Passengers rescued from burning Greek ferry

Passengers rescued from burning Greek ferry


Italian and Greek helicopter crews worked
into the night to airlift passengers off a burning ferry adrift in the Adriatic Sea,
battling darkness and bad weather that hampered rescue efforts by other ships. Helicopters lifted passengers to a nearby
vessel, after a dramatic day that began when a fire broke out on its lower deck in the
early hours. Authorities said one Greek man had died and
there were reports of eight injured among the 478 passengers and crew on board. The Greek coastguard said the heavy rain that
was hampering the rescue had helped contain the fire although the ship was still burning. The bad weather, with winds of up to 55 mph,
made the operation one of the most complex Greek authorities had been involved in however
they vowed that no one would be left behind. At the Antonio Perrino hospital eight passengers
were treated for dehydration and hypothermia. Officials said most of the passengers were
Greek but the passenger list included names from several other countries including Germany,
Italy, Austria, Turkey, France and the Netherlands. Many appeared to be truck drivers. The Greek Shipping Minister said the fire
now appeared to be under control and said the ship would be towed to Italy.

One thought on “Passengers rescued from burning Greek ferry

  • December 29, 2014 at 1:05 pm
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    YOU HAVE NOT BEEN LISTENING TO THE NEWS. ITALIAN FERRY. BUT NO DIFFERENCE THE TRAGEDY IS JUST THE SAME

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