Nearly 1,000 trapped in passenger ferry in Baltic Sea

09:55, March 05, 2010      

Email | Print | Subscribe | Comments | Forum 

Nearly 1,000 people were trapped when a passenger ferry was stranded in ice in the Baltic Sea off Sweden's eastern coast, Swedish maritime agency said on Friday.


A handout photo released by the Swedish Coast Guard shows a large cargo ship stuck in the ice in the Baltic Sea. (Xinhua/AFP Photo)

The Swedish Maritime Administration said the ferry Amorella, with 753 passengers and 190 crew members aboard, was stuck at the edge of an archipelago northeast of Stockholm.

Ice breakers were trying to free the ferry and dozens of other ships stranded in the area while helicopters were ready to evacuate passengers if needed.

Source: Xinhua
  • Do you have anything to say?

双语词典
dictionary

  
Special Coverage
Major headlines
Editor's Pick
  • Shooting reported near Pentagon, complex locked down
  • Dry spell last through 1st half of March in SW China
  • Glimpse of deputies to NPC session
  • Chilean president oversees relief work in quake-hit region
  • Greek labor unions step up protests against austerity measures nationwide
  • Celebs at 7th annual Global Green USA pre-Oscar party in Hollywood
Most Popular
Hot Forum Dicussion