Cruise Ship Sinking El Almirante Sinks June 25, 2017
Ferry Sinks With over 150 Passengers Aboard Dozens Missing
The ferry El Almirante (The Admiral) sunk on Sunday, June 25, 2017 at Peňol-Guatapé reservoir near Bogota, Colombia. There were an estimated 170 passengers aboard the four deck cruise ship when it sunk in less than four minutes.
Six passengers have died and 31 passengers are missing.
Residents of Guatapé said the same boat had sunk about three months ago when it was tied at the dock. Apparently, They fixed it and it kept working normally.
Survivors have reported that none of the passengers on board were wearing life jackets. Witnesses told the El Tiempo newspaper that the boat broke in two and that the captain told all the passengers to move to one side of the vessel.
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Other Recent Cruise Ship Sinking
Rafelia II - March 4, 2016
Eastern Star - June 1, 2015
MV Pinak - Monday, August 4, 2014
SEWOL - Tuesday April 15, 2014
Sinking, MV Kearsarge - Thursday, January 10, 2013
HMS Bounty - Monday, October 29, 2012
Costa Concordia - Friday, January 13, 2012
MV Bulgaria - Sunday, July 10, 2011
Cruise Ship Accident Reference Books
Survival Was Only The Beginning - A Costa Concordia Story
Abandoned Ship: An intimate account of the Costa Concordia shipwreck
Grounding of U.S. Passenger Vessel Empress of the North
Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania
Sinking of The Titanic and Great Sea Disasters
Cruise Tourism in Polar Regions: Promoting Environmental and Social Sustainability