Dec 29, 2014 1:53 AM

1st big group of victims of Greek ferry fire arrives in Bari

The Associated Press

ATHENS, Greece (AP) A cargo ship with 49 survivors of a Greek ferry that caught fire in the Adriatic Sea has arrived in the Italian port of Bari, the first big group of victims to reach land.

The Spirit of Piraeus docked just after 0630 GMT. Passengers and crew watched from the decks loaded with cargo containers.

The ship came ashore after first trying to dock overnight down the coast in Brindisi. Rough seas forced a change in plans.

More than 200 more passengers and crew remain stranded aboard the smoke-filled ferry adrift between Italy and Albania.


--  Dealing with the Disease of Addiction? Click here for help --

More from

NH1 News Debates
NH1 News Replay

NH1 on Twitter

NH1 SkyView Cameras

NH1 on Facebook

Check out NH1 News Rail Polls on LockerDome on LockerDome