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    Fire Breaks out on Ferry in Adriatic Sea, 478 Aboard

    No one has been reported missing and the ship is not in danger of sinking, but rough conditions has made an evacuation difficult. 117 people have been evacuated and nearby ships have been instructed to aid in the evacuation of the Norman Atlantic ferry traveling from the Greek port of Patras to Ancona, Italy.

    http://www.nydailynews.com/news/worl...icle-1.2058645

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    Video at link:

    Hundreds of passengers trapped on blazing ferry as rescue operation to free them is hampered by bad weather and gale-force winds off Corfu

    Ferry carrying 423 passengers and 55 crew caught alight off Greek island

    Evacuation of Italian ferry Norman Atlantic currently underway off Corfu

    Passengers still trapped on ship as rescue efforts hampered by weather

    Reports of explosions on board but authorities said no injuries reported

    Vessel had been travelling from Greek port of Patras to Ancona in Italy


    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...#ixzz3NDAWqQfz

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    Daily Mail just updated that one person has died and one injured:

    One passenger dead and another injured as hundreds of passengers remain trapped on blazing ferry off Corfu with bad weather and gale-force winds hampering rescue efforts

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...#ixzz3NDHhbwwf

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    I have yet to see a picture of a ferry anywhere in the world that can safely carry 478 people. Why does this keep happening over and over for as long as I can remember? It used to make me sad. Now it makes me mad. If their is a financial motive, may I say no one is gaining anything from this needless tragedy?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blondie in Spokane View Post
    Daily Mail just updated that one person has died and one injured:

    One passenger dead and another injured as hundreds of passengers remain trapped on blazing ferry off Corfu with bad weather and gale-force winds hampering rescue efforts

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...#ixzz3NDHhbwwf
    R.I.P to the person who has died let's please hope and pray the remaining people on board can be saved. Ferries can be very dangerous in emergency situations the one that sank in South Korea this year was a terrible terrible tragedy.

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    Rescue teams will be working throughout the night. It's nearly 8pm and dark out there now.

    'One person has died after jumping from the ship and another has been confirmed injured, officials say.

    A total of 165 people have been rescued but more than 300 remain on the Norman Atlantic which was travelling from Patras in Greece to Ancona in Italy.'

    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-30615721

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    The Italian Coast Guard said the passenger died after jumping off the ferry. Those remaining on board were desperately awaiting rescue on the upper deck -- "dying of cold and suffocating from the smoke" even as their feet were "burning" from the fire's heat, said a Greek passenger on the ferry who called Italy's state broadcaster RAI TV.

    http://www.cnn.com/2014/12/28/world/...html?hpt=hp_c2

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    A passenger took cell phone video which shows how frighteningly close the fire is to the passengers. The video is at this link

    http://www.cnn.com/2014/12/28/world/...html?hpt=hp_c2

    I would be terrified. Apparently women, children & elderly have been removed earlier. This is so awful.

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    I just heard a radio interview with a British woman who had just found out 'they got the little one off' but the father (her son, I think) is still on board.

    I'm hoping by now very few passengers are remaining, and there will not be any more fatalities.
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    ' "I cannot breathe, we are all going to burn like rats -- God save us," cried one of the ship's cooks in a call to his wife, she told journalists.

    Alongside rescue efforts by a flotilla of ships, including nearby merchant vessels, helicopters were slowly winching passengers to safety two at a time.

    - 'Our shoes were melting' -'

    http://usa.news.net/article/2554391/
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    I guess it's good they got some people off? But why didn't they get them all?

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    Face blackened with soot after 24 hours on a blazing ferry, rescued British showjumper on his way to reunion with fiancée while 160 remain on board waiting to be saved

    Ferry carrying 423 passengers and 55 crew caught alight off Greek island

    Around 320 people have been removed but around 150 remain on board

    Ship first reported fire more than 24 hours ago and rescue hit by weather

    Four Britons have been saved from the ferry, Foreign Office confirms

    One person confirmed dead and another injured in attempts to escape

    First 49 people saved from the ship arrived in Italian port this morning

    The others plucked from the ship are on nine container ships in area


    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...#ixzz3NHxrTwyE

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    Dozens await rescue from crippled ferry in Adriatic Sea, as death toll rises to 5

    http://www.foxnews.com/world/2014/12...-catches-fire/

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    Fox News: two more bodies recovered, total of 7 dead



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