Grounded Greek Ferry Still Stranded

Mike Schuler
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March 27, 2015

File photo of ferry Vitsentzos Kornaros (c) MarineTraffic/Koinothta Antikyophon

A greek ferry remains stranded at the the small Aegean Sea island of Kasos after running aground there Wednesday night.

All 227 passengers and 55 crew were still onboard the ro-pax ferry Vitsentzos Kornaros as of Thursday night but were not in any immediate danger, the Hellenic Coast Guard reported late Thursday.

A Hellenic Air Force helicopter helped mobilize crews and equipment to island on Thursday.

Weather at the island remains bad.

The Master of the Vitsentzos Kornaros has reported that the ship’s crew has be conducting constant inspections of the ship and passengers to ensure their safety. The Master has also been instructed to provide continuous updates to the passengers, and to provide food and accommodations.

A unified command has been established and is in constant contact with the Master.

The vessel ran aground in Kasos Wednesday night during a mooring maneuver in bad weather.

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