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27 November 2021: Miami, Florida

A man hid in the wheel well of an American Airlines flight from Guatemala to Miami, November 27, 2021. The man, 26, was found stunned from the experience at Miami International Airport. He was taken to a local Miami hospital. “Persons are taking extreme risks when they try to conceal…

27 October 2021: En Route from Rhode Island to California

In what American Airlines CEO Doug Parker called “one of the worst displays of unruly behavior we’ve ever witnessed,” a flight attendant was hit in the face by a passenger and suffered a concussion during a flight from Rhode Island. An FBI report says a witness reported that Brian Hsu,…

2 December 2021: El Dorado Intl. Airport Bogotá, Columbia

Hundreds of insects and spiders including tarantulas, scorpions and giant cockroaches were found packed in plastic containers and tightly stowed in a suitcase headed for Europe. They were seized by authorities at El Dorado International Airport in Bogotá, Colombia. Airport police spotted the haul in luggage belonging to two German…

4 December 2021: Phoenix, Arizona

A Southwest Airlines passenger exited a plane through a rear door while the aircraft was taxiing to a gate at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, airport officials reported. The incident happened in the morning on Flight 4236 from Colorado Springs. The captain stopped the plane and notified Air Traffic Control,…

5 November 2021: Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Palma de Mallorca, one of Spain’s busiest airports, had to be shut down for hours on November 5, after a bizarre series of events. A medical emergency was reported on board a flight en route from Casablanca, Morocco, to Istanbul, Turkey. The flight was diverted to Palma de Mallorca. After…

9 November 2021

The mother of a biracial child is suing Southwest Airlines for racial profiling after airline employees targeted the two as a potential human trafficking situation. Mary MacCarthy and her daughter Moira, 10 years old, were flying from Los Angeles to Denver for the funeral of her brother. Upon arrival in…

10 November 2021

A November attempt at the assassination of the Iraqi prime minister, Mustafa al-Kadhimi, failed. Armed drones were used in the attack at his residence. He suffered minor cuts and seven of his security guards were wounded. At least two drones were involved. The prime minister took to television to make…

20 November 2021: Atlanta, Georgia

A passenger’s weapon fired at the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport in Atlanta on November 20, 2021. The sequence of events is that a prohibited item was seen on a routine X-ray scan of a passenger’s bag, TSA federal security director for Georgia, Robert Spinden, said at a news conference. The…

26 November 2021: Minneapolis, Minnesota

Fights broke out between multiple passengers at Minneapolis airport after a flight landed on Friday 26 November. The incident occurred just before midnight, after a Frontier Airlines flight landed and parked at the gate. The violent outburst, which took place at the airport’s terminal 2, was caught on camera and…

2 September 2021: Unknown Airport Terminal

A woman was filmed walking through an unidentified U. S. airport in just a bikini and a face mask. The video, posted to an account called Humans of Spirit Airlines, shows the blond passenger’s leisurely stroll through the terminal in little more than an olive-green bikini and a backpack. “When…

19 September 2021: Denver, Colorado

A naked woman reportedly walked around a Denver International Airport concourse in late September speaking with other passengers and raising eyebrows. Airport police were called and the woman, who had no luggage, appeared to be carrying some kind of bottle or drink in her hands. The Denver Airport Police eventually…

3 August 2021: En Route Philadelphia to Miami

Flight attendants were driven to duct-taped a man to his seat during a Frontier Airlines flight, after he allegedly punched another man and groped the breasts of flight attendants twice, grabbed one flight attendant’s “backside inappropriately,” was shirtless on the plane and verbally abused the flight attendants. Videos recorded by…

22 September 2021: En Route Boston to San Juan

Khalil El Dhar was arrested upon arrival at San Juan, Puerto Rico for allegedly kicking and choking a flight attendant as well as trying to breach the flight deck. The was en route from Boston, Mass. to San Juan and with approximately an hour left in the flight he reportedly…

7 September 2021: En Route LAX to Salt Lake City

An American Airlines passenger berated a flight attendant as well as other passengers and was subsequently cited for public intoxication and disorderly conduct. The man, from Las Vegas, Nevada, reportedly growled, removed his mask repeatedly, gave the middle finger and swore at flight attendants during the flight. A Facebook post…

27 September 2021: Caribbean Sea

The Coast Guard Cutter Reef Shark transferred custody of two smugglers and offloaded approximately 250 kilograms of cocaine at Coast Guard Base San Juan, following Coast Guard Cutter Kathleen Moore’s interdiction of a go-fast smuggling vessel in the Caribbean Sea. The apprehended smugglers are Dominican Republic nationals, who were charged…

10 October 2021: Washington, D. C.

An engineer in the U.S. Navy and his wife were charged with attempting to share secrets on submarine technology with another country. Court documents show that Jonathan Toebbe has been accused of trying to sell information on the nuclear propulsion system of Virginia-class attack submarines. Toebbe had clearances in nuclear…

28 November 2021: Off the Coast of Calabria, Italy

244 migrants were rescued by the Italian Coast Guard during the night of Sunday, November 28, 2021 off the coast of Calabria in the southern Italy. There were 41 minors, including an infant born the previous day on a packed fishing boat that encountered difficult sea conditions. Bad weather made…

15 September 2021: Mundra Port, India

Three tonnes of heroin was seized by Indian officials on 15 September. The heroin originated from Afghanistan and is estimated to be worth $2.72b. This comes one month after the Taliban reestablished rule over the country. The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) reports they seized two containers at Mundra Port…

7 June 2021: Across the globe

More than 800 people were arrested across the globe in a sting operation conducted by joint law enforcement agencies. An0m, an app touted to users as secure with encrypted messaging, was secretly developed and sold to organized crime networks by the FBI, the agency said in a press conference in…

25 March 2021: Off the coast of Vizhinjam, India

A Sri Lankan boat was seized by the Indian Coast Guard and Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB). It was carrying 300 kilograms of heroin, five AK-47 guns and ammunition on March 25, off the coast of Vizhinjam in Kerala. The boat, named ‘Ravihansi,’ was heading to Sri Lanka. The NCB arrested…

8 August 2021: Port of Kirkenes, Norway

A fishing ship, TAMANGO, experienced a fire onboard on 8 August. The vessel was in port in Kirkenes, Norway. After the fire broke out, the vessel was towed further offshore, and there an explosion occurred. unclear if anyone was injured during the initial fire or the resulting explosion.

1 April 2021: Indian Ocean

Ship Captain Angelo Capurro likely contracted Covid-19 and began showing symptoms on the second day of his journey on the MV Ital Libera cargo vessel. Five days later, the 61-year-old was confined to his cabin and could not get out of bed. The captain was also the designated medical officer…

24 June 2021: Off the Coast of Grand Turk/Turks & Caicos

The remains of 20 people were found in a boat in the waters of the British territory, the Turks and Caicos Islands. Fishermen saw the boat adrift and approached it. It is unknown what they were doing and who they are. How they died is also a mystery at this…

27 June 2021: Hong Kong, China

A fire in a Hong Kong marina Sunday morning spread quickly sinking ten cabin cruisers and ignited fuel tanks along a line of moored boats. Eventually, the fire was extinguished. Authorities there said 16 vessels were caught fire, including those that sank, but there were no casualties. The fire began…

8 July 2021: Hong Kong

China’s ports are experiencing a large backlog which experts say could impact the supply chain for months to come, even though contracts have been extended and some ships haven’t seen land in 18 months. Months at sea without a break has taken its toll on crews, with fatigue and mental…

7 April: 113 miles southeast of Cape Cod

The Coast Guard medevaced an injured fisherman 113 miles southeast of Cape Cod, Massachusetts, Wednesday. At approximately 3:34 p.m., Coast Guard District One watchstanders received notification from a crewmember of the commercial fishing vessel Motivation, home-ported in Cape May, New Jersey, reporting a 50-year-old crewmember experiencing shortness of breath and…

7 April: En Route to Rotterdam

The Baltic Tern, a boxship en route from the Port of St. Petersburg in Russia to the Port of Rotterdam, reportedly lost five containers in rough seas and heavy weather. The containers lost included two tank containers, one full of acetone, a low flash point chemical, and the other was…

6 April: San Juan, Puerto Rico

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) seized 96 pounds (44 kilos) of cocaine within a cooling vent of a container on board cargo vessel M/V GH Pampero calling the port of San Juan from Rio Haina, Dominican Republic. The estimated value of the seized cocaine is $1.3 million. “Smugglers continue…

5 April: Ålesund, Norway

A yacht transport ship began listing and called for help 60 nautical miles west of Ålesund, Norway. The cargo ship was reported to be the MV Eemslift Hendrika belonging to Starclass Yacht Transport. The company offers yacht transport between Norway and Turkey. The Norwegian Joint Rescue Coordination Center received a…

20 October 2021: London, UK

Transport for London (TfL) has announced that the Night Tube will be returning in time for the busy Christmas period after being suspended since March 2020 due to the pandemic. Services on the Central and Victoria lines will run throughout the night on Fridays and Saturdays from Saturday 27 November,…

31 October 2021: Tokyo, Japan

Seventeen people were injured — one of those stabbed — when a man dressed as the character “The Joker” from the movie Batman, entered a train and began lashing out with a knife the night of October 31. It happened on the Keio Line train in Tokyo. A 70-year-old man…

1 December 2021: Munich, Germany

An explosion caused by an old aircraft bomb injured three people in Munich. The explosion occurred just outside Donnersbergerbruecke station where construction is ongoing. Witnesses reported that there was a loud explosion near the Donnersberger Bridge, then they saw a column of smoke. “At this time there is no evidence…

24 September 2021: Thongmeroud Village, Kasi District, Laos

A man was arrested in the Vientiane capital for stealing railway construction components along the Laos-China Railway. According to a report posted on the Lao Youth Radio Facebook page, approximately 147 steel joints and 39 rail bolts used in the construction of the Lao-China railway had been reported stolen in…

19 August

At 09:01 hrs on 19 August 2021, a freight train consisting of a class 66 locomotive and 36 container wagons struck a loaded farm trailer at Kisby user worked level crossing, situated near to March, in Cambridgeshire. The train driver applied the train’s emergency brake around 6 seconds before the…

25 September 2021: Joplin, Montana

Three people were killed and more than 50 were hurt when eight cars of an Amtrak train derailed near Joplin, Montana. Rescuers had to extricate passengers from the cars that tipped over and came to a halt in the grass and dirt knoll off the sides of the rails. Amtrak…

23 February 2021: Waterloo Station, London, UK

The UK’s South Western Railway is having to apologize to a size 18 woman due to an inspector who described her as being of “fat build”. The rail firm said the word ‘fat’ was used to describe Natasha Kaur and that it was derogatory but only after she made a…

26 June 2021: East Chicago, Indiana

Two adults and a child were killed and three other children were injured when their vehicle was hit by a train. The incident occurred at a railroad crossing in East Chicago, Indiana, Saturday morning, June 26. A surveillance video proved the caution signals were working and the gates were down…

6 April: Washington, DC

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) finalized its 2021-2022 Most Wanted List of Transportation Safety Improvements during a board meeting held in early April. The five-member board voted to include 10 items in the 2021-2022 Most Wanted List of Transportation Safety Improvements which involve all modes of transport, including rail.…

2 April: Tilburg, Netherlands

Two women were arrested in Dutch National Railway NS after dodging fares and being confronted by security. The security guard was bitten in the arm and also sustained head injuries. “The duo did not want to cooperate with the check and started to resist. When the NS employee stopped one…

2 April: Hualien, Taiwan

A Taiwanese passenger train carrying hundreds of passengers derailed a tunnel just north of Hualien. The eight car train came off the rails after hitting a truck which had slid down from an embankment onto the tracks. Some cars hit the sides of the tunnels. Fifty people were killed, including…

26 March Sohag, Egypt

32 people were killed and more than 100 were injured when two trains collided in Egypt on 26 March. The emergency brakes were triggered on one of the trains causing it to stop, rail authorities stated but said it had not determined yet who the culprit(s) is or are. A…

18 March: Oakland, California

None of the 111 passengers or crew members were hurt when an Amtrak train headed from Seattle to Los Angeles hit a utility truck stopped on the tracks in Oakland. There was no one inside the truck which had been parked too close to the tracks, reports say. The truck…

5 March: Ottawa, Ontario

The Canadian Supreme Court ruled that two men convicted of terrorism offences received a fair trial in spite of jury issues. Raed Jaser and Chiheb Esseghaier were convicted of terror-related charges arising from an al-Qaida-inspired plot against a Via Rail passenger train that ran between the US and Canada back…

16 March: Oakland, California

Johan Strydom, 32, was arrested for allegedly grabbing a 26-year-old woman by the neck at a California train station, the Diridon Station, part of the Caltrain system. Strydom is accused of throwing the woman to the ground, yelling “Fuck you, Asians,” tossing her side to side by her hair, and…

November 2021: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

In November, floods and landslides killed at least one person and cut all rail access to Canada’s largest port in the city of Vancouver, a spokesperson for the port said at the time. That weather event plus new rains are causing the port to experience big delays, officials say. The…

21 November 2021

Five people were killed and more than 40 injured when an SUV plowed into a parade and spectators in Waukesha, Wisc. on Sunday, November 21, 2021. There was no immediate known connection to international or domestic terrorism, local officials said. They are also saying there does not appear to be…

15 December 2021: The Singhu Border, India

For more than a year, travel was restricted along the The Singhu Border on Delhi-Chandigarh highway. But, on Wednesday 15 December Delhi Police allowed traffic to pass and opened two lanes at Singhu border. The police dismantled all the barricades that were erected to prevent protesting farmers from moving towards…

7 October 2021: Near the Mexico/U. S. Border

Authorities in Mexico discovered 652 Central American migrants in six trailers near their border with the United States. The trucks had stopped at a military checkpoint on a highway between Ciudad Victoria and Monterrey in the northern state of Tamaulipas. The state public safety agency said Friday that four suspects…

9 October 2021: Near Nueva Concepción, Guatemala

More than one hundred people were found screaming inside an abandoned shipping container on the side of a road, in Guatemala recently. The 126 people were found at dawn between the towns of Nueva Concepción and Cocales after passersby reported hearing screams inside the container. Authorities say they were likely…

6 September 2021: Sarasota, Florida

Police arrested a man after he tried to steal a semitrailer at a convenience according to The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office. Around 5:30 a.m., a truck was making a delivery to market on Beneva Road when a man entered the store, asked to use a cell phone and caused a…

17 September 2021: San Francisco, California

A man was apparently randomly punched in the face at San Francisco bus stop. The brazen attack happened while Risley Biserra was waiting for the bus at Geneva and Mission. He was punched in the face and suffered swelling, a black eye and what appeared to be broken capillaries on…

28 July 2021: Bartow County, Georgia

A Fedex truck crashed through a median onto Joe Stella Drive located below the Interstate I-75. Georgia State Police reported the truck, carrying two trailers, burst into flames, and caused fire damage to the I-75 overpass bridge.

21 September 2021: New York City

A special task force of the New York City Police broke up an allegedly prolific car theft ring in the Bronx and Manhattan. Nine people were arrested and 12 stolen vehicles were seized. The arrests were the culmination of a two-year investigation, authorities said. Early on Sept. 21, New York…

25 September 2021: Houston, Texas

A 16-year-old Texas boy driving a pickup struck six cyclists who were training for an Ironman race on Saturday, 25 September. The victims were training on Saturday morning when the young driver approached their group, slowed down the truck and then accelerated to blow exhaust smoke at them, a witness…

30 August 2021: Ann Arbor Township, Michigan

Four semi-trucks crashed on M-14 in Ann Arbor Township, Mich. The crash occurred at 3:25 p.m. causing the roadway to be shut down. There was one confirmed fatality as the result of the crash. Two others were injured. The cause of the crash has not yet been determined.

8 July 2021: Belgium, Romania, Spain, Italy

U.S. corporations are being targeted by smugglers and the problem has become insidious, reports say with smuggling operations becoming evident on Romania’s border in March, when a truck from Turkey carrying nine tons of dangerous contraband was stopped. Spanish police and customs officials raided a warehouse near Granada, impounding 19…

17 June 2021: Tulare County, California

During the month of June, a routine audit by the Touchstone Pistachio Company revealed that approximately 42,000 pounds of pistachios were missing. On June 17, the TCSO Ag Crimes Unit were contacted and requested to investigate the theft. Investigative leads in Fresno and Kern County discovered the tractor trailer containing…

16 June 2021: Van Horn, Texas

More than 30 people trying to illegally come into the United States were discovered locked inside a U-Haul truck in southern Texas. U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents found the group jammed into the rental truck without ventilation. A dozen of the people needed to be hospitalized due to heat…

22 June 2021: Ontario, Canada

The Toronto Police Service announced the takedown of a major international drug-smuggling ring, which saw more than 1,000 kilograms of cocaine, crystal meth, and marijuana being transported between Mexico, California, and Canada using modified tractor trailers. Dubbed Project Brisa, the six-month investigation led officers to work in partnership with Canadian…