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Fri, 29 Sep 2000, 2:35am EDT

Another Greek Ferry Crashes; No Injuries Reported, Press Say

By George Hatzidakis and Theophilos Argitis

Athens, Sept. 29 (Bloomberg) -- A Greek ferry operated by Minoan Flying Dolphins SA yesterday crashed into a sandbar off the island of Naxos, two days after another of the company's ships sank, killing at least 65 people, Greek media reported. No one was injured in yesterday's accident.

The Express Artemis, a 28-year-old ferry operated by the unit of Minoan Lines SA, ran aground outside the port of Naxos at 1:15 a.m. Friday with 1,081 passengers on board. All passengers were evacuated safely, the reports said. Late Tuesday, Minoan's Express Samina hit a rocky islet and sank in rough seas off the island of Paros in the country's worst sea disaster in 35 years.

The captain of the Express Samina and four crew members have been charged with murder by omission in the death of the passengers. The Greek Justice Minister has asked prosecutors to investigate whether the ships owners have committed any crimes.

-- Carl Jenkins (, September 29, 2000

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