked…

Fishermen, locals are the ‘real heroes’ in Costa Rica catamaran accident, says survivor
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Fishermen, locals are the ‘real heroes’ in Costa Rica catamaran accident, says survivor

Zach Dyer - January 16, 2015

Susan Shonk, co-owner of the Jacó hostel Room2Board, arrived in Costa Rica with her two nieces and sister-in-law on Jan. 7. After several months in Atlanta, Georgia,…

18 years after another Costa Rica catamaran accident, changes in maritime laws still pending
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18 years after another Costa Rica catamaran accident, changes in maritime laws still pending

Zach Dyer - January 12, 2015

Costa Rica's Casa Presidencial convened a press conference Monday to outline its recommendations to avoid a repeat of the Pura Vida Princess shipwreck that claimed the lives of three…

Life jackets not distributed before Costa Rica catamaran began sinking, killing 3, says president’s office
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Life jackets not distributed before Costa Rica catamaran began sinking, killing 3, says president’s office

Zach Dyer - January 9, 2015

Costa Rica's Prosecutor’s Office and the Judicial Investigation Police (OIJ) have opened an investigation into the causes of the Pura Vida Princess catamaran accident to determine whether…

A Costa Rica day cruise turns into a nightmare as catamaran capsizes, leaving 3 dead
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A Costa Rica day cruise turns into a nightmare as catamaran capsizes, leaving 3 dead

Zach Dyer - January 8, 2015

Early Thursday morning, 99 vacationers boarded the Pura Vida Princess, a 100-foot catamaran, at Playa Herradura on Costa Rica's central Pacific coast for an all inclusive day trip to…

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Death toll at 3 in Costa Rica catamaran accident

Zach Dyer - January 8, 2015

Update 2:02 p.m. Thursday: https://twitter.com/seguridadcr/status/553274229895225345 The Public Security Ministry updated its death count to three on Thursday afternoon in a tweet. Among the dead, the tweet named…

US tourist rescued at sea in southern Pacific
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Latin America
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US tourist rescued at sea in southern Pacific

Zach Dyer - July 22, 2014

A Costa Rican boat rescued a 63-year-old tourist from the United States in a mysterious accident at sea in southern Costa Rica last Friday, the Public Security…

US tanker saves Ticos, Nicaraguan lost in Caribbean Sea
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US tanker saves Ticos, Nicaraguan lost in Caribbean Sea

Zach Dyer - June 26, 2014

The crew of the U.S. oil tanker Texas Star rescued two Costa Ricans and a Nicaraguan in a sinking ship off the coast of Jamaica on Wednesday…