(UPDATE) Sorrento ferry wreck to be towed to port

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THE government of the Balearic Islands has confirmed the passenger ferry that caught fire earlier last week will be towed to a Spanish port for repair
The Sorrento, bound for Valencia from Mallorca, caught fire at sea last Tuesday prompting an emergency evacuation of the 156 people on board.
The initial fears that the burning vessel, carrying 753 tons of fuel, could sink causing another ecological disaster were dispelled by the government, as they said: “There is no evidence to suggest it has lost buoyancy.”
The spokesperson added that it would be towed to port for repairs by its owners.
The burnt-out ship will be dealt with by its owner, the Italian shipping line Grimaldi, who had leased it out to Spanish company Acciona Trasmediterránea.
The Public Works Ministry also announced on that a salvage company would work on the boat at high sea before it was towed to a shipyard, where it could be repaired.




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