Two die as waves hit cruise ship

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It’s pretty hot and steamy here in Buenos Aires, in every sense of the words. The streets are humid after a thunderstorm last night, and I’ve just seen police investigating a stick-up at an electronics store a block away from my hotel – there was a pistol and the five bullets unloaded from its chamber lying on the pavement as I walked past.
Might be a bit of a shock for the passengers being bussed around on city tours from the cruise ships MSC Opera and Costa Magica which are in port today.
But they can console themselves that it’s safer here than in the Mediterranean and the Red Sea, judging by the latest news from over there.
Just days after three crew members were killed when Costa Europa crashed into the dock wall at Sharm el Sheik, Egypt, news agencies are reporting that two passengers were killed today on board the Louis Majesty, when it was hit by 26-foot waves off the French coast near Marseilles.
The ship, carrying 1,350 passengers and 580 crew, was sailing from Barcelona in Spain to Genoa, Italy. The waves shattered glass windows, and in addition to the fatalities, said to be from Germany and Italy, 14 passengers were injured.
The vessel is returning to Barcelona.

By | 2010-03-03T19:20:14+00:00 3 March 2010|Cruise news|0 Comments

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