March 6, 1987 the Herald of Free Enterprise, roll on car ferry capsizes and sinks in Holland. 193 people died because a crew member did not close the bow doors properly and water slopped into the ship and it's side to side movement caused it to roll. The entire thing took only 90 seconds. Passengers were trapped on board in freezing temps. Many, if not most, who died died of hypothermia. Rescue efforts were immediate and courageous but just not quick enough to save many trapped and they…
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On the morning of 10 April, 1968, Cyclone Giselle hit Wellington, New Zealand, at the same time as another storm which had driven up the West Coast of the South Island from Antarctica. The two storms met creating a single storm just as the inter-island ferry Wahine was crossing Cook Strait with 610 passengers and 123 crew. A huge wave pushed the Wahine off course and in line with Barrett Reef, and the captain was unable to turn back on course. 51 people died in the ensuing disaster.
A wreck on the Skeleton Coast, Namibia
Sending "remains" of the transatlantic passenger liner "Normandie" in the scrap metal; New York; 1946