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Old April 5th, 2007, 04:06 PM
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Default Cruise Ship Runs Aground - Sinks

Santorini, Greece - The cruise ship Sea Diamond, with 1,600 people aboard, is sinking off the coast of the Greek island of Santorini.

The Greek-flagged Sea Diamond issued a distress signal after running aground and is taking on water, according to local news reports.

Passengers were reported to be boarding lifeboats and abandoning the ship.

More than a dozen ships and five navy rescue helicopters are helping with the evacuation effort.

Many of the 1,200 passengers on board are from Germany and the United States, local news reports said.

NOTE: The ship was evacuated and shortly afterward sank.
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