Six powers ready to cooperate with Iran in peaceful use of nuclear energy — diplomatRussian Politics & Diplomacy April 25, 23:40
Confederations Cup: Russia vs Portugal match sold out, says FIFA secretary generalSport April 25, 21:20
Russian diplomat suggests UN should develop strategy to fight fake newsRussian Politics & Diplomacy April 25, 20:16
Putin backs creation of system to promote Russian goods on domestic marketBusiness & Economy April 25, 19:15
OSCE concerned over Russia’s declaring Jehovah’s Witnesses extremist organizationWorld April 25, 19:00
Russia to complete import substitution program for helicopter engines by 2019Military & Defense April 25, 18:39
Government is not going to reject floating ruble rate, Putin saysBusiness & Economy April 25, 18:10
Russian Navy rids itself of dependence on Ukrainian enginesMilitary & Defense April 25, 17:55
Ukraine's refusal to continue military cooperation prompts Russia to create new industriesMilitary & Defense April 25, 17:50
MOSCOW, January 14 (Itar-Tass) — There were 120 Russian-speaking tourists aboard the pleasure boat Costa Concordia. The Russian News Service at the Russian embassy in Rome received information that all of them are evacuated.
According to an embassy spokesman, nobody was injured among Russian-speaking passengers.
The Itar-Tass office in Rome reported that according to the Civil Defence Department, coordinating the operation on evacuation of passengers, rescuers continue their work. The greater part of 4,299 passengers that were aboard the cruiser, were rescued and brought to the island of Giglio off whose coast the incident took place.
Helicopters are involved in the evacuation operation, bringing also passengers to the nearest city on the mainland – Porto San Stefano on the Monte Argentario peninsula.
The rescued are being counted now, but according to a statement of rescuers, it is necessary to inspect several other parts of the ship, including those filled with water. There is information on six dead and dozens of missing. A total of 13 people were injured; two of them --seriously.
Last night, the Costa Concordia pleasure boat, cruising the Mediterranean, was holed by rocks off Giglio Island.