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  • italy mv Norman Atlantic Rescue

    Strait of Otranto, Adriatic Sea


    • <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.


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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 AW139
        IT 2 gruppo elicotteri Marina Militare Italiana AB212
        IT 3 gruppo elicotteri Marina Militare Italiana EH101
    NH90 NFH
        IT 4 gruppo elicotteri Marina Militare Italiana AS-61
    Camcopter S-100
        IT 84 centro c/sar Aeronautica Militare Italiana NH500
    Not all models shown may have taken part in the Operation


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    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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