#Cruise Ship Sinking: The MV Versace Amara sinks Saturday, after puncturing hull on a reef just off a volcanic island. There were 20 passengers and five crew aboard.
Around 0100 hours on Saturday, August 16, 2014, the yacht MV Versace Amara sunk, off the coast of uninhabited volcanic island Sangeang in Indonesia.
MV Versace Amara was on a four-night cruise with 20 European passengers from the United Kingdom, New Zealand, Spain, France, Switzerland and the Netherlands, some who are reportedly students, the captain, three crew members and a guide aboard when the yacht sailing to various dive locations, struck a reef and sunk in the Flores Sea.
MV Versace Amara was on a cruise from from Lombok in the province of West Nusa Tenggara which is located in the western portion of the Lesser Sunda Islands and ending in Labuan Bajo, in East Nusa Tenggara.
The nearest town from the location of the MV Versace Amara is Bima on the island of Sumbawa. Survivors say the ship hit a reef, was stuck, then . . . read more