Costa Reports 14 Passengers that are Unaccounted

Costa has released a statement following the attack in Tunisia. According to the report, there 14 passengers have not yet returned to the ship.

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Here is the Report,

Costa Crociere confirms that the Company is in close contact with the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Local Security Authorities, the Captain of Costa Fascinosa and our local Port Agent for a continuous assessment of the situation on site and its evolution. At the moment, the Captain reports that there are still 14 passengers who have not returned back onboard yet. Costa Crociere is providing complete assistance to all passengers and their relatives.

Costa headquarter management and Costa Care Team are now in Tunis to reach the ship in order to liaise with the local Authorities to ensure all passengers are accounted for and assistance is granted to all of them included those not onboard. Extra security measures are taken by local security Authorities around the port to ensure the security of ship, its passengers and the crew. The ship is expected to depart from Tunis upon clearance around 00.30am March 19. Costa Crociere expresses its sympathy to all the people and their families involved in today’s tragic event.”

An unconfirmed source stated that 2 Colombians, the wife and son of a General, died in the assault. They are reported to be part of a large group of Spanish passengers traveling on a cruise in the Mediterranean.

The museum assault that left 21 dead, 17 of them being tourists, happened at the same time that Costa Fascinosa and MSC Splendida were docked in port. After the attack all the passengers were called back to the ships, and extra protection was set in place in the port.