ARTICLES RELATING TO FERRY DISASTERS

South Korean ferry captain jailed for 36 years

2014-11-11 08:22

A South Korean court has handed a 36-year prison sentence to the captain of a sunken ferry, saying he was professionally negligent and abandoned his passengers during the disaster.

Bangladesh ferry capsizes with 200 passengers aboard

2014-08-04 09:32

A ferry with about 200 passengers aboard has capsized in the river Padma, near Munshiganj district, about 30km southwest of Dhaka, the chief of the district administration told Reuters.

South Korea lab fails to find out how ferry owner died

2014-07-25 08:53

South Korea's forensic lab says it has failed to determine the cause of death for a billionaire blamed for April's ferry disaster, amid public criticism that authorities didn't identify his body for a long time, yet continued a manhunt for him.

Costa Concordia wreck to be dismantled in Genoa

2014-07-01 08:26

The Italian government has announced that the wreck of the Costa Concordia cruise liner will be dismantled in the north-western port of Genoa, putting an end to a dispute that threatened to delay operations.

Bangladesh ferry death toll rises to 22

2014-05-16 07:02

Divers have recovered 10 more bodies from a sunken ferry in Bangladesh, bringing the death toll to 22, with scores more feared to have perished, police and officials say.

N Korea finally sends condolences after tragedy

2014-04-23 14:26

More than a week after a South Korean ferry carrying 476 people capsized and sank, North Korea has finally voiced its condolences for the victims of the disaster.

200 missing in Philippine ferry disaster

2013-08-17 08:21

Philippine rescuers are searching for more than 200 people missing after a ferry collided with a cargo ship in thick darkness and sank almost instantly, with 26 already confirmed dead.

Senegal marks 10 years since its 'Titanic'

2012-09-26 21:07

Ten years after one of the worst maritime disasters in history, the few survivors and dozens of families of the dead gathered in Senegal to pay homage to victims of the Joola which sank off the coast of Gambia.

Zanzibar disaster: 80 still missing

2012-07-20 07:40

Tanzanian officials have given up hope of rescuing more than 80 people still missing after a ferry sank off the Indian Ocean island of Zanzibar, with the death toll of 62 set to rise.

31 dead in Zanzibar ferry accident

2012-07-19 07:44

At least 31 people have been killed after a ferry with more than 250 people on board capsized and sank between the east African coast and the Zanzibar archipelago, police say.

 

Bangladesh rescuers struggle to find sunken ferry

2014-08-05 10:33

Rescuers are struggling to locate a sunken ferry that was overloaded and carrying hundreds of passengers when it capsized in a river in central Bangladesh.

Associate of dead South Korea ferry boss arrested

2014-07-28 11:30

A close associate of the man whose web of business holdings included a ferry that sank and killed more than 300 people in April has been arrested.

South Korea ferry owner's body found

2014-07-22 07:29

South Korean police believe they have found the body of a fugitive businessman who owned the Sewol ferry that sank in April killing hundreds.

Cops arrest daughter of sunken Korean ferry owner

2014-05-27 21:17

French police have arrested the daughter of a South Korean tycoon who is believed to be the owner of a ferry that sank last month, leaving more than 300 people dead or missing.

Bangladesh ferry capsizes with 200 passengers on board

2014-05-15 14:27

A Bangladeshi ferry with around 200 passengers on board has capsized in a river near the capital Dhaka, with police reporting that at least six bodies has been recovered.

Kids tried desperately to survive as ferry sank

2014-04-23 12:38

South Korean divers continue their search for the bodies of those children who died after a ferry sunk, many of the children have broken fingers, evidence of their struggle to survive.

7 still missing after ferry sinks

2013-06-15 12:07

The Philippine coast guard says that seven people remain missing in a ferry sinking that killed two people in the country's central region.

Zanzibar ferry 'was seaworthy'

2012-07-20 08:53

A Canadian company says it brokered the sale of the ferry that sank off the Indian Ocean island of Zanzibar killing at least 62 people – and that the ship was seaworthy at the time of sale.

Zanzibar disaster: No hope for the missing

2012-07-19 13:29

An official says there is no hope for more than a hundred people still missing a day after a ferry sank off the Indian Ocean island of Zanzibar, with 38 bodies already recovered.

Zanzibar ferry sinking, scores missing

2012-07-18 22:05

A ferry with more than 280 people on board, including some foreigners, has sunk off the east African coast of the Zanzibar archipelago, killing at least 15 people.

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