Georgis Hydraiki Corporate Cruises 280 Passengers Grounding Greece – All 280 passengers were successfully evacuated onto other ships. It was reported 103 of the people on board were Japanese, while 58 were Americans and 56 were Russians. Others were from Spain, Canada, India, France, Brazil, Belgium and Australia. The passengers were taken to the Navy training centre on Poros. All 35 crew members were also evacuated.
On March 13, 2008, the cruise ship Georgis, embarked on a day cruise from Piraeus to the Saronic islands of Aegina, Hydra and Poros. She was sailing for a day-long cruise in calm seas on a bright and beautiful day, struck a reef. Three nautical miles from the city of Poros.
The rescue included coast guard vessels, four minesweepers, a torpedo boat, a military transport plane and seven helicopters.
Officials now say the ship will not sink, as they are managing the vessel, which was taking on water quickly.