Coast Guard: More than 80 feared dead after boats capsize off Yemen coast
January 3rd, 2011
02:19 PM ET

Coast Guard: More than 80 feared dead after boats capsize off Yemen coast

More than 80 people are feared drowned after two boats capsized off the coast of Yemen, the coast guard in Aden said Monday.

Yemen's Interior Ministry confirmed the incident on their state-run news site, adding that the two boats capsized in two different accidents and at two different sites.

According to a report on the official website of Yemen’s ruling party, three survivors have been recovered, all Somalis, from a boat that carried 46 people. The second boat was believed to have 35 to 40 people aboard. Most of those missing are thought to be from Ethiopia.

Search efforts were underway for any more possible survivors, coast guard officials are quoted as saying.

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  1. banasy

    That's why you don't send the coast gaurd. for anything.

    January 3, 2011 at 2:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mikeyd74

      You know why the coast guard doesnt wear life vests?

      Because if their ship sinks they can just walk back to shore.

      January 3, 2011 at 4:13 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Russell

    What a lousy piece of reportage. Where were these people going? How did the accident(s) occur? Was weather a factor? Although it's tragic, why is it news worthy?

    January 3, 2011 at 2:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • Richard

      It's designed for today's ADD-afflicted cell-phone addicts. Short, substance-less and sensational.

      January 3, 2011 at 3:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • Texas Pete

      illegal immigrants probably.

      January 3, 2011 at 4:50 pm | Report abuse |
  3. John Andrews

    80 less Somalis.

    January 3, 2011 at 2:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • LG533528

      What the hell is wrong with you people?

      January 3, 2011 at 3:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bob from Pittsburgh

      Americans as a rule are generous, caring thoughtful people, and then is John Andrews, Not much to be said about this type of person.. he said it all.. Fortunately people such as Andrews are few.. very few

      January 3, 2011 at 3:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • purnellmeagrejr


      January 3, 2011 at 4:29 pm | Report abuse |
  4. roy

    Why fear? Who cares how many died?

    January 3, 2011 at 2:47 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Hi John Andrews

    John Andrews is a great heater

    January 3, 2011 at 2:48 pm | Report abuse |
  6. abditive

    How sad – imagine being so poor and desperate that you are trying to get to a wretched, terrorist infested country like Yemen !

    January 3, 2011 at 2:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • Pat B.

      They were probably terrorists.

      January 3, 2011 at 3:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • Pat

      Or just watched an episode of Sarah Palin's show...

      January 3, 2011 at 4:55 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Humpper

    AMEN! ^^^^

    January 3, 2011 at 2:51 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Andre

    Research the GULF OF ADEN VORTEX and you may find some clues as to why this is news worthy..and why it is lacking of details. It is time to open our eyes to the incredible changes happening Everywhere around us and the implications they hold for our future.

    January 3, 2011 at 2:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • Drew

      You are very correct. The Gulf of Aden is the location of the Stargate that is being covered up by our government. When i saw this happened in the gulf of Aden that was the first thing that came to mind.

      January 3, 2011 at 3:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • Texas Pete

      Darn you Anubis, you win again.

      January 3, 2011 at 4:51 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Andre

    In other words, Stargates are real! Why do you think an entire Regiment killed themselves underneath a museum in Iraq? It's Time to WAKE up people! GOOGLE: HOLOCAUST REVISION!

    January 3, 2011 at 3:08 pm | Report abuse |
  10. mike collins

    "feared" dead?

    January 3, 2011 at 3:09 pm | Report abuse |
  11. ?????

    Votex? Seriously? lol

    January 3, 2011 at 3:10 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Me

    They were trying to make to Yemen to get better living conditions and support their families back home (somalia). It is like Mexicans trying to come here for better living conditions and better future. May God rest their souls in peace.

    Whether you hate Somalis or not, you should not make fun of them.

    January 3, 2011 at 3:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • Texas Pete

      Actually, this is closer to fleeing Haiti for the bountiful opportunities of Mexico.

      January 3, 2011 at 4:53 pm | Report abuse |
  13. ?????

    Whoops, i meant Vortex. Apparently I was laughing too hard to type.

    January 3, 2011 at 3:11 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Bonnie

    Maybe the pirate can save them for a fee,

    January 3, 2011 at 3:11 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Shboombaby

    Did make cuts in their reporting dept? I think a 3 yr old could include more details to this story than this piece of crap story.

    January 3, 2011 at 3:19 pm | Report abuse |
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