You’ll want to review this harrowing episode in recent maritime history! On Oct. 7, 1985, Palestinian gunmen hijacked the Italian cruise ship Achille Lauro in the Mediterranean with more than 400 people aboard. See This Front Page http://learning.blogs.nytimes.com/on-this-day/October-7?th=&emc=tha213&nl=todaysheadlines  

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Achille Lauro, Nov 30, 1994, Cruise Ship Fire and Sinking

Here you’ll find up close and personal film footage taken by a crew member. For ocean going ships, fire is one of the most perilous occurrences.

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