Tourists evacuated from leaking cruise ship

Last updated 11:39 23/06/2014

Relevant offers

Travel Troubles

Travellers must remember to pack some respect American Airlines' brand new Dreamliner plane damaged by hail storm British Airways flight diverted to Canada after bomb threat Cathay Pacific flight makes emergency landing in Alaska's Aleutians Cathay Pacific fined for boarding unauthorised passenger on flight to New Zealand Allegiant Air flight runs low on fuel over closed airport, makes emergency landing Ticketless man who boarded US plane was lovelorn Wellington couple from lost memory card found in 20 minutes Frustration at speed of repairs to Kuala Lumpur's klia2 'sinking' terminal Search turns to NZ in international photos lost-and-found mystery

A cruise ship carrying 154 passengers and 40 crew was evacuated after it sprang a leak on a river in the eastern Netherlands early on Sunday morning, emergency services said.

All the passengers, mostly pensioners from Germany and Austria, were safely helped off the 110-metre long Britannia and taken to shelters.

The cause of the leak was not immediately known. No one was injured, a spokesman said.

The multi-deck cruise ship was on the IJssel river, 110 kilometres east of the capital, Amsterdam, on its way to Cologne, Germany, when it ran into trouble.

Divers were on their way to determine the cause.

Ad Feedback

- Reuters

Special offers

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content