BanglaCapsule | Ferry Accidents in Bangladesh Timeline  

Apr-14-1986 Double-decker ferry sank in stormy weather in Bangladesh killing 200.
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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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Mai-25-1986 Ferry boat Shamia sank on Maghna River in Bangladesh and some 600 were killed.
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Mai-23-1996 As many as 77 people were feared drowned in a sunken ferry after a collision on the Jamuna river. More than 50 ferries have sunk since 1981 killing more than 1,000 people.
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Jun-13-1997 A ferry on the Dhanu River northeast of Dhaka capsized in a whirlpool and at least 50 people were drowned.
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Mai-08-1999 200 people were feared dead when a river ferry boat sank. About 100 people were rescued or swam to shore.
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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-04-2003 In northeastern Bangladesh a river boat carrying more than 170 people capsized, killing 79 people, including 49 children.
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Apr-12-2003 In northern Bangladesh up to 100 people were reported missing after a ferry capsized in the Nagchinni River. Searchers recovered the bodies of victims, bringing the death toll to 16.
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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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Jul-08-2003 A ferry with an estimated 750 passengers sank at the confluence of the Padma, Meghna and Dakatia rivers about 40 miles south of the capital, Dhaka. Some 220 survivors were counted.
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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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Mai-23-2004 In eastern Bangladesh 2 river ferries carrying about 250 passengers capsized during a storm, and dozens of people were feared dead. The death toll climbed to 74.
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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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Jun-08-2006 At least 14 people including eight children and three women drowned as a motorised boat carrying 70 people sank in Sandwip Channel at Baro Kumara in Sitakunda.
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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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Jun-08-2010 At least 18 people drowned and 19 others went missing, as a trawler carrying 100 passengers capsized in a haor in Dharmapasha upazila of Sunamganj district.
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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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