FERRY DISASTER

  • 118 feared dead in Bangladesh ferry disaster August 5, 2014

    Dhaka: At least 118 people were feared dead after an overcrowded ferry with up to 250 passengers on board sank in the Padma river in central Bangladesh, as the efforts to locate the vessel under deep waters is still underway. "Five more bodies were retrieved on Tuesday as they were...
  • South Korean ferry tragedy toll rises to 288 May 21, 2014

    Seoul: The toll in the April 16 South Korean ferry tragedy on Wednesday rose to 288 with one more body recovered from the sunken ship earlier in the day, the disaster response centre said. On the 36th day of the search, 288 people have been confirmed dead, with 16 others still...
  • South Korean diver dies in ferry search operation May 6, 2014

    Seoul: A diver lost consciousness and died on Tuesday during the search operation for victims still missing after last month's South Korean ferry disaster. The diver had lost radio contact five minutes after diving to fix guideline ropes on the fifth deck of the sunken ferry, according to Ko Myungseok,...
  • South Korean ferry disaster: Death toll rises to 263, 39 still missing May 6, 2014

    Seoul: Divers helped by better weather and easing ocean currents retrieved 12 passengers' bodies from the sunken South Korean ferry on Monday, raising the death toll to 263 with 39 people still missing. Investigators also made their first formal arrests of people who were not on board the Sewol when it...
  • Korea ferry disaster exposes cosy industry ties, soft penalties April 30, 2014

    Seoul: A culture of cosy personal ties that can blur the lines between businesses and those regulating them, of profit over safety, and soft courts is in focus as South Korea demands answers over the sinking of a ferry with the loss of more than 300 lives, mainly high school...
  • South Korean PM resigns over government response to ferry disaster April 27, 2014

    Seoul: South Korean Prime Minister Chung Hongwon announced his resignation on Sunday over the government's poor response to the April 16 ferry disaster, in which it was first announced that everyone had been rescued. The Sewol ferry sank on a routine trip south from the port of Incheon to the...
  • Ferry with 350 aboard sinks off Papua New Guinea February 2, 2012

    Melbourne: Several people are feared dead after a ferry carrying as many as 350 passengers on board sank off the north coast of Papua New Guinea, Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard said on Thursday. "There has been a boat go down in Papua New Guinea with, as we understand it, 350...