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103 dead, 100 missing after ferry capsizes in India

Indian Boat Accident

Army divers and rescue workers pulled 103 bodies out of a river after a packed ferry boat capsized in heavy winds and rain in remote northeast India, an official said Tuesday. At least 100 people were still missing after the boat carrying about 350 passengers broke into two pieces late Monday, said Pritam Saikia, the district magistrate of Goalpara district.


'Through a blender': Mystery surrounds yacht tragedy

Eric Lamb was doing safety patrol on a 124-mile yacht race when he spotted a boat that appeared too close to Mexico's Coronado Islands. He never got there.


Collision suspected in yacht mishap that killed 3

Yacht Accident

A yacht racing off the coasts of California and Mexico apparently collided at night with a much larger vessel, leaving three crew members dead and one missing, a sailing organization said early Sunday. It was the state's second ocean racing tragedy this month....


Cruise line: Crippled ship to reach land Thursday

Cruise Ship

Helicopters will ferry food and flashlights to more than 1,000 passengers and crew stuck aboard a disabled cruise ship that is being towed to the Seychelles Islands through waters prowled by pirates, officials said Tuesday....


Onboard fire cripples Costa cruise ship

Cruise Ship

A liner owned by the same company as the Costa Concordia, which ran aground off Italy last month, sent out a distress signal in the Indian Ocean on Monday after a fire in the engine room left it without power, the company said.


More Than 200 Rescued After Ferry Sinks Off Papua New Guinea

The vessel, the MV Rabaul Queen, went down off Papua New Guinea’s northeast coast.


Report: Cruise ship captain claims he fell overboard

A transcript of a conversation between the Italian coast guard and cruise ship Capt. Francesco Schettino reportedly reveals that the captain claims he fell overboard and did not abandon the ship.


Recording suggests captain tried to abandon ship

A recorded conversation between the captain of a sinking cruise ship and a coast guard officer suggests the captain tried to abandon ship.


Cruise operators' shares fall on ship disaster

Shares of cruise operator Carnival Corp plunged 15 percent on Tuesday after a ship operated by its unit struck a submerged rock and keeled over off the coast of Italy late on Friday.


Stricken Italian liner shifts, 29 people missing

Italian Cruise Ship Accident

A stricken Italian cruise liner shifted on its rocky resting place as worsening weather disrupted an increasingly despairing hunt for survivors and authorities almost doubled their estimate of the number missing to 29 people.


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