Ibiza passenger ferry runs aground leaving 15 injured

At around 11.40 pm, the first of the rescued passengers began arriving at the port. image: Twitter

Ibiza passenger ferry runs aground on islet leaving 15 injured, including a 10-year-old boy.

A passenger ferry in Ibiza ran aground last night, Saturday, August 28, leaving 15 people injured, including a 10-year-old boy who is reported to be in a serious condition in hospital.

The FRS vessel was making the last connection between the Spanish Islands of Ibiza and Formentera when the incident happened on the Es Malvins islets near the port of Ibiza.
The San Gwann ferry had 35 passengers and 12 crew members on board.

A spokesman for Maritime Rescue, Miguel Chicón,  said that the San Gwann ferry had 35 passengers and 12 crew members on board. Emergency services said that all 47 people had to be evacuated and an extensive rescue operation launched while the ferry became stranded on the islet located at the exit of Ibiza’s port.

Two Maritime Safety Agency boats were deployed at the scene- an agency helicopter, as well as pilot boats, were also utilised.

At around 11.40 pm, the first of the rescued passengers began arriving at the port. Among the fifteen people who were injured was the ten-year-old boy, whose condition was said to be serious.

The rescue work continued until well after midnight. President Armengol posted a tweet in which she highlighted the coordination of the emergency teams and thanked all those involved in the rescue.

No further information as to the state of the boy’s condition has been released. Please remember to check on this story for updates.


Thank you for taking the time to read this article, please remember to come back and check The Euro Weekly News website for all your up-to-date local and international news stories.

FacebookTwitterRedditWhatsAppTelegramLinkedInEmailCopy Link
Go Back
Written by

Ron Howells

Ron actually started his working career as an Ophthalmic Technician- things changed when, during a band rehearsal, his amplifier blew up and he couldn’t get it fixed so he took a course at Birmingham University and ended up doing a degree course. He built up a chain of electronics stores and sold them as a franchise over 35 years ago. After five years touring the world Ron decided to move to Spain with his wife and son, a place they had visited over the years, and only bought the villa they live in because it has a guitar-shaped swimming pool!. Playing the guitar since the age of 7, he can often be seen, (and heard!) at beach bars and clubs along the length of the coast. He has always been interested in the news and constantly thrives to present his articles in an interesting and engaging way.

Comments


    Leave a comment

    Your email address will not be published.