Friday, April 10, 2015

April 10, 1991

Plaque in memory of the victims of the Moby Prince disaster, Porto Mediceo, Livorno
In the late evening of Wednesday April 10, 1991, the ferry “Moby Prince” collided with the oil tanker “Agip Abruzzo” just outside the port of Livorno. An extensive fire ravaged the ship and there was only one survivor, the other 140 on board were killed by the fire or toxic fumes. A plaque at the entrance of the Porto Mediceo remembers the names of the victims.

External links: Moby Prince disaster (Wikipedia)
See also: Moby Prince - Nineteen Years - Twenty Years

14 comments:

Kate said...

Terrible tragedy and a very sad memory; certainly deserves a memorial.

Michelle said...

What a terrible event.

Randy said...

Sad event.

Dina said...

Oi, so many killed, so tragic.
How did it happen, that two big ship collided, I wonder.

Halcyon said...

That's a somber, but necessary reminder.

Fotolosopher said...

It seems that I remember this, but can't be sure. Terrible tragedy but it's good the victims have been remembered.

I like the symmetry in this photo very much.

William Kendall said...

Catastrophic, to say the least.

José Mendonça said...

How awful! What a tragedy.

RedPat said...

Horrific!

EG CameraGirl said...

What a terrible disaster!

cieldequimper said...

I remember it well. Sad.

Arianna said...

Impossibile dimenticare...su quella nave ci salii un'estate andando in Sardegna...ciao, Arianna

Stefan Jansson said...

I don't remember that accident. Horrible.

Jack said...

I was not aware of that disaster. Very sad.