My heart was really broken yesterday when a sis- terms we use at church, notified me via YM about our other sis’ dad. Her dad is still missing. Wait! how come? I said…so this sis who chatted with me told me that Danny F II has sunk in the cost of Lebanon due to a bad weather that enraged the sea.
I didn’t even know that there was a ship that sunk… We have been monitoring the news and searching for the list of names of the Danny F II Survivors … as of this time… we could not find any. I wonder why there is no official press release of the survivors… Of course, the online news is my only source of info since I worked online… but still we could not get the list that we wanted. We could only see the number of survivor increasing… like the 40th survivor found after the incident occurred.
Below is an excerpt of the news released online in BBC.
A major rescue operation is under way after a ship carrying 83 passengers and crew and a cargo of livestock sank off the north Lebanese coast in a storm.
The Panamanian-flagged Danny F II capsized 11 nautical miles off Tripoli after sending a distress signal.
At least 25 survivors from the vessel – sailing from Uruguay to the Syrian port of Tartous – have been picked up, officials said.
High seas, strong winds and severe rain are hampering the rescue effort.
One of those saved was from the Philippines and another from Pakistan, a Lebanese rescue official said.
“They were very scared and cold when we pulled them out of the water,” he told AFP news agency.
“If the sea remains calm we hope to find more survivors, but if the storm kicks up again then they have little chance of surviving for more than an hour in the water,” he said.