Britons injured in catamaran accident in Greece

15th September 2010, Comments 0 comments

Twenty-five tourists were injured Wednesday, five seriously, when a catamaran packed with daytrippers struck a pier as it docked at the southeastern Aegean island of Kos, the Greek coastguard said.

Most of the injured passengers were British, a coastguard spokeswoman told AFP.

The Turkish-flagged catamaran Aegean Cat struck the pier whilst attempting to dock, she said.

"The collision dented the hull. We have no reports of adverse weather at the time of the accident."

The vessel had sailed from the port of Didim on the west coast of Turkey with six crew and 209 passengers from several countries including Italy, Spain, Poland, Belgium, Germany, Russia and Sweden.

The injured passengers have been taken to an island hospital.

© 2010 AFP

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