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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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