Ferry accidents

Rescuers retrieve a body from the water near Ukara Island in Lake Victoria, Tanzania Friday, Sept. 21, 2018. The death toll rose above 100 after the passenger ferry MV Nyerere capsized on Lake Victoria, Tanzania state radio reported Friday, while a second day of rescue efforts raced the setting sun. (AP Photo)
September 21, 2018 - 4:26 pm
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Hundreds of solemn people watched Friday as body after body was pulled from a capsized ferry that Tanzanian authorities said was badly overcrowded and upended in the final stretch before reaching shore. The death toll was above 130 but horrified witnesses feared that would...
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A man fishes in front of docked ferries during seamen's unions strike at the port of Piraeus, near Athens, Monday, Sept. 3, 2018. Ferries are due to be halted by a 24-hour strike Monday, as unions seek the return of benefits and pay scales scrapped or frozen during eight years of international bailouts that ended in late August. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)
September 03, 2018 - 4:36 am
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Thousands of travelers have been stranded on Greece's islands due to a strike by ferry crews seeking higher pay and tax breaks. The main PNO crew union is meeting to decide whether to extend the one-day strike, which will normally run until early Tuesday. Ferry companies have...
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Smoke rises from the Eleftherios Venizelos ship as it approaches the port of Piraeus, near Athen Wednesday, Aug. 29 2018. The passenger ferry with hundreds of passengers and crew arrived early Wednesday at the port of Piraeus after a fire broke out while the vessel while it was en route to the island of Crete, Greek coast guard said. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)
August 29, 2018 - 5:50 am
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A fire broke out on a ferry sailing from the island of Crete to mainland Greece early Wednesday, forcing hundreds of passengers to don life vests and wait on the deck for hours before they were safely evacuated as the ship returned to port. The fire on the Eleftherios...
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Relatives of the victims of the ferry that sank on June 18 weep during a prayer on a ship on Lake Toba, North Sumatra, Indonesia, Tuesday, July 3, 2018. Indonesia on Tuesday stopped searching in one of the world's deepest lakes for the bodies of dozens of victims of the ferry sinking two weeks ago. (AP Photo/Hendra Syamhari)
July 03, 2018 - 9:02 am
TIGARAS, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia on Tuesday ended a search of one of the world's deepest lakes for the bodies of dozens of victims of a ferry sinking two weeks ago. The day, dreaded by families of the missing, was marked with prayers and a groundbreaking ceremony for a monument that will be...
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Rescuers on a rubber bot search for victims of the ferry that sank in Lake Toba last week, in Simalungun, North Sumatra, Indonesia, Monday, June 25, 2018. Indonesia has identified the suspected location of an overcrowded ferry that sank last week in the deep volcanic crater lake but will need international help to recover the wreck, the chief of the national search and rescue agency said Monday. (AP Photo)
June 25, 2018 - 5:04 am
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia has identified the suspected location of an overcrowded ferry that sank last week in a deep volcanic crater lake but will need international help to recover the wreck, the chief of the national search and rescue agency said Monday. The ferry had some 200 people...
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Relatives of victims of a sunken ferry weep as they wait for news at Tigaras port in Lake Toba, North Sumatra, Indonesia Thursday, June 21, 2018. Family members waiting in desperation at a small port on Indonesia's Lake Toba for news of missing relatives performed mass prayers Thursday as the search for more than 190 people unaccounted for after a ferry sinking continued for a fourth day. (AP Photo/Binsar Bakkara)
June 21, 2018 - 7:57 am
TIGARAS, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia's military chief said Thursday that specialist navy equipment will be deployed to pinpoint a ferry that sank in the crater lake of an ancient supervolcano, offering a glimmer of hope to distraught relatives that the bodies of more than 180 people presumed drowned...
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Relatives of the victims of a sunken ferry inspect the list passengers at the Tigaras port in Toba lake, North Sumatra, Wednesday, June, 20, 2018. Officials said that over a hundred people are still missing from a ferry sinking early this week at a popular lake in Sumatra as distraught and angry relatives pleaded Wednesday for a bigger search effort. (AP Photo/Binsar Bakkara)s
June 20, 2018 - 8:43 am
TIGARAS, Indonesia (AP) — Distraught relatives slammed Indonesia's government for not enforcing basic safety measures on passenger boats and pleaded Wednesday for a bigger search effort for more than 190 people presumed drowned after a ferry sank on a picturesque Sumatran lake early this week. The...
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Relatives weep at Tigaras port after learning that their family members are among the passengers of a ferry which sank on Monday, in Simalungun, North Sumatera, Indonesia, Tuesday, June 19, 2018. A night-time search and rescue effort is underway after a ferry carrying about 80 passengers sank Monday in a popular lake on the Indonesian island of Sumatra.(AP Photo/ Lazuardy Fahmi)
June 19, 2018 - 6:55 am
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Rescuers searching Tuesday for dozens of people missing after a ferry sank on Indonesia's Lake Toba found bags, jackets, an ID card and other items in the waters but no new survivors, casting a tragic pall over holidays marking the end of the Muslim holy month. Police said...
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May 15, 2018 - 10:33 pm
HYDERABAD, India (AP) — Rescuers were searching for survivors Wednesday after a river ferry capsized in heavy winds in rural south India, leaving anywhere from 10 to 40 people missing. About 20 people swam to safety Tuesday evening after the ferry flipped on the Godavari River but others, including...
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March 25, 2018 - 5:41 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's coast guard said it rescued all 163 people from a ferry that hit a rock in waters off the country's southwestern coast on Sunday. At least six people sustained minor injuries. A coast guard official said the ferry's 158 passengers and five crew members were...
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