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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…

13 July 2021: En Route Dallas, Texas to Charlotte, North Carolina

A passenger tried to open the emergency exit and bit a flight attendant on a flight from Dallas to Charlotte. “While in flight from Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) to Charlotte (CLT) on July 6, the crew on board American Airlines flight 1774 reported a potential security concern after a customer attempted…

7 July 2021: Charlotte, North Carolina

An American Airlines flight was delayed when dozens of passengers were told they could not fly because of mask violations and disruptive behavior. “They were yelling. They were cussing. They were being very obnoxious,” a witness said. The group was identified as recent high school graduates traveling together for the…

Miami Pax Mad About Masks

A Miami passenger angry about being required to mask up made a scene and threatened airport workers in at Miami International Airport on August 27, 2021. See below. <blockquote class=”twitter-tweet”><p lang=”en” dir=”ltr”>Meanwhile in MIA last night😳 | <a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/ONLYinDADE?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>#ONLYinDADE</a> <a href=”https://t.co/QFNogzDYzg”>pic.twitter.com/QFNogzDYzg</a></p>&mdash; ONLY in DADE (@ONLYinDADE) <a href=”https://twitter.com/ONLYinDADE/status/1431629010669293572?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>August 28, 2021</a></blockquote> <script…

Frontier Airlines Pax Fight

After landing in Miami, passengers became agitated when one man was being allowed to exit the plane before others. That man was white and a black man was instructed to wait, causing some to call racism. The white man began hitting the black man. This prompted he flight attendant to…

25 June 2021: Cúcuta, Colombia

A helicopter carrying Colombia’s President Iván Duque was reportedly struck by bullets in attack near Cúcuta airport. The country is offering a reward for information leading to the arrest of the culprits. Duque was nearing the airport near the border of Colombia and Venezuela when his aircraft was hit by…

23 May 2021: San Diego, California

A Southwest Airlines flight attendant lost two teeth after she was assaulted by a passenger on Sunday, May 23. “This past weekend, one of our flight attendants was seriously assaulted, resulting in injuries to the face and a loss of two teeth,” TWU Local 556 President Lyn Montgomery said in…

7 February 2021: En Route From Dominican Republic to NYC

On a JetBlue flight from the Dominican Republic to New York, a passenger refused to comply with instructions to wear a mask aboard the plane, threw an empty liquor bottle that almost hit another passenger, threw food and shouted obscenities at flight attendants, according to the F.A.A. The passenger grabbed…

22 April 2021: Juneau, Alaska

Alaska Airlines said that suspended Alaska state senator Lora Reinbold for violating its mask policies. Reinbold was seen on video arguing with gate agents at Juneau International Airport about the mask rules. “We have notified Senator Lora Reinbold that she is not permitted to fly with us for her continued…

1 June 2021: En Route from Ibiza to Milan

A female passenger thought to be Italian became unhinged on a flight from Ibiza to Milan on June 1. The mask policy was thought to be the cause of the incident which included pulling the hair of one passenger, trying to kick another and spitting on other passengers. The woman…

4 June 2021: Los Angeles En Route to Nashville

A Delta Air Lines flight from Los Angeles to Nashville was diverted when a passenger tried to breach the cockpit. The plane had to be diverted to Albuquerque, New Mexico, officials said. Albuquerque International Sunport said it received reports from an air traffic control that a passenger on the plane…

11 June 2021: En Route from Los Angeles to Atlanta

On a Delta flight from Los Angeles, Calif, to Atlanta, Georgia, an off-duty flight attendant commandeered the public address system onboard the aircraft and told passengers to get back in their seats, saying oxygen masks would deploy soon. A confrontation ensued that required wrestling a man to the floor and…

5 April: Airborne over Maryland

A pilot who was flying a Southwest Airlines plane back in August of 2020, a has been charged committing a lewd act during a flight. The pilot, Michael Haak, was in command from Philadelphia, Penn. to Orlando, Fla. and the incident reportedly occurred somewhere en route. The complaint states, “On…

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…

4 April: Dhaka, Bangladesh

At least 27 people were killed when a cargo ship and a ferry boat crashed off the coast of Dhaka, Bangladesh Easter Sunday. The Sabith Al Hasan ferry crossing the Shitalakhsya River, just south of the city. The cargo ship did not stop according to authorities. They are searching for…

2 April: Unknown Location

A family out for a relaxing sail became entangled with a yacht. Their 20ft sail boat became entangled with a Russian billionaire’s £360million mega-yacht when they decided to get a closer look. The small craft’s sailors were eventually able to extricate themselves from the yacht.

9 March: Suez Canal, Egypt

“This was the result of successful push and tow maneuvers which led to the restoration of 80% of the vessel’s direction; with the stern 102 m. away from the bank of the Canal now instead of 4 m. prior to the refloating,” the Suez Canal Authority said. It was then…

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…

2 March: Jacksonville, Florida

CSX, a US rail operator, reportedly had a data security breach exposing employees and retirees personal information. The breach was found to be associated with a software provider, Accellion. A company statement said they notified law enforcement officials of the hack. “To date, this incident has had no impact on…

9 March: Mumbai, India

A woman trying to catch a running train almost fell and was left hanging on to the train car. She was saved from falling from the quickly moving train by a quick-thinking train guard and Railway Protection Force (RPF) constable at Cotton Green station on Tuesday morning. The woman came…

28 February: Lötschberg, Switzerlannd

Swiss operator BLS has restarted normal services through the Lötschberg Base Tunnel at the end of February. The restart comes after completing repairs after flooding last year that damaged the tunnel.

22 February: Kalgoorlie, Australia

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau is investigating a collision between a freight train and a tractor trailer that occurred in Kalgoorlie, Western Australia. “A road train truck had driven into the path of freight train 2C74, resulting in the collision and the derailment of the train’s locomotive,” a spokesman said.…

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…

7 April: Dublin, Ireland

A bus was set on fire on Lanark Way in Dublin near the junction with Shankill Road, according to local police and news reports. Photos from the event showed people on both sides of a gate throwing items across. Some of those items included petrol bombs. Protests and unrest amid…

7 April: Pomona, California

A police chase that lasted more than an hour and reportedly reached speeds of 75 miles per hour ended with a murder suspect crashing into a tractor trailer. The suspect was apprehended at that point surrendering to police. Video from helicopters showed the suspect driving on the wrong side of…

6 April: Interstate 80/94, Indiana

Two semitrailers collided one into the rear of the other when the first slowed for traffic on a busy stretch of Interstate 80/94 in Indiana. Eastbound Interstate 94 was closed for 12 hours as a result of the crash which happened at 1:30am. The truck was carrying paint and diesel…

5 April: Dallas, Texas

Felix Lopez was charged with second-degree felony of theft of property after he allegedly stole an ambulance and proceeded to lead law enforcement on a several-hour-long chase through Dallas, Texas. The ambulance was taken from a fire station and later spotted after which the chase ensued, finally ending when Lopez…

2 April: Washington, DC

One U.S. Capitol Police officer was killed and another injured when a man identified as 25-year-old Noah R. Green, of Indiana, rammed a vehicle into them at a barricade outside the Capitol building in Washington, DC. Officer William “Billy” Evans was the officer killed. He had been with the police…