Ibiza ferry drama in horror crash near port – 15 injured

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The crash has caused at least 15 people to be injured. One of the injured is a ten-year-old boy, who is reportedly in a serious condition. Other injuries from

the crash

are of varying degrees of severity.

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Now all 47 people on board the ship have been evacuated as a result of the accident last night.

The ferry was named ‘San Gwann’, and is operated by the FRS company.

The ferry ran aground on the Es Malvins islets near the port of Ibiza.

The ship was making the last connection between Ibiza and the small Balearic island of Formentera.


(Image: Ibiza ferry evacuated after horror crash )

The ferry had 35 passengers and 12 crew members aboard.

According to a spokesman for Maritime Rescue, Miguel Chicón, the ferry was stranded on the islet located at the exit of the port of Ibiza.

An extensive rescue operation was activated to evacuate all those aboard.

Maritime Rescue sent two boats, the Salvamar Acrux and Guardamar Polimnia, which are based in Sant Antoni Ibiza.


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Aerial view of Ibiza town, Castell de Eivissa. Balearic Islands, Spain

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A Helymer 205 helicopter from Palma in Mallorca was also sent to the area of the accident.

Several boats also joined in the rescue operation.

Several ambulances from the port of Ibiza arrived to assist with the evacuation.

Several units of the Spanish Civil Guard and agents of the Port Police also assisted in the operation.

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The passengers to be rescued from the ferry arrived at the port at about 11.40pm.

They came aboard a pilot boat and were treated by medical staff.

Additional reporting by Rita Sobot.

More to follow…

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