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Deadliest disasters at sea

Published: Jan 17 2012 11:49:14 AM EST   Updated On: Apr 16 2014 08:30:50 AM EDT

Nearly 300 are missing after a ferry sank off the coast of South Korea. Here are some of the deadliest maritime disasters of modern times.

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Library of Congress

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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