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7 Crew Arrested in Fatal Hong Kong Ferry Crash

Posted October 2nd, 2012 at 12:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Hong Kong police have arrested seven crew members from two passenger boats that collided in the city’s Victoria Harbor, killing 38 passengers. Police officials say the crew members were detained on suspicion of endangering the lives of the passengers, but gave few other details on Hong Kong’s worst maritime accident in decades. More than 100 […]

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Six Crew Arrested in Fatal Hong Kong Ferry Crash

Posted October 2nd, 2012 at 6:40 am (UTC-5)
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Hong Kong police have arrested six crew from two passenger boats that collided in Hong Kong’s Victoria Harbor, as rescuers continue searching for survivors of the accident that left at least 37 people dead. Police officials said at a news conference Tuesday the crew members are being investigated for “endangering people’s lives at sea,” but […]

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Hong Kong Boat Collision Leaves 36 Dead

Posted October 2nd, 2012 at 5:40 am (UTC-5)
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Rescuers continue searching Hong Kong’s Victoria Harbor for survivors of a ferry boat collision that killed 36 people who were headed to watch a holiday fireworks show. The ferry, belonging to the Hong Kong Electric Company, sank within minutes of colliding with another passenger boat late Monday, leaving little time for passengers to put on […]

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Hong Kong Boat Collision Leaves 36 Dead

Posted October 1st, 2012 at 10:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Emergency workers in Hong Kong say at least 36 people died after two passenger boats collided in Victoria Harbor. Authorities say the accident happened late Monday when a boat carrying passengers to see a fireworks display collided with a ferry boat and quickly sank. The vessel belonged to the Hong Kong Electric Company and was […]

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Hong Kong Boat Collision Leaves 25 Dead

Posted October 1st, 2012 at 7:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Emergency workers in Hong Kong say at least 25 people died after two passenger boats collided in Victoria Harbor. Authorities say the accident happened late Monday when a boat carrying passengers to see a fireworks display collided with a ferry boat and sank. They say the vessel belonged to the Hong Kong Electric Company and […]

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Tanzania Ferry Accident Leaves 31 Dead

Posted July 19th, 2012 at 5:50 am (UTC-5)
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Officials in Tanzania say at least 31 people have died and more than 100 others are missing after a ferry sank off the coast of Zanzibar. The vessel went down Wednesday in choppy waters after leaving the commercial capital Dar es Salaam. A police spokesman said rescuers resumed their search for survivors Thursday, but that […]

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112 Dead in Bangladesh Ferry Accident

Posted March 14th, 2012 at 8:50 am (UTC-5)
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The death toll from a ferry accident in southern Bangladesh has risen to 112, with dozens of people still missing. Authorities say more than 200 people were aboard the ferry when it capsized Tuesday south of Dhaka after colliding with an oil barge. Hundreds of distraught relatives waited at the Meghna River’s edge Wednesday for […]

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Death Toll From Bangladesh Ferry Accident Rises to 105

Posted March 14th, 2012 at 7:25 am (UTC-5)
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The death toll from a ferry accident in southern Bangladesh has risen to at least 105. Authorities say there were more than 200 people on the ferry when it capsized Tuesday south of Dhaka after colliding with an oil barge. A day later, divers continued to pull bodies from the wreckage in the Meghna River. […]

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4 Bodies Found in Papua New Guinea Ferry Disaster

Posted February 4th, 2012 at 12:25 am (UTC-5)
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Rescuers in Papua New Guinea have retrieved four bodies from the ferry that sank two days ago off the east Asian nation’s coast. Authorities said Saturday about 100 people are still missing. Planes, ships and helicopters have been mobilized to search for survivors from the Rabaul Queen, which sank in rough weather Thursday with an […]

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Rescuers Search for 100 Missing After Papua New Guinea Ferry Disaster

Posted February 3rd, 2012 at 5:30 am (UTC-5)
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Officials believe more than 100 people still missing after Thursday’s ferry disaster off the coast of Papua New Guinea may be trapped inside the sunken vessel. A spokesman for the Pacific nation’s maritime safety agency says the Rabaul Queen quickly sank after it was hit by three strong waves while traveling between the island of […]

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