ARTICLES RELATING TO FERRY DISASTERS

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.

Tanzania ferry capsize - 12 dead

2012-07-18 17:51

At least 12 people have died and scores are missing after a ferry capsized between the Tanzanian commercial capital Dar-es-Salaam and Zanzibar.

India ferry death toll rises

2012-05-03 13:14

The toll from one of India's worst ferry disasters has risen to 113 as rescuers fish out the bodies of more passengers who drowned when the boat sank in a river in Assam state.

Search off in Bangladesh ferry sinking

2012-03-15 10:00

The death toll in the Bangladesh ferry disaster has risen to 116 after villagers found four more bodies floating in the water, say authorities.

1 dead in Egyptian ferry accident

2011-11-03 13:43

Rescue services have evacuated 1 230 passengers onto life rafts from a burning ferry in the Red Sea, with one Egyptian dying into the sea, Jordan's civil defence spokesperson says.

Four charged over Zanzibar ferry disaster

2011-09-17 12:21

Four people have been charged with causing the deaths of more than 200 people when a crowded ferry sank in Zanzibar.

Ferry accident: SA divers arrive in Zanzibar

2011-09-12 11:19

A team of South African divers has arrived in Zanzibar to help find the bodies of about 200 people who drowned in a ferry accident on Saturday, police say.

Police: 240 killed in ferry disaster

2011-09-11 22:48

Tanzania police say more than 240 people have been killed after a ferry sank off the coast because it was apparently overloaded.

At least 200 dead in Zanzibar ferry disaster

2011-09-10 16:01

More than 200 people have drowned after a ferry sank off the coast of Tanzania, says an official from the country's Red Cross National Society.

600 on stricken Zanzibar ferry, 250 rescued

2011-09-10 10:00

A ferry carrying 600 people has sunk off Zanzibar, but at least 260 have been rescued, a government official says.

Indonesia: Deadly ferry fire, train crash

2011-01-28 08:55

Hundreds of people have been injured in Indonesia after two passenger trains collided and a crowded ferry caught fire, say officials. The death toll from the disasters stands at 16.

Egypt ferry owner gets 10yrs

2010-07-31 14:10

An Egyptian court has sentenced a boat owner to 10 years in prison for causing the deaths of nine female students after his ferry sank in southern Cairo.

Dozens feared dead in ferry disaster

2010-07-21 12:25

Police fear dozens of people have died after a ferry sailing to the Ugandan city of Entebbe capsized on Lake Victoria.

Fire destroys Zanzibar ferry

2010-03-13 22:04

Fifteen crew members on a passenger ferry in Zanzibar have been rescued after a fire broke on board, completely destroying the craft.

Ferry death toll could be higher

2009-12-29 11:07

The death toll from a ferry disaster in the Philippines could be much higher than first thought, with dozens of passengers believed to have been left off the official manifest.

Search on for ferry survivors

2009-12-28 08:06

Philippine officials are scouring the seas in a desperate search for passengers missing from a pair of Christmas ferry tragedies, amid fears the death toll could surpass 50.

Manila: 24 missing from ferry

2009-12-26 18:32

The coast guard are looking for a sunken ferry and 24 missing people after it collided with another vessel and went down on Christmas Eve.

Ferry disaster victims mourned

2009-09-14 22:01

Drivers honked their car horns and church bells rang out as Sierra Leone marked a day of mourning for the victims of last week's ferry disaster.

Boat wreck: Captain blamed

2009-09-11 14:24

The captain of a ferry that sank off Sierra Leone leaving more than 200 people feared drowned ignored warnings that it was about to capsize, survivors say.

Dozens missing as ferry sinks

2009-09-06 18:14

At last six people have been killed and dozens remain missing after a passenger ferry carrying nearly 1 000 sank off the southern Philippines.

Minister quits over ferry loss

2009-08-11 12:30

Tonga's minister of transport has resigned, six days after a state-owned ferry sank, leaving 93 people missing.

Death toll rises in ferry disaster

2009-08-08 09:08

Police say at least 87 people are now feared dead in this week's Tonga ferry disaster, describing the sinking as a "tragedy of huge proportions" for the tiny Pacific island nation.

 

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.

Senegal disaster case revisit demanded

2012-06-07 20:07

Relatives of those killed in one of the worst ever shipping disasters, which left about 1 900 dead, want the case reopened as the 10th anniversary of the sinking of the Senegalese ferry Joola nears.

India ferry disaster: Boat overloaded

2012-04-30 22:21

Rescue workers are fighting heavy wind and rain to search for survivors after at least 68 people drowned when an overloaded ferry sank in India.

50 rescued from PNG ferry disaster

2012-02-02 08:39

Rescuers have plucked about 50 survivors from waters off Papua New Guinea after a ferry carrying more than 300 people sunk, say officials, leaving hundreds still unaccounted for.

Ferry with 1 230 aboard ablaze in Red Sea

2011-11-03 11:21

A ferry with 1 230 Egyptians on board has caught fire shortly after setting sail from the Jordanian port of Aqaba, Egyptian maritime sources say.

Zanzibar ferry death toll may rise

2011-09-12 14:02

The death toll from Tanzania’s ferry disaster could significantly rise after it emerged there were more than 1 000 passengers aboard the vessel when it capsized last week, an official says.

Zanzibar mourns after ferry accident

2011-09-12 09:14

The Tanzanian island of Zanzibar has begun three official days of mourning after a ferry accident claimed the lives of more than 200 people, a report says.

Survivors say Zanzibar ferry overcrowded

2011-09-10 22:51

Survivors of a ferry that capsized off Zanzibar killing at least 192 passengers say the vessel had been overcrowded and appeared to be in trouble even before it started its ill-fated voyage.

163 dead in Zanzibar ferry accident

2011-09-10 13:05

At least 163 people have died after a ferry capsized off the popular tourist archipelago of Zanzibar and about 100 people are still missing, a minister says.

Egypt ferry capsizes - 22 drown

2011-04-29 17:23

Twenty-two people have drowned when a bus on a ferry fell into the Nile River in a southern Egyptian province.

Senegal probes ferry sinking 8-yrs on

2010-11-15 22:14

Senegal will open an investigation into the sinking eight years ago of a ferry in which around 1 900 people died, after closing the case in 2003.

10 dead in ferry disaster

2010-07-21 17:01

Ugandan police say 10 people have died after a boat they were travelling in capsized on the Ugandan side of Lake Victoria.

Nile ferry accident leaves 5 dead

2010-07-16 10:27

Five people have died and four others injured after a ferry capsized on the Nile River in Egypt, according to security authorities.

27 missing after ferry disaster

2010-01-03 22:09

At least 27 people were missing Sunday after an overcrowded ferry capsized in a river in the eastern Indian state of West Bengal, police said.

Diver finds 12 bodies in ferry

2009-12-28 13:02

A coast guard auxiliary diver has found at least 12 bodies, including two toddlers, inside the wreckage of a wooden-hulled ferry that sank near Manila on Christmas Eve.

4 dead after ferry disaster

2009-12-27 11:44

At least four people died and 22 were missing after a small ferry sank in waters south of the Philippine capital, the second sea disaster in three days.

Egypt rescuers end search

2009-12-05 18:30

Egyptian rescue workers have ended a search for people who were thought missing after two passenger ferries collided on the Nile River, police say.

120 buried after disaster

2009-09-13 11:40

Sierra Leone officials say they have buried 120 people who died in this week's ferry disaster off the coast of the West African nation, but scores more passengers are still unaccounted for.

Woman in miracle rescue

2009-09-07 12:25

A woman who survived over 24 hours in shark-infested waters off southern Philippines after a ferry sank has been saved.

Wreck of capsized ferry found

2009-08-12 12:06

Searchers have located the wreck of a ferry that capsized off Tonga but found no signs of the passengers who are presumed dead.

93 missing after ferry disaster

2009-08-09 09:51

The number of people missing and feared dead has risen to 93 after their ferry sank off Tonga, as divers continued to try and locate the sunken vessel in deep waters off the South Pacific nation.

Divers sent to recover bodies

2009-08-07 09:23

Australia and New Zealand will send divers to Tonga to help recover victims of the ferry disaster in which 66 people are feared dead.

 
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