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B. 08-28 Barge tips, vehicles fall into Victoria harbor VICTORIA, British Columbia, Western Canada
2. 08-27 Libya boats capsize off Zuwara carrying hundreds Zuwara, Libya
3. 08-26 Migrant crisis: Scores of bodies found on Libya boat Mediterranean Sea, Libya
08-22 Up to 3,000 migrants rescued near Libya coast Mediterranean Sea, Libya
F. 08-18 Lake Cajititlan: Fish die off in large numbers Lake Cajititlan, Guadalajara, Mexico
6. 08-15 More than 40 migrants died in overcrowded boat Mediterranean Sea, Libya
H. 08-15 Queen Mary 2 searches for missing crewmember Newfoundland, Maritime Provinces
I. 08-14 Ferry with 544 passengers catches fire in central Philippines Ormoc, Southern Philippines
9. 08-05 Hopes fade for migrants after boat capsizes in Mediterranean Mediterranean Sea, Libya

Recent Summary.     Click for More > Up to 3,000 migrants rescued near Libya coast Map of Mediterranean Sea Libya  Italy's coastguard says a major operation is under way to rescue up to 3,000 migrants off the coast of Libya   Boat with more than 400 people aboard sinks in Yangtze River   Passenger ship The Eastern Star carrying more than 444 people sank overnight in southern China, and seven people have been rescued Hundreds feared dead after Mediterranean boat capsizes Hundreds of migrants feared drowned off Libya   About 400 migrants are feared drowned after their boat capsized, survivors have told Save the Children. The Italian coast guard had rescued ... 48 dead after Bangladesh ferry with 100 passengers sinks
Libya boats capsize off Zuwara carrying hundreds Map of Zuwara Libya
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  Hundreds of people are feared dead after two boats carrying up to 500 migrants capsized at Mediterranean Sea, residents and officials say
Aug. 22   Libya
Jun.1   Southern China
Apr.19   Italy
Apr.14   Libya
Feb.22   Bangladesh



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More than 200 rescued after ferry sinks
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More than 200 rescued after ferry sinks
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Ferry hit by typhoon
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Workers turn capsized China ship upright
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Boat with more than 400 people aboard sin...
South Korean navy ship sinking near North
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Italy takes over 'migrant ship' after distr...
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Italy takes over 'migrant ship' after distr...
Italy arrests two over migrant boat sinking
Mediterranean migrants crisis: EU triples f...
Oceania
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'Many drown' in asylum shipwreck
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More than 200 rescued after ferry sinks
2 cruise line passengers missing off Austra...
U.S. sub, Japanese trawler collide
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Italy
Hundreds feared dead after Mediterranean bo...
Italy takes over 'migrant ship' after distr...
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Costa Concordia ship set upright
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Cruise ship runs aground in Italy
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Russian ship stuck in ice near Antarctica
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Kursk submarine went down
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Polar Regions Polar Regions
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Cruise ship strikes ice, stranded on coast
Sinking ship 'struck iceberg'
Kursk submarine went down
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All 52 passengers rescued from ship trapped...
Southeast Asia
Ferry disaster leaves 246 missing
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Ship 'sinks in storm'. 600 missing
Ferry disaster leaves 246 missing
Ferry hit by typhoon
Ship 'sinks in storm'. 600 missing
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Southeast Asia Southeast Asia
Cruise Ship Accident
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Ship with 1,400 sinks in Red Sea
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French tanker explodes
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Arab Countries Arab Countries
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Australia
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'Many drown' in asylum shipwreck
'Ghost yacht' found
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Australia Australia
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Antarctica
Chinese vessel 'may now be stuck in ice'
Russian ship stuck in ice near Antarctica
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Antarctica Antarctica
Ferry Accident
Cruise ship strikes ice, stranded on coast
Sinking ship 'struck iceberg'
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Antarctica Antarctica
Crime
All 52 passengers rescued from ship trapped...
South Korea
Ferry captain sentenced to 36 years in jail
South Korea ferry: Hundreds missing as ...
South Korean navy ship sinking near North
Ferry captain sentenced to 36 years in jail
Ferry disaster captain arrested
South Korea ferry: Hundreds missing as ...
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South Korea South Korea
Cruise Ship Accident
South Korean navy ship sinking near North
Ferry captain sentenced to 36 years in jail
Ferry disaster captain arrested
S Korea ferry: Desperate search for survivo...
South Korea ferry: Hundreds missing as ...
China
Workers turn capsized China ship upright
Boat with more than 400 people aboard sin...
Hong Kong boat collision kills 36
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China China
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China China
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Philippines
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Ferry sinks after collision off Philippines
Ferry hit by typhoon
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Southern China
Workers turn capsized China ship upright
Boat with more than 400 people aboard sin...
Ferry Accident
Southern China Southern China
Ferry Accident
Workers turn capsized China ship upright
Boat with more than 400 people aboard sin...
War & Army
Southern China Southern China
War & Army
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Southern China Southern China
Crime
Workers turn capsized China ship upright
Cries for help heard from capsized boat in ...
Middle East
Ferry sinks carrying 150 people
Ship with 1,400 sinks in Red Sea
Ferry sinks carrying 150 people
Ship with 1,400 sinks in Red Sea
Cruise Ship Accident
Middle East Middle East
Cruise Ship Accident
War & Army
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French tanker explodes
Rescue
Middle East Middle East
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Southern Italy
Italy takes over 'migrant ship' after distr...
Hundreds feared dead in Italy shipwreck
Ferry Accident
Southern Italy Southern Italy
Ferry Accident
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Southern Italy Southern Italy
Cruise Ship Accident
Italy takes over 'migrant ship' after distr...
Italy arrests two over migrant boat sinking
Rescue
Southern Italy Southern Italy
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South Asia
48 dead after Bangladesh ferry with 100 pas...
Indian submarine hit by explosion
48 dead after Bangladesh ferry with 100 pas...
500 feared dead in ferry tragedy
Cruise Ship Accident
South Asia South Asia
Cruise Ship Accident
Indian submarine hit by explosion
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South Asia South Asia
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USA
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U.S. sub, Japanese trawler collide
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US Coast Guard sinks tsunami 'ghost ship'
U.S. sub, Japanese trawler collide
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Crime
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USA USA
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Russia
Cruise ship sinks with 182 aboard
Five ships sink in storms; 23 missing
Ferry Accident
Russia Russia
Ferry Accident
Cruise ship sinks with 182 aboard
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Russia Russia
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Trapped sub surfaces, crew safe
Jianli, Hubei
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Thu.   Libya
  Hundreds of people are feared dead after two boats carrying up to 500 migrants capsized at Mediterranean Sea, residents and officials say
Wed.   Libya Migrant crisis: Scores of bodies found on Libya boat Aug. 22   Libya Up to 3,000 migrants rescued near Libya coast Map of Mediterranean Sea Libya
  Italy's coastguard says a major operation is under way to rescue up to 3,000 migrants off the coast of Libya
Aug. 18  Mexico  Lake Cajititlan: Fish die off in large numbers Aug. 15   Libya More than 40 migrants died in overcrowded boat  Maritime Provinces  Queen Mary 2 searches for missing crewmember Aug. 14  Southern Philippines  Ferry with 544 passengers catches fire in central Philippines Aug. 5  Libya  Hopes fade for migrants after boat capsizes in Mediterranean  Libya  Officials rescue 367 migrants off Libya; 25 bodies found

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Jul.23  Libya  35-40 people drown in Mediterranean migrant crossing Jul.19  South Africa  Surfer Mick Fanning attacked by shark on live TV

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Jun.6  Southern China  Yangtze ship disaster: 396 confirmed dead Jun.5  Southern China  Yangtze ship disaster: 331 confirmed dead Jun.4   Southern China Workers turn capsized China ship upright
Jun.3  Southern China  China boat capsize: Relatives stage protest Jun.2  Southern China  Hopes fade of finding Yangtze survivors   Southern China Cries for help heard from capsized boat in Yangtze River Jun.1  Southern China  5 people dead and hundreds missing in Yangtze River   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 2015 ... more > Top ^
May.20  Malaysia  Malaysia orders search and rescue for boats May.19  Aceh  More than 430 migrants have been rescued and taken to Indonesia  Malaysia  Asia boat migrants: Nations hold emergency meeting May.14  Southern Thailand  Thailand moves away stranded migrant boat

April 2015 ... more > Top ^
Apr.23   Brussels Mediterranean migrants crisis: EU triples funding
Apr.20   Sicily Italy arrests two over migrant boat sinking Apr.19  Rome  Italian PM led calls for more EU action on sea migration   Italy Hundreds feared dead after Mediterranean boat capsizes   Hundreds of people are feared to have drowned after a boat carrying up to 700 migrants capsized in the Mediterranean Sea Apr.16   Libya Muslim migrants threw Christians overboard Apr.15   South Korea South Korea remembers ferry dead Apr.14   Libya Hundreds of migrants feared drowned off Libya Map of Mediterranean sea Libya
  About 400 migrants are feared drowned after their boat capsized, survivors have told Save the Children. The Italian coast guard had rescued 144.    More than 8,000 have bee...
Apr.1   Russian Far East Russian trawler sinks off Kamchatka with 54 dead

February 2015 ... more > Top ^
Feb.22   Bangladesh 48 dead after Bangladesh ferry with 100 passengers sinks   A river ferry carrying up to 140 passengers capsized in central Bangladesh on Sunday after being hit by a cargo vessel

January 2015 ... more > Top ^
Jan.2  Southern Italy  Abandoned migrant ship Ezadeen reaches Italy Jan.1  Southern Italy  Bid to save second abandoned migrant ship off Italian coast

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December 2014 ... more > Top ^
Dec.30   Southern Italy Italy takes over 'migrant ship' after distress scare
Dec.29  Greece  Italy ferry death toll rises to 10 Dec.28  Greece  Italy ferry fire: Evacuation hampered by winds Dec.7  Yemen  African migrant boat capsizes off Yemen, 70 dead

November 2014 ... more > Top ^
Nov.10   South Korea Ferry captain sentenced to 36 years in jail
Nov.3  Northern Italy  Workers find last body while dismantling Concordia ship

October 2014 ... more > Top ^
Oct.19  Sweden  Russia denies submarine incident off Sweden Oct.17  Western Canada  Container ship towed away from Canadian coast

September 2014 ... more > Top ^
Sep.15   Malta   500 feared dead after boat sunk off Malta coast  2 heavily loaded boats were wrecked in the past week, possibly killing 700 people fleeing Africa for Europe Sep.13  Southern Philippines  Rescue on for dozens aboard listing Filipino ferry

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Aug.16  London  Man dies after 35 found in container

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Jul.27  Paris  Nibali seals Tour de France win  Northern Italy  Costa Concordia makes final voyage Jul.22  Italy  Costa Concordia to be towed away to Genoa for scrap Jul.19  Malta  400 migrants rescued near Malta; 19 dead Jul.14  Italy  Costa Concordia: Wrecked cruise ship floating again

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May.23  Global  US ship finds hull of missing yacht

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Apr.25  South Korea  Divers find cabins crammed with bodies inside sunken ferry Apr.19  South Korea  Mate steering doomed ferry navigating waters for first time Apr.18   South Korea Ferry disaster captain arrested
Apr.17  South Korea  Weather hampers S Korea ferry search Apr.16   South Korea S Korea ferry: Desperate search for survivors continues  South Korea  Rescuers search dark, cold sea for survivors of shipwreck Apr.15   South Korea   South Korea ferry: Hundreds missing as ship sinks Map of Gwanmae South Korea
  Almost 300 people remain unaccounted for after a ferry carrying 459 people capsized and sank off South Korea.    The ferry, carrying mainly school students, was travelling from the port of Incheon, to the southern resort island of Jeju. An armada of small boats motoring right up beside...


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Feb.14  Bali  1 dead, 6 Japanese divers missing in Indonesia

January 2014 ... more > Top ^
Jan.7  Antarctica  Antarctic ships escape from ice trap Jan.3   Antarctica Chinese vessel 'may now be stuck in ice'
Jan.2   Antarctica All 52 passengers rescued from ship trapped in Antarctic ice

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December 2013 ... more > Top ^
Dec.25   Antarctica Russian ship stuck in ice near Antarctica   The polar expedition ship MV Akademik Shokalskiy, with 74 people aboard, got trapped in ice and is waiting for other ships for ice-breaking

October 2013 ... more > Top ^
Oct.13  Southern Italy  Italy steps up migrant boat patrols Oct.11  Malta  Migrant boat capsize leaves 27 dead in Mediterranean Oct.3   Southern Italy Hundreds feared dead in Italy shipwreck
Map of Lampedusa Italy  At least 130 African migrants have died and many more are missing after a boat carrying them to Europe sank off the Italian island of Lampedusa

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Sep.26  Italy  Human remains found on wrecked Costa Concordia Sep.16   Italy   Costa Concordia ship set upright   Engineers in Italy have succeeded in setting the cruise ship Costa Concordia upright, 20 months after it ran aground off the island of Gigli...

August 2013 ... more > Top ^
Aug.16   Southern Philippines Ferry sinks after collision off Philippines
Aug.13   Mumbai Indian submarine hit by explosion  At least 18 sailors are feared to be trapped on board an Indian submarine that caught fire after an explosion in a Mumbai dockyard Aug.11  Philippines  Typhoon batters Philippines; 23 fishermen missing

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Jul.20  Italy  Italian court convicts 5 for Costa Concordia

May 2013 ... more > Top ^
May.27  Bahamas  Cruise halted in Bahamas after fire May.9  Sydney  2 cruise line passengers missing off Australian coast

February 2013 ... more > Top ^
Feb.14   Alabama Crippled cruise ship reaches land   The Carnival Triumph with more than 4,000 people aboard has reached land, four days after an engine fire knocked out the vessel's power

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Oct.1  Hong Kong  Hong Kong boat collision kills 36 Jun.21  Australia  Ship with about 200 aboard capsizes off Australia Apr.5   Alaska US Coast Guard sinks tsunami 'ghost ship'
Feb.29  Seychelles  Stricken vessel nears dock in Seychelles Feb.2   Papua New Guinea More than 200 rescued after ferry sinks Jan.18  Italy  Hope fades as search is suspended Jan.17  Italy  Cruise captain under house arrest  Italy  Five bodies found in cruise wreck Jan.14  Italy  S. Korean Couple rescued from Italian ship Jan.13   Italy   Cruise ship runs aground in Italy Map of Giglio island Italy  At least six people are reported dead after the Costa Concordia carrying more than 4,000 people ran aground off Italy

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Dec.29  Russia  Nuclear submarine in dock fire Oct.10  New Zealand  NZ ship oil spill 'significant' Sep.10  Tanzania  Scores die as Zanzibar ship sinks Jul.10   Volga Region Cruise ship sinks with 182 aboard
Apr.6  Malta  150 missing after boat capsizes off Italy Jan.3  Yemen  80 African migrants feared drowned

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Dec.14   Australia 'Many drown' in asylum shipwreck
Jun.12  Global  American teenage sailor rescued Apr.3  Queensland  Alert over oil leak on Great Barrier Reef Mar.26   South Korea South Korean navy ship sinking near North   104 crew members are on board the 1,500-ton ship in the Yellow Sea off the Seoul-controlled island of Baengnyeong, near North Korea

year 2009 Top ^

Jan.11   Sulawesi Ferry disaster leaves 246 missing   21 have been rescued. Rescue crews continued their search for the missing a day after The Teratai Prima capsized off the coast of Majena

year 2008 Top ^

Dec.4  Antarctica  Cruise ship strikes ice, stranded on coast Jun.21   Philippines Ferry hit by typhoon


year 2007 Top ^

Nov.23   Antarctica Sinking ship 'struck iceberg'
Nov.11  Russia  Five ships sink in storms; 23 missing Apr.19  Queensland  'Ghost yacht' found Apr.5  Greece  1,200 rescued from cruise ship

year 2006 Top ^

Dec.29   Indonesia Ship 'sinks in storm'. 600 missing   A ferry carrying around 850 passengers was travelling from Semarang in Central Java to the port of Kumai in Kalimantan Mar.30  Bahrain  Ferry sinks carrying 150 people Feb.3   Egypt Ship with 1,400 sinks in Red Sea  An aging passenger ferry loaded to near capacity with dozens of vehicles sank. 100 survivors had been rescued

year 2005 Top ^

Nov.5  Somalia  Cruise ship repels pirates Aug.6  Russian Far East  Trapped sub surfaces, crew safe

year 2003 Top ^

Jul.9  Bangladesh  500 feared dead in ferry tragedy

year 2002 Top ^

Nov.19  Spain  Tanker sank spilling oil Oct.6  Yemen  French tanker explodes Sep.27   Senegal 1,800 people died as ferry sinks


year 2001 Top ^

Feb.9   Hawaii U.S. sub, Japanese trawler collide


year 2000 Top ^

Aug.12   Arctic Kursk submarine went down

before year 2000
Sep. 28, 1994   Estonia   MS Estonia disaster
Map of Baltic Sea Estonia  A cruise ferry built in 1979/80 at the German shipyard Meyer Werft in Papenburg Dec. 20, 1987   Philippines MV Doņa Paz ferry disaster
Map of Tablas Strait Philippines  A passenger ferry sank after colliding with the oil tanker MT Vector with an estimated death toll of 4,386 people and only 24 survivors Dec. 3, 1948   Shanghai SS Kiangya disaster   A Chinese passenger steamship that blew up near the mouth of the Huangpu River 50 miles (80 km) north of Shanghai on 3 or 4 December 1948 Apr. 14, 1912   Maritime Provinces   S.S. Titanic sank Map of Newfoundland Canada  RMS Titanic was a British passenger liner that sank in the North Atlantic Ocea after colliding with an iceberg during her maiden voyage Feb. 15, 1898   Cuba   U.S.S. Maine blown up Map of Havana Harbor Cuba  The Maine is best known for her loss in Havana Harbor. She exploded without warning, and sank quickly, killing nearly three quarters of her crew Feb. 2, 1709   Chile Rescue of Alexander of Selkirk (Robinson Crusoe)