“The immediate, gigantic search and rescue operation, launched immediately after the EUROFERRY OLYMPIA incident was reported, resulted in 278 passengers and crew members be rescued and safely transported to Corfu“, Said in a statement in the afternoon the Minister of Shipping and Island Policy, Giannis Plakiotakis.
The minister noted that “at the same time, investigations are continuing to locate 11 more missing persons, while he added that” the thought of all of us is close to them and close to their families “.
The Minister of Shipping also stressed that by his order the research to calibrate causes of firewhile in consultation with the ship-owning company, the necessary action has been taken to ensure that there is no pollution in the marine environment of the area.
“I would like to commend the Coast Guard, the Air Force, the Air Force and the Navy, the firefighters, the Italian Economic Police, the ships that rushed to help the operation and all those involved in the operation. and the Corfu authorities for their immediate mobilization and the valuable assistance they offer to passengers and crew. Let us all wish to have positive developments in the coming hours “, stressed Mr. Plakiotakis.
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