Deadliest disasters at sea

Published On: Jan 17 2012 11:49:14 AM EST   Updated On: Apr 20 2015 11:42:09 AM EDT

With a spate of rickety migrant ships wrecking in the last week alone, take a look at some of the deadliest maritime disasters of modern times.

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Lake Victoria Ferry -- At least 500 people die when a passenger ferry sinks in Tanzania's Lake Victoria on May 21, 1996. One estimate puts the death toll closer to 800.


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