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14 drown in Egypt Nile boat accident

Cairo - At least fourteen people drowned when an unlicensed ferry capsized in the Egypt's Nile river north of Cairo overnight, the official MENA news agency reported on Friday.

Freak storm sank China ferry with loss of 450 lives: Report

Bejing - An official inquiry has found that a freak storm caused the sinking of a cruise ship on China's Yangtze river with the death of nearly 450 people and recommended the captain be probed for possible crimes, state media said Wednesday.

Eleven migrants drown off Greek island: Maritime police

Atenas - At least 11 migrants, including five children, drowned and about 10 were missing after their boat sank overnight off the Greek island of Farmakonisi, Greek maritime police said Wednesday.

Ghost boats mystery grips Japan

Toukyo - Mystery surrounds a fleet of ghost boats with headless skeletons or rotting corpses on board that are washing up on Japan's shores.

Ukraine raises boat capsize toll to 16

Kiev - Ukrainian recovery workers raised the death toll by two to 16 on Monday after recovering and searching a pleasure boat that sank in the Black Sea near the Ukrainian city of Odessa.

Three Dutch arrested as 10 tonnes of cannabis seized off Spain

Madrid - Spanish customs officers have seized some 10 tonnes of cannabis from a yacht off the country's southern coast and arrested three Dutch suspects on board, the finance ministry said Monday.

Search on for eight missing after South Korea boat capsize

Seoul - South Korean coastguard and navy vessels, backed by rescue aircraft, were still searching on Monday for eight people missing after a fishing charter boat capsized, leaving 10 passengers dead.The 9.

Ten die, eight missing, as S. Korea fishing boat capsizes

Seoul - At least ten people died and eight are missing after a South Korean fishing charter boat capsized, the coastguard said Sunday, while three survived after clinging to the wreckage for 10 hours.The 9.

Salvage experts start survey of sunken S. Korean ferry

Seoul - Chinese and South Korean salvage experts on Wednesday began an underwater survey of the sunken Sewol ferry -- the first step in the long, complex process of raising the 6,825-tonne vessel to the surface.

Syrian refugees register on Greek ship docked at Kos

Kos - Scores of Syrian refugees who recently arrived on the Greek island of Kos began registering early Sunday on a ship sent by the government following tensions over a huge influx of arrivals.

Greek ship docks at Kos to ease migrant crisis

Kos - Greece on Friday sent a ship to the resort island of Kos to speed up the registration of hundreds of Syrian refugees following mounting tensions over a huge influx of new arrivals.

21 dead as cargo ship hits party boat north of Cairo

Cairo - At least 21 people celebrating an engagement were killed on the Nile north of Cairo late Wednesday when a cargo ship hit their chartered boat, medical and security sources said.

Deploying graphene in warships aids performance

Washington - The U.S. Navy is looking into graphene to see how the carbon-based material can help drive an improved performance in terms of power.

Rescue boat with hundreds of migrants stopped from landing in Sicily: Charity

Milan - Italian authorities prevented a rescue boat with some 700 migrants aboard from landing in Sicily because there was no room for the people in reception centres, a humanitarian group said Friday.

South Korea selects China consortium for Sewol ferry salvage

Seoul - A Chinese-led consortium was selected Wednesday as the preferred bidder to take on the massive task of raising the South Korean passenger ferry that sank last year with the loss of more than 300 lives, most of them schoolchildren.

Migrants found off Myanmar to be taken to Rakhine state: official

Yangon - More than 700 migrants found crammed into a fishing boat by Myanmar's navy will be taken to the country's troubled Rakhine state, a local official said Saturday, adding all those on board were from Bangladesh.

Misery at sea: The Rohingya boat bounced between nations

Amphoe Hankha - The fate of around 300 ethnic Rohingya migrants whose overcrowded trawler has been bounced for days between Thai and Malaysian waters dramatises the desperate plight of Southeast Asia's new boat-people.

Shunned migrant boat leaves Thai waters: Governor

Amphoe Hankha - A boat packed with desperate Rohingya migrants left Thai waters early Friday bound for Indonesia, authorities said, in line with the kingdom's policy of blocking entry to such vessels.

Over 150 rescued from fire-stricken ferry off Spain, three injured

Madrid - A fire broke out on a ferry off Spain's Balearic Islands in the Mediterranean on Tuesday, forcing the evacuation of 156 passengers and crew in lifeboats and injuring three crew members, officials said.

Appeals court convicts South Korea ferry captain of murder

Seoul - A South Korean appeals court on Tuesday found the captain of the Sewol ferry that sank a year ago guilty of murdering the 304 people who died in the disaster and upped his sentence to life imprisonment.

South Korea announces plan to raise sunken Sewol ferry

Seoul - The South Korean government announced on Wednesday it would raise the wreck of the Sewol ferry, one year after it sank with the loss of more than 300 lives, most of them schoolchildren.

S. Korea vows to raise sunken ferry but angry relatives unmoved

Seoul - South Korea's president vowed to raise the sunken Sewol ferry Thursday, but was still snubbed by grieving relatives on the first anniversary Thursday of the disaster that claimed 304 lives -- most of them schoolchildren.

Flowers and tears as families mourn South Korea ferry dead

Jindo - More than 100 relatives of victims of South Korea's Sewol ferry disaster tearfully cast flowers into the sea Wednesday at an emotional memorial event on the eve of the tragedy's first anniversary.

Hepburn family to create forest memorial for Korea ferry victims

Seoul - The family of late actress Audrey Hepburn unveiled plans for a memorial forest in South Korea to remember the 304 victims of last year's Sewol ferry disaster.

S. Korea prosecutors seek death penalty for Sewol ferry captain

Seoul - South Korean prosecutors on Tuesday urged an appeals court to hand down the death penalty for the captain of the ferry that sank a year ago, accusing him of intentionally abandoning more than 300 people to their certain deaths.

South Korea leader considers salvaging sunken ferry

Seoul - South Korean President Park Geun-Hye promised Monday to consider raising the Sewol ferry that sank a year ago with the loss of more than 300 lives, in response to an emotional protest by victims' relatives.

Parents of S. Korean ferry victims complete marathon protest march

Seoul - Grieving parents of the victims of last year's South Korean ferry sinking completed a 46-kilometre (28-miles) marathon march Sunday to call for an independent probe into the tragedy.

Seattle Mariners pitching prospect dies in Venezuela

Tunapuy - Seattle Mariners pitching prospect Victor Sanchez died Saturday from head injuries suffered two months ago in a boating accident.

Myanmar ferry sinks with scores feared dead in tragedy

Cox's Bazar - Rescuers were frantically searching for survivors Saturday after an overloaded ferry sank in rough waters off the coast of western Myanmar killing more than 30 people and leaving at least a dozen more missing.

Scores dead as Bangladesh boat sinks after collision

Dhaka - The death toll in a ferry accident in central Bangladesh soared to 69 on Monday, after emergency workers recovered more bodies from the wreckage of an overcrowded boat that sank after colliding with a cargo vessel.
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