Deadliest disasters at sea

Published On: Jan 17 2012 11:49:14 AM EST   Updated On: Apr 16 2014 08:30:50 AM EDT

Nearly 300 are missing after a ferry sank off the coast of South Korea. Here are some of the deadliest maritime disasters of modern times.

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Adding to the tragedy was the inadequate number of lifeboats for all aboard. Here, Titanic survivors make their way to the rescue ship, Carpathia.

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