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The Sinking of MV Doña Paz

The sinking of MV Doña Paz is the deadliest ship disaster during a peace time in history. (The deadliest ship disaster of all time - the sinking of MV Wilhelm Gustloff - took place during a time of war.) Doña Paz (or "Dona Paz" if the tilde over the "n" throws you off) collided with another ship, the oil tanker MT Vector, on December 20, 1987, a disaster that is believed to have claimed well over 4,000 lives. Since Doña Paz was a Philippine-registered ship that sailed in eastern waters, the sinking of Doña Paz has been called "Asia's Titanic" (although over twice as many people died in the Doña Paz disaster than in the Titanic disaster). Read more [...]