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2018-01-14 Thai boat catches fire at sea, wounding 16 Phi Phi, Southern Thailand
2. 2017-10-08 Rohingya crisis: 12 die as boat capsizes off Bangladesh Naf river, Bangladesh
3. 2017-09-15 Boat sinking leaves 33 dead - emergency services Lolo, Kebbi, Northern Nigeria
4. 2017-09-13 Boat capsizes in Indian river, killing 19; about 31 missing Baghpat, Uttar Pradesh, India
F. 2017-08-17 Boat overturns off Haiti; 6 dead and at least 10 missing Port-de-Paix, Haiti
G. 2017-07-12 Italy wildfires: Tourists rescued by boat from Calampiso Calampiso, Sicily
H. 2017-02-19 11 dead after boat capsizes off Sri Lanka Beruwala, Sri Lanka
I. 2017-01-28 Malaysian rescue teams search for missing boat carrying 31 people Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
J. 2016-11-26 7 dead, 1 missing as waves hit New Zealand fishing boat Kaipara Harbour, Auckland, New Zealand

  Migrant crisis: '24 dead' off Turkey as boat sinks   At least 24 migrants have died off the Turkish coast trying to reach the Greek island of Lesbos, Turkish media say Migrant crisis: Dozens drown off Turkey as boat capsizes   At least 39 migrants, including several children, have drowned trying to cross the Aegean Sea from Turkey to Greece, coastguards say   Chinese boat capsizes off South Korea; 4 rescued, 5 missing   South Korean divers have rescued four people and are looking for at least five others believed to be trapped inside a Chinese fishing boat that... At least 13 dead after tourist boat capsizes off coast of Nicaragua Map of Corn Islands Nicaragua
  Thai boat catches fire at sea, wounding 16 Map of Phi Phi Thailand  Thai police say a speedboat caught fire in the country's south, sending the passengers jumping into the water Rohingya crisis: 12 die as boat capsizes off Bangladesh Boat sinking leaves 33 dead - emergency services Boat capsizes in Indian river, killing 19; about 31 missing Boat overturns off Haiti; 6 dead and at least 10 missing Italy wildfires: Tourists rescued by boat from Calampiso Two tourists killed, 20 injured in Bali boat explosion 11 children, 1 adult killed after boats overturn during storm in Russia   The boats -- carrying 47 children and four adult instructors -- overturned in Syamozero, about 75 miles east of the border with Finland   Capsized boat horror caught on camera  The deadly capsizing of a migrant boat in the Mediterranean has been caught on camera by the Italian navy as it rescued 562 people Libya's unity government leaders in Tripoli power bid Map of Tripoli Libya  Leaders of Libya's new unity government have arrived in the capital, Tripoli, by boat in an attempt to take control Argentina sinks Chinese fishing boat Lu Yan Yuan Yu 010  Argentina's coast guard says it has chased and sunk a Chinese vessel which was fishing illegally in Argentine waters on Monday   Migrant crisis: At least 18 dead as boat sinks Map of Didim Turkey
Jan. 14   Southern Thailand

year 2017 Top ^

Oct.8   Bangladesh
Sep.15   Northern Nigeria
Sep.13   India
Aug.17   Haiti
Jul.12   Sicily
Feb.19  Sri Lanka  11 dead after boat capsizes off Sri Lanka
Jan.28  Malaysia  Malaysian rescue teams search for missing boat carrying 31 people

year 2016 Top ^

Nov.26  New Zealand  7 dead, 1 missing as waves hit New Zealand fishing boat
Sep.25  Miami  Miami Marlins baseball star Jose Fernandez dies in boat crash
Sep.15   Bali
Aug.25  Gulf  US Navy vessel fires warning shots at Iran boat
Aug.14  Western Australia  Video shows huge crocodile joining sharks to stalk boat
Aug.3  Rio de Janeiro  Protest mars Olympic torch Rio arrival ahead of ceremony
Jun.30  Libya  Migrants die as dinghy sinks off Libya
Jun.19   Russia  
Jun.16  Aceh  Indonesian province prepares to tow migrant boat out to sea
May.26  Libya  Migrant crisis: Many feared dead in shipwreck off Libya
May.25   Southern Italy  
May.17  Australia  Australian capsize survivor says he threw tools at crocs
Apr.29  Argentina  Argentina floods swamp soy crop
Mar.30   Libya
Mar.19  Greece  2 migrants found dead on Greek island
Mar.15   Argentina
Mar.6   Turkey  
  A boat carrying migrants from Turkey to Greece has sunk, killing at least 18 people, Turkey's state news says
Feb.8   Turkey  
Jan.30   Turkey  
Jan.26   South Korea
Jan.23   Nicaragua  
  A tourist boat carrying more than 30 people capsized in bad weather off the Caribbean coast. The dead were all Costa Ricans

year 2015 Top ^

Dec.5   Colombia  
Nov.27   Japan
Oct.27   Western Canada
Oct.25   Western Canada  
  Canadian authorities said at least three people were killed Sunday when a whale watching boat with 27 people on board capsized off Vancouver Island
Oct.17   Ukraine   12 dead in Ukraine excursion boat capsizing off Odessa Map of Odessa Ukraine
  The other 23 people who were aboard the boat were rescued. The boat was en route to its berth when the capsizing occurred
Sep.20   Turkey   Dozens of refugees feared dead after boat incidents in Aegean Sea   At least 13 migrants, including children, have died after their dinghy and a ferry collided off Turkey Sep.5   South Korea     8 dead after fishing boat capsizes off southern S. Korean coast   Several others are missing after the boat was found early Sunday morning north of the resort island of Jeju Aug.15   Libya   More than 40 migrants died in overcrowded boat   Many others were saved as the boat was intercepted off Libya. The Italian navy said the rescue was continuing Aug.5   Libya Hopes fade for migrants after boat capsizes in Mediterranean Aug.4   Southern France Picasso 'national treasure' seized by French customs Map of Bastia Corsica France  Head of a Young Woman (1906) barred from leaving Spain has been seized by French authorities from a boat docked in Corsica Jul.22   Cairo 15 drowned when boats collided on the Nile in Egypt Jul.13   Dubai Fire engulfs boats in heart of Dubai Jun.3   Southern China China boat capsize: Relatives stage protest Jun.2   Southern China   Cries for help heard from capsized boat in Yangtze River Map of Jianli Hubei China  Rescuers were racing to rescue people after hearing cries for help from the wreckage of a passenger ship that capsized in a storm Jun.1   Southern China   Boat with more than 400 people aboard sinks in Yangtze River Map of Jianli Hubei China
  Passenger ship The Eastern Star carrying more than 444 people sank overnight in southern China, and seven people have been rescued
May.19   Malaysia   Asia boat migrants: Nations hold emergency meeting   Foreign ministers from Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia are holding an emergency meeting in Kuala Lumpur to discuss the region's migrant cri... May.17   Aceh SE Asia migrants 'killed in fight for food' on boat Map of Langsa Indonesia
  Migrants rescued from a sinking boat off Indonesia have said that about 100 people died after a fight broke out over the last remaining food
May.14   Southern Thailand Thailand moves away stranded migrant boat   A boat carrying about 300 Rohingya Muslims that was stranded off the coast of Thailand for a week has been moved away by Thai officials May.10   Aceh Boat carrying Rohingya migrants rescued off Indonesia  A boat carrying about 500 members of Myanmar's Rohingya Muslim community has been rescued off northern Indonesia May.2   Egypt   Boat carrying migrants, mostly Sudanese and Syrians, capsizes Map of Idku Egypt
  Egyptian security officials say a boat has capsized off Egypt's Mediterranean coast, killing three people. 31 people were rescued
Apr.19   Rome Italian PM led calls for more EU action on sea migration   Matteo Renzi has led calls for more European Union action on sea migration after the latest deadly capsize of a boat in the Mediterranean   Italy   Hundreds feared dead after Mediterranean boat capsizes Map of Lampedusa Italy
  Hundreds of people are feared to have drowned after a boat carrying up to 700 migrants capsized in the Mediterranean Sea.    The vessel, thought to be just 20m long, capsized at midnight loc...
Apr.2   Southern Philippines   Boat capsizes in Philippines; at least 5 dead, 1 missing Map of Tapul Philippines
  The unregistered passenger boat overloaded with 55 people and heavy cargo left Jolo island for nearby Tapul island without inspection
Mar.11   North Mexico Canadian tourist fatally injured by jumping whale in Mexico Map of Cabo San Lucas Mexico  A Canadian woman has died from injuries suffered when a surfacing gray whale crashed onto a tourist boat Feb.26   Southern China Boat capsizes off Macau, 15 people missing Feb.14   Congo Up to 100 feared missing after boats collide on Congo River Feb.11   Arctic     Crews try to rescue fishing boat stuck in Antarctic ice  Crews from the U.S. and New Zealand are trying to rescue a damaged Antarctic Chieftain with 27 people aboard that is stuck in ice near Antar... Jan.23   Puerto Rico US Coast Guard repatriates 16 Cubans rescued from boat Map of Mona Passage Puerto Rico Puerto Rico  The Coast Guard has rescued 16 migrants after their boat began to sink in the sea passage between Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic Jan.15  China  Boat sinks on China's Yangtze River, leaving 20 missing Jan.9   Miami Ex-Miami Dolphin falls off boat, swims nine miles
  Former Miami Dolphins running back Rob Konrad swam nine miles to shore after falling off his boat while fishing

year 2014 Top ^

Dec.14  Congo  129 drown after boat sinks on lake Dec.7   Yemen African migrant boat capsizes off Yemen, 70 dead
Nov.3   Istanbul   At least 20 migrants die after boat sinks near Istanbul Map of Bosporus Turkey
  Turkey's coast guard said six survivors and 22 bodies had been pulled from the water. Twelve children were among 40 people on board
Oct.25   Zambia Boat accident in Zambia leaves 26 people dead Oct.19   Southern Thailand   2 South Korean tourists missing in Thailand boat collision Map of Phuket Thailand
  Two tourists from South Korea are missing after their speedboat collided with a fishing vessel near Thailand's southern resort of Phuket
Oct.18   Western Canada Russian tanker near Canada detaches from tow boat Oct.10   Guinea   Nine die in Guinea boat sinking with 30 missing
Map of Forecariah Guinea  At least nine people have died in a boat accident in Guinea, with about 30 people still missing, officials and residents say Oct.8   Indonesia 17 bodies found after loaded motorboat sank off Indonesia's main island Oct.6   South Korea Korean ships exchange warning shots Map of Yeonpyeong South Korea
  North and South Korean ships exchanged warning shots after a North Korean patrol boat crossed a disputed maritime border
Sep.26   Paraguay Paraguay-Brazil boat accident: Eight bodies retrieved Map of Pantanal Paraguay
  Brazilian and Paraguayan rescue teams are working in the River Paraguay, where boat Dream of the Pantanal capsized during a storm
Sep.24  Paraguay  15 missing after tourist boat capsizes Sep.16   Malta 'Laughing' traffickers ram boat full migrants and kill 500
  The survivors -- both Palestinian men from Gaza said they had packed into a boat in Egypt's port of Damietta
Aug.23  Libya  Migrant boat carrying 250 capsizes off Libya Aug.17   Indonesia Indonesian tourist boat sinking leaves 15 missing
Map of Sumbawa Indonesia
  At least 10 foreign tourists and five Indonesian crew are missing after a boat sank off the coast of eastern Indonesia, officials say
Jun.21   California Great Pacific Race rowers rescued as boat sinks
  Four men have been airlifted to safety after their boat started sinking in a rowing race across the Pacific
Jun.18  Malaysia  Bodies found after Malaysia capsize Jun.17   Malaysia Malaysia boat capsizes, dozens missing
Jun.9   Australia   Human remains found in crocodile after fatal attack Map of Kakadu National Park Australia
  Authorities have recovered human remains from a large crocodile that's believed to have taken a man from his boat in Australia's remote north
May.26   Vietnam Vietnam boat sinks after collision May.22   South Korea North Korea fires shells at South Korean vessel May.11   Libya Many dead after Libyan boat capsizes Apr.7   Liberia   Liberian police say 5 dead after boat overturns Map of Monrovia Liberia
  2 people who survived accident were being treated at a hospital. Rescuers were still looking for the dead and potential survivors
Mar.24   Uganda   Dozens of Congolese refugees 'killed in boat accident' Map of Lake Albert Uganda
  The death toll after from a boat accident on Lake Albert between Uganda and Democratic Republic of Congo climbed to more than 100
Mar.9   Yemen Migrants die in Yemen boat sinking Jan.26   India   Overcrowded Indian boat may have hit rock; 21 dead Map of Andaman Islands India
  A tourist boat has sunk off India's Andaman and Nicobar Islands in the Bay of Bengal, with the loss of 21 lives
Jan.25   Russian Far East 4 Russian Coast Guards die in boat wreck Map of Kunashir Island Russia  Russian officials say that four Coast Guard officers died and six others are missing after their boat overturned in rough seas near Japan

year 2013 Top ^

Dec.29   Antarctica   Rescue boat still trying to reach trapped ship in Antarctica
  An Australian icebreaker ship Aurora Australis is moving closer to the Russian-flagged vessel and was expected to break through early Monday local time Dec.22   Portugal   6 drown, 1 survivor as boat capsizes off Portugal   A leisure fishing boat capsized in rough seas off the country's west coast. The sole survivor, a 37-year-old man, swam to the beach Nov.28   Hong Kong   Dozens injured in Hong Kong ferry boat crash
Map of Sunshine Island Hong Kong Hong Kong
  The high-speed boat struck an unknown object near Sunshine Island around 1:20 a.m. At least 85 people were injured
Nov.26   Bahamas   Boat with Haitian migrants capsizes   A rescue operation is under way in the Bahamas, after a 12m (40ft) vessel carrying Haitian migrants ran aground and capsized Nov.3   Myanmar Dozens missing as Rohingya boat sinks off west Burma Oct.13   Southern Italy Italy steps up migrant boat patrols Map of Lampedusa Italy  Italy is stepping up sea and air patrols following the deaths of hundreds of migrants sailing in overcrowded boats from North Africa   Amazon Boat capsizes on Brazil's Amazon river, killing 12 Oct.10   Southern Italy Lampedusa divers end boat search Oct.8  Southern Italy  Lampedusa boat sinking: Survivors recall ordeal Oct.7   Southern Italy Lampedusa boat disaster: Death toll rises to 232 Oct.6   Southern Italy Italy divers recover migrant bodies Map of Lampedusa Italy
  Divers in Italy have been recovering more bodies from the boat of African migrants that sank
Oct.4   Southern Italy Italy migrant boat search to resume   Southern Italy Bad weather delays Italy boat search Oct.3   Italy Italy day of mourning for boat dead Sep.29   London Tourists jump into UK river in duck boat fire Map of Houses of Parliament United Kingdom
  London authorities say they have rescued 30 people from the River Thames after a Duck Tour boat caught fire near the Houses of Parliament
  Indonesia   Death toll hits 29 in Indonesia boat sinking Map of West Java Indonesia  Dozens more of asylum seekers are still missing. The boat, believed to be carrying about 100 people, capsized after being hit by high waves Sep.28   Northern Nigeria Nigeria river boat accident kills 42, 100 missing Sep.7   Australia   Abbott vows quick action on asylum   PM-elect Tony Abbott has said his top priorities are to abolish a tax on carbon emissions and to stop asylum-seekers arriving by boat Aug.4   Malaysia Malaysian rescuers find fourth body; 36 still missing Map of Johor Malaysia  Authorities may soon end the search for 36 other Indonesians missing after their boat sank on the way home to celebrate Eid al-Fitr Jul.17   North Korea   North Korea to Panama: Release our ship, crew
  North Korea has a message for Panamanian authorities who seized a cargo ship packed with sugar and weapons: Release the boat and let the crew go
Jul.16   Australia Migrant boat capsizes off Australia
Jul.12   Australia One dead, 88 rescued in Australia refugee boat sinking Map of Christmas Island Australia
  Australian authorities were scouring remote seas for survivors after a people-smuggling boat carrying 97 went down
Jun.9   Australia Australia ends asylum boat rescue Map of Christmas Island Australia
  Australian authorities have called off rescue efforts for a boat carrying asylum seekers that sank north of Christmas Island
Jun.8   Australia Boat with up to 60 migrants sinks en route to Australia May.19   Beijing China asks N Korea to free boat crew May.16   Boston Boston suspect 'left note on attack' May.13   Myanmar Rohingya boat sinks off west Burma Feb.28   Baghdad   Five die in Iraq Tigris boat sinking  At least five Iraqis died when a crowded restaurant boat used for a private party sank in the Tigris river in Baghdad Feb.3   Sri Lanka Sri Lanka navy rescues stricken boat

year 2012 Top ^

Dec.20   Somalia   At least 55 people drowned or missing
Map of Bosasso Somalia
  Women, child among dead after a boat capsized off the Somali coast. Ethiopians and Somalis were on the boat
Nov.29   Japan     Bodies found inside drifting ship near Japan Map of Sado Japan
  A small wooden boat found off the western island of Sado in Japan contained decomposing bodies
Nov.1   Bangladesh   More than 100 missing after boat sinks off Bangladesh Map of Bay of Bengal Bangladesh
  As many as 130 people may have drowned off the coast of southern Bangladesh after a boat carrying passengers trying to illegally get into Malaysia sank
Oct.20   Gaza   Israel intercepts Gaza-bound boat
  The Israeli navy has intercepted the Finnish-flagged Estelle, a boat of pro-Palestinian activists trying to break the blockade of the Gaza Strip Oct.1   Hong Kong     Hong Kong boat collision kills 36
  One of the boats was carrying more than 120 people to a fireworks display when it half-sank following Monday night's collision near Lamma Island
Aug.29   Indonesia   150 missing off coast of Indonesia
Map of Sunda Strait Indonesia
  Six people were rescued in the waters early Thursday as authorities search for survivors of a boat that reportedly had engine trouble a day earlier
Jun.22   Australia 110 rescued from capsized boat near Australia Map of Christmas Island Australia
  Rescuers have saved 110 people from a ship that capsized in the waters between Australia and Indonesia and are searching for the many missing
Jun.8   Japan Solo round-the-world explorer rescued after storm  The Japanese coast guard has rescued Sarah Outen whose boat was damaged when it rolled several times during a tropical storm Apr.7   London Protester in river halts Oxford-Cambridge race Map of MORTLAKE United Kingdom
  The Boat Race was brought to a standstill when a protester jumped into the Thames and narrowly avoided being struck by the oars
Apr.5   Alaska U.S. to sink Japan boat that was lost in tsunami Mar.4   Gulf   U.S. Navy rescues Iranian in capsized boat Map of Persian Gulf Gulf
  The U.S. Navy rescued a survivor from a cargo vessel that sank in the Persian Gulf, killing at least three other crew members
Feb.27   Seychelles Boat reaches stranded Costa ship Jan.10   Antarctica Three missing in South Korean boat fire Jan.6   Southern Iran   U.S. Navy rescues Iranians from pirates Map of Strait of Hormuz Iran
  U.S. sailors from the destroyer USS Kidd have rescued 13 of the Middle Eastern country's sailors from a hijacked fishing boat

year 2011 Top ^

Dec.28   Australia   Anti-whaling boat hulled by wave
Map of Southern Ocean Australia
  A rogue wave has damaged the Brigitte Bardo in the Southern Ocean, breaking a hole in its hull
Dec.24   Cuba Haiti migrants found dead off Cuba's coast
  At least 38 migrants from Haiti have been found dead after their boat sank just off the eastern tip of Cuba. 87 people from the boat were rescued
Dec.20   Indonesia 13 on Indonesian boat found adrift at sea
Dec.11   South Korea Chinese fishermen 'stab Koreans' Sep.13   Japan   Possible N. Korean defectors sail to Japan Map of Ishikawa Japan
  Coast Guards found a small wooden boat drifting off Japan's western coast with 9 men, women and children on board
Jul.22   Micronesia Coast Guard to rescue 15 castaways
Map of Federated States of Micronesia Micronesia  On a small island 15 people joined hands to form a giant 'SOS' on the beach. Their small boat hit a coral reef and overturned Jul.8   North Mexico Search continues for Americans lost at sea Map of Sea of Cortez Mexico
  43 passengers and crew members aboard the boat when a rough storm capsized it the around 2:30 a.m. Sunday morning
Jul.5   Sudan Red Sea boat sinking 'kills 197'   North Mexico Hunt on for missing from capsized boat Map of Sea of Cortez Mexico
  U.S. and Mexican search teams scoured the Sea of Cortez for 7 Americans still missing after a tourist boat capsized off the east coast
Jul.4   North Mexico Tourist boat capsizes off Mexico coast Jun.2   Tunisia   Hundreds missing in coast boat accident Map of Kerkennah Islands Tunisia
  As many as 270 Libyan refugees were missing in the sea after the overcrowded boat they were in encountered bad weather
May.2   Congo '100 missing' as DR Congo boat capsizes Feb.24   Somalia   57 Somalis reported dead in boat tragedy Map of Gulf of Aden Somalia
  An attempt to flee Somalia ended in tragedy when a boat capsized in the Gulf of Aden, killing all but one person on board

year 2010 Top ^

Dec.19   Australia   Up to 48 Dead in Christmas Isl. Shipwreck   Australian authorities raised the death toll of asylum-seekers killed in a shipwreck to 48, possibly more than half of the passengers on the... Dec.16   Australia Hanson: PM to blame for boat deaths
  Controversial former Australian politician Pauline Hanson says the government's weak policies on asylum seekers are to blame for the deaths of dozens
Dec.14   Australia   'Many drown' in asylum shipwreck
Map of Christmas Island Australia
  Many people are feared to have drowned after a boat carrying suspected asylum seekers crashed into rocks on Australia's Christmas Island
Nov.3   South Korea S. Korea fires warning shots in Yellow Sea
  South Korea's navy fired warning shots to push a North Korean fishing boat back to its side of the Yellow Sea border
Sep.26   Gaza   Jewish boat sets sail to Gaza with aid  An aid ship sponsored by Jewish activist organizations around the world set sail from Cyprus to Gaza, despite a blockade to the occupied ter... Sep.24   Beijing China demands apology from Japan
  Japan   Japan frees Chinese boat captain  Japan has released Zhan Qixiong, a Chinese fishing boat captain, whose arrest two weeks ago led to a major row with Beijing Sep.14   Northeastern Brazil   11 kids from a family die in boat accident Map of Bahia Brazil  Eleven children from the same extended family died over the weekend in a lake after the boat they were in overturned Sep.5   North Korea   N. Korea to release S. Korean boat crew
  North Korea has decided to return a South Korean fishing boat and its crew, after the North's navy intercepted them in its waters in August
Aug.8   North Korea   North Korea 'holds Southern boat'  Daeseung , a South Korean fishing boat missing in the Sea of Japan has been detained by the North Jan.30   Southern India   9 dead after Indian boat capsizes
Map of Andhra Pradesh India
  An overcrowded boat carrying Hindu pilgrims capsized in West Godavari district

year 2009 Top ^

Oct.12   Somalia   Pirates urge Spain to free pair
  Somali pirates holding a Spanish fishing boat and its crew hostage have said they will only negotiate their release if colleagues are freed
Jul.28   Haiti Dozens missing as boat capsizes
Jul.12   India   Women die as boat capsizes Map of Maharashtra India
  At least 13 women died and 18 were missing after two boats capsized in a river. They were returning home from the fields
May.27   Chiapas 5 Ecuadorians rescued adrift for weeks  The Mexican navy said rescued five Ecuadorians who had been adrift without supplies in a fishing boat for more than two weeks Apr.28   Somalia   Russia captures Somalia pirates
  A warship has seized a pirate vessel with 29 people on board. Guns and navigation equipment were found during a search of the pirate boat
Apr.17   Australia Rudd: Human smugglers scum of the earth
Apr.8   Somalia U.S. warship nears boat carrying pirates Apr.1   Florida   US marshals seize Madoff property
Map of Palm Beach Florida  Marshals have seized the multi-million dollar house, 55-foot (17m) yacht, and a motor boat of disgraced financier Bernard Madoff and his wife Mar.31   Libya   Hundreds feared drowned off Libya   International Organization for Migration: More than 200 African migrants are feared dead after their boat sank off the coast of Libya Feb.12   Thailand   PM admits refugees pushed out to sea
  Thai prime minister suspects there were 'some instances' in which authorities pushed Myanmar's Rohingya boat people out to sea
Feb.2   Indonesia 200 Myanmar refugees found
  Indonesian authorities found some 200 refugees off of the west coast who said they had been drifting in a wooden boat for three weeks
Jan.25   Vietnam   40 killed in boat sinking Map of Quang Binh Vietnam  At least 40 people died when a crowded boat in the Gianh River sank in central Vietnam -- on the eve of the Lunar New Year Jan.4   Nepal   2 dead, 30 rescued after boat capsizes Map of Kathmandu Nepal
  8 people were missing after a boat capsized on Nepal's Koshi River, about 450 km southeast of Kathmandu. More than 30 have been pulled alive

year 2008 Top ^

Nov.29   Mumbai Focus on abandoned boat as siege ends
Nov.17   Puerto Rico Boat, 40 Dominican migrants missing
  The U.S. Coast Guard is searching the waters off western Puerto Rico for a boat that is missing with at least 40 migrants on board
Sep.28   Yemen 52 Somalis die in smuggling attempt  The boat smuggling them across the gulf to Yemen broke down, and they were left adrift with no food or water for 18 days Jul.25   Congo   47 dead, 100 missing in boat accident  47 bodies had been recovered from the Ubangi River. 27 survivors were helped to shore Jul.12   Spain Boat migrants die, bodies cast into sea
Map of La Gomera Spain
  The Interior Ministry says the death toll among migrants found packed aboard a boat trying to reach one of Canary Islands has risen to at least 6
Jun.30   India   36 missing after Maoists attack police  Divers are searching for 36 members of an anti-insurgency unit who went missing after rebels fired on and sank their boat May.11   Myanmar   Relief boat sinks, leaving aid in river
  A Red Cross boat delivering supplies to help 1,000 victims of cyclone sank Sunday when it hit debris in the Irrawaddy Delta region
May.4   Amazon   Boat capsizes killing at least 15
  A wooden boat Comandante Sales ferrying at least 80 people home from a party sank , leaving dozens missing
Apr.30   Sydney   5 killed, 9 injured in boat collision in harbor
  The two vessels were believed to be a fishing trawler and a 23-foot half-cabin run-around
Apr.26   Somalia     Pirates free crew of Spanish boat  Pirates have released the Playa de Bakio, a Basque tuna fishing boat, and its 26 crew members seized off the coast of Somalia Mar.25   Egypt   U.S. ship fires on boat in Suez Canal  An American cargo ship under contract to the U.S. Navy opened fire on a small Egyptian boat while moving through the canal Jan.5   Russian Far East   Stranded boat crew finally rescued
Map of Kamchatka Russia
  11 fishing boat crew had been stranded since October off the Kamchatka Peninsula were sheltering nearly 3 months at an abandoned military base

year 2007 Top ^

Aug.3   Sierra Leone Boat capsizes, 50 drowned, 100 missing
Aug.1   India   At least 28 die in swollen river
  An overcrowded boat evacuating people from a flooded village capsized in northern India. 45 people swam to safety
Jun.23   India   Wedding party missing as boat lost
Map of Uttar Pradesh India
  12 members of a wedding party were among 31 feared drowned overnight in 2 separate boat accidents in the state of Uttar Pradesh
May.8   Haiti Migrants claim boat rammed by naval ship
  Haitian migrants claim a Turks and Caicos naval vessel rammed their crowded sailboat twice before it capsized, killing dozens of people
May.4   Caribbean Boat capsizes, Haitian migrants missing
  Rescuers had recovered more than a dozen bodies in shark-infested water and were searching for about 60 missing people
Mar.29   Guinea   At least 60 dead after boat capsizes
  An open fishing boat, with 120 people on board, had capsized off the coast of Guinea. 36 people survived
Mar.19   Panama   19.4 tons of cocaine seized
  The police seized a boat off the Pacific coast in one of the biggest maritime cocaine busts anywhere on record

year 2006 Top ^

Dec.18   Senegal   Migrant boat capsized twice; 80 die  A fishing boat crowded with more than 100 African migrants was sailing to Canary Islands, drifting for about 10 days Nov.28   Morocco 13 migrant children drown
  The bodies have washed up on a Western Sahara beach, drowned when their small boat sank in the Atlantic
Aug.5   Kenya     Trawler safe after pirate ordeal  A South Korean boat with 25 crew members seized off Somalia in April has arrived in Kenya Jun.8   Bangladesh   Boat capsizes, 16 dead
  A boat carrying more than 70 people capsized in rough waters. Rescuers recovered at least 16 bodies
Jun.1   Caribbean   Death boat drifts from Africa to Barbados
  The bodies of the 11 young men were mummified by the sun and salt spray
Apr.10   Ghana   120 feared dead as boat capsizes  A local ferry was travelling from Afram Plains to Rwora Rwora on the lake Volta Apr.2   Bahrain   Death boat: Search goes on
  Bahrain recovered the body of an Indian man as it continued to search for an additional person
Mar.31   Bahrain   'Too many on board' boat
  The owners of a passenger boat have blamed overcrowding which led to the deaths of at least 57 people
Mar.23   Cameroon Boat sinks; 127 feared drowned
Jan.6   Sri Lanka   Five dead in sea attack  At least 5 sailors are dead and 10 missing after a navy boat was ambushed by suspected Tamil Tiger rebel

year 2005 Top ^

Dec.19   Mauritania   Capsized migrant boat 'kills 30'
  Rescuers plucked 14 people from the hull of a motorised canoe, which overturned in strong winds Oct.2   New York   21 elderly tourists die on lake
  The Ethan Allen, a boat in NY state, has capsized and sunk. The majority of the 47 passengers were Canadians
Sep.23   Beijing China protests at warship attack
  China has called on Indonesia to rein in its navy after a warship attacked a fishing boat, killing one crew member
Aug.17   Colombia   104 people missing off Colombia
  A boat carrying illegal immigrants capsized and sank in rough waters in the Pacific Ocean. Only 9 survivors found

year 2004 Top ^

Jul.23   Gulf U.S. carrier collides with boat  USS John F. Kennedy has collided with a dhow while on patrol. No survivors from a small vessel, were found Mar.1   India   Deadly boat accident
  A motorboat packed with players and spectators heading to a cricket match capsized. 20 people were feared dead Feb.3   Uganda   40 feared drowned
  A motor-powered boat with about 75 passengers, mostly traders, capsized in Lake Albert in western Uganda
Jan.10   Albania   21 die as boat sinks
  A speedboat transporting Albanians trying to get to Italy has sunk. 11 people survived

year 2003 Top ^

Dec.21   Turkey   60 feared drowned
  A boat carrying would-be migrants sank off Turkey. Only one Iraqi survivor had so far been found
Dec.19   Gulf US Navy 'seizes Gulf drug ship'
  A wooden boat, reportedly carrying 2 tons of hashish, is possibly linked to al-Qaeda
Oct.19   Southern Italy   11 Bodies Found on Migrant Boat
  A coastal patrol discovered the bodies of African immigrants aboard a small boat off the island of Lampedusa
Aug.24   Colombia Bomb kills at least six on riverboat
  The woman carrying the bomb died in the explosion. The boat was carrying about 56 passengers
Jul.1   Australia   Refugee boat halted
  The Australian government says the arrival does not signal a likely new wave of refugees
Jun.21   Tunisia   Hopes dim for missing
  Rescuers scoured the waters after a boat carrying would-be African immigrants to Europe capsized
Jun.20   Tunisia Migrant boat sinks. 200 missing May.22   Israel   Hezbollah bomb maker on seized boat  A computer disks were found aboard a fishing boat seized by the Israeli navy Apr.4   Bangladesh Dozens drown in boat disaster
  A boat packed with more than 170 people capsized in a river. At least 60 bodies have been recovered
Mar.24   Burundi   Up to 150 drown as boat capsizes
  Up to 150 Congolese have drowned after an ferry carrying 200 passengers capsized in bad weather on Lake Tanganyika
Jan.3   Tanzania   Boat accident: 40 feared dead Map of Zanzibar Tanzania
  An overloaded boat overturned and was swept away in high seas en route from mainland Tanzania to Zanzibar

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Dec.31   Solomon Islands     Aid boat to cyclone-hit islands delayed
  Departure of a boat carrying shelter and medicines has been delayed until the government pays for supplies
Dec.15   Japan   Sub skipper on Japan apology trip
  Scott Waddle, the former captain of a U.S. sub that collided with a fishing boat laid flowers at a memorial for 9 victims
Dec.4   Kuwait   Boat accident didn't involve Iraq  A U.S. Special Operations member and a Kuwaiti sailor were injured when 2 Kuwaiti Navy boats collided Oct.14   India   Many missing in boat accident
Map of Jharkhand India  At least 20 people are missing feared drowned after two boats capsized in the eastern state of Jharkhand Jul.27   Southern India Over 50 feared dead in boat tragedy Jun.26   Japan Missile found on N. Korean 'spy boat'
  Japanese divers searching a boat that sank in 2001 have found a Russian-made anti-aircraft missile
Jun.8   Uganda   40 feared dead in lake accident
  Boat capsized in Lake Victoria after it came upon bad weather
May.10   Bahamas   12 Haitian migrants die as boat capsizes
  The occupants ran to one side after the US Coast Guard shone a light
Jan.4   Israel   Israel seizes arms shipment  Israel has intercepted a boat in the Red Sea carrying 50 tons of weapons for the Palestinian Authority

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Dec.22   Japan   3 dead in spy ship drama
  Coast guard has found bodies believed to be crew members of a boat that sank after an exchange of fire
  Japan Japan fires on intruding boat
  Coast guard ship has fired at and hit an unidentified boat intruding into 200-mile exclusive economic zone
Dec.6   Brazil Pirates kill America's Cup skipper Nov.14   Egypt Gay trial: 23 jailed
  Men accused of taking part in a gay sex party in a boat on the Nile
Nov.8   Australia 2 die after refugee boat set alight
  Indonesian boat carrying asylum seekers sank after it have been deliberately set on fire
Nov.6   Indonesia People smuggler arrested
  Eqyptian Abu Quassey was the chief smuggler behind a sank boat with illegal migrants
Oct.30   Sri Lanka Tamil suicide boat rams tanker
  Boat packed with explosives has rammed an oil tanker, setting the ship on fire. 3 people are missing
Jun.15   Australia   Immigrant boat captured  Indonesian wooden vessel was carrying 231illegal immigrants from the Middle East Jun.14   Ireland Irish protest over abortion boat
  Anti-abortion group Human Life Internationalhas will launch a boat in opposition to a pro-abortion ship
Apr.28   Puerto Rico Protest greets Vieques exercises
  Bombing exercises resumed despite protests. Demonstrators attempted to infiltrate the security zone by boat
Apr.14   Benin   Benin searches for child slave ship  The ship has been seeking a port for more than a week. Interpol requested to locate the boat Apr.1   Greece   Immigrant boat grounded  A boat carried 250, mainly Kurdish immigrants. 3 Turkish crew had been arrested Feb.18   France Boat refugees spark French row
  Ministers have been urged to expel 900 Kurdish refugees from Iraq and Turkey, who arrived in tanker which later sank
Feb.16   France   Immigrant boat aground
  A boat was carrying 1,000 illegal immigrants, mostly Iraqi Kurds. 100 people reached beach Feb.10   Washington   USA apologies after sub hits boat
  Powell telephoned Japanese Foreign Minister. Rescuers are combing the waters for survivors
Feb.5   Taiwan   China sends boat to Taiwan
  Boat has 97 mainlanders. No officials accompanied the entourage
Jan.1   Taiwan First Taiwan Boat Reaches Mainland

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Nov.24   Yemen   Attack boat bought in Saudi Arabia
  Yemeni President said small boat used in attack on the USS Cole was purchased in Saudi Arabia

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