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MV Joola Disaster in Senegal (2002) Options
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MV Joola Disaster in Senegal (2002)

In 2002, a Senegalese ferry capsized off the coast of Gambia, claiming more lives than the notorious Titanic disaster. At least 1,863 people died in the sinking of the MV Joola, making it one of the deadliest civilian maritime disasters in history. A number of factors likely contributed to the tragedy, including bad weather, overloading—the ferry was carrying more than triple the number of passengers it was designed to hold—and a delayed rescue effort. How many survived? More...
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MV Le Joola was a Senegalese government-owned ferry that capsized off the coast of the Gambia on September 26, 2002.[1] The disaster resulted in the deaths of at least 1,863 people. The sinking of Le Joola is thought to be the second-worst non-military maritime disaster in number of lives lost. The first is considered to be the MV Doña Paz in 1987 with an estimated number of over 4,000 dead. The RMS Titanic, which sank in 1912 with 1,517 lives lost, would be third according to the World Almanac and the New York Times.
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