Unfortunate Incidents in 2014
The passengers on the ship were mainly high school students and crew members.
174 people survived the accident including 22 crew members.
The Authorities suspect that the “Sewol” ferry exceeded its cargo limit, and the overload caused the accident.
The airplane is believed to be in Southern Indian Ocean, where the various surveys took place.
To date, over 185,000 square kilometres of the search area have been surveyed.
Earlier in the year in an emergency press conference held in Kuala Lumpur Malaysian Minister Najib Razak informed that no one survived the Flight MH370 accident.
The 53-year-old diver lost communication with his fellow divers 5 minutes after diving into waters 25 meters deep.
The diver, known by his surname Lee, was on his first search attempt in the Sewol ferry rescue operations.
He was a veteran crew member of Undine Marine Industries.
Prysmian informed that on July 3rd during transfer voyage from Arco Felice (Naples/Italy) to Bremenhaven (Germany) the barge AMT Explorer chartered for the transportation of power cables for Deutsche Bucht and Butendiek offshore wind farms in Germany, capsized when pulled by a tug boat.
As a consequence, the cargo and the rotating platform have sunk. The event took place in international water in a position which is some 50 nautical miles southwesterly of Sardinia.
Prysmian reported that all crew are safe and sound.
There were nine persons on board the barge when the incident happened. It was reported that the semi-submersible barge was carrying out submerging trials at the time of the incident.
Indonesian authorities have rescued 6 persons and recovered 3 bodies.
Thirteen Egyptian fisherman are reportedly drowned and 13 others have been reported missing.
However, there have been incosistent reports about the number of people on board the vessel, reported as ‘Badr’ as well as the number of people that are missing or have been killed or rescued.
The Russian Emergencies Ministry reported that measures were taken to mitigate an oil spill near the village of Grechesky, Tuapse District, Krasnodar Territory.
According to local media reports Transneft said that the pipeline was shut after the leak.
The boat had sunk near Tajoura. A Libyan Navy spokesperson said that emigrants on the sunken boat were mostly Africans.
Migrants have been leaving North Africa for some time now, mainly heading to Italy.
The ferry was en route from Dhaka towards Shariatpur district with at least 200 people onboard.
It is suspected that the cause of the incident was overcrowding, since this is common in the rural parts of Bangladesh.
According to some reports, 20-30 people managed to save themselves.
This incident happened early on the morning of Thursday 7 August, and led to the discharge of stabilised oil to the sea from the Eldfisk FTP field terminal platform.
The facility was then in the process of starting up again after an emergency shutdown (ESD) and loss of power on 6 August.
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