MS Norman Atlantic

Italian ferry

MS Norman Atlantic is a ferry. It transports both people and vehicles. It was built in 2009.[1] It can take 850 passengers and 200 vehicles. Its original names were Akeman Street and Scintu. It was renamed Norman Atlantic in January 2014.

Scintu (later Norman Atlantic) in 2013

On 28 December 2014, Norman Atlantic caught fire in the Strait of Otranto, in the Adriatic Sea. Eight people were killed and 432 were rescued.[2]


  1. "Akeman Street". 2011. Retrieved December 29, 2014.
  2. "Death Toll in Greek Ferry Rises to 8". The Kansas City Star. Retrieved December 29, 2014.