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Macau hi-speed ferry hits breakwater, injuring 58

A high-speed ferry heading to Macau crashes into a breakwater in Macau's harbor Friday, June 13, 2014 in Macau. The hydrofoil was carrying 220 passengers and 13 crew when it hit the seawall, leaving 58 people with minor injuries after departing nearby Hong Kong about an hour earlier, the ferry’s operator, Shun Tak Holdings Ltd., said in a brief statement. AP

A high-speed ferry heading to Macau crashed into a breakwater in the Asian gambling hub’s harbor Friday, leaving 58 people with minor injuries.

Posted: June 13th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

40 dead as Bangladesh ferry search called off

Relatives of passengers aboard the sunken ferry wait for their missing ones as they watch a rescue operation on the banks of the River Meghna in Munshiganj district, in Bangladesh, Friday, May 16, 2014. Rescuers have recovered dozens of bodies after a ferry capsized during a storm in a river in central Bangladesh, officials said Friday. AP

Rescuers called off the search for missing passengers of a sunken ferry in central Bangladesh on Saturday after retrieving 40 bodies, causing anger among relatives of those still unaccounted for.

Posted: May 17th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Sunken ferry’s owner in S. Korea detained

In this April 17, 2014 photo, Kim Han-sik, president of Chonghaejin, is escorted by helpers to hold a press conference at Incheon Port International Passenger Terminal in Incheon, South Korea. South Korean prosecutors on Thursday, May 8, 2014 detained Kim, the head of the company that owns the ferry that sank last month, over an allegation of cargo overloading.(AP Photo/Yonhap) KOREA OUT

South Korean prosecutors on Thursday detained the head of the company that owns the ferry that sank last month over an allegation of cargo overloading.

Posted: May 8th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Diver dies at S. Korea ferry disaster site

People weep during a rally to pay tribute to the victims of the sunken ferry Sewol in Seoul, South Korea, Saturday, May 3, 2014. Divers battled strong currents and wind Saturday to search unopened rooms in a sunken South Korean ferry for dozens of missing passengers, officials said Saturday. AP

Officials say that a civilian diver involved in searches for dozens of missing people from a ferry disaster has died.

Posted: May 6th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

South Korea ferry was routinely overloaded

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The doomed ferry Sewol exceeded its cargo limit on 246 trips—nearly every voyage it made in which it reported cargo—in the 13 months before it sank, according to documents that reveal the regulatory failures that allowed passengers by the hundreds to set off on an unsafe vessel. And it may have been more overloaded than ever on its final journey.

Posted: May 4th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

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