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...]

Caught on Video: Explosion Rocks Ferry Docked in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico

As many as 25 people were injured in an explosion aboard a ferry docked in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico on Wednesday.  Video of the incident shows several people on the dock at the time of the explosion.   Amazingly, there are no reported deaths or life-threatening injuries. Twenty Mexicans, three Canadians and and two Americans are among the injured, … [Read more...]

Incident Video: Ferry Slams Into Pier in Santo Domingo

Some major damage at the port of Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic after a ferry struck a pier while mooring on Thursday. Video shows the moment the ferry, named Kydon, slammed into the pier and several containers at the Don Diego terminal. Amazingly no injuries were reported. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TmrEIsiCluA According to reports, the ferry had … [Read more...]

Fatal Fire: Japanese Ro-Pax Still Burning Off Japan

  A fatal fire on board a Japanese ferry continues to burn off the coast of Japan five days after it first started. The 11,401-ton Sunflower Daisetsu Ro-Pax was carrying 71 passengers and 23 crew when the fire broke out Friday evening as the ferry was about 34 miles from the coast of Tomakomai, a port city located in Japan's northernmost island of Hokkaido. … [Read more...]