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SHIPWRECK. The loss of a vessel at sea, either. by being swallowed up by the waves, by running against another vessel or thing at sea, or on the coast. Vide Naufrage; Wreck.

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According to Sky News, the survivors spent the night on the sunken boat until they were rescued the next morning.
This sunken boat, right, was revealed as the canal waters fell
A third crewman John Miller, 34, was rescued by a passing vessel but the bodies of Duncan and Przemek, both married dads of two, are believed to be in the sunken boat.
The death toll of the sunken boat transporting illegal migrants has increased to 202, the Beheira governorate announced on Wednesday.
They recovered the bodies of a child 6 years old, and a young boy (26 years old), two days after police found four survivors from the sunken boat near the island in the north-west of the tributary of the Danube River in Bulgaria, on the border with Romania.
It is estimated that over 700 people died on the sunken boat of which the Italian coast guard 169 bodies and hundreds more went missing.
In the video is seen that the immigrant, who was rescued alive at the end of the operation, is being rescued successfully on the prows of sunken boat by teams of helicopter belonging to Turkish Coast Guard and also seen how he was in dire strait and on the verge of passing away.
It pointed the sunken boat was likely collided with coral reefs, saying the fishermen belong to the Izbat al-Borg in Dumiat province and al-Matariya in Daghalia province.
Sunken boat in Calder and Hebble Navigation Canal close to Cromwell Bottom |
While the three guys were formulating a plan to pick me up from the sunken boat, Gene and Brad started a fire on the shore.
He said the diesel leak from the sunken boat is "limited".