ferry

Aug 11 '17 15:30

Dutch harbors with ferries to England are increasingly faced with Albanians trying to secretly cross to the United Kingdom, according to the Volkskrant. Over the past few months, hundreds of Albanian stowaways were caught in IJmuiden, Hoek van Holland, Europoort and Vlissingen. 

While the number of caught stowaways is comparable to last year - 440 in the first half of this year - the proportion of Albanians among them is increasing steadily, especially in Hoek van Holland and Europoort. In those two ports 92 percent of the caught stowaways were Albanian. 

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May 8 '17 13:05

Two people sustained minor injuries when a ferry collided with a jetty behind Amsterdam Central Station on Monday. One of the victims went overboard, Het Parool reports.

According to the police, both victims were treated at the scene of the accident. Neither had to go to hospital. 

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Nov 21 '16 07:41

The Netherlands had its first autumn storm of the season on Sunday. Five people were injured in Arnhem when deck screens were blown over and hit them. And reports of damage came in from accross the country, NOS reports. 

Sep 15 '16 08:42

An explosion on a ferry between the Indonesian islands of Bali and Lombok left at least two people dead and 13 wounded. According to Reuters, a Dutch person and an Indonesian person were killed.

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Dec 7 '15 10:23

The Koninklijke Marechaussee, a police force working as part of the military, discovered a total of 19 undocumented migrants hiding on a ferry set to depart from Hoek van Holland to Harwich in England on Saturday.

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Jun 23 '15 11:39

The fire department is training an elite team to fight large fires on board ferries and cruise ships on the North Sea.

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Dec 29 '14 14:30

Five people were killed in the fire on the ferry Norman Atlantic. This was confirmed by Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzy and the Greek Minister for the Merchant Navy, Miltiadis Varvitsiotis. The Italian Navy has announced that all other passengers were rescued.

Dec 29 '14 08:34

More than 250 passengers are still awaiting rescue more than 24 hours after the outbreak of a fire on a ferry on the Adriatic Sea. The rescue services were working through the night, but the darkness and dense smoke hampered the work. There were 4 Dutch citizens on board the burning ferry.

Jan 24 '14 04:32

Two men from Valkenswaard (40 and 36) were arrested in the night from January 9th on 10th, on a ferry from Turku (Finland) to Stockholm (Sweden) for assaulting a Finnish man, reported the Eindhovens Dagblad.

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Dec 30 '13 05:59

Two people were arrested yesterday after a fire on a ferry from Newcastle to IJmuiden injured six others. Police have suggested one person may have caused the fire in a cabin when the ferry was 30 miles off the English coast on its way to the Netherlands.