Barcelona, a photo a day

Drama on the high sea


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This is the Sorrento, italian registered ferry, entering the Port Vell in BCN. He was doing the route Barcelona-Menorca. I used to see him every day at around 8 PM, from my office at the World Trade Center.
The Sorrento caught fire last night, between Palma de Mallorca and Valencia (other route, other markings), and sank this morning. All 156 passengers and crew were fortunately evacuated on time, nobody was hurt.

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Photo from the El Periodico news website.

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3 responses

  1. I think this is a real great blog article. Fantastic.

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    October 24, 2015 at 4:04 pm

  2. Amy

    oh no! so glad that everyone was ok

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    April 29, 2015 at 10:07 pm

  3. Fortunate that everyone got off. Yikes!

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    April 29, 2015 at 5:21 pm