(ANSA) - LIVORNO, MARCH 18 - Rescue operation at sea on the beach of the island of Gorgona (Livorno) where the firefighters rushed around 5pm at the request of the coastguard to assist a ferryboat which ran aground.
The passengers are unharmed.
Currently, the fire brigade explains, the ferry has managed to free itself aground without any damage to the hull but with one engine inoperative and is sailing towards Livorno escorted by boats from the harbor master's office.
From Livorno, the firefighters called in nautical specialists and three divers.
The ferry-boat is called the "Superba" and runs between Livorno and Gorgona.
She would have run aground perhaps due to an engine failure on the shallow waters of Gorgona beach.
He had about twenty passengers on board.