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Archive for the ‘Maritime’ Category

Tanzania: Hundreds feared dead as their passenger ferry sank between two islands in Lake Victoria



7/24/1915: The steamer Eastland overturns in the Chicago River, drowning between 800 and 850 of its passengers who were heading to a picnic.


11 dead, others missing after boat capsizes during a powerful storm on Table Rock Lake near Branson, MO.


Off the northern coast of Cyprus: At least 19 people are dead after a ship carrying around 150 presumed migrants capsized in the Mediterranean, but 103 have been rescued so far.

Fox News


Bob Lo Boat Fire today

A boat carrying dozens of Chinese tourists overturned Thursday in rough seas off southern Thailand with 48 rescued and 49 missing.


6/30/1900: 4 German ships burn at the Hoboken docks in New Jersey, killing more than 300


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1 dead and dozens are missing from a ferry that sank on Indonesia’s Lake Toba.


6/15/1904: More than 1,000 people taking a pleasure trip on New York City’s East River are drowned or burned to death when a fire sweeps through the General Slocum steamboat.

History Channel


5/29/1914: The British liner Empress of Ireland, carrying 1,477 passengers and crew, collides with the Norwegian freighter Storstad in the gulf of Canada’s St. Lawrence River & over 1000 perish.





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