Greek passenger ship runs aground

29 June 2008 | 19:19
ATHENS — The Greek Passenger ship Theofilos, with 475 passengers on board, laid at anchor safely on the island of Oinousse after running aground.

The Theofilos (Beta)
The Theofilos

The ship was en route from Mytilene, Lesvos to Chios in east Aegean sea Saturday.

According to Greek TV, the emergency rescue team was made available immediately, while the ship continued to Oinousse, which is around two kilometers away, after initial investigation deemed it safe.

The Ministries of Mercantile Marine said all the passengers and most of the crew have disembarked safely. Inspectors are now ready to check and repair the damage.

Passengers will be picked up by another passenger ship which has been sent to the island to transfer them to their destination.

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