• Short Summary

    A major rescue operation in the Mediterranean today (Saturday) as an armada of vessels rushed to the stricken Greek car ferry Heleanna, severely damaged by a six-hour fire.

  • Description

    A major rescue operation in the Mediterranean today (Saturday) as an armada of vessels rushed to the stricken Greek car ferry Heleanna, severely damaged by a six-hour fire. Hundreds of bedraggled survivors, many in nightwear, were being rushed to hospital in the Italian Adriatic port of Brindisi as they landed from rescue ships. Many had spent up to three hours in the water before being picked up.

    Port officials said that 907 people had been saved of the thousand passengers and crew aboard the ferry. At least 31 people are known to have died and 60 or more are missing. Survivors returning to Brindisi spoke of scenes of terrifying chaos as fire and explosions ripped through the ship, a converted oil tanker.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA6QADBEFQNPMR918TGAM4C8GBK
    Media URN:
    VLVA6QADBEFQNPMR918TGAM4C8GBK
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/08/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:43:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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