BanglaCapsule | Ferry Accidents in Bangladesh Timeline  

Apr-20-1986
The Atlas Star, a double-decker ferry, sank in stormy weather in Bangladesh; 500 passengers were feared drowned.
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Dez-28-2000
Passanger launch M.L. Rajhongshi went down after a head-on collision with another vessel in the Meghna leaving more than 200 passengers dead and another 100 or more missing.
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Dez-29-2000
A ferry collided with another ferry ship and sank on the Meghna River in southeastern Bangladesh killing at least 178 people.
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Mai-03-2002
A ferry on the Meghna River capsized with some 400 passengers traveling from Dhaka to southern Patuakhali. Early reports had only 100 survivors. The ferry was raised and the death toll increased to 370.
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Nov-13-2002
Some 200 people were feared dead after 19 boats disappeared in a storm off Bangladesh.
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Apr-21-2003
Two ferry boats capsized during tropical storms on different rivers, and hundreds of people were missing. MV Mitali, went down in the Buriganga River, and the ML Majlishpur ferry, carrying about 90 members of a wedding party, capsized in the Meghna River.
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Aug-08-2003
Passanger launch M.L. Nasrin sank near Chandpur leaving more than 800 passengers dead; the vessel, with a capacity of 294, was reportedly carrying nearly 1,000 passengers.
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Feb-19-2005
A double-decker passenger ferry capsized and sank during a tropical storm, leaving at least 151 people dead. The MV Maharaj was carrying about 200 people when it capsized on the Buriganga River just outside Dhaka.
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Mai-15-2005
Passanger launch M.L. Prince of Patuakhali was caught in a nor'wester and capsised near Galachipa with more than 200 passengers on board; at least half of them either died or went missing.
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Mai-17-2005
Passanger launch M.L. Raipura caught in a storm and capsised in the river Jamuna near Aricha with more than 300 passengers on board; at least 100 passengers lost their lives.
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Nov-07-2005
At least 70 people were missing after a ferry capsized in the Bay of Bengal while sailing to Chittagong port in Bangladesh from a nearby island.
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Feb-28-2008
A launch, MV Sourav-1, with over 150 passengers capsizes in the Buriganga killing 39 people.
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Mai-12-2008
A launch carrying nearly 150 passengers was caught in a nor-wester and capsized in Ghorautra river in Nikli, Kishoreganj killing 42 people.
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Feb-08-2009
A ferry boat sank after colliding with a larger ferry on the Titas River, killing 10 women and children.
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Feb-19-2009
Passanger launch M.L. Fahmida Happy Express went down in the Kirton Khola near Barisal with more than 100 passengers on board after being hit by a cargo vessel killing at least 40 people.
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Dez-18-2010
At least 37 people died from drowning when a passenger motorboat sank after a head-on collision with a cargo boat in the Dhanu river in Jamalganj upazila of Sunamganj.
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Apr-21-2011
In eastern Bangladesh a crowded ferry carrying about 100 passengers capsized in a river, leaving at least 28 people dead and more feared missing.
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Mrz-13-2012
The MV Shariatpur-1, a Dhaka bound ferry carrying 250 people is hit by an oil-laden barge on the Meghna river in Munshiganj district of Bangladesh, some 50 km (31 miles) south of the capital.
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Feb-08-2013
At least two people died and dozens were rescued after the ML Sarash passenger ferry collided with another ship and capsized on the River Meghna in Munshiganj district, dumping as many as 100 people into the water.
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Aug-04-2014
M.V. Pinak ferry, licensed at 85 capacity, capsized in the Padma river southwest of Dhaka with about 200 passengers on board. About 100 people were rescued with 19 bodies recovered and at least 125 presumed dead.
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Feb-13-2015
A trawler carrying up to 200 passengers sank in the River Payra in southern Bangladesh. Most people were rescued or swam ashore. At least five people died and two were missing.
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Feb-22-2015
A ferry carrying 100 passengers capsizes in the Padma River after colliding with a trawler, with the death toll reaching 41.
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