Italy Prevented A Runaway Ship Packed With Refugees From Crashing Into Its Coastline

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AFP/Nunzio GioveThe Moldovan-flagged ship Blue SKy M. is docked in the Italian port of Gallipoli. See Also Gallipoli (Italy) (AFP) – Italy’s coastguard said Wednesday it had narrowly averted another high seas disaster by intercepting a freighter that was on a collision course with the country’s rocky shoreline with more than 900 Syrian refugees on board. In what was the second maritime drama of recent days, officers revealed that the huge cargo ship’s engine had been locked on with the steering set on a direction that would have led to it crashing ashore somewhere in the Puglia region on the “heel” of Italy. The coastguard, already working flat out because of the Norman Atlantic ferry fire,…

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Italy Prevented A Runaway Ship Packed With Refugees From Crashing Into Its Coastline

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AFP/Nunzio GioveThe Moldovan-flagged ship Blue SKy M. is docked in the Italian port of Gallipoli. See Also Gallipoli (Italy) (AFP) – Italy’s coastguard said Wednesday it had narrowly averted another high seas disaster by intercepting a freighter that was on a collision course with the country’s rocky shoreline with more than 900 Syrian refugees on board. In what was the second maritime drama of recent days, officers revealed that the huge cargo ship’s engine had been locked on with the steering set on a direction that would have led to it crashing ashore somewhere in the Puglia region on the “heel” of Italy. The coastguard, already working flat out because of the Norman Atlantic ferry fire,…

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