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22 dead, scores feared drowned after Uganda boat sinks

Kanpala - Twenty-two people have died and more than 60 are feared drowned after a pleasure boat sank on Lake Victoria, Ugandan police said Sunday.

Thai authorities retrieve ship after fatal Phuket capsizing

Bangkok - A ship that capsized in July off the coast of Thailand's tourist hotspot Phuket -- leaving dozens of Chinese tourists dead -- was plucked out of the sea on Saturday, immigration officials said.

Napoleon's imperial barge on the move again

Paris - A barge built secretly for Napoleon Bonaparte in 1810 to inspect his imperial fleet had its crown removed in a delicate museum operation Tuesday ahead of the vessel's move to a new home on the coast of Brittany.

Nine family members among 17 dead in US 'duck boat' tragedy

Chicago - Nine members of one family were among 17 people killed when an amphibious US tourist boat capsized during a sudden storm on a Missouri lake, a tragedy which raised renewed questions on Saturday about the safety of the craft known as "duck" boats.

Thailand retrieves final body in boating disaster

Phuket - Thailand has recovered the last body after a boating accident killed dozens of Chinese tourists this month off the southern resort island of Phuket.

Indonesia's traditional boat builders reach into the past

Makasar - Under the blazing tropical sun, Indonesia's traditional ship builders hammer, drill and carve timber from nearby forests into intricate two-mast vessels that have plied the archipelago's waters for centuries.

Relatives identify victims of deadly Thai tourist boat sinking

Phuket - Distraught relatives descended on a Thai hospital Sunday as many waited for news of missing family members who disappeared when a tourist boat sank in rough weather, killing dozens of Chinese passengers.

Toll from deadly Thai tourist boat sinking rises to 41

Phuket - Recovery divers have pulled 41 bodies from the sea off the Thai holiday island of Phuket, officials said Saturday, 48 hours after a boat capsized in rough waters killing dozens of Chinese passengers.

37 dead, 18 unaccounted for in Thai tourist boat capsize

Phuket - Thai rescuers pulled 37 bodies from waters off the coast of the holiday island of Phuket on Friday after a tourist boat went down in heavy seas with dozens of Chinese passengers on board.

Divers to check sunken Thai boat for Chinese tourists: governor

Phuket - The search for dozens of missing Chinese tourists whose boat capsized off the Thai holiday island of Phuket resumed early Friday, with divers poised to scour the sunken hull, the local governor told reporters.

One dead, dozens of Chinese tourists missing as Thai boat capsizes

Phuket - One man died and dozens of Chinese tourists remain missing after a boat capsized as high winds whipped up rough seas off the Thai island of Phuket, officials said late Thursday, confirming the rescue had been suspended for the night.

Three dozen dead in Indonesia ferry accident

Alas - Nearly three dozen people have died after a ferry ran aground off the coast of Indonesia, according to an updated official toll Wednesday, the latest deadly maritime accident in the Southeast Asian archipelago.

Philippine Everest conqueror sets sail for China

Manila - After conquering Mount Everest, Philippine adventurer Carina Dayondon is set to sail to China aboard a wooden replica of an ancient boat in the hopes of boosting national pride in a forgotten maritime prowess.

British woman dies after fall from riverboat in southern France

Avignon - A British woman died Saturday night after falling from a boat which hit a beacon in the Rhone river in Avignon, southern France, emergency services said.

40 people missing as migrant vessel sinks off Haiti

Port-au-prince - About 40 people remain missing after a migrant vessel sank off the northern coast of Haiti, authorities said Monday.

Rohingya women, children perish in sea voyage from Myanmar

Cox's Bazar - Shona Miah wept as he gently closed the lifeless eyes of his three tiny daughters, young Rohingya refugees he could not save from the huge surf that upended their rickety fishing boat a stone's throw from safety in Bangladesh.

Two Brazil boat wrecks in two days leave 39 dead

Salvador - Two Brazilian ferry wrecks in as many days left at least 39 people dead, authorities said Thursday, as rescuers searched for several more who were still missing.

Two Brazil boat wrecks in two days leave 43 dead

Salvador - Two Brazilian ferry wrecks in as many days left at least 43 people dead, authorities said Thursday, as rescuers searched for several more who were still missing.

Turkish Cypriots release anti-migrant Europe boat crew

Nicosia - Turkish Cypriot authorities on Thursday released the captain and crew of a boat hired by far-right activists to prevent would-be migrants from reaching Europe, local media reported.

27 dead, 54 missing, in DR Congo boat sinking

Kinshasa - At least 27 people have perished and 54 are missing after an overcrowded boat sank in a river in the Democratic Republic of Congo, a local official said Sunday.

Far-right group hires boat to 'patrol' Med for migrants

Rome - A group of far-right activists has hired a vessel to patrol the Mediterranean and prevent would-be migrants from reaching Europe, organisers said Tuesday.

Traditional dhow boat race retraces Gulf pearl route

Dibai - More than 120 traditional dhows retraced a centuries-old pearl diving route off the coast of the United Arab Emirates on Sunday for an annual boat race.

20 dead after boat capsizes in Senegal: firefighters

Dakar - At least 20 people, the vast majority of them women, were killed when a wooden boat capsized off the coast of central Senegal in a delta region popular with tourists, firefighters told AFP on Tuesday.

Myanmar wedding boat toll rises to 30

Yangon - Rescuers Sunday found more bodies from a boat accident in western Myanmar that has now claimed the lives of at least 30 people, most of them guests returning from a wedding.

Myanmar wedding boat toll rises to 30

Yangon - Rescuers Sunday found more bodies from a boat accident in western Myanmar that has now claimed the lives of at least 30 people, most of them guests returning from a wedding.

Myanmar wedding boat toll rises to 30

Yangon - Rescuers Sunday found more bodies from a boat accident in western Myanmar that has now claimed the lives of at least 30 people, most of them guests returning from a wedding.

20 killed in Myanmar wedding boat crash

Yangon - At least 20 people were killed when a boat carrying scores of wedding guests collided with a river barge at night in western Myanmar, authorities said Saturday, with more feared drowned as rescue workers renewed their search in daylight.

20 killed in Myanmar wedding boat crash

Yangon - At least 20 people were killed when a boat carrying scores of wedding guests collided with a river barge at night in western Myanmar, authorities said Saturday, with more feared drowned as rescue workers renewed their search in daylight.

20 killed in Myanmar wedding boat crash

Yangon - At least 20 people were killed when a boat carrying scores of wedding guests collided with a river barge at night in western Myanmar, authorities said Saturday, with more feared drowned as rescue workers renewed their search in daylight.

Malaysia shipwreck search expanded, two crewmen held

Kuala Lumpur - Rescuers Monday expanded their search for five Chinese tourists and a Malaysian crewman after their boat sank in rough seas off Malaysia, as police detained the skipper and another crewman for suspected negligence.
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Japanese Coast Guard officials remove the bodies of men found aboard a North Korean fishing boat.
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A Japanese fishing boat that was lost at sea after the 2011 tsunami has been found off the coast of B.C.
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A fishing boat is noticeably out of place after being swept ashore during a massive tsunami that impacted this Japanese fishing port.
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A view of George Town, the main city of the Cayman Islands, from a cruise ship
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View across the outdoor section at Cockle Bay Wharf, Darling Harbour, towards the Sydney Convention Centre. Princess yachts can be seen in the foreground.
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A boat moves across the sea, close to St Ives.
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This is the Maria Asumpta, first launched in 1858 and the world's oldest working square rigger.
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Barges now sit in various parts of the country, waiting for sale or recycling.
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Charlotte Tindle bought a house boat to avoid the costs of university accomodation in Fulham, London
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