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Europa Link captain, lieutenant go free after facing prosecutor

The captain and lieutenant of the passenger ship Europa Link were released after facing a Corfu prosecutor on Monday, after the Italian-flagged vessel struck rocks northeast of the Ionian island late on Saturday under yet-to-be determined circumstances.

The ship, which was carrying 693 passengers on the Igoumenitsa-Ancona-Trieste route, suffered two cracks in the hull.

There were no reports of injuries aboard the vessel, which is part of the Minoan Grimaldi fleet.