italy mv Norman Atlantic Rescue

Strait of Otranto, Adriatic Sea


28-dec-14





  • <em>mv Norman Atlantic</em> Rescue
  • <em>mv Norman Atlantic</em> Rescue
  • <em>mv Norman Atlantic</em> RescueAB212
  • <em>mv Norman Atlantic</em> RescueItalian Coast Guard AW139
  • <em>mv Norman Atlantic</em> RescueHellenic Air Force Super Puma

The MN Norman Atlantic, a ferry was chartered by ANEK Lines with 444 passengers and 55 crew on board, caught fire on December 28, 2014 in the Strait of Otranto, in the Adriatic Sea between the coasts of Albania and Italy. A major rescue effort led by the Italian Coast Guard was launched including helicopters and ships from many air and naval services of Italy and Greece. In total 28 lost their lives.




Units

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DatesRotary Wing Aircraft UnitModels
    GR 384th CSAR/SARS Polemiki Aeroporia AS332C1 Super Puma
    IT 2 Sezione de Volo Elicotteri Guardia Costiera AB412
AW139
    IT 2 gruppo elicotteri Marina Militare Italiana AB212
    IT 3 gruppo elicotteri Marina Militare Italiana EH101
    IT 4 gruppo elicotteri Marina Militare Italiana AS-61
AB212
Camcopter S-100
AB212
    IT 84 centro c/sar Aeronautica Militare Italiana NH500
AW139M
AS-61
Not all models shown may have taken part in the Operation




Ships

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ClassesShips
Frigate  Elli class   Hellenic Navy F461 HS Navarinon,
Landing Ship/Platform Dock  San Giorgio class   Italian Navy L 9892 San Giorgio,






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