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Over 550 people on board the Greek luxury liner. Oceanos, were rescued off the Transkei coast in the biggest and the most successful sea rescue since World War 2. It sailed out of East London packed with holiday makers and was headed for Durban. Most of the passengers were South African and members of the crew were from Greece. Egypt. Britain and Htmgary. The Oceanos began to sink in heavy seas and high winds near the Coffee Bay. Captain Cook said it was reported that the engine room of the ship was flooded and the ship was without power. drifting in the high seas. "We were all at sea, but soon we were lifted with ropes into helicopters hovering above the ship. From there we were flown to land." reported a passenger. They landed on a golf course. Someone made a comment. " This happens in movies. I can't believe the ship has sunk." The luckiest person alive was Mr. Avgerinos, the casino manager. He fell out of a life boat. He floated in his life jacket for 10 hours before he was found. The cause of the disaster is not known till this day.
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