Deadliest disasters at sea

POSTED: 08:49 AM PST Jan 17, 2012    UPDATED: 08:42 AM PDT Apr 20, 2015 

With a spate of rickety migrant ships wrecking in the last week alone, take a look at some of the deadliest maritime disasters of modern times.

Maritime - Lake Victoria
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Lake Victoria Ferry -- At least 500 people die when a passenger ferry sinks in Tanzania's Lake Victoria on May 21, 1996. One estimate puts the death toll closer to 800.


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