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August 7, 1991 | From Times Wire Services
The owner and second officer of the sunken Oceanos liner said Tuesday that most crew members acted properly and helped save the lives of the 571 people aboard. Many passengers criticized crew members for deserting the Oceanos soon after it lost power and began taking on water Saturday night. It sank Sunday afternoon, about 90 minutes after everyone on board had been lowered in lifeboats or picked up by military helicopters amid strong winds and powerful waves.
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August 7, 1991 | From Times Wire Services
The owner and second officer of the sunken Oceanos liner said Tuesday that most crew members acted properly and helped save the lives of the 571 people aboard. Many passengers criticized crew members for deserting the Oceanos soon after it lost power and began taking on water Saturday night. It sank Sunday afternoon, about 90 minutes after everyone on board had been lowered in lifeboats or picked up by military helicopters amid strong winds and powerful waves.
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August 6, 1991 | From Times Wire Services
Everyone on board the cruise ship Oceanos was safe and accounted for Monday, but survivors angrily accused the captain of taking one of the first rescue helicopters to safety and leaving them on board the sinking liner. "We had to take over the ship," said Terry Lester, who worked as a comedian on the ship. "If it hadn't been for the entertainers, a lot of people would have drowned." The ship's entertainers said they guided rescue vessels by radio after Greek Capt.
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August 6, 1991 | From Times Wire Services
Everyone on board the cruise ship Oceanos was safe and accounted for Monday, but survivors angrily accused the captain of taking one of the first rescue helicopters to safety and leaving them on board the sinking liner. "We had to take over the ship," said Terry Lester, who worked as a comedian on the ship. "If it hadn't been for the entertainers, a lot of people would have drowned." The ship's entertainers said they guided rescue vessels by radio after Greek Capt.
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August 5, 1991 | From Times Wire Services
The Greek passenger liner Oceanos sank in storm-lashed seas 1 1/2 miles off South Africa's "wild coast" Sunday, but rescuers said all but 15 of the 580 passengers and crew members are accounted for. In Cape Town, police said harbor authorities received a bomb threat against the Oceanos shortly before the ship sailed for Durban on Friday evening, about 24 hours before the vessel began to take on water. The caller reportedly said the bomb had been smuggled aboard in a wedding cake.
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August 5, 1991 | From Times Wire Services
The Greek passenger liner Oceanos sank in storm-lashed seas 1 1/2 miles off South Africa's "wild coast" Sunday, but rescuers said all but 15 of the 580 passengers and crew members are accounted for. In Cape Town, police said harbor authorities received a bomb threat against the Oceanos shortly before the ship sailed for Durban on Friday evening, about 24 hours before the vessel began to take on water. The caller reportedly said the bomb had been smuggled aboard in a wedding cake.
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