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Miami Area Students Set to Return After Ship Sinks in Greece

By: AP edited by Harrison Hove Email
By: AP edited by Harrison Hove Email

MIAMI (AP) _ A group of more than two dozen Miami-area high school students and their chaperones are set to return to South Florida Saturday after the cruise ship they were on sank in the Aegean Sea.

The 469 foot Sea Diamond struck rocks Thursday in the sea filled crater formed by a massive volcano eruption 3,500 years ago off the island of Santorini.

Among the 1,600 people on the ship were 32 students and chaperones from Miami Palmetto High School.

The ship's operator, Louis Cruise Lines, said a Frenchman and his teenage daughter were the only passengers missing, and insisted the 21 year old vessel had been well maintained.

Passengers on the cruise were mostly American, and also included groups from Canada and Spain, France and the Dominican Republic.


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