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Waterway and Maritime Disasters

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  • 1975 sinking of Carib Star

    An engine room explosion causes the 147-foot Catalina excursion vessel Carib Star to begin sinking at its dock in San Pedro.
  • Boat capsizes off Macau, 15 people missing

    A suspected people-smuggling boat carrying 19 people capsized off the Chinese territory of Macau on Friday, leaving 15 people missing, the Macau government and Chinese state media said. Those aboard included the captain, two crew members and 16 suspected...

    Ask Tom: What was the weather like the day of the Eastland disaster?

    Dear Tom, The recently discovered video of the Eastland disaster shows the day to be overcast. What was the weather like the day the Eastland sank? — Steve Ignots, Elk Grove Village Dear Steve, It was nearly a century ago when the fully loaded...

    At least 70 dead as Bangladesh ferry sinks with 200 aboard

    At least 70 dead as Bangladesh ferry sinks with 200 aboard
    At least 70 bodies, including those of 11 children, were pulled from a river in central Bangladesh on Sunday after a ferry carrying more than 200 passengers was struck by a cargo ship and capsized, officials said. The ferry sank in the Padma River,...

    Coast Guard in Texas rescues family of 4 from grounded boat

    The Coast Guard has rescued a couple and two children after their pleasure boat ran aground during chilly, gusty conditions in South Texas. Lt. j.g. Margaret Kratz said Wednesday that the family members were examined by medical workers in Port...