A Ferry with 47 People on Board Runs Aground




  • A ferry with 47 people on board ran aground near the Spanish tourist resort of Ibiza, with many of the passengers injured.
  • A 10-year-old boy was airlifted to a hospital.

A recent news article published in the DW states that passengers injured after catamaran ferry hits rocks off Ibiza.

Several people were being treated in hospital

Several people were being treated in hospital on Sunday after a ferry ran aground off the Spanish island of Ibiza.

Emergency services told local media the incident had resulted in 25 people incurring injuries, including a 10-year-old boy who was airlifted to hospital.

What happened?

The catamaran fast ferry San Gwann belonging to the German shipping company FRS was en route from Ibiza to Formentera late on Saturday evening when it ran aground on a rocky outcrop between the two Mediterranean islands.

There were 35 passengers and 12 crew members on board, the local authorities and FRS confirmed.

10-year-old boy seriously hurt

One of the passengers was a 10-year-old boy, who was badly injured and flown by helicopter to a hospital on Mallorca, the regional newspaper Diario de Ibiza reported, citing authorities.

The San Gwann, a car ferry, makes the 30-minute journey between Ibiza and Formentera with up to 427 passengers.

In a message on its website on Sunday, the German firm which owns the boat said the line had been suspended and that the “priority is the passengers and crew.”

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Source: DW


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