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Kiribati accused of trying to hide ferry disaster report

Wellington - The government of Kiribati was accused Friday of attempting to bury a damning report into the Pacific island nation's worst ferry disaster, which claimed 81 lives last year.

Fire breaks out on Britain-Spain ferry, no-one hurt

Brest - A fire broke out Monday on a cruise ferry carrying hundreds of passengers from Britain to Spain, but the blaze was brought under control with no-one hurt, French maritime authorities said.

Tanzania President orders arrests over Lake Victoria ferry disaster

Nairobi - Tanzanian President John Magufuli on Friday ordered the arrest of the management of a ferry that capsized in Lake Victoria, as the death toll climbed to 131 and rescue workers pressed on with the search to find scores more people feared drowned.

Brexit leaves ferry to Ireland in uncertain waters

Carlingford - The Carlingford ferry, which connects Northern Ireland to the Republic of Ireland, was launched one year ago but is already facing an uncertain future with a solution to the post-Brexit border problem still to be found.

Denmark briefly suspends ferry services over 'threat'

Stockholm - Ferry services between Denmark and neighbouring Sweden and Germany were briefly suspended on Wednesday because of an unspecified "threat", police and the ferry operator said.

More human bones recovered from sunken S. Korean ferry

Seoul - More suspected human bones were recovered Saturday from South Korea's sunken Sewol ferry, officials said Saturday, part of a search that began when the ship was salvaged in March.

More human bones recovered from sunken S. Korean ferry

Seoul - More suspected human bones were recovered Saturday from South Korea's sunken Sewol ferry, officials said Saturday, part of a search that began when the ship was salvaged in March.

More human bones recovered from sunken S. Korean ferry

Seoul - More suspected human bones were recovered Saturday from South Korea's sunken Sewol ferry, officials said Saturday, part of a search that began when the ship was salvaged in March.

Suspected human bones found inside Sewol ferry

Seoul - Suspected human bones were recovered Wednesday from South Korea's sunken Sewol ferry, officials said -- after having to embarrassingly withdraw a similar assertion after the ship was salvaged in March.

Finland's oldest ferry goes electric

Oripaeae - The oldest operating ferry in Finland, hitherto powered by diesel, is set to be relaunched as the Nordic country's first all-electric ship.

Spain's Canary Islands battles slick after ferry accident

Madrid - Spanish coast guard crews worked Sunday to clean up a three-kilometre (1.9-mile) long diesel slick off the holiday island of Gran Canaria after a passenger ferry slammed into a pier.

South Korea's sunken Sewol ferry reaches port at last

Mokpo - The salvaged wreck of South Korea's Sewol ferry finally reached port Friday, nearly three years after setting out on a doomed voyage that killed more than 300 people.

South Korean media slam government over ferry 'remains'

Seoul - South Korean authorities faced a deluge of criticism Wednesday for announcing that human remains had been found from the sunken Sewol ferry, only to correct itself within hours to say they were animal bones.

South Korean media slam government over ferry 'remains'

Seoul - South Korean authorities faced a deluge of criticism Wednesday for announcing that human remains had been found from the sunken Sewol ferry, only to correct itself within hours to say they were animal bones.

South Korean media slam government over ferry 'remains'

Seoul - South Korean authorities faced a deluge of criticism Wednesday for announcing that human remains had been found from the sunken Sewol ferry, only to correct itself within hours to say they were animal bones.

Sewol ferry 'remains' are animal bones: S. Korea ministry

Seoul - Bone fragments recovered from the wreck of South Korea's Sewol ferry are from an animal and not human remains, the maritime ministry said Tuesday, dashing hopes of the relatives of missing victims.

Businesses cursed by 'devil's waters' of S. Korea ferry sinking

Susong - When South Korea's Sewol ferry sank three years ago killing more than 300 people, it also devastated businesses close to the wreck site. Now owners hope its salvage will herald a change in their fortunes.

Businesses cursed by 'devil's waters' of S. Korea ferry sinking

Susong - When South Korea's Sewol ferry sank three years ago killing more than 300 people, it also devastated businesses close to the wreck site. Now owners hope its salvage will herald a change in their fortunes.

Businesses cursed by 'devil's waters' of S. Korea ferry sinking

Susong - When South Korea's Sewol ferry sank three years ago killing more than 300 people, it also devastated businesses close to the wreck site. Now owners hope its salvage will herald a change in their fortunes.

South Korea's sunken Sewol a step closer to reaching port

Susong - South Korea's sunken Sewol ferry has been successfully hauled onto a giant heavy lifting ship, officials said Saturday, a step towards returning the vessel to port.

South Korea's sunken Sewol ferry starts final journey

Susong - South Korea's sunken Sewol ferry was sailed away from its watery grave Friday, beginning its final journey nearly three years after it went down with the loss of more than 300 lives.

South Korea prepares to move sunken Sewol ferry to port

Susong - Salvage operators were preparing to move South Korea's sunken Sewol ferry on to another vessel to transfer it to port Friday, nearly three years after it went down with the loss of more than 300 lives.

Hopes and fears meet for Sewol parents as ferry emerges

Susong - Huddled in makeshift shipping container homes on a South Korean waterfront, the relatives of the missing from the Sewol ferry disaster have endured a harrowing wait to recover their dead children.

South Korea raises sunken Sewol ferry

South Korea’s sunken Sewol ferry emerged from the waters Thursday, nearly three years after it went down with the loss of more than 300 lives and dealt a crushing blow to now-ousted president Park Geun-Hye.

South Korea raises sunken Sewol ferry

South Korea’s sunken Sewol ferry emerged from the waters Thursday, nearly three years after it went down with the loss of more than 300 lives and dealt a crushing blow to now-ousted president Park Geun-Hye.

South Korea raises sunken Sewol ferry

South Korea’s sunken Sewol ferry emerged from the waters Thursday, nearly three years after it went down with the loss of more than 300 lives and dealt a crushing blow to now-ousted president Park Geun-Hye.

South Korea raises sunken ferry: Yonhap

Susong - Salvage operators raised part of South Korea's sunken Sewol ferry early Thursday, Yonhap news agency reported, nearly three years after the disaster killed more than 300 people and dealt a crippling blow to now-ousted president Park Geun-Hye.

South Korea tests raising of sunken ferry

Susong - Salvage operators began a test-lift of South Korea's sunken Sewol ferry Wednesday, officials said, nearly three years after the disaster killed 304 people and dealt a crippling blow to now-ousted president Park Geun-Hye.

Norway says no proof of insurance scam in deadly 1990 ferry fire

Oslo - Norwegian police said Tuesday they had found no proof of insurance fraud as they closed a new inquiry into the 1990 Scandinavian Star ferry fire which killed 159 people, and was believed to have been arson.

Three dead in Philippine ferry accident

Manila - Three people have been killed after a small ferry sank in the Philipines, police said Saturday, the latest in a series of maritime accidents in the archipelago.
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A variety of boats can be seen in the water around the pier.
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The Morgan sits patiently awaiting the Chi-cheemaun with the possibly hundreds of other vehicles also waiting to board.
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toward the European side of Istanbul
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to the European side of Istanbul
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ferry transporting passengers from Dubrovnik to Lokrum Island
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View of the lighthouse and distant skyline of Istanbul
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and saw a ferry at the distant dock
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Seattle, Washington: Ferry and skyline
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Photo shows the Sewol, the ferry that sank Wednesday off South Korea killing hundreds of high school students.
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