NYC ferry hits dock, 50 injured

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – A ferry arriving at Pier 11 near Wall St in Manhattan in New York City, from New Jersey Wednesday morning 9 January, crashed into the dock, injuring nearly 60 people, two of them critically. The cause of the crash is unknown. The Seastreak ferry normally carries 400 passengers and the accident occurred […]

Papua New Guinea ferry sinks, rescue operation underway

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – Rescuers were reporting 219 saved at 08:00 Swiss time but another 350 are missing after a boat disaster in Papua New Guinea. The MV Rabaul Queen, operated by Star Ships, which is one of the country’s largest ferry operators, sank between Lae and Kimbe West after being reported missing at about 08:30 […]

Ship with 800 sinks off coast of Zanzibar

Close to 160 die at sea GENEVA, SWITZERLAND = A boat carrying more than 800 persons between the islands of Zanzibar and Pemba has sunk off the coast of Zanzibar, with nearly 190 people dead, 20 missing and more than 520 rescued, according to the government of Tanzania. Zanzibar is an autonomous region of Tanzania […]

Twins’ father searched suicide, guns, poisoning online (update 3)

View Larger Map Italian newspaper says mother received new letters, with message French media report father bought one ferry ticket, Corsica to Toulon Aunt: Zurich medical specialist says letters show father mentally ill Update Friday 11 February  Geneva and Lausanne, Switzerland (GenevaLunch) – La Republicca, in Italy, reports that the mother of the twins, Irina […]

Swiss police say no confirmed sightings of twins after Corsica

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More money found in Italian mailboxes as searches continue in three countries Mother appeals on Swiss television to thank the public Click on images to view larger Lausanne and Geneva, Switzerland (GenevaLunch) – Missing twins Alessia and Livia Schepp were last seen for certain on the ferry that took them to Corsica from Marseille, police […]

Missing twins reportedly seen on boat to Corsica (update)

Witness makes unconfirmed report girls seen in Italy day father died Update 13:25  Geneva, Switzerland (GenevaLunch) – French authorities say Wednesday morning 9 February that missing Swiss twins Alessia and Livia Schepp were seen on the ferry to Corsica 31 January. The information has not yet been confirmed by Vaud police, who are leading the […]

Indonesian ferry sinks: 240 saved but 29 die

(AP video) A ferry with more than 242 people aboard sank in heavy seas off the island of Sumatra Sunday. A dramatic rescue operation brought some 240 people to safety, but at least 29 people died, and it was clear that the ferry’s manifest did not list all the people aboard, not uncommon in a […]