Ship Managers Detained as Capsized Tanzanian Ferry Death Toll Reaches 224

DAR ES SALAAM, Sept 23 (Reuters) - Tanzanian authorities said on Sunday the number of people who died in a ferry that capsized in Lake Victoria had risen to 224 and the vessel's managers had been detained for questioning. The ferry, MV Nyerere, sank on Thursday evening just a few metres from the dock on Ukerewe, the lake's biggest island. Works, Transport and … [Read more...]

Hundreds Rescued After Ferry Capsizes in Philippines

MANILA, Dec 21 (Reuters) - Four people were killed and seven were missing after a Philippine ferry with 251 people on board capsized during bad weather on Thursday near the capital, Manila, disaster officials and a coastguard spokesman said. Accidents involving boats sailing between the many islands of the Philippines are common. Vessels are often overloaded but the … [Read more...]

Dramatic Footage: Ferry Capsizing in Bali Strait Caught on Video

An Indonesian ferry reportedly carrying dozens people capsized and sank in the Bali Strait on Friday, sparking a major search and rescue operation. Dramatic amateur video posted online allegedly shows the moment the vessel capsized in calm waters. Media reports say that the ferry was carrying 51 passengers and crew, and officials were confident that most, if not all, had … [Read more...]

Ferry Sinks in Philippines, Killing At Least 36

  By Rosemarie Francisco MANILA, July 2 (Reuters) - A ferry carrying 189 passengers and crew capsized off the central Philippines in heavy waves on Thursday, killing at least 36 people but the majority of those on board were rescued, the coast guard and police said. The MBCA Kim-Nirvana, a motorised outrigger with 173 passengers and 16 crew on board, capsized … [Read more...]