The maritime tragedy in the Red Sea Friday is neither the first nor the deadlies. Here are some of the worst maritime accidents since the 1860s
Sept. 26, 2002 — Senegalese ferry capsizes in a storm off Gambia in West Africa, killing more than 1,800 people.
May 21, 1996 — A ferry sinks in Lake Victoria in east Africa, killing at least 500 people. One estimate puts the number of dead at 800.
Sept. 28, 1994 — The ferry Estonia sinks during a storm in the Baltic Sea, killing 852 people.
Feb. 16, 1993 — Overcrowded ferry sinks between Jeremie and Port-au-Prince, Haiti, estimated 500-700 dead.
Dec. 20, 1987 — In the world's worst peacetime shipping disaster, 4,340 drown when the ferry Dona Paz collides with the tanker MT Victor in the Philippines.
Aug. 31, 1986 — Soviet passenger ship Admiral Nakhimov collides with a merchant vessel in the Black Sea, sinking both ships and killing up to 448 people.
May 25, 1986 — Some 600 people die when a ferry goes down in the River Meghna in Bangladesh.
Jan. 27, 1981 — 580 killed when Indonesian passenger ship Tamponas II catches fire and sinks in Java sea.
July 25, 1956 — Two passenger liners, the Andrea Doria and the Stockholm, collide off Massachusetts, sinking the Andrea Doria and killing 46 of its 1,706 passengers and crew.
May 7, 1915 — The British ocean liner Lusitania is torpedoed and sunk by a German U-Boat while crossing the Atlantic Ocean, killing 1,195 people.
May 29, 1914 — A Canadian Pacific steamship, the Empress of Ireland, collides with a Norwegian freighter near Quebec, sinking in 14 minutes and killing 1,012 people.
April 12, 1912 — The Titanic — the world's largest passenger steamship at the time— strikes an iceberg in the Atlantic and sinks on its maiden voyage, killing at least 1,496 people.
June 15, 1904 — The steamship General Slocum catches fire in New York's East River, killing more than 1,000 people.
April 27, 1865 — The steamboat Sultana sinks after its steam drum explodes on the Mississippi River, killing at least 1,700 people.