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

Zach Dyer - May 4, 2015

Nearly five months after the catamaran Pura Vida Princess capsized off Costa Rica's central Pacific coast with more than 100 people on board, the investigation into the accident…

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

L. Arias - April 20, 2015

A French tourist identified by Costa Rican officials as Aubers Nicolle, 49, died Sunday when the fishing boat he was on crashed into rocks near the Osa Peninsula in…

US Coast Guard finds no survivors in Haiti shipwreck
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US Coast Guard finds no survivors in Haiti shipwreck

AFP - April 10, 2015

MIAMI, Florida — The U.S. Coast Guard said Friday it had found no survivors in its ongoing search off the coast of Haiti where a shipwreck left…

US Coast Guard to assist in investigation of deadly catamaran accident
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US Coast Guard to assist in investigation of deadly catamaran accident

Zach Dyer - April 6, 2015

The U.S. Coast Guard will assist Costa Rican authorities in investigating the Pura Vida Princess catamaran accident that killed three tourists on Jan. 8, the U.S. Embassy in…

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

L. Arias - March 26, 2015

Storms in the southern Pacific are expected to whip up Thursday, causing big waves that will last through Saturday, the University of Costa Rica's Center for Research in Marine Sciences and…

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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…

Experts extend alert for strong waves in Costa Rica’s northern Pacific, Caribbean through Sunday
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Experts extend alert for strong waves in Costa Rica’s northern Pacific, Caribbean through Sunday

L. Arias - January 27, 2015

Conditions creating tall and powerful waves are expected to intensify again on Wednesday along the northwestern Pacific coast and in the Caribbean province of Limón, the University of Costa Rica's Center…

Strong waves blamed in drowning of 2 Canadian tourists in Costa Rica, including 2-year-old girl
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Strong waves blamed in drowning of 2 Canadian tourists in Costa Rica, including 2-year-old girl

L. Arias - January 26, 2015

Update, 9:06 p.m., Jan. 26: A reader on our Facebook profile disputed the Red Cross' initial suspicions that strong waves or a rip current may be to…

Big waves expected this weekend on Costa Rica’s northern Pacific coast
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Big waves expected this weekend on Costa Rica’s northern Pacific coast

L. Arias - January 23, 2015

Strong winds with intensities of up to 26 knots from the northeast will create strong wave conditions in several coastal areas in Costa Rica, particularly in the northern Pacific, the…

Red Cross concerned about number of violent deaths in first few weeks of January
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Red Cross concerned about number of violent deaths in first few weeks of January

L. Arias - January 22, 2015

Costa Rica’s Red Cross reported that 79 people died by accidents and other violent causes in the first 19 days of this month. That exceeds by 27…