Thursday, 5 April 2007 12:00 AM
A cruise ship close to the Greek island of Santorini is being evacuated after running aground in the Aegean sea.
The accident has forced 1,600 people to be evacuated from the Sea Diamond, which is run by Louis Cruise Lines.
Media reports say the ship had begun taking in water, but is no danger of sinking.
It is though most of the passengers on board are from America and Germany.
“We were coming into the port and I think the ship hit a few rocks and I guess knocked a hole in the bottom of the ship or something,” Cliff Jones, an eyewitness to the accident told BBC News.
He added: “People panicked really fast but it was ok because everything was under control.”