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#Sinking

# sinking - Monday 26 June, 2017

At least six dead and 31 missing after Colombian tourist boat sinks

Regional authorities said the boat was carrying 170 people.

# sinking - Saturday 1 April, 2017

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.

# sinking - Monday 18 April, 2016

Watch this unsettling recreation of the Titanic sinking in real-time

Turns out it took a long, long time for it to happen.

# sinking - Monday 26 October, 2015

Five UK nationals dead after whale-watching boat with 27 on board sinks

The boat sank off Canada’s Pacific coast near Vancouver Island.

# sinking - Thursday 2 April, 2015

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.

# sinking - Wednesday 11 February, 2015

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.

# sinking - Sunday 19 October, 2014

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.

# sinking - Monday 22 September, 2014

Arklow RNLI rescue 3 people from sinking powerboat

The rescue was described as a ‘close call’ by RNLI volunteers.

# sinking - Wednesday 18 June, 2014

Malaysia migrant boat tragedy leaves nine dead, 27 still missing

It is believed the boat was carrying illegal migrants and was overloaded.

# sinking - Saturday 26 April, 2014

Letter written on the day the Titanic sank sells for €145,000

Esther Hart, who wrote the letter, survived that day.

# sinking - Friday 18 April, 2014

"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.

# sinking - Thursday 17 April, 2014

Fears grow for hundreds missing after ferry sinks

Nine people have already been confirmed dead, but 287 are unaccounted for.

# sinking - Wednesday 16 April, 2014

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.

# sinking - Sunday 6 April, 2014

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.

# sinking - Saturday 12 October, 2013

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.

# sinking - Saturday 17 August, 2013

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.

# sinking - Tuesday 9 July, 2013

"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.

# sinking - Saturday 18 May, 2013

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.

# sinking - Monday 22 April, 2013

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.

# sinking - Thursday 11 April, 2013

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.

# sinking - Monday 8 April, 2013

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.

# sinking - Wednesday 15 August, 2012

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.

# sinking - Wednesday 11 July, 2012

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.

# sinking - Friday 27 April, 2012

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.

# sinking - Sunday 22 April, 2012

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.

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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…

# sinking - Saturday 14 April, 2012

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.

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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.

# sinking - Thursday 12 April, 2012

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.

# sinking - Friday 16 March, 2012

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.

# sinking - Tuesday 13 March, 2012

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 - Thursday 2 February, 2012

Ferry sinks off Papua New Guinea

Rescuers continue to work to save the 350 people who were on board the vessel.

# sinking - Monday 16 January, 2012

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In pictures: the capsized Costa Concordia

An investigation has been launched into the ship running aground as the search for survivors continues.

# sinking - Friday 13 January, 2012

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.

# sinking - Sunday 18 December, 2011

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.

# sinking - Wednesday 9 November, 2011

Titanic TV series to bring €12m to Irish economy Titanic TV This post contains images

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.

# sinking - Thursday 27 October, 2011

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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.

# sinking - Monday 11 July, 2011

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.