Flashback in maritime history – Toya Maru Japanese ferry sinking, resulting in 1500 deaths, 26 Sept. 1954

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The Tōya Maru was a Japanese train ferry constructed by the Japanese National Railways which sank during a typhoon in the Tsugaru Strait between the Japanese islands of Hokkaidō and Honshūon September 26, 1954. The Japanese National Railways announced in September 1955 that 1,153 people aboard were killed in the accident. However, the exact number of fatalities remains…

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Flashback in maritime history: Le Joola, Senegalese ferry capsized with death toll of nearly 2000, 26 Sept. 2002 (video)

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The Senegalese government-owned ferry capsized off the coast of The Gambia on September 26, 2002, resulting in the deaths of at least 1,863 people. The sinking of the ferry Le Joola is thought to be the second-worst non-military maritime disaster in number of lives lost, after the Doña Paz. The ferry was reportedly loaded to overcapacity,…

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Flashback in maritime history – Fire on SS Morro Castle on 8 September 1934 (video)

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The passenger/cargo ship SS Morro Castle caught fire and burned on 8 September 1934, while on a voyage from Havana, Cuba to New York. The origin of the fire was never conclusively determined. The master had died in his sleep the previous night of an apparent heart attack. The fire was detected in the First Class Writing…

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Flashback in maritime history – Sinking of SS Princess Alice on the river Thames, resulting in 650 deaths, 03 Sept. 1878 (Video)

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The passenger paddle steamer Princess Alice was built in 1865. It operated primarily as an excursion steamer on the River Thames, carrying sightseers from London to Gravesend and back. On 3 September 1878, it departed in the morning for a “Moonlight Trip”, transiting to Gravesend so that passengers could spend several pleasant hours touring Rosherville Gardens and…

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Norway investigation report – Passenger ship allision with quay

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The Accident Investigation Board Norway (AIBN) issued the report of its investigation of the 15 July 2018 allision of the passenger vessel Aurora Explorer with the quay while docking at Barentsburg, Svalbard. Many of the 125 persons on board were standing on the open deck during arrival. Many of them fell during the incident. Almost one third…

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