Three Terrorist Attacks At Sea

Mediterranean terrorist attacks on #cruise ships,  Greece,  Egypt, one in Asia, killed 128.  The Mediterranean is an  easy terrorist target for cruise ships, as history shows.

WG&A Superferry 14 February 27, 2004

Deadliest Terrorist Attack At Sea, Terrorists Bomb Destroys Ship, 116 Dead. The passenger ship Superferry 14 owned by WG&A was destroyed by a terrorist’s bomb on February 7, 2004 near Manilla killing 116 people. It was the Philippines’ worst terrorist attack, the world’s deadliest terrorist attack at sea. Read More

City of Poros on July 12, 1988

On July 12, 1988, Merchant Marine Minister Evangelos Yiannopoulos said the Cycladic Cruises’ cruise ship, City of Poros, carrying 400 passengers and 71 crew members aboard, was stormed by Palestinian gunmen, who killed nine tourists. Two more later died from their injuries, for a total number of 11 dead.

The passenger ship was returning from a daily island cruise in the Aegean Sea. Three gunmen had boarded City Of Poros along with other passengers at Aegina, Greece. They waiting on the ship until it was several miles from shore and then attacked around 8:30 pm that evening. Read More

Achille Lauro on October 7, 1985

Leon Klinghoffer, 69, from New Jersey, born September 24, 1916, was on a cruise aboard Star Lauro’s Achille Lauro on October 7, 1985 with his wife Marilyn when the vessel was seized by terrorists at sea near Egypt. The terrorists took control of the cruise ship in the Mediterranean off Egypt as it was sailing from Alexandria to Port Said, Egypt.

Hijackers, four armed Palestinian terrorists boarded the vessel and took the ship passengers and crew as hostages. The operation was mastermind by Mohammed Abul Abbas.

The next day, Tuesday, October 8, when the terrorists were refused permission to dock at Tartus, the hijackers shot disabled cruise ship passenger Leon Klinghoffer, in the forehead and the chest. Leon was wheelchair bound, Read More

Video: Superferry 14 terror attack