Bangladesh Ferry Disaster Claims At Least 63 Lives

Monday, December 13, 1999
A ferry disaster on Bangladesh's southern Meghna river claimed at least 63 lives and scores more were missing, officials said. The M.L. Falguni capsized and sank on Dec. 11, and officials said there were 200 people aboard at the time. Rescuers had retrieved 63 bodies when the search was called off on Dec. 12 when the ferry was salvaged and towed to shore, but police said fishermen and relatives continued hunting for missing passengers. About 150 passengers swam to small islands in the river or were picked up by other vessels after the ferry went down about 10 miles (15 km) from the shore, officials and police said. The government has called an investigation into the accident.
Maritime Reporter September 2013 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Cruise Ship Trends

Keel Laid for Holland America Line’s New Ship

Holland America Line celebrated the keel laying of its new 2,650-guest Pinnacle Class ship on August 22 at Fincantieri’s Marghera shipyard in Italy. A 680-ton block

Kiel Port Growth Continues

Cargo and passenger handling rise by 3%. Handling in the Port of Kiel continued to grow in the first half of the year. A total of 3.24 million tons of cargo

Warming Aids Arctic Economies, but Short of 'Cold Rush'

Climate change is aiding shipping, fisheries and tourism in the Arctic but the economic gains fall short of a "cold rush" for an icy region where temperatures are

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Contracts Naval Architecture Navigation Offshore Oil Pod Propulsion Salvage Ship Electronics Ship Repair Ship Simulators
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | terms and conditions | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.0695 sec (14 req/sec)