Top 10 passenger ship disasters

disasters

On saturday 14 January 2012 the Costa Concordia ran aground and capsized near the Italian island of Giglio. Although the number of casualties is not clear yet, this disaster comes nowhere near the most famous naval disaster, exactly 100 years ago, when the Titanic struck an iceberg. Although a cruise can be very relaxing, you just might reconsider your holiday plans if you take a look at our next top 10 list.

Top 10 passenger ship disasters


  1. MS Estonia, Estonia, sank in heavy seas 28 September 1994 – 852
  2. SS Kiche Maru, Japan, sank during a typhoon 22 September 1912 – 1000 (est.)
  3. SS General Slocum, USA, sank after a fire 15 June 1904 – 1000 (app)
  4. RMS Empress of Ireland, sank after a collision 29 May 1914 – 1012
  5. Al Salam Boccaccio 98, Egypt, 3 February 2006 – 1020
  6. Toya Maru, Japan, sank during a typhoon 26 september 1954 – 1153
  7. RMS Titanic, Great Britain, collided with an iceberg 14 april 1912 – 1.523
  8. MV Le Joola, Senegal, capsized 26 September 2002 – 1.800
  9. SS Kiangya, China, 4 December 1948 – between 2.750 and 3.920
  10. MV Doña Paz, Philippines, 20 December 1987 – 4.341

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