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02/06/2015 Chinese ship sinks with 450 on board
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A ship carrying more than 450 people has sunk after being caught in a storm on the Yangtze River in southern China, according to state media. The Xinhua News Agency said eight people had been rescued so far and work was under way to save the remaining passengers. Prime Minister Li Keqiang is travelling to the scene, state media said. The vessel had been travelling from the eastern city of Nanjing to Chongqing in the south-west when it sank. The ship, the Dongfangzhixing - or Eastern Star - had been carrying 405 Chinese passengers, five travel agency employees and 47 crew, Xinhua said. The captain and the chief engineer, who are among those rescued, were quoted as saying that the ship had been caught in a cyclone and sank quickly. Rescue work was being hampered by strong winds and heavy rain, the report added. The sinking happened in the Jianli county of Hubei Province. Chinese state broadcaster CCTV said the vessel was owned by the Chongqing Eastern Shipping Corporation which runs tours to the scenic Three Gorges river canyon area along the Yangtze river. Those on board had mostly been tourists aged around 50 to 80 on a tour organised by a Shanghai company, the People's Daily reported.
more info: msn.com/en-us/news/world/chinese-ship-sinks-with-450-on-board/ar-bbkxoda
entered: Allen Tony
category: new wreck
01/06/2015 Slave ship São José discovered in Capetown
Teams from Smithsonian African-American (USA) and Isiko (SAR) Museums identified the portuguese slave ship São José carrying 400~500 africans on board that sank on 27.12.1794 about 100 yards off Lion's Head, Capetown.

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entered: Avec43
category: archaeology, discovery
30/05/2015 Lake Michigan shipwreck from Civil War could contain gold treasure
Could the lost Confederate gold treasure that was stolen after the Civil War be buried somewhere in northern Lake Michigan? Two Muskegon treasure hunters strongly believe it is.

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more info: abc13.com/society/lake-michigan-shipwreck-could-contain-gold-treasure-divers-s..website
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entered: Gothro Phil
category: archaeology, discovery
12/05/2015 Costa Concordia travels to last Port
 
At Genova the vessel changed ports until get total down size at docks. Please see the link for a video about the operation.
more info: panorama.it/panorama-tv/news-video/latestnews-video/costa-concordia-comincia-l..website
related wrecks:  Costa Concordia MV (+2012)
entered: M.K.
category: other
07/05/2015 Pirate Captain Kidd's 'treasure' found in Madagascar
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Underwater explorers in Madagascar say they have discovered treasure belonging to the notorious 17th-Century Scottish pirate William Kidd. A 50kg (7st 9lb) silver bar was brought to shore on Thursday on the island of Sainte Marie, from what is thought to be the wreck of the Adventure Galley. The bar was presented to Madagascar's president at a special ceremony. US explorer Barry Clifford says he believes there are many more such bars still in the wreck. Capt Kidd was first appointed by the British authorities to tackle piracy but later became a ruthless criminal and was executed in 1701. "Captain's Kidd's treasure is the stuff of legends. People have been looking for it for 300 years. To literally have it hit me on the head - I thought what the heck just happened to me. I really didn't expect this," Mr Clifford said. "There's more down there. I know the whole bottom of the cavity where I found the silver bar is filled with metal. It's too murky down there to see what metal, but my metal detector tells me there is metal on all sides." The team believes the bar, marked with what appears to be a letter S and a letter T, has its origins in 17th-Century Bolivia. It believes the ship it has found was built in England, however there is bound to be scepticism and calls for more proof that the bar was linked to Capt Kidd, our reporter says.
more info: bbc.com/news/world-africa-32621444
related wrecks:  Quedagh Merchant SV (+1700), Adventure Galley
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entered: Allen Tony
category: new wreck
06/05/2015 Wreck found
Wrack von Japans Geheimwaffe vor Hawaii entdeckt

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more info: welt.de/geschichte/zweiter-weltkrieg/article140565329/wrack-von-japans-geheimw..website
entered: M.K.
category: archaeology, discovery
04/05/2015 Costa Rica Shipwrecks sparks toxic chemical spill alert
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A shipwreck off the coast of the Costa Rica tourist town of Puntarenas sparked an emergency alert when it went down in heavy seas full of toxic chemicals. The government established an emergency zone along about 100 km (60 miles of coast) and had asked people to avoid swimming and fishing. The ship had been carrying almost 200 tonnes of ammonium nitrate used in fertilizers and explosives.
more info: bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-32578038
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  bbc.co.uk
entered: Allen Tony
category: new wreck
21/04/2015 Champagne from 170yr old shipwreck tested
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Bottles of champagne salvaged from a 170-year-old shipwreck have been tested in the lab by scientists seeking clues about historic winemaking methods. Among the results were very high levels of sugar - higher than most modern dessert wine - and traces of arsenic. 168 bottles were found 50m beneath the Baltic Sea in July 2010, several of them unusually well-preserved due to the stable, cold and dark conditions. Some of them sold at auction in 2011 for tens of thousands of euros. The new study, published in the journal PNAS, reports "chemical and sensory analysis" of the historic liquid. It was led by Prof Philippe Jeandet, from the University of Reims in Champagne-Ardenne, France.
more info: bbc.com/news/science-environment-32388123
entered: Allen Tony
category: archaeology, discovery
20/04/2015 Azimut beached
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Russian fugitive Sergey Polonsky’s superyacht beached in Cambodia. 20 April 2015 Sophia Heath A superyacht belonging to a Russian fugitive has been beached in Cambodia. The yacht, which is reported to be a 98-foot Azimut, belongs to Russian billionaire Sergey Polonsky.

The yacht is thought to have been beached for more than a week. Polonsky, who had an estimated wealth of $1.2bn prior to the 2008 financial crisis, is wanted in Russia after being accused of embezzlement. He currently lives on a privately owned island in Cambodia.

His superyacht has been stranded for more than a week at Koh Tang, about 50km from Sihanoukville. It is not clear how the luxury yacht came to be beached.

Mr Polonsky has been keeping people up to date with the progress on his Facebook page and seems in no hurry for the boat to become unstuck. On Saturday (18 April) he said: “Starry sky above us. The feeling that we are stuck in another Galaxy. The whole team has one question where they sell tickets to the movie waiting for high tide beauty.”

Refloating the yacht is not likely to be an easy task as local press have reported that the island has limited machinery and expertise.

Polonsky has been charged with fraud in Russia in relation to a property firm that he founded. He is accused of stealing more than $172 million from people who paid upfront for apartments in a block his firm was building. He was first issued with a “red notice” by Interpol in November 2013. Cambodia is currently refusing to extradite Mr Polonsky on the grounds that there is no agreement between the two countries.
more info: boatinternational.com/2015/04/20/russian-fugitive-sergey-polonskys-superyacht-..website
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 Boat Internatinal
entered: M.K.
category: legal, law, crime
18/04/2015 Aircraft carrier USS Independence Found Amazingly Intact
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A World War II-era aircraft carrier was found on the ocean floor near California's Farallon Islands and it's looking great. Despite being underwater since 1951, the USS Independence CVL-22 is "amazingly intact," said officials with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Sonar images even show what could be an airplane sitting in the carrier's hangar bay.
more info: nbcnews.com/science/weird-science/amazingly-intact-wwii-aircraft-carrier-found..website
related wrecks:  Independence USS (CVL-22) (+1951)
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  msnbc.msn.com
entered: Jan Lettens
category: archaeology, discovery
16/04/2015 Oleg Naydenov sank
 
Russian fishing trawler that caught fire Saturday has sunk off the Canary Islands. Spain’s Salvamento Maritimo reports that the trawler Oleg Naydenov sank late Tuesday night 15 miles south of Punta Maspalomas in water depths of 2,400 meters. A tug remains in the area of the sinking. The Harbor Master at Las Palmas has activated the National Maritime Response Plan to attack any possible contamination from the vessel. The Oleg Naydenov caught fire Saturday, April 11 while the ship was docked at the Port of Las Palmas in the Canary Islands. The ship was then towed out to sea to reduce the threat posed to the port. All 72 people aboard the ship were able to disembark safely at Las Palmas. Although the fire was completely extinguished Monday night, the ship was still suffering from a severe list and was badly damaged by the fire. On Tuesday, officials were hoping to be able to board the vessel to see if it could be towed to back to port.
more info: gcaptain.com/russian-trawler-sinks-fire
related wrecks:  Oleg Naydenov MV (+2015)
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entered: M.K.
category: new wreck
14/04/2015 City of Cairo: 100 t of silver recovered
An UK-FR team recovered from the wreck City of Cairo near 100 t of silver (2182 boxes of coins) worth 50 million USD, lying in 5150 m depth, being the deepest treasure recovered at this tine

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related wrecks:  City of Cairo SS [+1942]
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entered: Avec43
category: archaeology, discovery
10/04/2015 Haiti shipwreck claims at least 21 lives
An illegal migrant ship, carrying migrants from Le Borgne, Haiti to Provenciales, encountered bad weather and was wrecked when it tried to return to Le Borgne. At least 21 were killed.

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more info: edition.cnn.com/2015/04/09/americas/haiti-shipwreck/index.html
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 CNN news
entered: Jan Lettens
category: new wreck
08/04/2015 Ao Nang Princess 5 burnt
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Apparently a dead girl in the accident between Krabi and Phuket. Photos show how the ferry to the holiday paradise of Thailand sank. Bangkog / Phuket. When fire at ferry in Thailand's popular tourist region around Phuket a twelve year old girl apparently was killed from Israel. More than 100 people have been rescued on Wednesday in Thailand from a burning ship tourists, many of them foreign tourists. The twelve-year-old foreign child was initially missed. However, the police took first that it was picked up by another ship. There were then reports the death of the girl and videos. As the police said, was the ferry "Ao Nang Princess 5" from Krabi to Phuket on the road, two of the most popular tourist destinations in Thailand. Most of those rescued were brought back to Krabi. The ship burned first, and then further, as was seen in the pictures of the rescue workers fell. The cause of the fire was unclear. Thailand welcomes more than 20 million tourists annually. But because of political turmoil, the military coup last year and several homicides, the tourism industry is in crisis.
more info: apparently a dead girl in the accident between krabi and phuket. photos show h..website
related wrecks:  Ao Nang Princess MV (5) (+2015)
entered: M.K.
category: new wreck
02/04/2015 Russian Trawler Sinks Off Kamchatka
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A Russian trawler has sunk off the Kamchatka peninsula, with 54 sailors so far confirmed dead. Sixty-three people have been rescued, many suffering from hypothermia, according to a maritime rescue centre in Russia's Far East. The Dalniy Vostok freezer trawler had 132 people on board when it sank. Seventy-eight of the crew were Russian, with the remainder coming from countries including Latvia, Ukraine, Myanmar and Vanuatu. The Dalniy Vostok went down in the Sea of Okhotsk, 330 km (205 miles) west of Krutogorovsky settlement.
more info: bbc.com/news/world-europe-32157040
related wrecks:  Dalniy Vostok (Дальний Восток) (+2015)
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  bbc.co.uk
entered: Allen Tony
category: other
27/03/2015 3 missing from yacht delivery - 29000 people helps
 
29,000 people join search for missing yacht and crew 27 March 2015 Sophia Heath Campaigners are appealing for a search to be launched for a yacht and three crew that disappeared during a delivery in the Indian Ocean after 29,000 people helped find images of a possible liferaft. Anthony Murray, Reginald Robertson and Jaryd Payne left South Africa mid-December to deliver a Leopard 44 catamaran to Phucket, Thailand. Contact was last made with the boat by satellite phone on January 18 and they were reported as missing when they failed to arrive by mid-February. Map showing last reported position and location of potential liferaft An official search wasn’t launched because the yacht’s EPIRB didn’t activate and no one knew where to look in the 73,556,000 km² of ocean. But now, thanks to the help of the 29,000 people who searched through satellite images online, an object has been spotted that could be a liferaft, leading to appeals for a search to be launched. The relatives of Murray, Robertson and Payne set up a crowdsourcing campaign to try and locate any sign of the yacht by using a service called Tomnod — a website that allows anyone to join the search party by sifting through satellite images of the area. It was through this service that many of the volunteers found the potential liferaft. Could that be a liferaft in the top of the satellite image? Could that be a liferaft in the top of the satellite image? A statement on the Facebook page set up to help locate the yacht said the sighting was promising: “It is sufficiently positive that we need to be directing some attention towards requesting a search. “This area lies right between South Africa and Australia and is consequently a very long way away from these two centres. It is essential that we keep looking, because the more sightings, the more compelling the reason to arrange a search.”
more info: boatinternational.com/2015/03/27/29000-people-join-search-for-missing-yacht-an..website
related wrecks:  Sunsail 144 (+2015)
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entered: M.K.
category: other
08/03/2015 Fishing ship disappears with 49 crew

A Taiwanese fishing ship, the 700-tons Hsiang Fu Chun, with 49 crew has disappeared in the Southern Atlantic Ocean. The Captain had sent a last message on February 26th, reporting that his ship was leaking. The squid fishing ship was about 1700 miles from the Falkland Islands.


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related wrecks:  Hsiang Fu Chun MFV (+2015)
entered: Jan Lettens
category: new wreck
06/03/2015 Divers discover USA WWII Aircraft
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Divers have found the wreckage of a "flying fortress" off the Swedish coast. The B17 bomber of the US Army was apparently shot down in World War 2.
more info: welt.de/videos/article138099178/hobbytaucher-finden-weltkriegs-bomber.html
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entered: M.K.
category: archaeology, discovery
04/03/2015 Billionaire Paul Allen discovers WWII battleship Musashi
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American billionaire Paul Allen has announced the discovery of the famous World War Two Japanese battleship, the Musashi, more than 70 years after it was sunk by US forces.

Mr Allen said the vessel was found by his private exploration team.

It was at a depth of more than 1km (3,280ft) on the floor of the Sibuyan Sea off the Philippines.
more info: bbc.com/news/world-asia-31724995
related wrecks:  Musashi IJN (武蔵) (+1944)
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entered: Jan Lettens
category: archaeology, discovery
26/02/2015 280-pound catfish caught in Po River
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Catfish come in all varieties, shapes and sizes, some big and some small. And one downright gigantic, apparently now swimming in a river in Italy. That's the fish story being told by Dino Ferrari, who reeled in a 280-pound (127-kilogram), 8.75-foot-long catfish last Thursday along the Po River, said Davide Valla, who is with Ferrari's sponsor company Sportex. (The sponsored fisherman wouldn't say exactly where he caught the big fellow, choosing to keep his favorite spots secret.) Assuming the world isn't being hooked, this would not be the first time someone has caught a whopper of a catfish and lived to tell the tale.
more info: edition.cnn.com/2015/02/25/europe/italy-giant-catfish/index.html
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entered: Jan Lettens
category: biology, fishing
19/02/2015 MV Lysblink Seaways runs aground
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A large cargo ship that ran aground near Ardnamurchan Point in the West Highlands is likely to be stuck there for some time, the coastguard has said. The 120m-long MV Lysblink Seaways got into difficulty at Kilchoan at about 01:50. on nthe 18th Feb 2015. No-one was injured and the ship, which is believed to be carrying paper waste, is not thought to be in any immediate danger. It did not refloat at high tide, and tugs are expected to be used to try to free it. The Tobermory RNLI Lifeboat is standing by at the scene.
more info: bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-31515061
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  bbc.co.uk
entered: Allen Tony
category: new wreck
19/02/2015 MV Lys Foss runs aground and is badly damaged.
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An assessment of the Swedish cargo ship which ran aground off Mull on Monday has found the vessel has suffered extensive damage. A Coastguard spokesman, however, said the environmental threat from the 3,718 tonne MV Lys Foss was minimal at this time. Hazardous chemicals being carried by the vessel are said to be in sealed containers within the ship. The remaining crew members have been removed as efforts to salvage the vessel continue. Clyde Coastguard helped take the crew off the MV Lys Foss was en route from Sweden to Belfast with a cargo of paper, timber and chemicals when it grounded just after 0530BST on Monday16th Feb 2015. Six of the eight man crew were evacuated but the master and one other stayed The cargo ship's port side was badly holed and began taking in water. The MV Lys Foss sank further overnight, prompting the Coastguard to take the remaining two crew off.
more info: news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/scotland/1318769.stm
entered: Allen Tony
category: new wreck
18/02/2015 Israeli divers find treasure on seabed
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Scuba divers have inadvertently discovered the largest trove of gold coins ever found off Israel's Mediterranean coast.

About 2,000 pieces dating back more than 1,000 years were spotted on the seabed by members of a diving club, the Israeli Antiquities Authority said.

Divers were exploring an ancient harbour in Caesarea when they came across the gold.

Experts from the authority called to the site uncovered "almost 2,000 gold coins in different denominations" circulated by the Fatimid Caliphate, which ruled much of the Middle East and North Africa from 909 to 1171.
more info: bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-31517433
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entered: Jan Lettens
category: archaeology, discovery
08/02/2015 Printing blocks found in Thames
 

Printing blocks for a typeface called Doves Type have been discovered in the River Thames.
The font has not been used for nearly a century as the printing type blocks, used to print letters, were thrown into the river in 1917.
more info: bbc.com/news/uk-31188255
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entered: Jan Lettens
category: archaeology, discovery
31/01/2015 ss Great Britain wreck site uncovered


A team of archaeologists led by Professor Mark Horton from the University of Bristol believe they have found the site where the ss Great Britain ran aground. Brunel's ship ran aground in Dundrum Bay, Northern Ireland after its captain made an error of judgement on a journey in 1846.


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more info: bbc.com/news/uk-england-30951924
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entered: Jan Lettens
category: archaeology, discovery
26/01/2015 Ancient underwater forest discovered off Norfolk coast

Ancient underwater forest discovered off Norfolk coast.

Nature experts have discovered a remarkable submerged forest thousands of years old under the sea close to the Norfolk coast.
The trees were part of an area known as 'Doggerland' which formed part of a much bigger area before it was flooded by the North Sea. It was once so vast that hunter-gatherers who lived in the vicinity could have walked to Germany across its land mass.

The underwater forest was discovered by Dawn Watson and Rob Spray from Sea Search on a diving trip to study marine life. The prehistoric forest lay undiscovered until it was exposed by the extreme storms along the east of England coast in December 2013.


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more info: bbc.com/news/uk-england-30905267
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entered: Jan Lettens
category: archaeology, discovery
06/01/2015 MV Cemfjord wreck found.
The wreck of the MV Cemfjord has been located in the eastern approaches to the Firth by the lighthouse tender, Pharos, using sonar equipment.

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more info: bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-30689218
entered: Allen Tony
category: new wreck
04/01/2015 Cargo ship aground off the IOW
The 180 metre car transporter MV Hoegh Osaka was heading to Germany when it ran on to the Brambles Bank, in the entrance to Southampton Water, at about 21:30 GMT, the RNLI said. The ship's crew of 25 are being rescued from the water and onboard the vessel, which is listing at 45 degrees.

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more info: bbc.com/news/uk-england-hampshire-30670746
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entered: Allen Tony
category: new wreck
04/01/2015 Cargo ship MV Cemfjord sinks off the Pentland Firth
Lifeboats searching near the wreck of the Cemfjord have started to return to their home ports, with hopes of finding survivors said to be "very slim". The ship is believed to have sunk off the north of Scotland. There has been no sign of the eight-strong crew. The vessel's upturned hull was found by a passing ferry in the Pentland Firth on Saturday. There had been no distress call from the ship, which was carrying a bulk load of cement from Denmark. The Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) said the search had involved two helicopters and four lifeboats, assisted by coastguard rescue teams from Kirkwall, St Margaret's Hope, Duncansby, Scrabster and Wick. HMS Somerset and its helicopter also joined the search.

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more info: bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-north-east-orkney-shetland-30670842
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entered: Allen Tony
category: new wreck
31/12/2014 Wreck of the AirAsia airplane in 30 meters depth
According to media reports, the plane crashed have been seen at the bottom of the Java Sea. Six bodies had been recovered. Jakarta. The wreckage of the crashed machine AirAsia has been found according to media reports. The crew of Indonesian Navy ship had taken pictures that showed the wreck west of Kumai on Borneo in about 24 to 30 meters depth. In the region of the first wreckage and victims had been sighted at the water surface. The wreck lies according to these data with the roof down. The Airbus A320 of the airline had disappeared on the way from Surabaya in Indonesia to Singapore from radar. On board were 162 people, mostly Indonesians.

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related wrecks:  A320-216 Air Asia PK-AXC (+2014)
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entered: M.K.
category: new wreck
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