Six people hurt in Sydney ferry crash

October 7, 2013

(SOURCE) A man is in hospital and four women and a child were treated by paramedics after a ferry with 230 people on board hit a wharf at Circular Quay in Sydney.

The Marlene Mathews, which was operating the Parramatta River service west through Sydney Harbour, struck a support structure at Wharf Five around 12.30pm (AEDT) on Monday.

Operator Harbour City Ferries said an investigation had been launched into the cause of the crash.

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24 dead, hundreds missing in Philippine ferry disaster

Rescuers in helicopters and boats were on Saturday desperately searching for nearly 300 people missing after a ferry sank in the Philippines, with at least 24 already confirmed killed.

Phillipine ferry crash

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CEBU, Philippines – Rescuers in helicopters and boats were on Saturday desperately searching for nearly 300 people missing after a ferry sank in the Philippines, with at least 24 already confirmed killed.

The Thomas Aquinas ferry was carrying 870 passengers and crew when it collided with a cargo ship on Friday night in calm waters near the port of Cebu, the Philippines’ second biggest city, authorities said.

While 572 people had been rescued by Saturday morning, 24 bodies had been retrieved and 274 were still unaccounted for, Rear Admiral Luis Tuason, vice commandant of the Philippine coastguard, told AFP.

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Philippine ferry sinks with 60 aboard; 2 people dead, 54 rescued

The ferry left Pio Duran port in Albay province and sank three hours later near Burias Island, about 12 miles away across a strait. The ferry’s manifesto listed 35 passengers and 22 crew.

A ferry in the Philippines — like this one, with passengers aboard a boat on the Pasig River in Manila — sank early Friday, local time. Sixty people were aboard and 34 have been rescued so far.

NOEL CELIS/AFP/Getty Images A ferry in the Philippines — like this one, with passengers aboard a boat on the Pasig River in Manila — sank early Friday, local time. Sixty people wre aboard and 34 have been rescued so far.

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MANILA — Rescuers plucked most of about 60 passengers and crew from Philippine waters where their ferry sank early Friday, killing two people.

The inter-island ferry left Pio Duran port in Albay province and sank three hours later at about 5 a.m. near Burias Island, about 20 kilometers (12 miles) away across a strait. Coast guard and navy vessels and helicopters were conducting the search and rescue, aided by local fishermen.

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