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4 more crew detained over S. Korea ferry disaster

South Korea Coast Guard members transfer the bodies of passengers from the sunken South Korean ferry 'Sewol', to a ship at sea off Jindo on April 20, 2014. Divers began retrieving bodies on April 20 from inside the submerged South Korean ferry that capsized four days ago with hundreds of children on board, as families angered by the pace of the rescue efforts scuffled with police. AFP P

South Korean prosecutors Monday detained four more crew members in a widening investigation into a ferry disaster that left hundreds missing, presumed dead, local media reported.

Posted: April 21st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Korea ferry captain promised ‘safe journey’ in 2010 video

Lee Joon-Seok (center), captain of the South Korean ferry that capsized at sea off the coast of Jindo, is interviewed at Mokpo police station in Mokpo on April 17, 2014. AFP

The captain at the heart of South Korea’s ferry disaster took part in a promotional video six years ago in which he said marine transport was safe as long as passengers followed orders.

Posted: April 21st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

S. Korea prosecutors turn to mobile app for ferry probe

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Prosecutors probing South Korea’s ferry disaster have turned to a popular mobile chat service to reconstruct the final moments of hundreds feared to have perished on board the sinking ship.

Posted: April 21st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

More bodies from ship; transcript reveals wavering

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Divers continued the grim work of recovering bodies from inside a sunken South Korean ferry Monday, securing a new entryway into the wreck, as a newly released transcript showed the ship was crippled by confusion and indecision well after it began listing. The transcript suggests that the chaos may have added to a death toll that could eventually exceed 300.

Posted: April 21st, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

S. Korea ferry rescue stalls as anger spreads

In this photo released by the South Korean Coast Guard via Yonhap News Agency, South Korean coast guard officers rescue passengers from a sinking ferry off the southern coast near Jindo, south of Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, April 16, 2014. A ferry carrying 459 people, mostly high school students on an overnight trip to a tourist island, sank off South Korea's southern coast on Wednesday, leaving nearly 300 people missing despite a frantic, hours-long rescue by dozens of ships and helicopters. AP

South Korean divers renewed efforts Friday to access a capsized ferry in which hundreds of schoolchildren are feared trapped, as the grief and frustration of anguished parents gave way to anger and recrimination.

Posted: April 18th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

South Korea president shouted down by distraught parents

South Korea's President Park Geun-Hye (C) visits relatives of missing passengers on board a capsized ferry as they wait for news at a gym in Jindo on April 17, 2014.  AFP FILE PHOTO

South Korean President Park Geun-Hye faced Thursday the angry parents of hundreds of children missing in a ferry disaster, holding an impromptu and at times very tense meeting in an island gymnasium.

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

21 rescued from damaged boat

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Twenty-one persons, including 14 foreigners, were rescued from a motorized boat off Cauayan town in Negros Occidental near midnight Friday after one of the vessel’s outriggers broke, the Philippine Coast Guard said Saturday.

Posted: March 22nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Boat capsizes on Indian river, 11 drowned

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Boat overcrowded with picnic guests capsized on a river in India’s eastern Orissa state, and at least 11 people drowned, officials said.

Posted: February 10th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Ship runs aground off Cebu

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MV Weesam 7 while enroute from Ormoc City to Cebu ran aground at Lauis Ledge, Talisay, Cebu at 6:40 p.m. Thursday with 160 passengers onboard.

Posted: January 23rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

10 soldiers die in Turkey boat accident

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At least 10 soldiers drowned on Monday after a tugboat capsized at a military shipyard off western Turkey, Turkish army said.

Posted: December 24th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Terror at sea as Thai tourist ferry sinks

Thai rescue divers search the waters where a double-decker ferry sank near Koh Larn island, a small island popular with day-trippers from the Thai resort area of Pattaya on November 4, 2013. Thai rescuers on November 4 recounted frantic efforts to pluck terrified survivors from the sea after a crowded tourist ferry carrying 150-200 people sank, leaving six dead including three foreigners, as police searched for the captain who fled. AFP

Thai rescuers Monday recounted frantic efforts to pluck terrified survivors from the sea after a crowded tourist ferry sank, leaving six dead including three foreigners, as police searched for the captain who fled.

Posted: November 4th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

2 safe 15 hours after boat capsizes off US

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Prayers, scripture verses and gospel songs helped two men survive a harrowing 15-hour ordeal of waves and winds until they were rescued by a passing fishing boat after their boat capsized in the chilly waters off the Massachusetts coast, one of the men said Sunday.

Posted: October 21st, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Boat capsizes on Brazil’s Amazon river, killing 12

Rescue workers search for survivors in the capsized boat at the Amazon river near Macapa, Brazil, Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013. The boat carrying Catholic pilgrims to take part in a festival commemorating Our Lady of Nazare capsized on Brazil's Amazon river Saturday Oct. 13, leaving at least 12 people dead and another six still missing. AP/Celiane Freitas

A boat carrying Roman Catholic pilgrims has capsized on Brazil’s Amazon river, killing at least 12 people and leaving six more missing.

Posted: October 14th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

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