China finds storm sank cruise ship

2015-12-30 22:29

A Chinese cabinet committee says the capsizing of a cruise ship on the Yangtze River, in which 440 people died, was caused by severe weather

China gathers 'multitude' of evidence in ship sinking probe

2015-06-10 21:16

Chinese investigators looking into last week's deadly capsizing of a packed cruise ship have collected a "multitude of first-hand evidence" and have interviewed the captain, state media says.

PICS: 1st glimpse at China ship as it emerges from river

2015-06-05 17:48

Four days after the Eastern Star capsized along the Yangtze River with more than 450 people aboard, the cabins of the cruise ship emerged in full view for the first time.

'No possibility' of survivors in China ship sinking

2015-06-05 10:54

Authorities admit there is no hope for more survivors from a capsized Chinese cruise ship, as cranes slowly raised the sunken vessel with exhausted relatives preparing themselves for further agony.

Propaganda machine in overdrive for China shipwreck

2015-06-04 13:42

China's propaganda machine has cranked into top gear after a ship disaster, extolling the official response while dousing any public criticism and tightly controlling foreign media.

Questions over Yangtze tragedy censored

2015-06-03 20:25

A censorship monitoring website says some comments criticising rescue efforts or questioning the causes of China's Yangtze River cruise ship tragedy, have been removed by censors.

Divers comb capsized China ship, death toll jumps to 18

2015-06-03 12:05

Scores of divers have cautiously searched a cruise ship in the Yangtze River for more than 400 missing people, many of them elderly, as the death toll in what could be China's worst shipping disaster in almost 70 years jumped to 18.


Yangtze ship insurance payout estimated at $14.9m

2015-06-11 07:19

China's insurance regulator estimates the payout in the fatal Yangtze cruise ship capsizing last week, which killed more than 400 people, at around $14.91m, the official Xinhua news agency reports.

330+ confirmed dead in China ship sinking

2015-06-06 07:30

A report says a total of 331 people have been confirmed dead from a cruise ship that capsized in central China.

Agony for relatives as hopes dashed in China ship sinking

2015-06-05 16:32

Relatives of passengers missing after a Chinese cruise ship capsized have expressed agony and anger after an official admitted there is no hope of finding more survivors.

Yangtze tragedy: Ship to be pulled upright with cranes

2015-06-04 21:18

Disaster teams looking for more than 360 people still missing after a cruise ship capsized in China's Yangtze River, are to use cranes to start pulling it upright to quicken the search.

65 dead in capsized Chinese ship, 370 missing

2015-06-04 09:06

Rescuers cut three holes into the overturned hull of a river cruise ship in unsuccessful attempts to find more survivors as the death toll in the Yangtze River disaster reached 65. More than 370 people remain missing and are feared dead.

Angry families want answers on China boat disaster

2015-06-03 16:17

Dozens of angry relatives of those missing in China's cruise ship disaster have clashed with authorities in Shanghai, demanding answers and to be taken to the scene of the tragedy on the banks of the Yangtze.

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