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Costa Luminosa rescues a fish carrier in the Aegean Sea: 11 people saved

Genoa - “Kilic 1” was in serious distress due to a fire onboard.

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Genoa - Costa Luminosa rescued the crew of a fish carrier which was on fire off the Aegean Sea, saving eleven people onboard (photo by Angel David - Twitter). Around midnight yesterday, the ship of the Italian company, which was sailing south of the Peloponnese towards the port of Katakolon, received a request for intervention from the Hellenic Coast Guard Joint Rescue Coordination Center of Piraeus to aid the fish carrier “Kilic 1”, in serious distress due to a fire onboard. Under the guidance of Captain Pietro Sinisi, Costa Luminosa deviated from the route to reach the boat. Despite the dense smoke coming out of the fish carrier and the adverse sea and weather conditions, with wind at thirty knots and 2-meter waves, rescue operations were successful. The eleven crew members were recovered from the bow of Kilic 1 by a Costa Luminosa tender and then transhipped on a cargo ship previously involved in operations by the Greek Coast Guard. They are all in good health. Costa Luminosa later resumed the route towards Katakolon, one of the calls included in the one-week itinerary to discover Greece, Croatia and Montenegro, with departures from Venice and Bari, offered by the ship until the end of the year.

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