Ferry Neptune

DescriptionSank on 16 February 1993. There were over 2,000 people aboard despite the maximum capacity being 650. When many passengers went to the leeward side of the ship to avoid a heave downpour, one of the decks collapsed onto the deck below it, killing hundreds and causing the vessel to capsize. The absence of radar, radio, lifeboats, life jackets, and other emergency equipment contributed to the staggering loss of life.
Year1993
Nationaliy of ShipHaiti
Lives Lost1,700
Peacetime or WartimePeacetime