The Top 5 Worst Ship Sinkings of the Last Hundred Years

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When imaging the last century, if you hear terms such as “shipwreck” or “sinking ship,” the chances are good that you immediately imagine the infamous sinking of the RMS Titanic. While that sinking was one of history’s worst maritime disasters, it is actually no longer a part of the history of the last hundred years, happening in 1912 as it did. And awful as that catastrophe was, it was in fact far from the worst wreck of recent history, both in terms of the lives lost or the great loss of money and materiel associated with the infamous ocean liner.
The Top 5 Worst Ship Sinkings of the Last Hundred Years

2The Worst Cruise Ship Catastrophe

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We have heard many recent tales of passengers stranded on stinking cruise ships with disabled engines or about outbreaks of awful sicknesses raging among hundreds of passengers or about attempted cruise liner raids by Somali pirates. If all that is not enough to deter you from taking a cruise, then forget not the disastrous grounding of the Costa Concordia. This wreck, precipitated by a truly moronic (and cowardly) captain, took the lives of more than 30 passengers and created an environmental disaster area, not to mention an eyesore on a massive scale.

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