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Sea Disasters
17 Apr 1951: Fears for crew of lost British submarine

31 Jan 1953: 130 die in ferry disaster

15 Apr 1953: Britain honours American hero

17 Nov 1953: Twenty die in Channel collision

27 Dec 1965: Sea Gem oil rig collapses

29 Mar 1967: Bombs rain down on Torrey Canyon

05 Feb 1968: Trawler sinks - 18 feared dead

10 Apr 1968: Dozens die in NZ ferry disaster

15 Feb 1974: No hope of survivors from missing Gaul trawler

24 Mar 1978: Tanker Amoco Cadiz splits in two

14 Aug 1979: Freak storm hits yacht race

27 Mar 1980: North Sea platform collapses

20 Dec 1981: Lifeboat crew missing after mission

11 Oct 1982: Mary Rose rises after 437 years

10 Jul 1985: Rainbow Warrior sinks after explosion

04 Sep 1985: Titanic wreck captured on film

06 Mar 1987: Hundreds trapped as car ferry capsizes

31 Dec 1987: Zeebrugge heroes honoured

03 Jul 1988: US warship shoots down Iranian airliner

06 Jul 1988: Piper Alpha oil rig ablaze

24 Dec 1988: Oilfields crippled after storage ship drifts

22 Oct 1990: Aral Sea is 'world's worst disaster'

05 Jan 1993: Oil tanker runs aground off Shetland

20 Aug 1989: Marchioness river crash 'kills 30'

28 Sep 1994: Hundreds feared dead in ferry disaster

30 Nov 1994: Blazing liner abandoned off east Africa

09 Jan 1997: Bullimore rescued after five days

29 Dec 1998: Six die as huge waves smash into yachts

11 Jan 2000: Seven missing in Irish Sea

05 Jul 2000: Record-breaking penguin rescue

14 Aug 2000: Rescuers race to save stricken Kursk

12 Oct 2000: Suicide bombers attack USS Cole

16 Jan 2001: Oil tanker endangers eco-paradise
 
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