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Rescuers struggle to reach burning ferry in heavy seas off Greece

Dec 28, 2014    

ATHENS (Reuters) - Passengers aboard a car ferry that caught fire off the coast of Greece early on Sunday pleaded for help as rescue vessels struggled to approach the burning vessel in high winds and rough seas.The Norman Atlantic, carrying almost 500 passengers and crew and more than 200 vehicles, was 44 nautical miles northwest of the island of Corfu when it sent a distress signal after a fire started in the lower deck, Greek coast guard officials said.It was unclear whether there had been casualties or if any passengers were in the water, though one man on board said strong winds were stopp...

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