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#Maritime Disaster

From TheJournal.ie Commemorative events to take place to remember 500 people killed in sinking of RMS Leinster Maritime Disaster

Commemorative events to take place to remember 500 people killed in sinking of RMS Leinster

The vessel was torpedoed 100 years ago today.

From TheJournal.ie Ship's officers plead guilty over New Zealand's Rena disaster New Zealand

Ship's officers plead guilty over New Zealand's Rena disaster

Rena’s collision with a reef off the New Zealand coast led to a serious environmental disaster in the form of a major oil spill.

From TheJournal.ie NZ teams rush to clear oil from grounded ship before it breaks apart or sinks NZ Oil Spill

NZ teams rush to clear oil from grounded ship before it breaks apart or sinks

Salvage crews were forced to stop their work for about a week because of severe weather and have a long way to go to clear all 1,400 tons of remaining fuel from the stricken vessel.