The Navy engaged in the rescue operations of the Norman Atlantic


The recovery operations for passengers on the Norman Atlantic ferry (50 miles south-east of Brindisi) continue uninterrupted, coordinated by the Maritime Rescue Coordination Center (MRCC) in Rome.

Nave San Giorgio, which manages operations at sea, has recovered people on board 85.

Yesterday helicopters and navy vehicles (including patrol boats and aircraft from the Port Authorities), helicopters of the Italian Air Force, an Albanian patrol boat and nine merchant ships and three tugboats, which continue to cool the ferry with the hydrants, have been working in the area since yesterday.

In total, 351 people were rescued and, apart from the 85 who are currently safe on the Navy's amphibious ship, they were transferred between Galatina (Lecce), Brindisi and Otranto. 127 still have to be recovered from the ferry (data updated at 10:30 am).

Operations went on even during the night with night-time Navy helicopters (EH-101, SH-90).

Also ship Durand de La Penne has arrived in the area of ​​operation.

Source: Military Navy