The tragic Achille Lauro in Seychelles

The cruise ship based in Naples, Italy. Built between 1939 and 1947 as MS Willem Ruys, a passenger liner for the Rotterdamsche Lloyd, she was hijacked by members of the Palestine Liberation Front in 1985. In other incidents, she also suffered two serious collisions and four onboard fires or explosions. In the last of these, in 1994, […]

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