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Labuan MMEA steps up safety checks on boats and ferries

As the Aidilfitri holiday season gets under way, the coast guard steps up efforts to prevent overloading.

70 dead after ferry sinks in Iraq

The boat was carrying families and children going to a tourist complex in Mosul during the Kurdish New Year celebrations.

Penang to invite proposals for water taxi service

Penang hopes to have water taxis connecting Tanjung Tokong, Jelutong, George Town, Bayan Baru and Bayan Lepas on the island.

Head to Heybeliada, Istanbul for a lazy island getaway

From quiet cafes to pine-covered hills and horse-drawn carriages, this idyllic island getaway is ideal for a quite weekend. Best of all - it's absolutely traffic-free.

Desperate search resumes for missing after Lake Victoria disaster

The MV Nyerere may have been carrying as many as 200 passengers - double the ferry's capacity - when it capsized close to the pier on Ukara Island.

At least 13 dead in Indonesia ferry accident

The boat was believed to be carrying nearly 150 passengers off the coast of Sulawesi province when it caught fire.

Lamma Island: A haven for seafood and beautiful beaches

It is good to know that some of the simple pleasures of days gone by are still available in modern Hong Kong.

Butterworth’s Penang Sentral to open in December after 11-year wait

It will cater to 4,000 passengers from express buses, trains and ferries daily.

Prasarana allocates RM90 mil to upgrade Penang ferry services

The number of passenger ferries will be increased at a cost of RM21 million.

Ferry service fees in Sarawak to be scrapped next year

This is being done to ease the burden of rural people, says Chief Minister Abang Johari Openg.

After ferries, Penang to have water taxis?

Penang Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow says it plans to work with Prasarana Malaysia Berhad on the project.

South Korea liable for botched ferry rescue, court rules

The South Korean government is liable for the botched rescue of more than 300 people, mostly schoolchildren, who drowned when their overloaded ferry sank.

South Korea liable for botched ferry rescue, court rules

The Seoul Central District Court awarded the next of kin of each deceased passenger from the Sewol ferry 200 million won, a further 40 million won for each of their parents, and smaller sums for other relatives.

Penang ferry breaks down mid-channel with 100 on board

Two tugboats come to the rescue and move 'Pulau Payar' to Butterworth terminal after 20-minute wait.

Indonesia rushes to rescue 140 after ferry sinks, killing four

It was unclear how many people had been rescued, and television images showed dozens of passengers hanging on to the keeling vessel or bobbing in the water wearing life jackets.

Indonesia calls off operation to retrieve ferry victims

The operation to find the ferry and retrieve the victims has faced numerous technical and logistical hurdles.

Indonesia names captain, three officials as suspects in deadly ferry disaster

The ferry may have been carrying nearly five times the number of passengers it was designed for and dozens of motorcycles.

Sunken Indonesia ferry may have been located: officials

Sonar equipment detected an object -- measuring 20 metres by five metres -- that might be the overloaded boat which capsized and sank a week ago on Lake Toba, a picturesque tourist destination in Sumatra.

Indonesia identifies suspected location of sunken ferry

The hydrographic survey "identified" the ferry 450 metres (1,476 feet) deep in the water, not far from where it sank on Monday, said Nanang Henky Suharto, an executive director at PT Mahakarya Geo Survey, a firm involved in the search.

Sonar deployed in hunt for Indonesia ferry disaster victims

Search teams hope the equipment, on loan from Indonesia's navy, will help find the overloaded boat which sank Monday on Lake Toba, a picturesque tourist destination in Sumatra.

Indonesia questions captain of sunken ferry, widens search for victims

Authorities were trying to get clearer information from the captain and survivors on where the vessel went down.

Police detain captain in deadly Indonesia ferry disaster

He was among just 18 people rescued after the vessel capsized and sank Monday afternoon at the picturesque volcanic lake, a popular tourist destination.

Authorities: Indonesia police detain captain in ferry disaster

Identified as Tua Sagala, the captain was among just 18 people rescued after the vessel capsized and sank Monday afternoon on Sumatra's Lake Toba, a popular tourist destination.

Indonesia lists 180 missing on doomed ferry, launches underwater search

The new estimate on the number missing is three times the ferry's capacity and up from around 130 estimated previously, including many children.