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Georgis Grounding March 13 2008

Hydraiki Corporate Cruises Georgis with 280 Passengers Grounding Off Greece Sink After Striking Reef March 13 2008 Cruise Ship Sinking

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Georgis Grounding March 13 2008

Hydraiki Corporate Cruises Georgis with 280 Passengers Grounding Off Greece Sink After Striking Reef March 13 2008 Cruise Ship Sinking

The cruise ship Georgis, sailing for a day-long cruise in calm seas on a bright and beautiful day, struck a reef. Three nautical miles from the city of Poros.

The cruise ship had embarked on a day cruise from Piraeus to the Saronic islands of Aegina, Hydra and Poros.

Georgis is owned by Hydraiki Corporate Cruises, and had 280 Passengers aboard he with the accident took place.

The rescue included coast guard vessels, four minesweepers, a torpedo boat, a military transport plane and seven helicopters.

All 280 passengers were successfully evacuated onto other ships that participated in the rescue on Thursday evening. The passengers were taken to the Navy training centre on Poros. All 35 crew members were also evacuated.

The government said 103 of the people on board were Japanese, while 58 were Americans and 56 were Russians. Others were from Spain, Canada, India, France, Brazil, Belgium and Australia.

Officials now say the ship will not sink, as they are managing the vessel, which was taking on water quickly.

Georgis is owned by Hydraiki Corporate Cruises, and had 280 Passengers aboard he with the accident took place.

The rescue included coast guard vessels, four minesweepers, a torpedo boat, a military transport plane and seven helicopters.

All 280 passengers were successfully evacuated onto other ships that participated in the rescue on Thursday evening. The passengers were taken to the Navy training centre on Poros. All 35 crew members were also evacuated.

The government said 103 of the people on board were Japanese, while 58 were Americans and 56 were Russians. Others were from Spain, Canada, India, France, Brazil, Belgium and Australia.

Officials now say the ship will not sink, as they are managing the vessel, which was taking on water quickly.

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