Wednesday, December 30, 2015
Maritime News

China Blames Weather for Cruise Ship Disaster as Charges Loom

BEIJING, Dec 30 (Reuters) – A formal inquiry has concluded that freak weather led to the sinking of a Yangtze River cruise ship in June that killed 442 people and...

December 30, 2015
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Wednesday, June 10, 2015
News

Eastern Star Tragedy – China Gathers “Multitude” of Evidence in Cruise Ship Sinking Probe

Chinese investigators looking into last week's deadly capsizing of a packed cruise ship have collected a "multitude of first-hand evidence" and have interviewed many people including the captain, state media said on Wednesday.

June 10, 2015
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Saturday, June 6, 2015
Rescue workers transport body near site where cruise ship Eastern Star capsized during a media trip to site of the sinking, organised by Chinese government, in Jianli section of Yangtze River, Hubei province
Lifesaving Incidents

Death Toll Jumps in China, Company Says Sorry

(Reuters)The death toll from a Chinese cruise ship which capsized during a storm in the Yangtze River jumped to 396 on Saturday, leaving fewer than 50 still missing, as the...

June 6, 2015
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Friday, June 5, 2015
Raising The Eastern Star
Accidents

Raising The Eastern Star – China Cruise Ship Righted But Hundreds Still Missing

Article Highlights: * Death toll climbs to 103, hundreds still missing * Relatives demand answers; Beijing pledges no “cover-up” * Ship righted, cranes begin lifting it from river bed (Adds...

June 5, 2015
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Thursday, June 4, 2015
Lifesaving Incidents

Eastern Star Owner Ordered To Dock And Disembark 2nd Vessel

(Reuters)The owner of a ship that capsized on China’s Yangtze river with 456 people aboard has been ordered to suspend operations of a second boat and carry out safety probes...

June 4, 2015
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Wednesday, June 3, 2015
News

Capsize In China – Spotlight Shines On Ship’s Captain

by Brenda Goh (Reuters) Three years before the cruise ship he was steering capsized in the Yangtze River, the Chinese government honoured captain Zhang Shuwen for saving the life of...

June 3, 2015
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Lifesaving Incidents

Cruise Ship Capsize, China Confirms Force 12 Tornado

by Zhe Huang (Bloomberg) Chinese Premier Li Keqiang ordered an investigation into why a the cruise ship Eastern Star, carrying more than 450 people, capsized late Monday in the Yangtze...

June 3, 2015
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Tuesday, June 2, 2015
China Ship Tragedy
Incidents

Hundreds Missing, Captain Detained In China Ship Tragedy

* Ship capsizes in “tornado” on southern stretch of Yangtze * Many of the 458 passengers on board are elderly tourists * Divers pull man, woman from upturned hull alive...

June 2, 2015
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Monday, June 1, 2015
Lifesaving Incidents

China Races To Rescue Passengers From Capsized River Cruise Ship

by Zhe Huang (Bloomberg) Rescuers in central China scrambled to find survivors from the cruise ship Eastern-Star carrying more than 400 people that overturned in the Yangtze river Monday night, with state media...

June 1, 2015
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Lifesaving Incidents

UPDATE: Chinese River Ship Capsizes In Storm, 458 People Aboard

WUHAN, June 2 (Xinhua) — The BBC is reporting that a passenger ship carrying 458 people sank Monday night in the Hubei section of China’s Yangtze River. The ship, named...

June 1, 2015
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