Post Tagged with: "Marine Accident"

Capsize in the Mediterranean Sea and hundreds are feared dead

August 7, 2015 1:33 pm
Capsize in the Mediterranean Sea and hundreds are feared dead

A wooden fishing boat packed with at least 600 migrants overturned in the Mediterranean Sea and hundreds are feared dead. Italian coast guard officials said the vessel had issued a distress call, but the overcrowded boat tilted over to one side just as rescue ships were approaching, throwing many passengers […]

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Aussie surfer does a Fanning and fights off shark

August 1, 2015 12:00 am
Aussie surfer does a Fanning and fights off shark

Fanning escaped without any physical injury, but says he’s been left dealing with emotional scars. Photo / Supplied A surfer’s desperate attempt to fight off a shark that was mauling him has been described as a “Mick Fanning replay” by a friend who witnessed the attack. The 52-year-old man, named […]

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South Korean ferry captain sentenced to life in prison

April 28, 2015 7:07 am
South Korean ferry captain sentenced to life in prison

The South Korean ferry captain responsible for last year’s disaster that killed more than 300 people, mostly school children, was given an increased sentence of life in prison Tuesday by an appellate court that convicted him of homicide. Relatives of victims of the Sewol ferry disaster weep as they stand […]

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Bangladeshi rescue workers carry the body of one of the victims after a river ferry carrying up to 140 passengers capsized

February 23, 2015 12:20 pm
Bangladeshi rescue workers carry the body of one of the victims after a river ferry carrying up to 140 passengers capsized

The death toll from a weekend ferry disaster in central Bangladesh rose to 70 on Monday in the latest shipping mishap in the South Asian nation. The official search for more bodies by divers at the accident site was called off late Monday morning after the ferry was brought to […]

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Failure of Costa Concordia’s captain to promptly order an evacuation of the cruise ship led to death of 32 people

February 12, 2015 3:40 am
Failure of Costa Concordia’s captain to promptly order an evacuation of the cruise ship led to death of 32 people

The failure of Costa Concordia’s captain to promptly order an evacuation of the cruise ship was the sole reason 32 people died, prosecutors have said in their final arguments in court. A verdict in the 19-month-old trial is expected this week for Francesco Schettino, accused of causing the January 13, […]

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Unlucky Costa Concordia captain Francesco Schettino jailed for 16 years

2:12 am
Unlucky Costa Concordia captain Francesco Schettino jailed for 16 years

The captain of the shipwrecked Costa Concordia cruise ship has been convicted of multiple charges of manslaughter and sentenced to 16 years in jail. Francesco Schettino was convicted of manslaughter in the deaths of 32 passengers and crew in the January 13, 2012 capsizing as well as of causing a […]

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