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Monday 5 June 2023 Dublin: 17°C

# Sinking

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# Guatape
At least six dead and 31 missing after Colombian tourist boat sinks
Regional authorities said the boat was carrying 170 people.
# i won't let go
As Titanic Belfast turns five, here are some of the stories behind the 'unsinkable' ship
The Belfast exhibition has welcomed millions of visitors since it opened.
# unsinkable
Watch this unsettling recreation of the Titanic sinking in real-time
Turns out it took a long, long time for it to happen.
# Canada
Five UK nationals dead after whale-watching boat with 27 on board sinks
The boat sank off Canada’s Pacific coast near Vancouver Island.
# Russia
A Russian trawler has sunk leaving at least 54 people dead
The fishing vessel sank off the coast of the Kamchatka peninsula in Russia’s far east.
# Rescue
Shipwreck report: 'Desire for photo op meant Astrid tall ship was too close to the coast'
Human error has been blamed for the sinking of the ship in a new report.
# special mission
How the CIA tried to raise a lost Soviet submarine with a giant crane — and sort of succeeded
The sunken Soviet submarine sank in the Pacific Ocean some 1,500 miles northwest of Hawaii.
# saving lives
Arklow RNLI rescue 3 people from sinking powerboat
The rescue was described as a ‘close call’ by RNLI volunteers.
# Drowned
Malaysia migrant boat tragedy leaves nine dead, 27 still missing
It is believed the boat was carrying illegal migrants and was overloaded.
# For Sale
Letter written on the day the Titanic sank sells for €145,000
Esther Hart, who wrote the letter, survived that day.
# Sinking
"I feel ashamed": Captain wasn't at the helm of capsized Korean ferry
Anger is said to be spreading over the stalled rescue efforts as hundreds of passengers remain missing.
# South Korea
Fears grow for hundreds missing after ferry sinks
Nine people have already been confirmed dead, but 287 are unaccounted for.
# South Korea
Hundreds of people missing, feared dead in ferry disaster
I’m afraid there’s little chance for those trapped inside still to be alive,” one rescue official said.
# Saved
Two sailors rescued from their fast-sinking yacht off Wicklow coast
With help from a much larger vessel, volunteers managed to save the yacht as well, though it was almost below the surface when they took the two sailors from it.
# migrant boat
Death toll reaches 34 in Maltese migrant boat sinking
The sinking yesterday killed mostly women and children when the boat went down off Malta near the Italian island of Lampedusa where 300 died in another tragedy.
# Philippines
Photos: 31 people dead and 171 still missing after Philippine ferry disaster
The ferry, which was carrying 831 passengers and crew, collided with a cargo ship and sank almost instantly.
# Captain
"Most hated man in Italy" goes on trial over Costa Concordia sinking
The opening day of the trial was cut short after just a few minutes because of a national lawyers’ strike.
# That Sinking Feeling
Houses in California are slowly sinking into the ground
Residents are questioning if the land is haunted and have considered asking local Native American tribes if the hilltop was an ancient graveyard.
# Rescue
Five rescued in consecutive call-outs on Lough Derg over weekend
One incident involved a cruiser with a failed engine and the RNLI crew also assisted two people who abandoned ship after it began to sink.
# Titanic
Historic Titanic artifacts returned to Cobh for anniversary
Items on display include a leather suitcase purchased at Harrods, a number of photographs and a hand-painted fan.
# Tit Bonhomme
Report: Fatigue biggest factor in Tit Bonhomme tragedy
An investigation showed that crew only appear to have had about 4 – 5 hours of sleep during a 40 hour period.
# Clare
Another boat sinks in area where two Clare fishermen lost their lives
Three people were rescued after the boat was swamped at Freagh Point, while post mortems will be carried out on the two fishermen who died off Spanish Point.
# Costa Concordia
Costa Concordia captain 'sorry' over disaster
Speaking on Italian TV, Francesco Schettino says he was sorry that 32 people died when his ship ran aground in January – but also blamed “destiny” for the tragedy.
# lusitania
Ireland to receive 'important artefacts' from Lusitania wreck
American businessman Gregg Bemis bought the remains of the vessel for £1,000 back in 1968 but has agreed to donate some items to the State after a long-standing dispute.
# Sea Tragedy
President to pay tribute to lost fishermen
Michael D Higgins will also recognise the trojan efforts of the people of Union Hall during the extensive sea search last January.
# Venice
In photos: Can Venice be saved from the sea?
The $7 billion project which could be the answer to the city’s flooding and the threat of rising sea levels…
# titanic100
Cold mountain: This is the iceberg that sank the Titanic
The significance of this picture was only discovered long after it was taken by a seaman on another liner cruising off Newfoundland at the time Titanic sank.
# titanic100
Concerts, cruises and exhibits: what's happening to mark the Titanic's anniversary?
Commemorations are taking place in Cobh, Belfast, and Southampton to mark the centenary of one of the deadliest maritime disasters in history.
# chivalry myth
Report: it's everyone for themselves on sinking ships
Men are more likely to survive sinking ships than women and children – and captains are more likely to make it than their passengers, according to new research.
# New Zealand
Fishing boat sinks in New Zealand, 8 presumed dead
A seven-year-old boy is among eight people believed dead after a fishing boat sank in rough weather off the coast of southern New Zealand yesterday.
# titanic100
Mayo village which lost eleven people on the Titanic to commemorate sinking
Fourteen residents of the small village of Lahardane were on board the Titanic when it sank one hundred years ago next month.
# Sinking
Ferry sinks off Papua New Guinea
Rescuers continue to work to save the 350 people who were on board the vessel.
# Costa Concordia
In pictures: the capsized Costa Concordia
An investigation has been launched into the ship running aground as the search for survivors continues.
# Titanic
Titanic memorial cruise sells out for 100th anniversary voyage
Cruise following the route of the Titanic’s maiden journey is to set sail from Southampton in April 2012.
# Java
Two hundred feared dead after asylum seeker boat sinks off Indonesia
Two children, aged eight and ten, were among a few survivors found clinging to wreckage.
# titanic TV
Titanic TV series to bring €12m to Irish economy
Arts Minister Jimmy Deenihan hints that the Irish Film Board might be due to announce other new projects coming to film here as he visits set of major series starring Neve Campbell.
# titanic100
Letter in a bottle from Titanic victim goes on display
Jeremiah Burke wrote a goodbye note and threw it overboard in a bottle – a year after his death in the disaster, it washed up near his former home.
# Russia
Divers work round the clock searching for over 100 missing in the Volga
Dozens of children are feared dead after a tourist boat sank in Russia. There are reports that the ship was overcrowded when it ran into a sudden storm.