Showing posts with label Norman Atlantic. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Norman Atlantic. Show all posts

Friday, January 2, 2015

Ezadeen: Italy mounts rescue for 450 migrants abandoned off coast

Italy scrambled a helicopter early on Friday to take control of a crewless merchant ship that lost power as it sailed towards the coast with 450 migrants on board, in the latest maritime incident to hit the waters south of Europe.

The helicopter has been sent to lower men onto the vessel, which is floating in rough seas some 40 miles (65 kilometres) off Capo di Leuca, the tip of Italy's heel, the air force said.

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Italian coastguard says 900 migrants saved from catastrophe

GALLIPOLI, Italy: Italy's coastguard said on Wednesday (Dec 31) it had narrowly averted a catastrophe after people smugglers set a cargo ship with 900 people on board on a collision course with the country's rocky southern shoreline.

Monday, December 29, 2014

2 more bodies recovered from Greek ferry fire, bringing death toll to 7

The Italian coast guard says two more bodies have been recovered from the Greek ferry fire, bringing the death toll to seven.

There was no immediate word on where the two bodies were recovered.

419 evacuated from burning ferry keeping drifting to Albania (5 dead bodies, one yesterday and 4 today)

The number of passengers evacuated from a burning ferry Norman Atlantic has reached 419, Italian coordinators of the rescue operation in the southern part of the Adriatic Sea said.
83 passengers remain on board a ship in distress which keeps drifting to Albania’s coast.

211 People Rescued, 267 Still on Board Norman Atlantic Ferry (Italian Navy)

211 out of more than 470 passengers of the Norman Atlantic passenger ferry, which caught fire Sunday as it was sailing from Greece to Italy, have been rescued and 267 are still on board, the Italian Navy stated Monday [1].
"211 people have been saved, 267 are still on board," the Italian Navy said on its official Twitter page.

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Greece afraid of blast on board burning ferry Norman Atlantic / Italian Ferry Which Caught Fire off Greek Coast Drifts to Albania

Greek authorities are afraid of a possible explosion on board ferry Norman Atlantic burning in the Adriatic Sea, Russian Honorary Consul on Corfu and other Ionian Islands Nikos Kanoulas told TASS on Sunday.
“The fire is very serious, the blaze is spreading from lower decks where cars are parked,” Kanoulas said, noting that “there are many trucks, including three with technical oil, parked there along with cars.

Norman Atlantic: Some 150 Passengers Evacuated After Ferry Catches Fire Off Greek Coast

Some 150 people were evacuated after an Italian ferry Norman Atlantic with 466 people on board caught fire off the Greek coast, Hellenic Coast Guard told RIA Novosti Sunday.

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