Passengers of cruise liner "Sky Wonder" evacuated in Turkey
Passengers of cruise liner "Sky Wonder" which ran aground at Setur Marina while docking Kusadasi port in western Turkey were evacuated on Wednesday, the semi-official Anatolia news agency reported.
A total of 1,029 passengers were evacuated and brought to Kusadasi safely, according to the report.It said that "Sky Wonder" ran aground due to storm on Tuesday while approaching the Kusadasi port.
Local sources were quoted as saying that condition of the passengers, most of whom are Spanish citizens, is good, and 27 passengers as well as 567 crew members rejected to leave the ship.
Celal Oral, chairman of Kusadasi port, was quoted as saying that there is not any mechanical failure in the ship, and efforts to rescue the ship will start after required procedures are completed.