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Passenger Ferry Evacuated In Heavy Storm in Sweden

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posted on Nov, 24 2004 @ 05:16 PM

Passenger ferry Cassino Express was evacuated in heavy storm outside Sweden after she struck a reef. The ship was en route from Finland. It was blowing winds at 30 m/s and after they found damages on the ferry they decided to evacuate the ship, despite the risks involved with such an evacuation at sea in heavy storm. They evacuated the ship about an hour ago. There were much less passengers aboard then usual. Only 66 people were aboard the ship. It must have been dramatic for those involved. The evacuation was done with help from ships from the Swedish navy.

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Expressen: Färja på grund i hård storm (In Swedish...)
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[Edited on 2004/11/25 by Hellmutt]


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