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Search continues in Adriatic for lost cruise ship worker

Strong winds, rough seas hamper search

20 September, 14:24
Search continues in Adriatic for lost cruise ship worker (ANSA) - Ancona, September 20 - Strong winds and rough seas are hampering the search for a crew member who fell early Thursday from a cruise ship into the Adriatic Sea.

The man apparently fell from the ship "Serenade of the Seas" at dawn, about seven kilometers from the Italian coastal city of Ancona in international waters. The water temperature is a bearable 20 degrees, but the sea is rough with winds gusting up to about 100 kilometers per hour, say authorities.

A Coast Guard vessel from Italy's Marche regional authority is expected to take over the search from a Croatian unit.

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