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Published on Mar 5, 2010

On Feb, 14 2005 - Cyclone Valentina in middle mediterranean sea - A cruiseship with 480 passengers and 296 crew is in serious trouble the Mediterranean. Heavy sea smashed the windows on the bridge and knocked out the electronics. The ship is taking in water and was adrift for about 4 hours. "The Voyager" eventually managed to get 2 of its 4 engines started
A rescue operation has been carried out in the Mediterranean after a cruise liner issued distress signals off the coast of Minorca.

The ship was hit by ferocious waves which smashed windows on the bridge as the ship was sailing from Tunis to Barcelona.

The spokesman said water poured in, knocking out electric power, stopping the engine and leaving the ship adrift with no communications.

The spokesman said most of the passengers on board are Spanish. Minor injuries are reported among the passengers and crew.
The wave smashed through the windows of the bridge and damaged electronics, causing a power cut

The "Grand Voyager" ship carrying 700-800 passengers and crew, the victim of a storm in the Mediterranean, arrived Cagliari, Sardinia, only the next morning, informed the maritime prefecture of Toulon (southern France).

The wounded five with fractures and twenty with mild bruising, received attention of the Italian authorities.

The "Grand Voyager" with flag of the Bahamas, was chartered by Iberojet, based in Palma de Mallorca, for a seven-day cruise in the Mediterranean. Its passengers, mainly Spanish, had departed on Sunday from Tunisia towards Barcelona.

The ship had difficulties between the Balearic Islands and Sardinia, because of a force of 11, with gusts of over 100 km / h, in the midst of a very rough sea.


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