Ilias Panagiotaros: Our Condolences to the Family Members of Those Tragically Lost on the Ship “Norman Atlantic”

Wednesday, 31 December2014 - 02:24

Ilias Panagiotaros: Our Condolences to the Family Members of Those Tragically Lost on the Ship “Norman Atlantic”

My condolences to the relatives of for those tragically lost in the fire, onboard the ship “Norman Atlantic”. Unfortunately, this accrued just past the boarder of memorandum plagued Greece, these people where lost due to the lack of communication between Varvitsiotis-Dendias and the Italian authorities.

When the procedures are completed and the investigation concludes, justice must be handed down to all those responsible for this tragedy. A tragedy which didn’t end with the fire, but continued with backpedaling which resulted in additional loss of innocent life. 

Even now we still don’t know how many and who is unaccounted for! This is insulting to all the family members to all those that remain unaccounted for.

We hope all the families that are waiting to reunite with their loved ones won’t have to wait much longer to be together again.

We congratulate the pilots of the Greek Air Force who did the impossible and with their self-sacrificing efforts succeeded in transported these people to safety under harsh conditions, and also the truck drivers, who with their assistance saved many passengers. 

Ilias Panagiotaros