The vessel Norman Atlantic is seen in this photo

Mike Schuler
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December 28, 2014

The vessel Norman Atlantic is seen in this photo taken on September 26, 2014. Passengers aboard the car ferry that caught fire off the coast of Greece early on December 28, 2014 pleaded for help as rescue vessels struggled to approach the burning vessel in high winds and rough seas. The Norman Atlantic, carrying almost 500 passengers and crew and more than 200 vehicles, was 44 nautical miles northwest of the island of Corfu when it sent a distress signal after a fire started in the lower deck, Greek coast guard officials said.
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