I am a believer in cooperation. – Franco Modigliani
Count your blessings if you were not on board the Lisco Gloria…but count them also even if you were.
The quick, professional actions of neighboring ships, the Danish Navy and emergency crews brought everyone on board to safety. The ship can be repaired or replaced. The peoples’ lives are priceless. Awesome Response and Rescue!
Over 200 passengers and 30 crew members were rescued from a burning ferry near the German island of Fehmarn. The Lithuanian-flagged ferry Lisco Gloria was headed for Klaipeda, Lithuania from the German port of Kiel with mostly Lithuanians on board.
cruise travel is STILL the safest form of travel ever
Fortunately, because the ferry was traveling on a major shipping route, six other nearby ships were able to help evacuate passengers and crew before anyone succumbed to the flames. Some passengers were evacuated to hospitals by helicopter.
Those not requiring immediate urgent care were taken by lifeboat to another ferry and eventually to a naval base near Kiel.
Sighting safety concerns, firefighting aboard the ship was halted until a four-person team could be lowered to secure it off the southern tip of the Danish island Langeland.
– WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYiNG –
The Blaze: “But just FYI, I am the regular cruise travel columnist at FoxBusiness.com. I have a fresh column there every Saturday. Such fires at sea are extremely dangerous, and it is rare that one consumes nearly an entire vessel as you see in this picture.
But cruise travel is STILL the safest form of travel ever – very very few accidents and mortality. It is a great value, too. If you have not tried you owe it to yourself. I am in Southampton, UK, today to see Queen Elizabeth II name the new Cunard liner on Monday – quite the spectacle with the royalty here and all.” – cruisemates