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Cruise ship strikes rocks and sinks off Santorini
Athens, Greece - 1,600 people on board. On site, planes, helicopters and combat ships
Yesterday, a military transport plane, four combat ships and four helicopters arrived off Santorini coast, Greece, to rescue a cruise ship with 400 crewmembers and 1,200 passengers on board (the trade Navy minister reported 391 and 1,195 respectively), that had raised an alarm. The ship had stricken rocks and was sinking, therefore requesting an immediate evacuation performed by 12 ships. Currently,...
AVIONEWS - World Aeronautical Press Agency