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  • Indonesia ferry catches fire at sea; all 195 aboard safe

    05/29/2021 4:18:22 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 4 replies
    abc ^ | 5-29-21 | abc
    A large ferry with nearly 200 people on board caught fire Saturday while traveling to a remote island in northeastern Indonesia, forcing passengers and crew to jump into the sea but causing no casualties, officials said. The KM Karya Indah was in the Molucca Sea heading for Sanana, a port on the island of Limafatola, when the fire broke out at around 7 a.m. local time, said Wisnu Wardana, a spokesperson for the sea transportation directorate general. The blaze began 15 minutes after the vessel had departed Ternate, the provincial capital of North Maluku province. Phone video of the incident...
  • Boat carrying 200 people capsizes in Nigeria

    05/26/2021 3:20:48 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 24 replies
    Reuters ^ | 5-26-21 | Reuters
    A boat ferrying about 200 people capsized in the northwestern Nigerian state of Kebbi on Wednesday but the number of casualties remains unclear, a state spokesman said. The wooden boat capsized near Wara, a town on the shores of Kainji Lake, part of the Niger River, said Yahaya Sarki, a spokesman the governor of Kebbi. It had about 200 passengers on board, coming from the neighbouring country of Niger. "Bodies are still being recovered. We can't ascertain the number for now," Sarki said."The boat was overloaded, he said. "My brother is among those missing. This is the worst boat accident...
  • A Sad Farewell /Rockaway mourns the sudden death of ferry advocate Laura Deckelman

    05/10/2020 6:35:23 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 2 replies
    The Wave ^ | 10/5/20 | Mark Healey
    The first time I met Laura Deckelman was on a ferry, which, if you know anything about Laura Deckelman, is fitting. Back in 2014, I had only been working at The Wave for a few weeks, and I was invited to take a ride on the then-Rockaway ferry by Seastreak President Jim Barker. It was a “simple meet and greet” to inform the public of some of the details of what expanded service could entail. We got stuck on a sand bar, got inconvenienced for an hour or so, the FDNY “rescued us,” and I met Laura. She told me...
  • The Men Who Walked Away

    12/06/2019 5:51:41 AM PST · by Rummyfan · 8 replies
    Steyn Online ^ | 5 Dec 2019 | Mark Steyn
    Friday December 6th marks the thirtieth anniversary of the "Montreal Massacre" - a grim day in 1989 when fourteen female students at the École Polytechnique were murdered by a man known to posterity as "Marc Lépine". Much followed from that terrible slaughter, including various useless "gun control" measures - and the formal annual commemorations that, three decades on, are attended by as many eminences as Remembrance Day or Dominion Day. The men present in that classroom are now in their mid-fifties; the women are not. I was far from home that December and was not back in Quebec until Christmas....
  • Winners Selected for 2019 Ferry Design Competition

    12/22/2018 4:09:33 PM PST · by Eddie01 · 20 replies
    maritime-executive.com ^ | Dec. 21, 2018 | staff
    The Worldwide Ferry Safety Association (WFSA) is pleased to announce that winners have been selected for its 2019 Ferry Design Competition. The awards will be presented at WFSA’s Ferry Safety and Technology Conference, which will be be held in Bangkok February 20?22, 2019. In the contest, student teams were tasked with designing a passenger ferry for the Pasig River, the locus of commercial and public activities in Manila. Dr. Roberta Weisbrod, executive director of WFSA, noted that navigational challenges included low bridges and waterborne vegetation and debris. The first prize of $5000 will be awarded to a team from the...
  • Survivor Rescued From Inside Capsized Tanzanian Ferry

    09/22/2018 12:46:39 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 8 replies
    NPR ^ | September 22, 20181:47 PM ET | Gabriela Salvdivia
    A survivor was rescued from inside a Tanzanian ferry two days after it capsized on Lake Victoria, killing at least 207 people. The condition of the survivor was not immediately clear. Citing the state-run Tanzanian Broadcasting Corporation, the AP reported the man was an engineer and had locked himself in the engine room. The BBC reported he survived because of an air pocket inside the vessel. Divers resumed their rescue efforts on Saturday after hearing knocking noises that suggested signs of life, according to the BBC. The overcrowded ferry was reportedly traveling between the islands of Ukara and Ukerewe on...
  • 2 ferry workers suspended for week for pro-Trump flag

    08/11/2018 11:01:28 PM PDT · by Freedom'sWorthIt · 14 replies
    WRAL ^ | 8/11/18 | AP
    <p>HATTERAS, N.C. — Officials with North Carolina's ferry system have suspended a boat captain and crew member for a week after they hoisted a flag supporting President Donald Trump's re-election on a state-owned ship.</p> <p>A passenger on the MV Frisco ferry took a picture of the "Trump 2020" flag flying below the U.S. flag and even with the North Carolina flag last month and posted it to social media.</p>
  • Ferry explosion in Cozumel/Playa del Carmen. Dozen injured.

    02/21/2018 10:59:36 AM PST · by bagadonutz · 35 replies
    Novedades Quintana Roo ^ | 2/21/2018 | Staff
    Link only. English available. See picture of vessel.
  • Indonesia ferry blast kills 2, injures 13

    09/14/2016 10:36:33 PM PDT · by djsunzi · 7 replies
    The Straits Times (Singapore) ^ | September 15, 2016
    JAKARTA (REUTERS, AFP) - An explosion on a ferry between the Indonesian resort islands of Bali and Lombok on Thursday (Sept 15) killed two people, an Indonesian and a Dutch national, and injured 13, police said. The boat was carrying 35 passengers, all of whom were foreigners, and four crew, and had just left Padang Bai port in eastern Bali on Thursday morning when the blast occurred. "Two of them died, 13 were injured," Bali police spokesman Made Sudana said, adding the explosion happened off the coast of Lombok. "It seems there was some sort of explosion on the boat,...
  • 11 Injured, 1 Critical After Ferry Heading To N.J. Hits Kayakers: Cops

    08/31/2016 4:37:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Patch ^ | August 31, 2016 | Tom Davis
    At least 11 people were injured — one critically, nearly losing an arm — when a ferry heading to New Jersey hit people kayaking, according to police. Five people were taken to hospitals near Jersey City, most with minor shoulder and back injuries after the Hudson River accident. The NYPD Harbor Unit says the instructor suffered a partially severed arm, according to WABC-TV. The incident happened just before 6 p.m. Tuesday near Pier 79 on Manhattan's west side as a group of 10 kayakers were paddling down the river, according to News12. The group was riding in eight kayaks, and...
  • Caribbean Fantasy ferry fire: More than 500 passengers to abandon ship...

    08/17/2016 7:49:29 AM PDT · by cll · 21 replies
    Mirror Online UK ^ | 8/17/16 | Alex Wellman
    Hundreds of passengers on board a packed ferry are being forced to abandon ship after a blaze broke out on board. US Coastguards raced to the scene after receiving reports that a huge fire caught hold of a massive ship carrying more than 500 people. A number of people are feared to be in the water - according to the Coastguard - but it is not yet known if any are injured. Lifeboats According to reports, the vessel is a passenger ferry that caught fire just a mile outside San Juan bay in Puerto Rico. The US Coastguard revealed it...
  • Dead Whale Is A Stinky Discovery At Seattle Ferry Terminal

    01/23/2015 2:40:08 AM PST · by zeestephen · 18 replies
    KOMONews.com ^ | 22 January 2015
    A 30-foot gray whale has turned up dead under the Washington state ferry terminal in downtown Seattle, where its stench is wafting into the noses of thousands of daily commuters...officials believe the whale may have been there for about a week. [Photo in Comments].
  • Captain of sunken S. Korean ferry receives 36 years in prison

    11/11/2014 4:06:57 AM PST · by servo1969 · 2 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 11-11-2014 | foxnews.com
    A South Korean court sentenced the captain of a ferry whose sinking left over 300 people dead and plunged the country into prolonged mourning and soul-searching to 36 years in prison Tuesday. Capt. Lee Joon-seok was convicted of gross negligence, but was also acquitted of a homicide charge, which claimed that he left the passengers behind while the ship was sinking. Family members of the victims, most of whom were teenagers, immediately criticized the sentence for Lee and other crew members as too lenient, some weeping and shouting during the court proceedings. The vessel's chief engineer got 30 years, and...
  • stormy day in greek island - loading passenger ship

    10/11/2014 2:17:18 AM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 10 replies
    youtube ^ | 10/11/2014 | e - Nautilia
    All this lacks is music and wine!
  • South Korean PM offers to resign over ferry disaster

    04/27/2014 7:53:05 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 04/27/2014 | By Tom Phillips
    South Korea's Prime Minister, Chung Hong-won, offered to resign on Sunday following withering criticism of the government’s handling of a ferry disaster that has plunged a nation into mourning and claimed at least 188 lives. The Sewol ferry was carrying 476 people, the majority schoolchildren, when it sank on April 16 while travelling to the tourist island of Jeju off the country’s southwest coast. By Sunday the official death toll stood at 188 with at least 114 still missing. Amid mounting criticism of the government’s response, Chung Hong-won, the Prime Minister, offered his resignation, apologising, “for many problems from the...
  • South Korea’s prime minister offers to resign over ferry disaster

    04/26/2014 8:05:27 PM PDT · by PghBaldy · 39 replies
    SEOUL, South Korea – South Korea's prime minister offered to resign Sunday over the government's handling of a deadly ferry sinking, blaming "deep-rooted evils" and irregularities in a society for a tragedy that has left more than 300 people dead or missing and led to widespread shame, fury and finger-pointing.
  • The Heroes of the Ferry Disaster (South Korea)

    04/25/2014 11:25:19 PM PDT · by Loud Mime · 12 replies
    Park Ji-young, a service crewmember who died after saving many passengers when the ferry Sewol sank off the southwest coast last week, was laid to rest on Tuesday. Dozens of people from all walks of life who had never met her showed up to pay their respects, waiting in line in front of her memorial altar over the past three days to thank and bid farewell to her. Survivors of the ferry accident and fellow students from Danwon High School also paid their last respects. The hall leading up to Park's altar was lined with wreaths sent by anonymous people....
  • Captains Uncourageous

    04/21/2014 5:14:13 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 4 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 4-21-2014 | Daren Jonescu
    If we are unable or unwilling to see and confront the extreme lack of character -- the dishonor -- in Captain Lee's behavior, on the grounds that "we weren't in his shoes," then we are only increasing the chances that our own response, should we ever find ourselves in similar shoes, will be as weak as his. If we rationalize his action, we are implicitly rationalizing our own. That, in fact, is likely the main reason we excuse shameful actions so easily today: we are hoping to excuse ourselves from scrutiny (including and especially self-scrutiny) regarding our own failures of...
  • Vice-principal of South Korea school in ferry disaster commits suicide

    04/18/2014 6:47:34 AM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 2 replies
    Reuters ^ | 04-18-2014 | Jungmin Jang
    The vice-principal of a South Korean high school who accompanied hundreds of pupils on a ferry that capsized has committed suicide, police said on Friday, as hopes faded of finding any of the 268 missing alive. The Sewol, carrying 475 passengers and crew, capsized on Wednesday on a journey from the port of Incheon to the southern holiday island of Jeju. Kang Min-gyu, 52, had been missing since Thursday. He appeared to have hanged himself with his belt from a tree outside a gym in the port city of Jindo where relatives of the people missing on the ship, mostly...
  • Rescuers Race to Find Survivors of South Korean Ferry Sinking

    04/16/2014 5:08:04 AM PDT · by BlueStateRightist · 16 replies
    WSJ ^ | April 16, 2014 | ALASTAIR GALE, KWANWOO JUN and IN-SOO NAM
    SEOUL—South Korea said almost 300 people remain missing after a passenger ferry sank early Wednesday near the country's southwest coast. Rescue services raced to find survivors from the ship, which quickly rolled over and may have trapped passengers inside. Two bodies have been recovered from the site. Officials said the cause of the disaster hadn't been determined.