Cruise Ship in Italy Runs Aground – Several Dead, Many Missing
Ever since Poseidan Adventure, this is my worst fear –
Italian authorities were questioning Saturday the captain of a cruise
ship that ran aground, knocking the vessel on its side and killing at
least three people, with dozens more missing, officials said.
“Fear and panic are comprehensible in a ship long over 300 meters
with over 4000 passengers,” Del Santo said. “We can confirm that the
ship has a breach on the hull of about 90 meters, and that the right
side of it is completely under water.”
The three persons dead were two French tourists and a crew member from Peru, Port authorities in Livorno said.
A spokesman with the local civil protection agency, said 40 to 60 persons were missing, though authorities are reviewing passenger lists
to confirm the exact figure. Many people jumped – who did not want to wait for the lifeboats.
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