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Deadliest disasters at sea

POSTED: 10:49 AM CST Jan 17, 2012    UPDATED: 08:47 AM CST Dec 29, 2014 

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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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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