Water Incidents Case
Local Case, Philippines:
MV Doña Paz- December 20, 1987 off the coast of Dumali Point, Mindoro, in the Philippines. That night, the 2,215-ton passenger ferry sailed into infamy with a loss of over 4,000 lives – many of them burnt alive in an inferno at sea. MV Princess of the Orient- September 18, 1998 the ship capsized at 12:55 p.m. near Fortune Island in Batangas and sank, and out of the 388 passengers onboard, 150 were killed. Passengers were floating at sea for more than 12 hours before rescuers were able to reach the survivors. MV Doña Marilyn- October 24, 1988, while sailing from Manila to Tacloban City, the vessel was caught up in Typhoon Unsang and sank, leaving 389 dead, with only 147 survivors. The Princess of the Stars- June 21, 2008 sinking of MV Princess of the Stars off Romblon province, which resulted in the death of about 800 passengers and crew. International Case, Ireland, South Korea, Senegal, Tuscany:
RMS Empress of Ireland- May 29, 1914. The accident claimed the lives of 1,012 people (840 passengers, 172 crew). During the early morning hours, the smaller collier collided with the starboard (right) side of the Empress due to heavy fog. Many people in the lower portion of the ship drowned instantly. The ship listed so quickly to the side that launching lifeboats became impossible, and only 465 survived. MV Sewol Ferry- April 16, 2014, The Japanese-built South Korean ferry capsized while carrying 476 people, mostly secondary school students from Danwon High School. Around 300 people died in the disaster of the approximate 172 survivors. MV Le Joola- 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. MV Costa Concordia- January 12, 2012 capsized and sank after striking an underwater obstruction off Isola del Giglio, Tuscany, on 13 January 2012, with the loss of...
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