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1. 2017-02-19 11 dead after boat capsizes off Sri Lanka Beruwala, Sri Lanka
C. 2016-07-06 Powerful typhoon blows off Philippines, threatens Taiwan Philippines
2016-06-19 11 children, 1 adult killed after boats overturn during storm in Russia Syamozero, Russia
E. 2016-04-03 Migrant crisis: Greece starts deportations to Turkey Lesbos, Greece
F. 2016-01-12 Iran detains 10 US sailors after vessels stopped in the Gulf Farsi Island, Southern Iran
6. 2015-11-27 'Decaying bodies' found in wooden boats off Japan coast Fukui, Japan
7. 2015-11-27 Six children drown as boats sink off Turkey Ayvacik, Turkey
I. 2015-10-06 EU launches operation to seize migrant smugglers' boats Mediterranean Sea, Libya

15 drowned when boats collided on the Nile in Egypt Fire engulfs boats in heart of Dubai Italian coast guard: 700 migrants rescued Australia PM Abbott defends 'creative' migrant policy  Prime Minister Tony Abbott has defended the use of 'incredibly creative' approaches to stopping asylum boats from reaching Australia Myanmar rescues two migrant boats at Bangladesh border Malaysia orders search and rescue for boats   Prime Minister Najib Razak has said his country will conduct search and rescue missions for Rohingya migrant boats in the Andaman Sea 'Paddle in Seattle' Arctic oil drilling protest Italy rescues more than 1,200 migrants from smugglers' boats Italians rescue 1,500 migrants in Mediterranean Up to 100 feared missing after boats collide on Congo River Italy rescues hundreds of migrants in Mediterranean U.S. Navy rescues 282 apparent migrants in Mediterranean  The U.S. Navy rescued 282 people from six small vessels in the Mediterranean Sea after one of the boats began to sink Migrants die as two boats capsize off Greek island Italian navy rescues 730 migrants in overcrowded boats Map of Agrigento Italy
  11 dead after boat capsizes off Sri Lanka   24 others rescued after the boat they were traveling in capsized off of southwestern coast when the boats were returning from the festival Wind blows 1,500 American boaters into Canada   More than a thousand Americans accidentally 'invaded' international borders after high winds carried their rafts and boats into Canada   Powerful typhoon blows off Philippines, threatens Taiwan  Philippine forecasters have warned fishing boats not to venture out to sea and commercial ships to watch out for big waves 11 children, 1 adult killed after boats overturn during storm in Russia Map of Syamozero Russia  The boats -- carrying 47 children and four adult instructors -- overturned in Syamozero, about 75 miles east of the border with Finland   Migrant crisis: Greece starts deportations to Turkey Map of Lesbos Greece  The first boats carrying migrants being deported from Greece to Turkey have departed under an EU plan aimed at easing mass migration to Europe Iran detains 10 US sailors after vessels stopped in the Gulf   Iran detained 10 US sailors after two small patrol Riverine boats reportedly drifted into Iranian waters in the Gulf, US officials say   'Decaying bodies' found in wooden boats off Japan coast   Japanese officials are investigating after up to 11 boats were found drifting off the country's coastline - some with decaying bodies on boa...   Six children drown as boats sink off Turkey   Six children have drowned as two migrant boats carrying them from Turkey to Greece sank in the Aegean Sea, Turkish media say   EU launches operation to seize migrant smugglers' boats   The EU is beginning Operation Sophia, a new operation to intercept boats smuggling migrants across the southern Mediterranean   Libya boats capsize off Zuwara carrying hundreds Map of Zuwara Libya

year 2017 Top ^

Feb.19   Sri Lanka  

year 2016 Top ^

Aug.22   Canada
Jul.6   Philippines  
Jun.19   Russia  
Apr.3   Greece  
Jan.12   Southern Iran

year 2015 Top ^

Nov.27   Japan
Oct.6   Libya  
Aug.27   Libya  
  Hundreds of people are feared dead after two boats carrying up to 500 migrants capsized at Mediterranean Sea, residents and officials say
Jul.22   Cairo
Jul.13   Dubai
Jun.28   Libya
Jun.11   Australia  
May.22   Myanmar
May.20   Malaysia
May.16   Seattle
May.2   Sicily
Apr.5   Southern Italy
Feb.14   Congo

year 2014 Top ^

Jun.14   Southern Italy
Jun.8   Malta
May.5   Greece
Apr.2   Sicily
  The migrants, who departed in two boats from North Africa, are being taken to a port in Sicily's Agrigento province, the navy said in a statement

year 2013 Top ^

Oct.13   Southern Italy
  Italy is stepping up sea and air patrols following the deaths of hundreds of migrants sailing in overcrowded boats from North Africa
Oct.8   European Union   EU seeks sea patrols across Med   The European Commission has called for the EU to launch Mediterranean-wide search and rescue patrols to intercept migrant boats Oct.1   Southern China   58 fishermen still missing after typhoon   Chinese rescuers on Tuesday found 14 fishermen alive and recovered the bodies of two who had died from boats that sank during a typhoon Aug.17   Spain Spanish boats in Gibraltar protest   Spanish fishermen are due to sail out later to protest near the spot where Gibraltar's government has placed 70 concrete blocks Jul.25   China   China coast guard boats confront Japanese vessels   China says ships from its newly-formed coast guard have confronted Japanese patrol vessels in waters surrounding disputed East China Sea isl... Jan.31   European Union 103 arrested in suspected human trafficking ring  All accused of smuggling in people on boats, freight trains and small hidden compartments in the floors of buses and trucks

year 2012 Top ^

Oct.1   Hong Kong     Hong Kong boat collision kills 36
  One of the boats was carrying more than 120 people to a fireworks display when it half-sank following Monday night's collision near Lamma Island
Sep.24   Taiwan Taiwan boats in islands protest
Map of East China Sea Taiwan  Dozens of Taiwanese boats sailed to disputed East China Sea islands in a brief protest, as top Japanese and Chinese diplomats met in Beijing Aug.18   Japan   Japanese land on disputed island Map of Senkaku islands Japan
  Boats carrying dozens of Japanese nationalists activists have moored off a group of disputed islands, amid a bitter sovereignty row with China
Feb.20   Belgrade Boats sink as thaw causes Danube ice chaos   A rapid thaw has brought chaos to the River Danube in the Serbian capital Belgrade, where ice damaged boats, pontoons and floating restauran...

year 2011 Top ^

Sep.9   Turkey     Turkey says it will escort aid boats to Gaza  Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan says the country will follow aid ships to Gaza in an effort to stop incidents like raid by Israeli comma... Feb.17   Antarctica Japan to bring whaling boats home
  Japan has stopped its annual Antarctic whale hunt before the end of the season; harassment by US activists had made it impossible

year 2010 Top ^

Dec.21   Somalia     Pirates hijack cargo ship in Indian Ocean  At least four pirates, using two small boats and rocket-propelled grenades, boarded the MV Orna, a Panama-flagged merchant vessel Sep.26   Japan Japan to press China over boats
  Japan will ask China to pay for damage to two patrol vessels caused by a collision with a Chinese trawler in disputed waters May.1   Louisiana   Weather hampers oil slick clean-up  Bad weather hampered efforts to tackle the huge Gulf of Mexico slick, with high seas and winds keeping boats and planes away from the clean-up site Mar.5   Seychelles French team destroys pirate boats  28 pirates were taken into custody by the European Union Naval Force after a handful of failed attacks on fishing vessels in the Indian Ocea...

year 2009 Top ^

Jul.28   Haiti   Dozens missing as boat capsizes  Searchers aboard boats and aircraft resumed looking at dawn for 85 people missing after a boat carrying 200 Haitians capsized Jul.12   India   Women die as boat capsizes
Map of Maharashtra India
  At least 13 women died and 18 were missing after two boats capsized in a river. They were returning home from the fields
Apr.20   European Union EU commission urges fishing cuts
  European Commission: The EU has far too many fishing boats, and major cuts are needed to make fishing sustainable
Mar.30   Libya Fishing boats sink off Libyan coast  Two fishing vessels carrying over 600 people sunk. those on board the vessels apparently were immigrants. Libyan authorities rescued 42 Feb.22   Bangladesh   39 drown after boats collide
Map of Barisal Bangladesh
  The riverboat, carrying about 100 passengers, collided with a trawler in the Kirtonkhola river near the city of Barisal

year 2008 Top ^

Aug.27   Bihar Army tries to reach flood victims
Map of Bihar India
  Hundreds of troops were using helicopters and boats to deliver supplies and rescue villagers, after the Kosi River breached an embankment
Apr.25   Iran   U.S.: Cargo ship fires shots in Persian Gulf
  A U.S.-contracted cargo ship Westward Venture fired warning shots at two small patrol boats believed to be from Iran
Jan.7   Iran   Iran boats threatened US ships
Map of Strait of Hormuz Iran
  5 speedboats harassed 3 US navy ships, approaching them and radioing a threat to blow them up
 The video and audio recordings shot from one of the three US ships, shows several small boats approaching at high speed. Iran has dismissed the incident as a 'routine' encounter

year 2007 Top ^

Dec.29   Egypt   Gaza pilgrims stranded in Red Sea
  Egypt is insisting that they must re-enter Gaza through Aouja. 2,000 Palestinians returning from a pilgrimage to Mecca are stranded on 2 boats
Dec.18   Yemen 200 feared drowned as migrant boats sink
Jul.7   Sri Lanka     28 killed in sea battle
  A fierce sea clash erupted between navy and Tamil Tiger rebels off the country's east coast. 15 rebel boats tried to attack naval boats
Jun.5   Spain   Spain targets US treasure ships
Map of Gibraltar Spain
  A Spanish court has ordered the interception of 2 boats should they leave Gibraltar, amid a row over treasure from a shipwreck
May.4   Chile S Pacific to stop bottom trawling
  South Pacific nations have agreed that the ocean will be protected from fishing boats which drag heavy nets across the sea floor
Apr.6   Solomon Islands   Dysentery cases add urgency to aid
  Helicopters buzzed overhead and supply-laden boats docked in the tsunami disaster zone, as an international relief operation picked up pace

year 2006 Top ^

Oct.17   Sri Lanka Naval port 'attacked' Sep.1   Lebanon   Italian troops arrive in Lebanon
  At least 50 Italian military personnel pulled up on the shore in small motor boats prior to the departure of 800 troops
May.15   Hong Kong Killer typhoon threatens Hong Kong Mar.12   Spain   200 immigrants intercepted
  Spanish authorities have intercepted more than 208 immigrants were travelling in four boats within 24 hours

year 2003 Top ^

Dec.20   Gulf US stops 'al-Qaeda drugs boats'  2 Arab sailing boats carrying illegal drugs have been seized in the northern Arabian Sea May.31   South Korea   S. Korea navy fires on intruders
  3 North Korean fishing boats crossed disputed Yellow Sea border. Boats retreated after the warning shots
Mar.25   Iraq   Mine-laying boats towed to safety
  3 tug boats and a barge loaded with 70 mines have been towed into a Kuwait port

year 2002 Top ^

Dec.4   Kuwait   Boat accident didn't involve Iraq
  A U.S. Special Operations member and a Kuwaiti sailor were injured when 2 Kuwaiti Navy boats collided Oct.14   India   Many missing in boat accident
Map of Jharkhand India  At least 20 people are missing feared drowned after two boats capsized in the eastern state of Jharkhand Jan.11   Gaza   Israelis fire on Palestinian depot
  Military boats have fired at a Palestinian naval police dock

year 2001 Top ^

Sep.3   Spain   Spain detains 42 African immigrants
  Immigrants, at least half of them Moroccan, tried to reach Spanish shores, travelling in two boats
Mar.4   Mozambique   Flood victims refuse relocation
  Portuguese naval boats and South African helicopters are ferrying food and medicine. Flood killed 52
Jan.1   Taiwan First Taiwan Boat Reaches Mainland

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