Italy-Greece ferry disaster

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  1. Judge Mental

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    car ferry on route fom Patras to Ancona is on fire, it's all over the news this morning, fire apparently broken out on car deck...this a popular route with motorhomers travelling to Greek pelopenese and beyond. Rescue boats can't get near due to poor weather. Fire spreading and explosions all the time probably due to fuel tanks going up.....a very worrying situation! Looks like all travel has been severely hit this Christmas :(


    Travel safely! And oh! maybe a timely reminder to isolate gas and not to leave fridges on on ferries.......
     
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    Really bad news:(
     
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    Oh no, good luck to anyone on it.
     
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    Oh gawd.. poor sods.. Better not let Woman see this.. she is extremely nervous about ferry crossing as it is ( and she will not use the chunnel, so we could end up UK bound if I am not careful !)
     
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    it looks very serious and condition are not good
     
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    give me tunnel any day! english channel one of the most congested going....you're only under for about 20 minutes odd, anything goes wrong you can walk out via service tunnel. does she not use the tube either....
     
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    But what if chunnel leaks? I can understand where Mo Jaws is coming from. :(
     
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    If it is any consolation this incident are few and far between incident's and odds of being involved in one are very slim
    every thing need to be put in to perspective you more chance of dying Frome food posing than being involved in such incidents
    bill
     
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    I'm using the like button as "I agree" not that I like the situation - poor folk trapped.
     
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    I'm sure we all feel very great concern for those involved and hope we never experience the like..
    So lets be a "bit" selfish and pray that there are no friends or funsters aboard...
     
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    Bill you must be talking about my wives cooking:xrofl:
     
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    There's a photo on the BBC News website of people in the water hanging onto a bouyancy aid - that's not good at all. If they get away with no casualties it'll be a miracle.
     
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    We were on the Greek ferry a couple of years ago and the Motorhomes are on the top deck where you sleep in your van overnight, must be so very frightening, I hope everyone gets off safely.
     
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    one confirmed death I believe..anyone goes in that freezing water will be lucky to survive the shock....
     
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    The pleas for help are grim..
    One guy said the deck was so hot it was melting peoples shoes..
     
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    There is no explaining fear no matter what it is of JM.
    Can a person frightened of spiders explain why ?
    A rather fwell known man once said, "Irrational fear is shared by all but the foolish"
     
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    There's plenty of help on hand but the conditions are terrible.:(
     
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    all now off ferry...Sadly 4 confirmed deaths. A criminal investigation has begun.
     
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