A ferry capsized in Lake Victoria, Tanzania, on September 20th. The accident happened near the dock in the Ukerewe district of Tanzania. At least eighty-six people were killed in the accident. Authorities fear that the final death toll could be over two hundred.
A boat carrying migrants capsized 8 miles off Egyptian coast on September 21st. The incident happened when the boat was transporting hundreds of migrants of several nationalities to Italy. More than 160 dead bodies were recovered from the waters. The incident is being investigated.
The Point Reyes shipwreck is a shipwrecked fishing boat which is a local landmark. A photographer made a photo-painting of the landmark using light from burning steel wool sparks. One of these ignited the boat, and now it is a burned shipwreck. Firefighters arrived to late to do much. The time lapse video below is "before."
A ferry, taking parents and school children for a national celebration, overturned in Zambia on October 25. According to the authorities, the school children and their parents were on their way to another school across the Lake Kariba for participating in the 50th anniversary celebrations of the independence from Britain. Atleast 26 people, [...]
The M.V. Pinak (AKA Pinak-6) ferry was crossing the River Padma in Munshigann and capsized with up to 250 passengers at about 11:00 am on Monday August 4. The accident occurred between the Kawrakandi ferry terminal and the Mawa ferry terminal. Some of the passengers may have survived. Emergency workers and army teams are on the scene, as well [...]
The Greek Coastguard rescued 38 people, but at least twenty-two people (22 women were found dead, six men, three boys and one girl) drowned after two boats carrying illegal immigrants from Somalia and Eritrea capsized in the Aegean Sea. They were aboard a couple of dinghies. Two air force helicopters, assisted by two coastguard vessels, one navy [...]
noaanews image of City of Chester On April 23, NOAA announced the discovery of the remains of a passenger steamer called the SS City of Chester although the wreckage was discovered (rediscovered?) during a 2013 sonar survey prepping for the America's Cup yacht race. The 1875-built ship sank in 1888 with 90 passengers on a foggy day en route [...]
170 people are currently missing in the sunken Sewol Ferry. The official death toll is now at 128. The twenty-year old ferry had an additional deck installed in 2012. Divers have visited the sunken ferry and retrieved two dozen bodies on the 22nd and twenty-eight bodies on the 21st. There were 376 passengers aboard when it sank, many [...]
Seastreak Wall Street Commuter Ferry Accident On Tuesday April 8, 2014, the National Transportation Safety Boardmet to discuss a 2013 accident involving the Seastreak Wall Street commuter ferry in lower Manhattan. On January 9, 2013, the high-speed passenger ferry, Seastreak Wall Street, on a routine trip from New Jersey to Pier 11/Wall [...]
A Panama registered ship sank after colliding with a South Korean cargo vessel near Kanagawa Japan, resulting in the death of 1 Chinese crew member. According to initial reports, the accident happened on March 18, 2014 near Miura port, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan. There were 20 Chinese crew members on the Panama- registered ship, of which 11 [...]