Monday, December 29, 2014

251 People Rescued, 227 Still on Board Norman Atlantic Ferry (Italian Navy)

251 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.
"251 people have been saved, 227 are still on board," the Italian Navy said on its official Twitter page.

The Norman Atlantic ferry, which caught ablaze in the Ionian Sea, has been taken under tow, with the fire on board partially under control, the Greek shipping ministry reported on Sunday.
The towing rope, used by the Italian ship Marietta Barretta to tow the burning Norman Atlantic ferry, has broken, the website of the Il Messaggero newspaper reported.
The government rescue team is now trying to reattach the ship to one of the four tugs, which are close to the Norman Atlantic. When the tow rope is reattached, the ferry is likely to be moved to the Italian port of Brindisi.

Earlier, the Greek Minister of National Defense Nikos Dendias reported that the Norman Atlantic angled down 7 degrees. At the same time, a representative of the ANEK company, chartering the ferry, said to the Skai Greek TV channel, that angle of the heel was not dangerous......................


  1. Πολεμικό σκάφος του Ιταλικού Πολεμικού Ναυτικού έχει προσεγγίσει το Norman Atlantic και σύμφωνα με πληροφορίες γίνεται προσπάθεια ώστε οι δεκάδες εγκλωβισμένοι να επιβιβαστούν από το ακυβέρνητο πλοίο στο σκάφος του Ιταλικού Πολεμικού Ναυτικού....

    Αυτή η προσπάθεια ενισχύεται και από τις σχετικά καλές καιρικές συνθήκες καθώς οι θυελλώδεις άνεμοι που έπνεαν καθ’ όλη τη διάρκεια της χθεσινής ημέρας έχουν κοπάσει. Στο Norman Atlantic που εκδηλώθηκε πριν από περίπου 23 ώρες πυρκαγιά παραμένουν περίπου 300 επιβάτες και μέλη του πληρώματος.

  2. 07:17 - Ελικόπτερο Super Puma παρέλαβε τις πρώτες πρωινές ώρες επτά άτομα (μεταξύ των οποίων τρεις Έλληνες) από το Norman Atlantic, και τα μεταφέρει στο Λέτσε.....


    Στους επιβάτες του Norman Atlantic έχουν χορηγηθεί από τις ιταλικές αρχές είδη προστασίας και πρώτης ανάγκης, σύμφωνα με την τελευταία ενημέρωση από το Λιμενικό Σώμα.


    Ν. Λαγκαδιανός, εκπρόσωπος Τύπου του Λιμενικού Σώματος - Ελληνικής Ακτοφυλακής: Δεν έχει δηλωθεί τραυματισμός επιβατών ή μελών του πληρώματος.


    Λόγω των δυνατών ανέμων σταμάτησε η επιχείρηση μετεπιβίβασης επιβαινόντων σε παραπλέον ιταλικό πολεμικό σκάφος, ενώ σταμάτησε και η διαδικασία ρυμούλκησης του Norman Atlantic σε λιμάνι της Ιταλίας....................

  3. 7:34
    Norman Atlantic rescue: an Italian Navy team with doctor, nurse and flight operator is on board the ferry to facilitate rescue operations

    1. 7:34
      Soccorso Norman Atlantic a bordo del traghetto Team di Marina Militare con medico, infermiere e operatore di volo

  4. Continuano senza sosta le attività di soccorso. Tratti in salvo 251 passeggeri. (Guardia Costiera)

  5. 7:50
    BREAKING Update Norman Atlantic rescue: 254 people saved, 224 still on board. Italian Navy's LPD San Giorgio coordinates rescue operations (Marina Militare)

  6. 8:00
    BREAKING Update 07.00am NormanAtlantic rescue: saved 265 people, 213 still on board

  7. 9:40
    BREAKING Update Norman Atlantic rescue: 310 people saved, 168 still on board.(Marina Militare)

  8. 10:08
    Ultima Ora Aggiornamento soccorso Norman Atlantic 316 persone soccorse e 162 ancora a bordo del traghetto (Marina Militare)

  9. Ore 8.53 (9:53)- Marina Militare, 168 ancora a bordo....

    La Marina militare italiana su Twitter rende noto il bilancio dei soccorsi sul traghetto Norman Atlantic: 310 le persone portate via dalla nave, 168 ancora a bordo. In particolare 85 passeggeri sono sulla nave San Giorgio, uno è stato portato in elicottero all’ospedale di Grottaglie per una cardiopatia.............

  10. re 9.16 (10:16) - Marina Militare, 162 ancora a bordo ...

    Sono 316 le persone tratte in salvo mentre 162 sono ancora a bordo del traghetto. È l’ultimo aggiornamento fornito dalla Marina Militare, via twitter, sullo stato delle operazioni di soccorso alla Norman Atlantic.............

  11. 10:10

  12. Ore 9.25 - Ministro Gentiloni: “Totale sintonia con Grecia e Albania”....

    Sulle operazioni di soccorso per il traghetto Norman Atlantic «Non c’è nessun contrasto. Vi è totale sintonia fra Italia, Grecia e Albania». Lo ha detto oggi il ministro degli Esteri Paolo Gentiloni, aggiungendo di avere verificato ieri tale sintonia con l’omologo greco Evangelos Venizelos. Il titolare della Farnesina ha poi voluto sottolineare che le «decisioni logistiche vengono prese dai tecnici»............

  13. Norman Atlantic la macchina dei soccorsi porta in salvo 335 persone. Dall'inizio dell'emergenza sono 37 le missioni dei mezzi aerei (Guardia Costiera)

  14. 10:25
    Ultima Ora Marina Militare aggiornamento h9.25 soccorso Norman Atlantic 329 persone soccorse,149 ancora sul traghetto

  15. 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.
    Italian naval helicopters are making non-stop shuttle flights between the ferry and San Giorgio-class amphibious assault ship evacuating passengers. It is a matter of minutes in the salvation of people, as the ferry is developing a larger list and the smoke is filling all compartments......................

  16. Italy ferry: All passengers evacuated after fatal fire ...

    All remaining passengers have been taken off the ferry Norman Atlantic, which caught fire off the island of Corfu, Italian officials say.

    Five people died in the incident. One man was killed when trying to escape the ship, and a further four bodies have been recovered from the sea.

    More than 400 people were rescued, in a long and complex operation amid gale-force winds and thick smoke.

    The Italian navy said the captain and four officials were still on the ship.

    It is unclear what caused the fire to break out on Sunday on the car deck of the ferry, which was carrying 478 people from the Greek city of Patras to Ancona in Italy............

  17. Incendie sur un ferry - Tous les passagers évacués ...

    (Belga) Tous les passagers du ferry, dont l'incendie au large de l'Albanie a fait au moins cinq morts, ont été évacués, ont annoncé lundi les garde-côtes italiens.

    "Tous les passagers évacués, neuf membres d'équipage encore à bord pour inspecter le navire", ont affirmé les garde-côtes sur leur compte Twitter. Le Norman Atlantic transportait 478 personnes, 56 membres d'équipage et 422 passagers. (Belga)


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