World Sep 21, 2018

Overloaded Lake Victoria ferry sinks, killing at least 79

At least 79 people died when a ferry capsized in Lake Victoria, Tanzanian state media said Friday, citing a regional governor, as the search for survivors continued. "At the moment the death toll is 79," said Mwanza Gov. John Mongella, quoted on state television. The number ...

Ferry ride from Haneda airport to Akihabara in works

National Jan 2, 2016

Ferry ride from Haneda airport to Akihabara in works

The government is aiming to start a tourist-centered ferry service in 2017 between Tokyo's Haneda airport and the Akihabara electronics district, a government official said Saturday. The Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism Ministry is planning to start regular service along a 20-km route linking a ...

40 more bodies found in Indonesia ferry sinking

Asia Pacific Dec 25, 2015

40 more bodies found in Indonesia ferry sinking

Rescuers recovered 40 more bodies Thursday from waters in central Indonesia, raising the confirmed death toll from the weekend sinking of a passenger boat to 63. Fifteen people are still missing. The Marina Baru 2B, carrying 118 passengers and crewmen, sank in the Gulf of ...

South Korea ready to start work to salvage sunken ferry

Asia Pacific Apr 20, 2015

South Korea ready to start work to salvage sunken ferry

South Korea's oceans ministry said Monday that it was ready to start work to salvage a ferry that sank last year, killing more than 300 people, and that the operation would begin soon after it gets formal approval. The Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries said ...

Fire-ravaged ferry still not secured; 98 unaccounted for: Italy

World Jan 1, 2015

Fire-ravaged ferry still not secured; 98 unaccounted for: Italy

Stormy weather in the Adriatic Sea thwarted efforts Wednesday to tow a fire-ravaged ferry to Italy so authorities can investigate the blaze that killed at least 11 people and search the ferry for more possible dead. Ninety-eight people were still unaccounted for Wednesday after a ...

World Dec 15, 2014

Hundreds missing after boat sinks in Lake Tanganyika

More than two hundred people were believed missing after a boat sank in Democratic Republic of Congo's waters on Lake Tanganyika on Thursday night, a senior Tanzanian official said on Sunday. U.N. radio in Congo, Radio Okapi, said on Friday that at least 26 people ...