Four New Yorkers are safe following their evacuation from the cruise ship that ran aground in Italy.
Joan, Brian and Alana Aho of Duanesburg, N.Y., made it off the ship during last Friday’s emergency. But they told a friend, Cheryl Ratner, that there was panic all around them. Another passenger ripped a life jacket out of Joan Aho’s hands.
Ratner tells The Daily Gazette of Schenectady her friends had trouble reaching the U.S. embassy to get replacement passports.
They finally got plane tickets — for Albany, Ga., instead of Albany, N.Y.
Maria Arca of White Plains is diabetic and left her insulin aboard. Her son, Christian Arca of Chicago, tells the Journal News that she’s doing “fine” now. She was resting at a Rome hotel.
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