Deadliest disasters at sea

Published On: Jan 17 2012 11:49:14 AM EST   Updated On: Dec 29 2014 09:47:24 AM EST

With seven deaths now confirmed in the Adriatic Sea ferry fire, take a look at some of the deadliest maritime disasters of modern times.

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While the Titanic's sinking was perhaps the most famous maritime tragedy, the high seas have claimed many lives dating back thousands of years. Seen here is the Costa Concordia, which sank off the coast of Italy in January 2012. Thirty-two people died.


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