Sunday, April 10, 2016

Twenty Five Years

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 - April 10, 1991

9 comments:

Revrunner said...

This is the first I can remember reading about this, VP.

Michelle said...

A very sad event.

Taken For Granted said...

What a tragedy to commemorate. You have shown other ferry boats with the name "Moby" on them so I assume they were the same company.

Sharon Anck said...

That was a tragic incident.

William Kendall said...

It is quite appropriate that the marker has a stark look to it.

Dina said...

A tragic loss. I wonder if the lone survivor thinks about it every day.

RedPat said...

Horrible event!

cieldequimper said...

I still think it was yesterday...

Stefan Jansson said...

How horrible.