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  1. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    15 people, including 10 foreigners, missing when boat sinks off Indonesia

    Posted Aug 17th 2014, 07:06pm by AFP

    ... a search-and-rescue official. The nationalities of the foreigners still missing were not clear. The missing Indonesians were four boat crew members and a tour guide. "A tourist boat with 25 people ... in different parts of the archipelago as millions travelled for the Muslim Eid holiday, leaving at least 36 people dead. However, boat sinkings involving foreign tourists are rare, with accidents ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1575524/15-missing-after-tourist-boat-sinks-indonesia
  2. News - World - MIGRATION

    Up to 500 migrants feared dead after smugglers 'capsize their boat'

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 02:31am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Rome Migrants say people smugglers rammed boat after they refused to move to smaller vessel 500 feared dead after traffickers 'capsized boat' As many ... on purpose by people smugglers. According to the survivors, the Syrian, Palestinian, Egyptian and Sudanese migrants set out from Damietta in Egypt on September 6, and were forced to change boats ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1593526/500-migrants-feared-dead-after-smugglers-capsize-their-boat
  3. News - Asia - CRIME

    Australia jails Indonesian people smugglers for role in deadly boat voyage

    Posted Jun 05th 2014, 03:14pm

    ... route to Australia in recent years, most of them having paid people-smugglers to bring them on wooden vessels from Indonesia. In the incident in June 2012, the small wooden fishing boat started ... in jail in Australia for people-smuggling, after a doomed venture in which more than 100 people drowned. The men were not charged with organising the people-smuggling venture or with the deaths ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1525936/australia-jails-indonesian-people-smugglers-role-deadly-boat-voyage
  4. News - Asia

    Vietnam jails four men for arranging illegal migrant sea journeys

    Posted Jun 12th 2013, 12:29pm by Associated Press in Hanoi

    ... illegal sea voyages to Australia for more than 60 would-be migrants, a judge said on Wednesday. The men were found guilty of arranging for 33 people to leave by boat in May last year. The boat ran aground in Indonesia. The court found the gang arranged another voyage that month but the 28 people were arrested before the journey, Judge Ta Quoc Viet said. The men received sentences of between ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1259029/vietnam-jails-four-men-arranging-illegal-migrant-sea-journeys
  5. News - World - maritime disasters

    Hundreds feared drowned as migrant boat capsizes off Libya

    Posted Aug 23rd 2014, 10:52pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Tripoli Coast guard, lacking ships, has to commandeer fishing vessels for rescue; at least 16 saved so far A wooden boat carrying up to 200 migrants who were trying to reach ... said it had no boats of its own and had to commandeer fishing vessels in a rescue attempt after fishermen raised the alarm on Saturday morning. Migrants have been streaming out of North Africa ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1580179/hundreds-feared-drowned-migrant-boat-capsizes-libya
  6. News - Asia - ACCIDENT

    13 rescued two days after Indonesia tourist boat sinks as two foreigners remain missing

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 10:57am

    ... their tourist boat sank during a storm in the archipelago, having survived by huddling in a lifeboat or floating in their life jackets. The rescue brought to 23 the number of people saved since ... fit in the single lifeboat on board. He said the boat started sinking after being hit by a storm on Friday night, which damaged the hull. “Six people were in the lifeboat. The others climbed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1575928/13-rescued-two-days-after-indonesia-tourist-boat-sinks-two-foreigners
  7. News - Hong Kong - CITY BEAT

    Seize the day or miss the boat in dialogue with Beijing

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 05:56am by Tammy Tam

    ... Tammy Tam Pan-democrats must welcome every window of opportunity to discuss universal suffrage Seize the day or miss the boat in dialogue with Beijing For Hongkongers, communication ... all its theatrics, missed the best time to bargain for genuine universal suffrage? The framework for the 2017 arrangements is to be set out officially by the National People's Congress ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1575636/seize-day-or-miss-boat-dialogue-beijing
  8. Lifestyle - Technology

    Hong Kong-based inventor's breakthrough robotic boat aims to clean-up oceans

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 10:41am by DARREN WEE

    ... of the water. Ships are not free from risk, either. "Seafaring is the most dangerous occupation on earth," Harada says. More people die at sea than on construction sites. An automated boat ... Darren Wee darren.wee@scmp.com A Hong Kong-based environmentalist and inventor is developing special boats with shape-shifting hulls to help clean-up the oceans Twisting in the wind A Yuen ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1561227/inventor-designs-boats-shape-shifting-hulls-help-clean-oceans
  9. News - Asia

    Australia gives boats to Sri Lanka to tackle people-smuggling

    Posted Nov 18th 2013, 05:16am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Sydney Australia gives boats to tackle people-smuggling Australia said it would give Sri Lanka two patrol boats to tackle people-smuggling operations in the Indian ... co-operation with Sri Lanka in the region is important as it is effective." Sri Lankan police have arrested dozens of people for organising illegal boat trips to Australia, including several naval ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1358735/australia-gives-boats-sri-lanka-tackle-people-smuggling
  10. News - World - ITALY

    Stabbed, then thrown overboard: Italian police tell of horrific struggle aboard migrant boat

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 01:39am by Reuters

    ... yesterday on suspicion of murdering and throwing overboard dozens of migrants crossing from Libya. Another three were charged with people smuggling. Survivors told police a life-or-death fight broke ... Twenty-nine bodies were later recovered from the hold of what had been a badly overcrowded fishing boat. Another passenger died en route to an Italian hospital, probably from carbon monoxide ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1557405/stabbed-then-thrown-overboard-italian-police-tell-horrific-struggle

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