202 Indians saved from shipwreck

NEW DELHI/BANGALORE: More than 200 Indian nationals have been rescued, while one Indian crew member is still missing from the wrecked Italian luxury liner, which ran aground off an Italian isl

Published: 17th January 2012 03:05 AM  |   Last Updated: 16th May 2012 06:16 PM   |  A+A-

NEW DELHI/BANGALORE: More than 200 Indian nationals have been rescued, while one Indian crew member is still missing from the wrecked Italian luxury liner, which ran aground off an Italian island last Friday.

“All of them have been rescued...only one Indian crew member Rebello Russell Terrance is missing and has not been traced yet,” External Affairs Minister S M Krishna told reporters in Bangalore on Monday.

The passengers had sat down for dinner on Friday night when they were told the ship had run into trouble after hitting a reef.

More than 4,200 passengers and crew members were evacuated safely from the ship, which lay on one side near the Giglio island, just off the Tuscan coast. At least six casualties have been officially acknowledged, but none are Indians.

There were around 203 Indian nationals on aboard, out of which 202 were crew members.

All of them had been rescued, except one, and lodged in a hotel.

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