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January 27, 1989 | EVELYN DE WOLFE and GINGER THOMPSON, Times Staff Writers
Like most people, Peter Tripp goes to Rio de Janeiro strictly for fun. The sandy beaches, fast cars and fast women make Rio "the best place to celebrate New Year's in the entire world," said Tripp, a Sherman Oaks businessman. But the next time he visits Rio in two or three weeks, it will not be a pleasure trip. It will be a mission of conscience.
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November 24, 1996 | From Times Wire Reports
A ship overcrowded with 125 religious pilgrims sank after crashing into a sandbank in the Acara River. At least 25 people drowned. The ship was carrying 125 people, 45 more than it was meant to hold, police spokesman Lt. Carlos Alberto Reis said by telephone from Belem. Reis said 22 bodies had been recovered by nightfall, but the number of victims could not be determined immediately because of poor communications.
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July 18, 1988
Brazilian coast guard officials used a giant crane to pull up a sunken Amazon ferry and found 15 bodies inside, raising the death toll to 58 in one of Brazil's worst shipping disasters. The ferry Cachoeira do Arari, packed with up to three times its maximum capacity of 60 people, was making the overnight voyage from Belem to the port of Cachoeira do Arari on Friday when it struck the underwater wreckage of another vessel and sank shortly before midnight.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 27, 1989 | EVELYN DE WOLFE and GINGER THOMPSON, Times Staff Writers
Like most people, Peter Tripp goes to Rio de Janeiro strictly for fun. The sandy beaches, fast cars and fast women make Rio "the best place to celebrate New Year's in the entire world," said Tripp, a Sherman Oaks businessman. But the next time he visits Rio in two or three weeks, it will not be a pleasure trip. It will be a mission of conscience.
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November 24, 1996 | From Times Wire Reports
A ship overcrowded with 125 religious pilgrims sank after crashing into a sandbank in the Acara River. At least 25 people drowned. The ship was carrying 125 people, 45 more than it was meant to hold, police spokesman Lt. Carlos Alberto Reis said by telephone from Belem. Reis said 22 bodies had been recovered by nightfall, but the number of victims could not be determined immediately because of poor communications.
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January 2, 1989 | From Times Wire Services
A Brazilian excursion ship jammed with New Year's revelers bound for a fireworks display capsized and sank after ignoring an order to return to port, officials said Sunday. At least 51 people died. The sightseeing ship was carrying at least 131 people--above its reported capacity of 100--and sank in 65 feet of water in Rio's Guanabara Bay about 11:45 p.m. Saturday, authorities said. "We don't know the exact cause of the sinking, but we think it was because of excess capacity," said Maj.
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January 2, 1989 | From Times Wire Services
A Brazilian excursion ship jammed with New Year's revelers bound for a fireworks display capsized and sank after ignoring an order to return to port, officials said Sunday. At least 51 people died. The sightseeing ship was carrying at least 131 people--above its reported capacity of 100--and sank in 65 feet of water in Rio's Guanabara Bay about 11:45 p.m. Saturday, authorities said. "We don't know the exact cause of the sinking, but we think it was because of excess capacity," said Maj.
NEWS
July 18, 1988
Brazilian coast guard officials used a giant crane to pull up a sunken Amazon ferry and found 15 bodies inside, raising the death toll to 58 in one of Brazil's worst shipping disasters. The ferry Cachoeira do Arari, packed with up to three times its maximum capacity of 60 people, was making the overnight voyage from Belem to the port of Cachoeira do Arari on Friday when it struck the underwater wreckage of another vessel and sank shortly before midnight.
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