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. Like that

    You see what I mean? Such loving, caring people.

    January 3, 2011 at 5:22 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Pat B.

    No, I think they would have just thrown themselves in the water to drown if they saw Palins show. No need for a boat.

    January 3, 2011 at 5:23 pm | Report abuse |
  3. dumbweller

    Are vortex real? Go to youtube username israel5535 and click on "11 stars 12 stars 7 stars in the bible found." after viewing ask yourself again, of what is out there.

    January 3, 2011 at 5:42 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Pat B.

    Ahhh, you must have been absent from school that day. Here's the lesson. Oct. 3 and 4, 1993. Our troops triing to bring stability to that s-hole country and food to those retarded, USELESS people, were dragged through the dirt. We got all our troops bodies back, though they were all mangled, one being decapitated. Thank God there are eighty less of those animals!!!

    January 3, 2011 at 5:42 pm | Report abuse |
  5. LmD

    Oh well,stuff haps!

    January 3, 2011 at 5:57 pm | Report abuse |
  6. merlin

    I time traveled a few times to that Stargate in the Vortex and let me tell you, what a whopper that one is. Need to be careful with the one in the Gulf of Aden. The one in the center of Tallahassee is almost as bad. Whoops, have to go now, Sir Richard asked me to bring him a cheesesteak from the takeout joint next to the Alien base under the ice in Antartica.

    January 3, 2011 at 6:00 pm | Report abuse |
  7. bambam

    The drivers of both boats were texting each other that's why it happened

    January 3, 2011 at 6:06 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Bleh

    The trol is baaaaack! Run for cover!

    January 3, 2011 at 6:18 pm | Report abuse |
  9. FogBaron

    I'm looking forward to the day when sites like CNN disable the posting of comments. Thank you to the few of you that left intelligent or compassionate responses.

    January 3, 2011 at 6:20 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Andre

    We are All HUman Beings. Whether: American, Yemeni, Somali, Chinese, German, Christian, Muslim, Buddhist, Yellow, Black, White, Short, Tall, Eccentric, Reserved, Republican, Democrat. Doesn't matter what you are. Our diversity is what makes incredibly special and powerful. But we ALL need to become aware of this truth! :)Love,Light,Blessings

    January 3, 2011 at 6:23 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Andre


    January 3, 2011 at 6:39 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Sandra LeVin

    Yes, forget free speech – only compassionate responses should be posted.

    So idealistic to say we are all "humanity" when so many people from this area of the world would LOVE to see US dead.

    January 3, 2011 at 6:44 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Andre

    You are an idiot. I forgot, there is one person beneath us all. you, sandra. in so many ways.

    January 3, 2011 at 6:47 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Andre are not an idiot or beneath us all.:) You are a vital part of the Whole! Even if your opinion isn't in Harmony with the Whole! You are Loved infinitely regardless of your faults, are you not? Try the compassionate route the energy that it WILL bring to your life is much more magnificent than any amount of hate or distrust! 🙂

    January 3, 2011 at 6:54 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Sandra LeVin

    Disagree with Andre see the hate fly! I shouldn't express my opinion because it differs from yours.

    January 3, 2011 at 7:07 pm | Report abuse |
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