Italian navy: All passengers off blaze-hit ferry

2014-12-29 16:41
Passengers are evacuated from the burning ferry "Norman Atlantic" adrift off Albania. (Marina Militare, AFP)

Passengers are evacuated from the burning ferry "Norman Atlantic" adrift off Albania. (Marina Militare, AFP)

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Rome - Italy's navy said on Monday it had completed the evacuation of all passengers and most of the crew from the blaze-hit ferry Norman Atlantic.

The ferry has been drifting in the Adriatic since catching fire in the early hours of Sunday.

The navy said only a skeleton crew of nine men remained on board the vessel, which was due to be towed to port.


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