Deadliest disasters at sea

Published On: Jan 17 2012 08:49:14 AM PST   Updated On: Apr 20 2015 08:42:09 AM PDT

With a spate of rickety migrant ships wrecking in the last week alone, take a look at some of the deadliest maritime disasters of modern times.

South Korean ferry sinking
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South Korea Coast Guard

And in April 2014, an estimated 295 people -- most of them students -- died when a ferry capsized off the coast of South Korea. The captain and other crew members were later convicted of murder and abandoning ship.

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