Deadliest disasters at sea

Published: Jan 17 2012 11:49:14 AM EST   Updated On: Dec 29 2014 09:47:24 AM EST

With seven deaths now confirmed in the Adriatic Sea ferry fire, take a look at some of the deadliest maritime disasters of modern times.

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Perhaps the world's most famous disaster at sea was the sinking of the massive luxury liner RMS Titanic on its maiden voyage on April 15, 1912. At least 1,496 perished in the icy waters of the Atlantic.

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