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WORLD
March 24, 2006 | From Times Wire Reports
Two Canadian passengers were missing a day after a ferry struck a rock off British Columbia and sank, officials said. B.C. Ferries officials initially said all 101 passengers and crew members were rescued, but a day later said only 99 had been accounted for. Ferry system chief executive David Hahn said authorities feared that the two might have drowned when the ferry sank Wednesday. It was also possible that the two never boarded the ferry or were rescued elsewhere.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 25, 2003 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The high-speed ferry M.V. Mendocino has been in dry dock for almost a year, but it should be back in San Francisco Bay next month. "It looks like, by mid-December, it should be back on the water," said Mary Currie, spokeswoman for the Golden Gate Bridge District, which runs the ferries. The ferry was delivered to the district in September 2001. It joined the M.V. Del Norte in the district's high-speed ferry fleet. The boats make the trip from Larkspur to San Francisco in a half-hour.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 8, 1997 | SHELBY GRAD
The Board of Supervisors on Tuesday urged state officials not to add as many as two new passenger ferries from Dana Point Harbor to Santa Catalina Island, saying the South County marina does not have adequate dock space or parking. The California Public Utilities Commission is scheduled to decide in coming days whether to grant two new applications from firms wanting to make the run.
NEWS
August 7, 1988 | from Times Wire Services
A World War II-vintage ferry jammed with more than 500 Hindu pilgrims capsized on the Ganges River in eastern India on Saturday, killing at least 38 people and leaving hundreds missing, local officials and reporters said. About 100 people were rescued after the accident in Bihar state, according to reports from the remote area. Indian news agencies and local reporters said as many as 400 people are feared drowned.
NATIONAL
October 18, 2003 | John J. Goldman, Times Staff Writer
The Staten Island ferry that crashed into a pier, killing 10 passengers, was traveling at "full throttle" when it hit the structure, the head of the National Transportation Safety Board said Friday. "It neither sped up or slowed down at the time of the accident," Ellen Engleman, chairwoman of the federal panel, announced at a briefing. She also said the vessel's pilot had tested negative for alcohol and illegal drugs.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 7, 1997
The alternatives for taking a ferry to Santa Catalina Island--currently a choice between one- and two-hour trips--could soon become more complicated. A new company has announced plans to acquire Catalina Cruises, the slower and less expensive of two ferry services from the Long Beach-San Pedro area to the island. If approved by a state regulatory commission, Catalina Clipper's offer would introduce a second high-speed service.
NATIONAL
November 7, 2003 | John J. Goldman, Times Staff Writer
The captain of the Staten Island ferry that crashed into a pier last month, killing 10 people, finally met with investigators from the National Transportation Safety Board on Thursday, but would give only his name and age. NTSB head Ellen G. Engleman said that Michael Gansas exercised his 5th Amendment right against self-incrimination and refused to answer questions about the Oct. 15 accident. "We hope we will be able to talk to Capt. Gansas in the future," Engleman said in a statement.
NEWS
May 4, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
At least 50 people and as many as 150 were feared drowned after a ferry capsized in the harbor of the eastern Congolese lakeside town of Goma, officials said. Passengers and people who had come to see them off had rushed aboard the boat to take shelter when it started to rain heavily, officials said, and the boat capsized.
NATIONAL
March 9, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
The National Transportation Safety Board sharply criticized New York City and the Coast Guard in the 2003 Staten Island Ferry crash that killed 11 passengers, saying tougher medical screening of ferry captains and safer operating procedures were needed. The board said the city's oversight was partly to blame for the crash, but stopped short of saying the Coast Guard's current system directly caused the deadly Oct. 15, 2003, accident.
WORLD
May 17, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
Officials said 67 passengers were dead and more than 35 were missing after an overloaded ferry sank in stormy weather. The double-deck ferry capsized Sunday in the mouth of the Bura Gauranga River 90 miles south of Dhaka, the capital. Nearly 50 passengers survived.
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