AIDA cruise with German passengers on board faces rocket attack

Published on : Tuesday, July 8, 2014

rocket-300x149Passengers on the German cruise line AIDA Cruises received quite a scare as they were leaving the Israeli port of Ashod.

 

Ashod, Israel’s fifth largest city is located 32 kilometers south of Tel Aviv and 53 kilometers west of Jerusalem and is the largest port in Israel.

German passengers on board of AIDAdiva cruise ship was under rocket fire attack, not sure if they were coming from the Israel Defense Force or from Hamas, the radical Palestinian organization currently firing dozens of rockets at cities in Israel.

 

Fortunately, the explosion took place before hitting the vessel deck however some parts of it landed on the cruise.

The rockets were destroyed in the air by Israeli Defense Forces and rocket sharpnel landed on the deck of the ship.

 

There was no damage to the ship and all passengers and crew members were unharmed and there is no report of any casualty.

The cruise liner said no travel alert was issued by German authorities prior to them sailing to Israel

. After the incident, German authorities issued an alert.

 

The ship is currently on its way to the next port of Crete in Greece and is expected to reach Crete on Wednesday morning.

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