News Release

Costa Luminosa Rescues A Fish Carrier In The Aegean Sea: 11 People Saved

Genoa, 21 November 2018 - Costa Luminosa rescued the crew of a fish carrier, which was on fire off the Aegean Sea, saving eleven people onboard.


Around midnight yesterday, the ship of the Italian company, which was sailing south of the Peloponnese towards the port of Katakolon, received a request for intervention from the Hellenic Coast Guard Joint Rescue Coordination Center of Piraeus to aid the fish carrier "Kilic 1", in serious distress due to a fire onboard.


Under the guidance of Captain Pietro Sinisi, Costa Luminosa deviated from the route to reach the boat. Despite the dense smoke coming out of the fish carrier and the adverse sea and weather conditions, with wind at thirty knots and 2-meter waves, rescue operations were successful. The eleven crewmembers were recovered from the bow of Kilic 1 by a Costa Luminosa tender and then transhipped on a cargo ship previously involved in operations by the Greek Coast Guard. They are all in good health.


Costa Luminosa later resumed the route towards Katakolon, one of the calls included in the one-week itinerary to discover Greece, Croatia and Montenegro, with departures from Venice and Bari, offered by the ship until the end of the year. 


For more information:


Costa Cruises

Press Office - Tel. +39 010 5483523 / 010 5483068 -

Gabriele Baroni - Communication Director - cell. +39 3497668013 -

Davide Barbano - Media Relations Manager - cell. +39 3346525216 -

Press releases and photos available at